Cyberpunk 2077 does not have many rare events, but it does contain a few characters that only the most inquisitive players can find.
Night City is colorful in many ways. In addition to the luxurious urban surroundings, Cyberpunk 2077 also boasts colorful city dwellers. There are so many of them in the city that you probably won’t be able to see each one in one playthrough.
Night City is a giant network of wide streets and narrow alleys with dark corners: ideal conditions for those who decide to hide from prying eyes. And there are much more such heroes in the game than it seems at first glance, and some of them look out of their shelters only under certain conditions. But don’t underestimate the tenacity of gamers. Thanks to impeccable detective work (or just blind luck), fans of Cyberpunk 2077 managed to find the most elusive inhabitants of Night City and capture them in screenshots.
It is unlikely that anyone will look for secrets and easter eggs in the introductory part of the game. During the attack on the Arasaka tower, the invisible director literally leads us by the hand through the level, and most of the players obey him, wanting to quickly complete the story mission and go to the free exploration of the city.
But those who decide to get off the predetermined path will meet one of the most famous figures in the gaming industry. On the ground floor of the Arasaka Tower, the creator of Death Stranding and the Metal Gear series, Hideo Kojima, is resting in a bar. He is surrounded by a crowd of fans, and he himself is clearly open to new ideas.
Karim, a big fan of Silverhand
This guy does not stop for a minute, praising Johnny Silverhand and constantly repeating that his music was many times better than modern. And he’s probably willing to pay exorbitant sums of money for anything related to Silverhand. However, Karim’s music store is no different from other retail stores, so finding it yourself is very problematic. You can find out about Karima during one of the dialogues with Johnny.
While walking through Night City, V may stumble upon a lonely street musician with a guitar, to which Silverhand will react with a nostalgic tirade about times gone by. He will ask you to drop by the Rainbow Cadence Club, where he often performed with his band. And already at the site of the club, you will find a scattering of shops, one of which belongs to Karim.
Roy Batty, escaped replicant
It’s no secret that the Blade Runner world has had a huge impact on the creators of Cyberpunk 2077. Night City itself with its neon lights is, in fact, one big homage to the cyberpunk version of Los Angeles. But the borrowing from the film does not end there.
Vee may meet Roy Batti, the legendary antagonist from the film, in the Vista del Rey area. Noticing the hero, the replicant begins to repeat his cult speech from the ending of the film, which causes a burning desire to see a full-fledged crossover of the two works. Of course, this cameo desperately lacks the voice of Rutger Hauer, but we are left to rejoice in what we have.
Mister Blue Eyed (Illuminati)
This enigmatic character appears to be part of a secret organization responsible for invading the minds of Elizabeth and Jefferson Peralez. If Johnny’s story is to be believed, it was this organization that steered the events in Knight City back on track for decades. Therefore, it is logical that only the most purposeful people can find them.
Vee can only meet Mr. Blue-Eyed in one of the endings, for which a long list of conditions must be met. And if you’re lucky, you will have a conversation with a very live representative of the Illuminati. This contradicts Silverhand’s tales of sinister AI, but maybe CD Projekt saved this storyline for the sequel.
Most of the animals disappeared from Night City before the main events of the game. It is enough just to look at the mountains of garbage, the abundance of drugs and widespread diseases to understand why there are no animals left in the city. According to V, cats were the last to disappear. However, the most observant players may find several cats in Night City, which has given rise to several fan theories.
V can even tame one of them – all you need to do is put some cat food in a bowl near the apartment. If you repeat this procedure several times, then V will have a new pet, Nibbles, who will always meet him at the doorstep. Obviously, the developers love cats much more than dogs.
The fierce opponent of corporations was a close acquaintance of Johnny, but V had never seen her in the flesh before the events of the game. And during their only meeting, Alt looks like a collection of colored pixels.
Arasaka used an experimental version of the Soul Separator program, sending Alt’s mind into cyberspace. Only the digital version of the network remained of her, and it is her that V can meet in one of the final missions. And this makes Alt, perhaps, one of the most elusive inhabitants of Night City. It’s for the better, because if Alt appeared more often in the plot, we would have to endure regular digital showdowns between Johnny and his girlfriend.
The Kojima-like character isn’t the only nod to the famous game designer; in Night City, you can also find BB from Death Stranding. The child of science, as it should be, is in one of the wards of the clinic. When completing the quest “Hunting the Hunter”, which is dedicated to the capture of the kidnapper nicknamed Peter Pan, V sneaks into an abandoned clinic.
The BB container is hidden in the far corner room. And if you decide to study it, be careful, because at any moment you can be caught. But a small offshoot from the main path is clearly worth it, because the child, apparently, feels the presence of spirits and reacts to them in an interesting way.
Michelle and Howard from 10 Cloverfield?
There are many secret rooms in Knight City, which are scattered both in the metropolis itself and in its suburbs. But the most ominous of these rooms can be safely called an underground bunker located in the southeastern part of the Wasteland.
The bunker contains the bodies of a man and a woman that strongly resemble the characters in Cloverfield 10. And the similarity is confirmed by paranoid notes near the corpses. Of all the Easter eggs in Cyberpunk 2077, this one seems the most unexpected. Does this mean there will be aliens in the sequel?
Melissa Rory Teaser Trailer Girl
From the first promo materials for the game to the final release, a lot can change. And this we do not even take into account the various patches and add-ons that further distance the project from its original form. Anything can change, from the character design to the gameplay itself. However, it was the first footage that attracted many players who added Cyberpunk 2077 to their wishlist, so they wondered what percentage of what was shown ended up in the finished game.
The same cyber-psycho girl from the teaser trailer also made it to the release version of Cyberpunk 2077, but not quite as we expected. Apparently, Max-Tac employees managed to arrest and reflash Melissa Rory, turning her into a police officer. Vee can meet her at the entrance to the Jinguji store, and most players are unlikely to recognize her, since she is wearing a closed set of police armor. But for those who have been following Cyberpunk 2077 since the announcement, this will be an enjoyable Easter egg.
Dirty Harry and John McClain?
The world of Cyberpunk 2077 has its own versions of Dirty Harry and the hero of “Die Hard” – the famous witty cops who are not used to playing by the rules. V even manages to meet them, albeit in simulation. And for this meeting, you need to be good friends with River.
After completing several quests, the detective will invite V to his home to play a cooperative shooter. This spills over into an intense VR shootout, during which River’s relatives can be seen playing as characters named Henry Callahan and Joan McClain. If they patrolled the streets with the same zeal as in a VR shooter, Night City would be the safest city on the planet.