7 Cool References You Probably Missed in CyberPunk 2077


The long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 had one of the most controversial launches in gaming history, due to the amount of bugs the game shipped with. It was so bad, the devs offered a full refund for many gamers, but promised to continue working on the game’s issues.

After a few patches, most of the obvious bugs and glitches in Cyberpunk 2077 are gone, and the game is rather quite enjoyable. Sprinkled through the game are tons of secrets and pop-culture references, so we’re going to list 7 hidden easter eggs and references you might’ve missed in Cyberpunk 2077.

The Fallout LARPers

Travel south in the Badlands around the border crossing, and you’ll come across what looks like a Fallout LARP session gone terribly wrong. A group of bodies are strewn around a makeshift Vault door, and a shard on one of the bodies details how the group planned to roleplay exploring the wasteland to find a hydroprocessor, which is basically the plot of Fallout 1.

It turns out the LARP group was killed by the Badlangs gang “The Wraiths”, so they probably should’ve stayed inside to play io games instead of re-enacting Fallout in the worst area of the game.

The Three Seashells

If you visit the bathroom in V’s apartment, you might notice three seashells next to the toilet. This might seem like something out of hidden objects games, but this is actually a reference to the film Demolition Man, a cult classic science-fiction film starring Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes, set in a dystopian future.

And if you’re wondering just how exactly the seashells are used instead of toilet paper, Sylvester Stallone explained it in an interview: “[…] you hold two seashells like chopsticks, pull gently and scrape what’s left with the third.”

CD Projekt Red development team

If you head over to the Kabuki Roundabout, go towards the north-east sign, and go down the staircase near the “Hotel” neon sign. You’ll find a shutter garage door with a keypad for code entry. Enter 605185 as the code, and you’ll be let into a computer room with a TV that scrolls through images of all the CDPR game devs.

Johnnie will even grab a guitar and play some tunes while chilling on the couch, making this a nice little chill-out moment that gives credit to the game devs.

The Shining – Room 1237

The first real mission in Cyberpunk 2077, The Rescue, has you heading to a hideout to rescue a woman in a bathtub. In room 1237, no less. This is a pretty direct nod to Stephen King’s The Shining, where little Danny Torrance encounters a dead woman in the bathtub in room 237.

The Office

The U.S. version of The Office had so many quotable moments over its 9-season run, and a couple of them found their way into Cyberpunk 2077. The first is found in a shard called “Chemicals: The Invisible Killer”, and can be found in multiple locations.

It talks about chemicals in the sky from AVs, but mentions one of the side-effects as being “spontaneous dental hydroplosion”, a made-up disease from S1E3.

The second The Office reference can be found at the end of the mission “Big In Japan”, when Haruyoshi the surgeon tells you his background story, which is nearly ad-verbatim the “In Japan, heart surgeon, number one!” as told by Hidetoshi Hasegawa in S6E21.

Hideo Kojima

The legendary game developer makes a cameo appearance fairly early in the game. In one of the first missions where you visit the Konpeki Plaza hotel, you’ll have a few moments to lounge at the hotel’s bar. At the back of the room sitting on a couch is Hideo Kojima, and if you interact with him, he’ll ask if you’re there to pitch him video game ideas.

GTA San Andreas

One of the most frustrating missions in GTA San Andreas had you following a train on a motorbike, with Big Smoke riding behind you and shooting enemies with horrible accuracy. If you failed the mission, Big Smoke would exclaim “all you had to do was follow the damn train, CJ!”, a line immortalized because Big Smoke’s marksmanship is often the reason for failure.

In any case, if you explore the Red Peaks region and follow the train track, you’ll find a tunnel with two bodies and a crashed motorcycle. On the bodies you’ll find a shard, which contains the line spoken by Big Smoke in GTA:SA.

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