Cyberpunk 2077: Best Easter Eggs And Secrets

Night City tries to hide a lot of pop-culture references.

Cyberpunk 2077 offers a vast open-world experience so it is no surprise that there are tons of Easter eggs waiting to be discovered.

While roaming through Night City you will find homages and tributes to artists, movies, games, anime, films, seasons, and even individuals which makes the whole experience more personal.

There is no feeling like finding and recognizing an Easter egg from a show that you used to watch as a kid.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any of them, we have compiled the best Easter eggs in Cyberpunk 2077 and how you can see them for yourself.

Best game Easter eggs in Cyberpunk 2077

Many games are referenced as Easter Eggs in Cyberpunk 2077, ranging from CD Projekt’s own Witcher franchise to the ever-popular GTA games. Here are a few hidden gems that we caught during our playthrough.

Death Stranding

There is an infant capsule that you come across during The Hunt mission in Cyberpunk 2077 that is identical to that of Bridge Baby Pod or BB Pod in Death Stranding.

It is found in the first room on the right on the downtown clinic’s second floor where you will be searching for the right cabinet using Kiroshi.

To access the mission, you will need to complete the I Fought The Law mission and wait till River is laid off from the force.

You can catch Kojima-san as Oshima in the Konpeki hotel bar.

If that wasn’t enough, Death Stranding’s own designer Hideo Kojima makes an appearance as well. You will encounter him during The Heist mission at the hotel bar in Konpeki Plaza.

Once Jackie asks you whether you want to rest or look around, choose to roam around and you will find the bar’s entrance next to the main elevator. Kojima’s character is called Oshima and will be at one of the tables with a group that you can walk up and talk to.


From the Border Checkpoint fast travel point in Badlands, head south of the Jackson Plains and you will spot a giant container in the shape of a Vault door with two bodies near it

You can find a shard with the Archived Conversation: Albert Cole and Gary Epps on these bodies which describes how these LARPers were reenacting a scene where they leave Bunker 101 for the first time after the nuclear war.

Badlands has a reference to Fallout's Vault 101 quest.

The scene is a direct reference to the Vault 101 quest to locate a Hydro processor from Fallout 3 where a similar scenario takes place but they actually have an explorable bunker rather than a dish with “101” graffiti as in Cyberpunk 2077.

GTA: San Andreas

GTA San Andreas players will be happy to find a GTA Easter egg in Cyberpunk 2077. JC and Small Smokes are Night City versions of Carl Johnson (CJ) and Malvin (Big Smokes) from the infamous train mission, Wrong Side Of The Tracks.

You will find the Archived conversation: JC and Little Smoke on the bodies at the train tracks at the northeast corner of Badlands. It is near the Trailer Park in Red Peaks, right under the Trailer Park checkpoint.

In the Archived Conversation, you will find the direct quote “All you had to do was follow the damn train, JC” which is a memorable dialogue from GTA San Andreas.

Additionally, a few streets in Rancho Coronado resemble the Groove Street from the GTA franchise.


The description of The Crowbar in Cyberpunk 2077 reads, “The favorite tool of burglars and theoretical physicists from MIT”. It is a reference to the silent protagonist of Half-Life, Gordon Freeman’s first weapon with the same name.

Cyberpunk 2077 takes a jab at the long-awaited Half-Life 3.

You can also find a “No Life 3” shard and its poster in V’s apartment which is perhaps the biggest Half-Life Easter egg in Cyberpunk 2077. The text takes a jab at the highly expected sequel to the franchise, Half-Life 3 which was never released, and tells that No Life 3 will be released 50 years later.

You can find the shard in the Adecaldos’ camp in the Rocky Ridge plains of the Badlands with the title “No Life 3 – Review”


The Portal Easter egg in Cyberpunk 2077 can be found in one of the Watson Side Jobs called The Epistrophy: Coastview.

Once you make your way to the rogue Delamain you with the familiar voice of GLaDOS from Portal. It even features the telltale sign, the dialogue, “All the cake is gone” which is a famous hilarious quote from the character.

The Witcher Universe

The Witcher has perhaps the most number of Easter eggs in Cyberpunk 2077 which is to be expected since it is also another feature works from the CDPR team.

Roach Race: Across the many arcades in Cyberpunk 2077, you will find a game called “Roach Race”. The title refers to the protagonist Gerald’s horse, Roach in The Witcher franchise.

Smuggler’s Cache: In The Witcher: Wild Hunt, there is a mission where you have to break three barrels on the river surface in order to obtain the Smuggler’s Cache in Skellige. It was a difficult and exhausting quest but many players took up the challenge because of the lucrative rewards.

You can spot these barrels under the Pacifica to Heywood bridge in Coastview, Pacifica with a shard titled “Drowned Man Notes” with reference to the Smuggler’s Cache.

The Caretaker’s Spade: One of the best melee weapons in Cyberpunk 2077, the Caretaker’s Spade is actually a reference to a weapon obtained by defeating the monstrosity called The Caretaker in The Witcher: Hearts Of Stone expansion. Its appearance, name, and even the description elude to the Easter egg.

Rayfield Aerondight Guinevere: The most expensive car you can get your hands on in Cyberpunk 2077 is Rayfield: Aerondight ”Guinevere” takes its name from the Aerondight Sword held by Gerald in all games in The Witcher franchise.

Ithlinne’s prophecy: The shard “Message To Dao Hyunh” reads “The time of revenge and the white light, of frost-white chrome and contempt has come!” which is a reference to The Witcher’s Ithlinne’s Prophecy.

You can find it on Dao Hyunh’s body during the Gig Cyberpscho Sighting: Seaside Cafe on the Skyline located in south Wellsprings, Heywood.

Wolfenstein 3D

There is a game called Arasaka Tower 3D that you can play in the abandoned church near the Protein Farm fast travel point in the Badlands.

Cyberpunk 2077 has a Wolfenstein Easter egg where you play as Johnny Silverhand instead of Blazkowicz.

The game is an homage to Wolfenstein 3D, the classic first-person shooter where you play as B.J. Blazkowicz to take out Nazis. However, in this Cyberpunk 2077 Easter egg, the characters are replaced by Johnny Silverhand and Arasaka Guards.

The HUD, graphics, and gameplay are similar to the original Wolfenstein 3D, which revolutionized the genre of first-person shooter games.

Best film Easter eggs in Cyberpunk 2077

Besides games, you can also find Easter eggs from films in Cyberpunk 2077 from various genres like anime, movies, and even seasons.

Akira and Ghost in the Shell

The Kusanagi CT-3X, one of the best motorbikes in Cyberpunk 2077, is a reference from Akira where the character, Shotaro Kaneda held the original version.

The appearance and slide are a reference to Akira but the name Kusanagi is a reference to the main character of Ghost In The Shell, Major Makoto Kusanagi.

You can purchase it from the shop after reaching Street Cred 27 and completing Act 1 of the main story for 66k Eddies.


The Batmobile also makes a cameo in Cyberpunk 2077 under the name Rayfield Caliburn. Though the appearance is slightly modified the data shard inside the vehicle referencing Batman is clear enough proof.

Batman has his own Easter egg in Cyberpunk 2077.

The “Batmobile” is one of the fastest cars Cyberpunk 2077 has to offer and can be obtained after completing the mission Ghost Town and waiting two days for the Murk Man Returns Again Once More Forever quest.

It will lead you to an unmarked cave, near the Sunset Motel fast travel point, South of Aldecaldo’s Camp in Badlands. You will find the vehicle a little further into the cave in a shipping container on your left but it won’t spawn till you reach Street Cred 40.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner is another series with multiple Easter eggs in Cyberpunk 2077 from both the original and sequel movies.

Syd Maed Homage: The concept artist of Blade Runner, Syd Maed also worked on other classics like Aliens and Tron and was a celebrated artist in the cyberpunk and futuristic genre as a whole.

He passed back in 2019 and there is a plaque dedicated to him with the words “Creator of worlds” in Cyberpunk 2077 to remember his contributions.

You can find the plaque in the Columbarium located south of North Oak, Westbrook where you will also find a Roy Batty tablet next to it.

Tears In Rain: There is an Easter egg in Cyberpunk 2077 of the iconic Tears In Rain scene from Blade Runner where Roy Batty has his monologue with the white dove in hand.

You will find the building a few meters east of Metro Congress & MLK fast travel point in Vista Del Rey in Heywood, near the Delamain HQ. Go inside Advocet Hotel and head up to the Terrace where you will find the person on your left with a bird in hand, under the neon sign.

Remember this scene from Blade Runner? You can experience it again in Night City.

Voight-Kampff Test: Another Blade Runner reference can be found during the Arasaka ending of Cyberpunk 2077 when you are forced to take the Voight-Kampff test. The test distinguishes androids from real humans, a test created in the Blade Runner universe.

Breaking Bad

There is a Gig called The Heisenberg Principle in Cyberpunk 2077 is an obvious Easter egg from Breaking Bad as Heisenberg was the alias used by the main character Walter White.

During the mission, you will be taking down a drug lab with a substance called “glitter” which follows a similar plotline in the show, where crystal meth was promoted in glitter’s place.

You can pick up the gig at Rovinj Street in Little China of Watson District but requires Street Cred 8 to unlock.

Demolition Man

Next to the toilet in V’s apartment, you will find three shells in place of toilet paper. The scene is an Easter egg of Demolition Man in Cyberpunk 2077 where seashells were used in place of toilet paper.

It works exactly how you are imagining it, which makes it one of the most hilarious ones we have spotted as of yet.

Die Hard and Dirty Harry

During River’s questline, you will accompany him to a BBQ with his family in Following The River quest. You will be asked by his sister’s kids, Monique and Dorian to play an AR game with them.

While playing the game, they take on the roles of Joan McClane and Henry Callahan which are references to Die Hard and Dirty Harry’s main characters, a small Easter egg in Cyberpunk 2077.

Mad Max: Fury Road

A Kaukaz Bratsk U4020 truck crashed into a wall with bodies near it in Biotechnica Flats, south of West Wind Apartments’ fast travel point in Pacifica.

You will find an Archived Conversation: Charlize Fury and Dakota Smith on one of the bodies which follows a conversation where Dakota instructs the team to ditch the mission and save one of the “carriers”, referring to the pregnant women with them.

The entire scene is an Easter egg from Mad Max: Fury Road in Cyberpunk 2077 where the characters also resemble Joe and Furiosa from the film with the data shard confirming it.

Mad Max makes an appearance in this Cyberpunk 2077 Easter egg as well.


Speaking of crashes, there is another crash site in the canal system west of Arasaka Industrial Park fast travel point in Arroyo, Santo Domingo. You will find a truck, motorbike, and bodies around which resembles the canal chase scene from Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

The data shard nearby confirms the Terminator Easter egg in Cyberpunk 2077 which reports Arnold Blake speaking with TEX about his mission to keep Jimmy O’Conner alive but failing since the enemy was not completely human as well.

The character Jimmy O’Conner is John Conner while Arnold is the infamous actor who played the Terminator in the films so the resemblance is pretty on the nose with this one.

The Office

After completing the Big In Japan quest in Cyberpunk 2077 you will meet Haruyoshi, a brain surgeon from Japan. As Haruyoshi relays his story, The Office fans will soon pick the uncanny resemblance to Hidetoshi Hasagawa who was saved by Darryl.

The Easter egg is a clever one in Cyberpunk 2077 and comes from Hidetoshi’s tale from Season 6 of The Office series.

The Matrix

Easter eggs related to The Matrix films are found during many different quests in Cyberpunk 2077. Some of them are quite subtle while others can be recognized right away.

Guns Advertisement: During the There Is A Light That Never Goes Out quest, at Zuleikha’s house you will find an advertisement about guns saying, “Clothes, lots of clothes”. It is a play on words for the “Guns, lots of guns” line by Neo in The Matrix 1999.

You can also find the advertisement playing on the Just Ads channel during the game but is particularly found playing at the aforementioned house.

Red Pill, Blue Pill: The room where Morpheus gives Neo the choice of picking either the Red or Blue Pill is actually an Easter egg from the Matrix in Cyberpunk 2077.

You will find the room in the building across from the Pyramid in Dogtown, Pacifica. Jump up to the walkway on the side of the building and keep hugging the left wall till you reach the end. There will be a window that you can jump through, and the room will be around the next corner.

Aside from the room itself, you will also experience the Red or Blue Pill choice during the Chippin’ In mission at the Afterlife bar.

Once Johnny takes control of V for the first time, a stranger will offer the pill choice which is a direct reference to Neo’s choice in The Matrix. Since both roles are played by the same actor, Keanu Reeves, it starts making The Matrix Easter eggs in Cyberpunk 2077 a bit more interesting.

Which pill will you take in this Matrix Easter egg of Cyberpunk 2077?

Best Phantom Liberty Easter eggs

Apart from other Easter eggs, there are a few new ones that were added to Cyberpunk 2077 with the Phantom Liberty DLC.


Barghest is a dog-like creature from European mythology but it also shares an uncanny resemblance with the enemies having the same name in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Witcher: Blood and Wine expansion.

In Cyberpunk 2077, the Barghest is used by Kurt Hansen as the icon used to represent his faction in Dogtown which makes it another Easter egg from The Witcher.

Edgerunners Memorials

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners brought back a lot of hype for Cyberpunk 2077 so it is to be expected that you will find an Easter egg of the anime.

You will find the memorials of the deceased characters in the Columbarium of North Oak in Westbrook District, the same place where you found the plaque for Syd Maed.

Ghost in the Shell

Regina Jones’s fifth Cyberpsycho mission in Cyberpunk 2077 involves taking care of a Lt. Mower who has gone berserk. Lt. Mower looks exactly like Major Makoto from Ghost In The Shell, from hairstyle to the visors.

Even the fighting arena has a similar environment as that in Ghost In The Shell, making it a pretty neat Easter egg in Cyberpunk 2077.

After taking the job from Regina, head to the Creek Loop fast travel point in Kabuki and head southwest, where you will find an opening between the shops, across the street leading to the arena.

John Wick

John Wick is another infamous character played by Keanu Reeves, the actor for Johnny Silverhand.

To find the John Wick Easter egg in Cyberpunk 2077, head left from the EBM Petrochem Stadium fast travel point in Dogtown, Pacifica, and enter the weapons shop on your left, indoors.

In the very back you will find a gold plate with “For Mr. Wick” engraved on it and also a little comment on the matter from Johnny himself.

Ken Block Homage

Ken Block was a famous rally racer who unfortunately passed away earlier this year in a tragic accident. Cyberpunk 2077 added his car in the game with his number as a tribute to Ken Block and his contributions to racing sports.

You can check out Ken Block's car in Phantom Liberty.

You can find the Ken Block car north of the Longshore North fast travel point in the upper Watson District, parked in the huge white garage. You will need car keys to unlock it which will be found in a small briefcase under the trash, just left of the car.

Ode to CDPR

While paying homage to many inspiring legends, it’s only fair that the CDPR team put something about themselves in the game as well.

The founders of CD Projekt Red, Michal Kicinski and Marcin Iwinski, can be found as Braindance Vendors that will sell CDPR projects like The Witcher, Cyberpunk, Gwent, etc. at the cost of their release date.

You will find their little shop marked as Junk Shop on the map and is located in the EBM Petrochem Stadium of Dogtown, Pacifica.

Star Wars: Biggs and Wedge

Biggs Darklighter and Wedge Antilles are less popular Star Wars characters that have been added as Easter eggs in Cyberpunk 2077 to pay respects to the amazing series that inspired many.

There is an email from Biggs addressed to Wedge which is similar to the conversation that took place between the ace pilots during Episode 4, A New Hope of Star Wars. You will come across the conversation during The Spider And The Fly mission, at a computer terminal.

The Phone Box

One of the widely known Easter eggs added to the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is the phone box. You will find it in the Capitan Caliente restaurant located southwest of the pyramid in Dogtown.

This will be next to the stadium. Head right from the entrance and push the shelf near the door in the back which will reveal the yellow phone mounted on the wall.

The Phone Box location will let you experience another secret in Cyberpunk 2077.

Dialing unique codes will lead to fun interactions with Johnny Silverhand and also features many themes like Cyberpunk’s original theme, The Witcher’s tunes, and even a number by Johnny’s band, Samurai.

The Wire

During the Push It To The Limit side mission, you will come across a fixer called El Capitan whose role is not only significant to the quest but also to The Wire’s Easter egg in Cyberpunk 2077.

You will find an email conversation between El Capitan and Mike Sabootka, referencing Frank Sabootka which mentions stevedores, a hat tip to the second season of HBO’s infamous 2000’s show.

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