Considered one of Cyberpunk 2077’s most notorious characters, brutal bodyguard Adam Smasher, might have appeared in a ghostly kind to a Player in a totally surprising context. Whereas it’s most likely a glitch, the occasion has some potentially sinister implications for Cyberpunk 2077‘s lore.
Whereas Cyberpunk 2077 gamers can take many routes via the game’s missions, each Player will sometimes see Adam Smasher 4 occasions: twice in flashbacks, and twice within the flesh. He initially seems in Evelyn Parker’s braindance, making degrading feedback in direction of Evelyn that expose him as a brute. Exterior of flashbacks, gamers will see him in individual when escaping from Konpeki Plaza, though protagonist V can not defeat him there. Later, if the Player chooses any of the Cyberpunk 2077 endings besides The Reaper, Adam Smasher will function the ultimate boss.
Reddit consumer greenhorncornscorn seems to have encountered Adam Smasher exterior of those regular sequences, whereas completing the sidequest known as Dream On, thought to be one in every of Cyberpunk 2077‘s finest sidequests. After urgent an intercom button, an imposing shadow out of the blue seems behind V. When V turns round, nonetheless, there isn’t a one there. This isn’t usually part of completing the Dream On sidequest, or any quest, so there is not any actual proof to resolve both method.
To be truthful, even when the shadow did belong to Adam Smasher, he is not precisely a ghost. Afterward within the story, the Player will battle (and potentially kill) Adam Smasher, so he would clearly be alive at this level. That mentioned, Smasher might be monitoring V behind-the-scenes all through the game. Evening City has many locations V cannot go to, not less than, so it is completely doable different tales are unfolding with out V’s information through the game’s story.
Dream On’s plotline revolves round a politician and his spouse discovering that their reminiscences, personalities, and existence are being manipulated by an unknown third-party. It doesn’t matter what choices V makes throughout this storyline, the identification of the responsible celebration isn’t revealed, though it’s implied to be an AI of some sort. If by some probability Smasher’s look on this sidequest is intentional, maybe it’s a trace that he’s serving to to orchestrate these occasions for an unknown purpose.
It is doable that Smasher was initially meant to play a bigger position in sure elements of the game, or to have his position change because of Player choices. For instance, though gamers can kill Adam Smasher at Konpeki Tower early on, the game doesn’t appear to have been correctly programmed to anticipate this taking place. Cyberpunk 2077 has a superb quantity of lower content material, and it isn’t laborious to think about that an look halfway via the game stalking V might have been deliberate at one level. In any case, as Cyberpunk 2077 ends with gamers soundly defeating Smasher, so V will not want to fret about Smasher monitoring them any time quickly.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available now on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Stadia, with PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions in development.