Cyberpunk 2077 The Gig walkthrough, waiting for lockdown and getting the free rewards from Wakako and Cassius Ryder

Cyberpunk 2077 The Gig
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During the Cyberpunk 2077 The Gig mission, you need to wait until the end of the lockdown and then receive some free gifts from Wakako and Cassius Ryder. You'll encounter this mission a short time after you complete the tutorial, but it's easy to get stuck and the game doesn't make clear what you're meant to do during the Gig, or indeed where you can claim your free rewards from afterwards. If you're having trouble working out what the mission is asking of you, then here's the lowdown on how to complete The Gig in Cyberpunk 2077, with a simple explanation and walkthrough to guide you through it.

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Cyberpunk 2077 The Gig explained

Cyberpunk 2077 The Gig

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First up is waiting for the lockdown to end. This one is simple; all you need to do is keep playing the game, progressing with story and side missions, until you're notified that the lockdown in Watson is over and you can explore the rest of the open world including Heywood, City Centre, the Badlands, and more. You'll know when it's lifted because your objective for The Gig will update.

Next you need to head over to Wakako, the fixer located on Jig-Jig Street in Japantown. Talk to her and tell her that she still owes you for Sandra Dorsett, and she'll give you a few thousand eddies for your trouble. She also tells you to go to Cassius Ryder's ripperdoc shop inventory to get another reward: a dermo-implant with smart-gun compatibility.

Cyberpunk 2077 The Gig rewards

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The "Tattoo: Tyger Claws Dermal Imprint" should be available for free under the Hands section of Ryder's store. That's literally all there is to it, because The Gig should be complete when you leave Ryder's store.

It's worth noting that for me, this objective is bugged and has been for my entire playthrough (I've now beaten the game and have almost 70 hours of playtime). Thankfully, the reward itself isn't particularly great, so don't be too worried if it bugs for you.

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