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(Don't Fear) The Reaper is a main job in Cyberpunk 2077. It is the "secret ending" which requires making specific choices at the end of Chippin' In. In order to succeed in this quest, reaching somewhere near maximum level is recommended before attempting.


In order to unlock this ending, V has to be indecisive in making a decision on who to call for help at the rooftop. After a certain amount of time passes, Johnny will comment that it is tough to decide who "will die for you", and proposes they enter Arasaka Tower alone―making this a suicide mission. This echoes Dexter DeShawn's question in the beginning:

"Would you rather live in peace as Mr. Nobody... or go down for all times in a blaze of glory?"

Saving is not allowed throughout combat. V will enter the building directly through the front gate, and have to fight guards who are at maximum level. After defeating the guards along with two Arasaka mechs, Johnny leads V to the elevator but an access token is needed. More guards will spawn and they will have to be defeated in order for the token to be looted. As V obtains the access token, they will have to call for the lift, which will only arrive after a significant amount of time, leaving V in the lobby, having to defend against guards that will spawn from time to time. Enter the elevator immediately after the door opens, and select the netrunner floor.

There are very few save points after reaching the elevator, making this mission difficult unless V is at least at a level of mid-40s, or even at max level. Even with decent gear it will prove a challenge to survive, as V's maximum HP decreases over time. It is advised to bring the best guns and armor and stock up on ammo and meds before proceeding, but these can also be crafted between combat (and in the elevator). Enemies spawn as V reaches certain checkpoints, and therefore it is difficult to hide and pick them off. Dying at any point will result in a credit roll, which is similar to the "easy way out" ending.

Once Alt is successfully uploaded to the access point and is connected to Mikoshi, she will offer V a choice to either give their body to Johnny, or to keep it. Choosing Johnny results in the New Dawn Fades ending, whereas choosing V will result in the Path of Glory ending.

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  • The title of the job comes from the Blue Öyster Cult song, (Don't Fear) The Reaper.
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