The eagerly-awaited 2.0 update, along with the launch of the Phantom Liberty DLC, has breathed new life into the neon-lit streets of Night City. With this expansion comes a dazzling array of new Iconic weapons and gear for your V’s collection. Among them, the Dezerter stands tall as a Tier 5 Iconic double-barrel power shotgun that packs a serious punch. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the steps to easily acquire this formidable weapon in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty!
How to Get Dezerter Shotgun in CB2077: Phantom Liberty
The Dezerter is a double-barrel shotgun with a high damage output and a twist – it sets you on fire (unless you’re low on HP) when you eliminate an enemy with it. In return, you gain increased Movement Speed and Mitigation Chance. There are essentially two ways to acquire the Dezerter Shotgun: the intended way by the developers and the… let’s call it the “unconventional” way.
1. Sparing Rinder’s Life in ‘The Man Who Killed Jason Foreman’
‘The Man Who Killed Jason Foreman’ is a side gig that becomes available after completing the Phantom Liberty main mission titled ‘The Damned.’ To kickstart this Gig, head to the green marker on your map located north of Terra Cognita, where Mr. Hands will reach out to you. He’ll direct you to a woman named Briana.
- Progress through the gig as instructed, dealing with any hostiles you encounter as you navigate the abandoned motel. Eventually, you’ll find yourself in a room with your target, Leon Rinder, and his bodyguard, Yasha Ivanov.
- Defeat Yasha and then converse with Rinder.
- When faced with the choice to execute him or spare his life, choose ‘Lower Weapon.’
- Rinder will hand over his dog tag (which you can later deliver to Briana) and provide you with coordinates to his personal stash.
- This will unlock a follow-up quest: ‘Addicted to Chaos.’ Track the Job and follow the location marker on your map.
- Upon reaching the garage, interact with the keypad and input the code: 1975.
- Inside, you’ll discover the Dezerter neatly stored inside a briefcase on the table.
2. Directly Head to the Garage and Enter the Code
Sometimes, V just has a hunch or a vision about the exact number combination to unlock that garage door, right? In this unconventional method, you can skip the entire Gig and head directly to the location above. Enter the code (1975) into the keypad, and voila – your “reward” awaits in the garage!
Dezerter Power Shotgun Stats in CP2077: Phantom Liberty
Here are the weapon stats for the Dezerter in Phantom Liberty:
|Tier||5 / Iconic|
|Headshot Damage Multiplier||+85%|
|Iconic Trait||This shotgun’s extreme firepower pulverizes everything in its path. Neutralizing an enemy engulfs you in flames, granting a movement speed boost and increased Mitigation Chance unless your Health is low.|
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There you have it – everything you need to know and do to make the Dezerter, the powerful new Power Shotgun, your very own in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty!
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