On this page of the Cyberpunk 2077 guide, you will find a detailed walkthrough for Life During Wartime quest.
V (with the help of Panam) manages to create an EMP and bring the AV to the ground. Now they are going to the crash site to pick up Anders Hellman.
- Take out the drones
- Reach the AV
- Get in the AV
- Go inside
- Find Hellman at the gas station
- Confront Hellman
Take out the drones
On the way you will be attacked by a drone cloud. Take control of the turret and shoot down all of them or use hacking.
Reach the AV
Mitch and Scorpion, old acquaintances of Panam, noticed the AV crush and wanted to help without realizing that it was a corporate convoy. Contact with them has been down, and Panam fears for the lives of all the Aldecaldos.
Connect to a drone and scan the area for Mitch, potential threat, and other optional targets. You can start attacking them or try to be stealthy. The most important goal is to neutralize is the launcher. You need to get to the AV control panel.
Follow the route shown in the picture above and crouch by the rocks to stay out of sight of droids and drones.
Sneak into the control panel when the opponents are not looking at you and turn off the launcher.
As soon as you turn off the main weapon, Panam will join you and you will have to eliminate Kang Tao forces. Without the launcher it will be much easier.
Get in the AV
Get in the vehicle and question the pilot who is keeping a gun at Mitch. By selecting the proper dialogue options, you will immediately find out where Anders Hellman was taken. Otherwise, you will have to get this information on your own and fight with additional opponents. To make it easier, we list the dialog options you should choose. However, you must hurry up, because you have limited time. Choose as follows:
- Easy. We can help each other ;
- I just want Hellman;
- I'm loosing my patience.
The pilot will tell you that Hellman was taken to an old gas station nearby. Jump on the bike and go to the designated place.
If you have not got information from the pilot, you need to use the scanner and find the tire tracks. Then get on your bike and follow the tracks until you reach the gas station. You will meet a few additional enemies along the way - you can kill them or pass them.
The entrance can be forced, but this requires a certain amount of Body points. On the other hand, the doors at the back of the building and the hatch on the roof require appropriate Technical Capability. Go around the station from the right, avoiding the guards, and then scan the area - you will find mines.
You will meet one guard at the entrance. Finish him quietly as soon as he looks away. Enter the building.
Find Hellman at the gas station
Go through the door on the right and then turn to the room on the left. Before you go further, hack the camera. Go along the long counter.
Kill the guard and hide his body, just in case. Exit this room through the double door on the right side of the store counter to reach the garage.
Two guards are inside, but you can easily pass them by. When they look to the left, you go right, to the very end.
When the guards are busy, go upstairs and open the door to meet Hellman. If someone notices you while climbing the stairs, it won't matter because after you reach Hellman, all remaining enemies will disappear anyway.
Go up to Hellman and knock him out, then call Takemura and inform him that you will take Anders to Sunset Motel.
Take Hellman outside, talk to Panam, Mitch and Saul, and then put Anders on the Scorpion motorcycle (now it's yours!). You will automatically move to the hotel room.
You can talk to Hellman as you wish. It is worth using all the dialogue options because you will learn many things about the biochip and the current health condition of V. At the end, you will also get detailed schemes of Relica.