The Pickup is one of the missions in Cyberpunk 2077. It’s the one where you and Jackie negotiate with the Maelstrom in order to get the Flathead bot you need for the Arasaka job. There’s a nasty bug in it, which is preventing a number of people from completing the quest – Jackie goes missing halfway through, and is nowhere to be found. If you’ve experienced this problem, our Cyberpunk 2077 Jackie missing in Pickup bug fix guide will try to help you.
Not able to meet up with Jackie in Pickup quest bug
There are two main variations of this bug. In one, Jackie disappears before you enter the Maelstrom lair. In the other, he disappears after you exit. He’s supposed to be by your side, and you need to talk to him after talking to Meredith, but he’s not there.
The marker either disappears, or points back towards the base. Either way, you can’t get to Jackie, which means you can’t complete the quest and progress the story.
There’s no guaranteed fix, but there are several things you could try.
- Loading an earlier save, one where Jackie is still with you and wait for him to walk outside first to initiate a script monologue.
- Fast traveling to another place then coming back is also an option. Giving it some time and completing some side quests could move things along as well.
Sadly, a lot of people will just have to wait for the developers to patch this one out. If you’re experiencing this bug, you can report it to CDPR using the form on their support site.
This probably won’t be the only bug you encounter, either. The game is experiencing a rocky launch, and the developers are surely working on a patch already. You’ll have to have a little more patience – after all, you’ve waited all these years.
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