How to holster your weapon in Cyberpunk 2077 and stop breaking the law

Cyberpunk 2077 gun
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The Cyberpunk 2077 holster weapon command is triggered by double-tapping the weapon select button - Y, Triangle or Left Alt, depending on platform. This is easily missed as the game throws out a quick tutorial about it early on before skipping ahead, so players could end up walking through busy streets not knowing what to do with their rocket launcher. To stop yourself being hounded by hostile cops and unglue your shotgun from your hands, we've got further details on how to holster your weapon and gun in Cyberpunk 2077 below. 

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How to holster guns in Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 Xbox Series X

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Generally walking around with a weapon drawn isn't a great idea in Cyberpunk 2077. In certain areas it will cause panic just to have one out and just actively pointing a gun at people will eventually count as a crime if you keep doing it. 

As mentioned, to avoid that and put away your gun just double tap the button you use to cycle between weapons - so Triangle on PlayStation, Y on Xbox and left alt on PC. You can also hold down that button to bring up the weapon wheel and change things but the quickest way to get your gun out of sight and stop causing trouble is a quick double tap of the Triangle/Y/left alt. Just make sure it's a proper double tap or you'll just start cycling weapons if you're too slow. Somehow a person swapping rapidly between a selection of guns is scarier than one pointing them at you.  

It's a simple thing, but as we mentioned it's easy to miss. I spent an embarrassing amount of time using the radial wheel to put away weapons, knowing it wasn't right but unable to remember any other options being mentioned. I don't think I changed until I got Mantis Blades and saw a reminder prompt explaining how to put them away. 

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