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A gun for hire, Jackie is a highly skilled assassin. In the Wild West setting, he'd surely be a gunslinger or a bounty hunter. 2077 has him as a cyberpunk, just outside the big league. And he really wants to get into the game.

— Cyberpunk 2077 Demo Highlights

Jackie Welles is a character in the upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077. He is one of V's early points of contact as well as the player's partner during several missions. He is Spanish-speaking and has no love for Scavengers.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Jackie Welles is an ex-Valentino member who left after only a few years going, due to his mother finding out. Jackie always wanted to be his own master and eventually settled as a mercenary. He's professional and has great respect for the mercenaries that came before. He values friendship, loyalty, and family above all else. Eventually he plans to provide for his own family and live in luxury, but he’s getting impatient because this is still just an elusive dream.[1]

Jackie helps V as he teaches them the ropes and how to make it big in Night City, he's the first companion that appears in each of the three prologues.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Jackie Welles was born in 2047.

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Depending on the Lifepath chosen for V by the player, Jackie will have a different introduction. With each having a different intro questline that lead into the main plot.

  • Streetkid: Jackie meets V while attempting to steal a car.
  • Corporate: Jackie is a long time friend of V.
  • Nomad: Jackie meets V while they are on a smuggling mission from the Badlands to Night City.

Development[edit | edit source]

Jackie plays a major role in the Cyberpunk 2077 48-minute gameplay reveal, serving as V's partner on the mission Breaking Through, wherein V is tasked with rescuing Sandra Dorsett from the Scavengers before they harvest her body.

His car is one of the vehicles players can drive within Night City.

In the 2019 E3 cinematic trailer Jackie accompanies V on a mission from Dex to steal a special cybernetic augmentation chip. Although the chip is successfully retrieved, V essentially botches the mission by drawing too much attention to the theft and Jackie is presumably killed in the ensuing firefight, leaving V heartbroken and wracked with guilt.

Associated quests[edit | edit source]

StreedKid Specific Quests[edit | edit source]

Corporate Specific Quests[edit | edit source]

Nomad Specific Quests[edit | edit source]

General Quests[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

CD PROJEKT RED. Cyberpunk 2077 Demo Highlights. Los Angeles, CA. 2018

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