This page of the Cyberpunk 2077 guide contains a walkthrough of the Fortunate Son side job. Our walkthrough will give you prompts how to play out the meeting with a hospital employee and how to save Jake.
Unlocking the quest
How to start the quest: Unlocking this quest is only possible if you have fully completed Panam's storyline, i.e. if you have completed the Queen of the Highway quest.
You must start in the new Aldecaldos camp, which is located in the northeastern part of the world map (picture 1). Talk to Bob standing by one of the tents and listen to the details of the side job. Promise to help deliver the implant to save Jake's life.
Meeting with a hospital employee
You must meet the hospital employee in the Little China subdistrict of Watson. You will find him standing by the van. After saying hello, take the briefcase with the medical implant inside.
It will turn out that you have been lured into an ambush. You will get trapped by the police very soon. You have to take them out. What might be consoling is that after getting rid of the police officers who took part in the assault, no more reinforcements will arrive. Regardless, try to get through the fights skilfully - use the best weapons, help yourself with grenades (preferably before the officers run away in various directions), look for covers and flank the enemies.
After winning the fight, find the hospital employee hiding in the vicinity to confront him. The confrontation is important if you want to achieve a positive ending of this quest. You can:
- Murder the hospital employee as an act of revenge.
- Spare the hospital employee - this is a much better option because you will learn about the virus put into the implant.
Return to Bob with the implant
Regardless of how you have handled the case of the hospital employee, return to Bob at the nomad camp to hand him over the medical implant (and, optionally, to warn him about the virus).
You have to wait 8 hours, but you can move away from the Aldecaldos camp and use the skip time option. You should receive a message from Bob asking you to return to the camp. This quest may have two endings:
- If you have murdered the hospital employee, you couldn't find out about the virus and, as a result, Jake will die (unaware of the virus, Bob will think that Jake's body has simply not accepted the implant).
- If you have spared the hospital employee and found out about the virus, Jake will survive and nomads will be grateful for saving him. Jake may also appear in the campaign ending.