Can you save Jackie in Cyberpunk 2077?

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Unfortunately, you can't save Jackie in Cyberpunk 2077 as his death is a fixed part of the Heist mission that no choice or decision can prevent. I can explain it all in more detail below but Jackie's demise is unfortunately an important part of V's story, and there's nothing you can do about it. 

Below I'll go into more detail about the options to Cyberpunk save Jackie - or lack of them, and what to expect when you reach this part of the game. 

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Can you save Jackie in Cyberpunk 2077?

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The Heist is a prologue mission and sees V and Jackie breaking into a location to steal a mysterious object. It's essentially the event that sets up the whole game, and completing it brings up the main title and 'starts' the story proper. That could actually be several hours in to the game if you've been exploring Night City in what can be a very extensive prologue. 

Most of the job goes smoothly but towards the end Jackie catches a bullet and while he helps you fight your way to freedom, things don't look good. Eventually you'll reach the car you started the mission in and while both of you get away, Jackie dies. 

As we explained, the short and easy answer to whether you can save Jackie in Cyberpunk 2077 is no. Jackie's fate is hardwired into the story and several key events that follow so there's nothing you can do about it. While there are what appear to be choices in how you play the mission, or the decisions and dialogue you pick, the outcome of Jackie's fate is fixed. 

If you send Jackie's body to Victor that will more or less be the end of it. However, if you send his body home a lot of later events will build on this tragic event, and it becomes a vital part of the early plot. 

So, as much as we hate to say it, Jackie is gone and there's no combination of events or choices that will ever change that. 

Seeya, Jacs.

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Leon Hurley
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