Cyberpunk 2077: You Should Side With Dex or Evelyn

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At the start of Cyberpunk 2077's main campaign, the player will have to decide whether to side with V's new hit fixer Dexter DeShawn or client Evelyn Parker. But don't worry too much about this decision, because it seems like it has little impact on the overall result. This guide has slight spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077, but it won't reveal anything major for the main campaign.

No matter what life path the player chooses, Nomad, Corporate or Mercenary, after Jackie Welles teaches V how to make it big in Night City, they are introduced to Dex DeShawn, one of the most notorious fixers on the market. He hires the duo for a heist on Evelyn Parker client: stealing the Relic of Yorinobu Arasaka. This is the first big job for V and Jackie, and as they count future riches, courtesy of Dex, Evelyn wants to make a deal between the two: sever ties with Dex and work directly with her.



How to Take Evelyn's Side or Stay Loyal to Dex

As an incentive, Evelyn offers a 50% cut of profits, which is much higher than what Dex is offering to pay, but in terms of technology and a ride that V and Jackie use during the mission itself, it's clear that the profits from Dex won't waste it. With a close relationship with Yorinobu Arasaka, the target, Evelyn Parker is the one who provides V with all the information they need to get the job done, but she won't force V to side with her. After all, V reminds her that cutting the fastener is very dangerous territory.

The first option needed to side with Evelyn is to respond to her offer with “I will think about it”. To side with Dex immediately, with no turning back, the player must choose “No way, Dex trusts me.” But after meeting Evelyn and going through some braindance sessions, Jackie and V will meet up with Dex, and they can use that information to get more profit from Dex if they want to side with him.



Dex explains that he normally offers new recruits a base 30% of the cut, but if V decides to reveal that Evelyn wants to cut him out of the business, he will award the duo 40% of the profits. If the player chooses to keep this information hidden, on the other hand, he can still bargain with him up to 35% of the profit.


The Result of Siding With Dex Or Evelyn

This is where some spoilers. Without revealing anything important, it doesn't seem to matter which side V chooses to be on. Because of the way the events of the robbery go, V and Jackie won't get paid, and Dex will stab V in the back anyway, presumably to have more money in his pocket. This is a major plot twist that sets Cyberpunk 2077 on its course, so these events play out the same no matter which options are chosen.


cyberpunk 2077 is on PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One with PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions coming in 2022.

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