Cyberpunk Beat on The Brat Tips

Beat on the Brat Cyberpunk 2077 side job starts bear the beginning of the game, and continues through the majority of the main story. In order to complete Beat on the Brat in CP2077, you have to beat each opponent in a bare-knuckle boxing match and claw your way to the top. However, this is way easier said than done. That being the case, here’s our Cyberpunk Beat on The Brat Tips guide to hopefully help you on your journey.

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Cyberpunk Beat on The Brat Tips

Beat on the Brat Cyberpunk 2077 Tips

There are several tips that we can give you when it comes to the Cyberpunk 2077 Beat on the Brat side job. The first one is that you absolutely must get and equip the Gorilla Arms cyberware. Without them, you just won’t have the punching power to participate in these matches.

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The second bit of advice when it comes to the Cyberpunk 2077 Beat on the Brat mission is that you have to beef up your Body attribute, for the sake of health, stamina, and perks. We’ve got it up to level 12, and the final match can still one-shot us. Some of the perks that you should probably look into include True Grit and Invincible from Athletics, and Rush, Efficient Blows, Flurry, Relentless, and Crushing Blows in Street Brawler.

Third, learn how to parry, as well as manage your stamina. Stamina goes down both when you attack and when you block. So, try and dodge as many attacks as you can. If you do decide to block, try and do so just as the punch is about to connect to execute a pretty devastating counter attack.

Last, but not least… there’s no shame in turning the difficulty down, if only to complete Beat on the Brat in Cyberpunk. I’m serious; these people don’t mess around. If you find yourself struggling, especially if you’re playing a non-melee or non-brawler character, just flip the difficulty a notch or three.

How to Start Cyberpunk 2077 Beat on the Brat Mission?

To start the Beat on the Brat side mission in Cyberpunk 2077, you have to talk to talk to coach Fred. You can first find him after you complete The Rescue and head out of your apartment to the elevator. When Fred approaches you, complete the fight with the training bot to set Beat on the Brat in motion. You’ll have to fight several enemies in different areas of Night City in bare-knuckle boxing, and eventually come up on top. The journey is going to get pretty rocky, and you’ll even have some moral choices to make on the way. Let’s go into some more details, shall we?

Champion of Kabuki Cyberpunk 2077

The Champion of Kabuki step in Beat on the Brat is the easiest of the fights, even though you’ll have to fight a pair of twins. If you really believe in yourself, you can put some money on the outcome. The trick to beating the snot out of the twins is to never let them attack you at the same time. Instead, make sure to constantly be on your toes and move around so that one twin is always blocking the other one. Get a couple of punches in, and re-position yourself again. If you let them double-team you, they can knock you out quickly.

Beat on The Brat Champion of Arroyo

You’ll have to fight a war veteran called Buck in the Champion of Arroyo step in Cyberpunk 2077. Don’t feel too bad about it, and here’s why. If you want to, you can coax him into putting his sniper rifle up for grabs if you beat him in the match. However, when you defeat him, he will call all of his friends to kill you. So, be ready for that. On the other hand, if you don’t make him bet his sniper, you can walk away no problem. Unless you really want that sniper, in which case you can just attack Buck and co. by surprise.

Champion of the Glen Fight Cyberpunk Beat on the Brat

Cesar, the guy you have to fight to beat the Champion of the Glen step in Beat on the Brat, puts up his car on the fight. This becomes a little interesting after you kick his rear, because you’ll have a choice to make. You have the chance to let him keep the money, the car, or both. Or, you know, neither. It’s entirely up to you. However, you should know that his wife is pregnant, and he’s about to be a dad. So, you know, consider letting him have something to hold on to. Then again, it is a pretty sweet set of wheels…

Cyberpunk 2077 Champion of the Animals

The Champion of the Animals mission step in Cyberpunk 2077 can be approached in several ways. It happens in the Rancho Coronado arena, where the “For My Son” gig takes place. If you’ve completed already, you can just walk in and talk to Rhino. That is, unless you shot up the whole place into hamburger meat. If you have, Fred will call you and give you the win automatically.

Otherwise, you have to get past the bouncer to enter the arena. You can either pay or intimidate him, or sneak around the northeast of the building and go inside via the shutters on top of the red containers. Talk with Rhino to proceed with the fight, There’s no wager or anything; just a fair and simple boxing match.

Ticking Time Bomb Side Job Cyberpunk

The Ticking Time Bomb side job in Cyberpunk 2077 is completely optional when it comes to completing Beat on the Brat. To unlock it, you have to complete the side job called “Send in the Clowns,” and then skip forward a couple of in-game days. You can bet double on this fight, if you so wish. Your opponent, Ozob, is very slow, so you can easily dance circles around him and get a few punches in. If you’re really good, you can aim for his grenade nose. A couple of slugs into it, and the bomb will actually go off. Just make sure to dodge out of the blast radius.

Beat on the Brat Finale Choice – How to Defeat Razor in Cyberpunk 2077

To defeat Razor in the finale of Beat on the Brat in Cyberpunk 2077, dodge whenever you can and block as precisely as you can. Get in a few jabs at a time, and then run. Try to aim for his abs, because that’s his weak spot.

Before the fight, you’ll have a choice to make – you can agree to throw the fight if you want to. That way, you’ll get some extra eddies, but less street cred, of course. Just keep in mind that there are no rematches in this fight. If you dislike the outcome, you’ll have to reload a save.


If you need help with anything else in the game, we have guides for you to check out. For example, if you don’t know how to remove the virus from the chip and find the Militech Datashard correct cack sequence we can help. Or, can you save Jackie in Cyberpunk 2077? We'll also help with your first Cyberpunk 2077 braindance during the Information quest.


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