On this page of the Cyberpunk 2077 guide you will find a walkthrough for a side quest called Ex-Factor. This is Judy's second side mission and it involves meeting with Clouds' new board of directors. Optionally, you may also have to deal with Woodman (potential boss fight).
This page contains spoilers about Evelyn's fate. It is best to start the quest by reading a walkthrough for Both Sides, Now.
- Unlocking the task
- Meeting with Judy and Maiko
- Optional mission objective - confronting Woodman
- Ending the task
Unlocking the task
How to start the quest: You must first complete the side quest Both Sides, Now. Some time after completing Both Sides, Now, you will receive a text message from Judy, from which you will learn that she organized a funeral for Evelyn. You can choose any dialogue options.
Wait again, this time for a phonecall from Judy. You will learn about the planned "change of management" at Clouds. Judy will ask for help and you must agree. If you refuse her, you lose the chance of continuing her storyline.
It should be noted here that random selection of the wrong dialog does not automatically mean that the chances of continuing the Judy storyline are missed. You can call her and change your mind.
Meeting with Judy and Maiko
You need to go to the Megabuilding H8 in Japantown, Westbrook. Enter the apartment block, use the elevator and ride to the 12th floor.
Your task is not to enter the Clouds, but to traverse the balconies of the megabuilding. On the way you will, among other things, walk behind a large billboard and use a ladder. You have to meet Judy in the morning (between 5 and 8 am). You do not have to "manually" change the time. You can sit in the swivel chair and the game will automatically change the time of day to the right one.
After Judy shows up, you can ask her additional questions about Maiko or go straight to the meeting. Wait for Judy to break in (there is a special dialogue option for those skilled in Engineering) and follow her to Maiko's office. Before entering the office, save the state of the game.
Themeeting with Maiko will have a slightly different course depending on whether during the Automatic Love you killed Woodman or left him alive (i.e. you've extracted information about Evelyn without initiating a fight with him).
If Woodman is still alive, it is worth choosing a dialog option for Woodman's taking advantage of Evelyn. If you were kind enough to Maiko during the meeting, you will find out from him where Woodman is currently staying.
No matter how you behave, your meeting with Maiko will end in a peaceful atmosphere. Leave the office, use the elevator and follow Judy.
Optional mission objective - confronting Woodman
Judy will soon stop and a new conversation with her may evolve in several ways:
1) If Woodman is already dead or if you haven't found out where he is from Maiko, you will simply leave the megabuilding together.
2) If Woodman is still alive and if you have obtained information from Maiko about his whereabouts, then Judy will want to get to the rapist and finally deal with him. You can:
- Agree to help Judy get Woodman.
- Discourage her from the idea of getting rid of Woodman.
If you know where Woodman is staying and have agreed to help Judy get him, then take the elevator to level 3 - Maintenance.
Before meeting with Woodman, it is worth saving the game again. During the meeting, the characters will accuse Woodman of assaulting Evelyn while she needed help most.
Aclash with Woodman - Oswald Forrest wil begin. Despite having a "big" energy bar, he is not a fully-fledged boss. You can weaken him in any way you want, but if you use melee, you will make it difficult for him to use firearms. Also, avoid interrupting attacks so as not to give Woodman a chance to regenerate. Woodman can leave behind a very rare (epic) item - M251s Ajax assault rifle.
Ending the task
In order to complete the quest, you have to return to the first floor by using the elevator and leave the megabuilding. You will receive this goal regardless of whether or not you have taken up the optional goal of eliminating Woodman. Talk to Judy, who promises to contact V in the near future. This will be her next quest.