Cyberpunk 2077 Killing in the Name - Call Nancy, Router Bug

Killing in the Name Cyberpunk 2077 side job has several bugs that can completely stop you in your tracks, locking you out of the quest, including not being able to call Nancy and the router bug. Some people can’t figure out how to call Nancy and start the CP2077 Killing in the Name quest. Others encounter a bug where they can’t hack into, or jack into, the router. Still others have a problem where Johnny doesn’t spawn at one point, which can be necessary to avoid another bug. It’s a bit of a mess, honestly, and we’ll try and help you out with our Cyberpunk 2077 Killing in the Name – Call Nancy, Router Bug guide.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Killing in the Name – Call Nancy, Router Bug

Can’t Call Nancy in Killing in The Name – How to Start Cyberpunk 2077 Nancy Side Job?

If you can’t call Nancy and figure out how to start the Cyberpunk 2077 Killing in the Name side job, you might not have progressed far enough with Johnny’s story. Specifically, you have to complete the Chippin’ In side job for him, where you meet up with Rogue. I’m not gonna spoil much of what happens there, just know that you have to complete the Tapeworm quest first, by progressing far enough through the main story. During Chippin’ In, you’ll be able to find a ton of Johnny’s old stuff for the Breathtaking trophy, including his old Porsche 911.

Once you complete Chippin’ In, you should be able to call Nancy and proceed with Killing in the Name. You’d think you’d be on easy street now, but oh no. There are several more problems you might encounter, so let’s dive into those, shall we?

Killing in the Name Cyberpunk 2077 Can’t Hack into Router Bug – How to Jack into Router?

If you can’t hack the router in Killing in the Name in Cyberpunk 2077, and can’t figure out how to solve the jack into the router bug, there are two things that you can try. The first one is to check whether your cyberware OS lets you quickhack. For example, operating systems like Berserk do not let you perform quickhacks. If that is the case, head to your nearest ripperdoc and swap your OS out for a more hacker-friendly one.

If that doesn’t work, then you’ve definitely run into a pretty bad bug. Fortunately, the router hack bug in CP2077 Killing in the Name does have a potential workaround, annoying as though it may be. Said fix is to reload a save before you started the mission. Then, go to Nancy’s coordinates, and make sure to do two things: one, talk to Johnny when he appears on the blue van without skipping through his lines, and two, do not interact with any NPCs whatsoever. This should let you properly scan the area and interact with the router.

If Johnny is not appearing on the blue van for you, then you’re in trouble again. Attempting to mess with the router without talking to Johnny bugs the mission out completely. Is there something you can do about that? Well…

Johnny Not Appearing in Cyberpunk 2077 Killing in the Name Bug – How to Fix?

To fix the bug where Johnny’s not appearing in Cyberpunk 2077 Killing in the Name side job, you have to load in an older save, from before accepting the mission. This is the only thing that we know of that can jumpstart Johnny to spawn on top of the blue van when you visit Nancy’s coordinates, and this is necessary to avoid the router bug described above. Again, make sure to talk with Johnny all the way; do not fast forward through any of it. Also, do not touch any of the NPCs you might see in the area, because that too can mess things up.

That’s about all we’ve got at the moment. If you have any other potential fixes for this mess of a quest, by all means, leave them in the comments. Both we and the community are gonna be very grateful.

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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    Lee A

    After wasting 45 minutes with this shit, reloading the savegame as you suggested fixed it for me!

    1. K

      Me too! I had scanned the people there so that’s probably what bugged it out for me.

  2. P

    Can’t hack the router because I skipped through the talk with Johnny. Reloading an earlier save is not an option anymore as I gave up at aome point and went on to play 10+ hours elsewhere. Waiting for a bugfix. First gamebreaking bug I ran into after 35 hours. (Series X)

  3. M

    I tryed anytink but I m not able to jack in the Router 🙁 and I got 90 + hours of gameplay thats very sad… I LL waiting for a Bug fix but I think if werden are not able to reset missions its never get fixed

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    Sidney Roper

    Hey. I just found the solution. After trying everything above, I remember that the overall bugs of this game deal with corrupted game saves. Soooooo…. after loading, reloading, avoiding NPC’s, all that no go! I deleted auto saves!!! I kept a current manual save and then one other manual save (which I keep every few days as a backup) as well as the “PointOfNoReturn” save.

    Loaded up the mission (“track this mission”), drove to it, and then Johnny showed up on the van.

    Ps. I had done about three other missions since last attempting this mission.

  5. R

    Is this needed for the platinum trophy?

  6. A

    The changing my cyberware to quickhacks instead of any other managed to fix the problem. Thank you to the person that posted this! ?

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    Craig Moore

    Hi can anybody help have received the message for killing in the name but no coordinates have shown on the map any ideas many thanks Craig

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