How to free Brick in Cyberpunk 2077 and open the door

Cyberpunk 2077 free Brick
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To free Brick in Cyberpunk 2077, don't pay for the robot, kill Royce's goons, and deactivate the explosive detonator that's stopping Brick from moving. The Pickup mission is mainly about getting the droid, but Brick makes for an interesting secondary objective if you want to get him out alive - not so easy, considering the booby traps. We'll go into more detail about what's required below, along with the stats, skills and strategies you'll need to free Brick in Cyberpunk 2077.

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How to free Brick in Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 free Brick

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So, Brick is still alive and hasn't been killed as talking to Royce would imply. However, you only get the chance to free him if you go down a very specific mission path.

Before you enter All Foods, you're given the option to meet a lady called Meredith. She can give you a CredChip which can be used during The Pickup mission to pay Royce extra credits for the robot you've come to get.

Problem is, if you want to free Brick, you cannot pay Royce for the robot. You can take the CredChip from Meredith, just don't pay for the robot. Refuse, then when given the option to shoot Royce, do it. This will begin a shootout; kill the enemies, pickup the robot, and follow Jackie.

Cyberpunk 2077 how to free Brick

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At this point you need to clear the 2-3 enemies in the first room, then move to the next area. In the second yellow-lit room at the back, with display cabinets and a shard to pick up in the corner, is a detonator. Do not detonate it because if you do, Brick will die. Instead, either ignore or deactivate it.

Between the two yellow-lit rooms is the door to Brick's cell, which is locked with a keypad. Remotely deactivate the lock on the keypad, which unlocks the door. Go inside and you'll find Brick.

If you didn't deactivate the detonator, Brick will have a red laser pointing at him. If he moves an inch, he dies. You can disarm the laser inside his cell with a Technical Ability level of seven, but if not, you'll need to go back to the detonator.

When saved, Brick won't follow and help you escape, but he does say that if you ever meet him again, he'll "have you covered". If he lives, he will appear later but we won't spoil how and when.

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