Kold Mirage is one of the many side quests in Cyberpunk 2077. It’s the one where you investigate a mysterious set of coordinates only to end up with a legendary netrunner’s cyberdeck, which then proceeds to try and fry Nix, your friendly neighbourhood hackerman. There are two ways to save him, but neither is obvious, and the pressure might make them even harder to figure out. If you’re having trouble with this quest, our Cyberpunk 2077 Kold Mirage guide will help you find a way to save Nix.
The coordinates you get will point you towards a landfill – the same landfill where you woke up after Dex shot you in the face. You’ll find a dead hacker in a fridge there, but it won’t be just any hacker. It’s a legendary netrunner of yore, and you can grab his cyberdeck. You can also find Dex’s body and get the pistol that shot you in the face – it’s nice to have closure like that.
Find a way to save Nix Cyberpunk
Once you bring the deck to Nix, he’ll decided to give it a spin, despite everyone’s better judgement. Naturally, things will go wrong and the deck will start frying him. At this point, you’ll have two options:
- Jack into the computer next to his chair and complete the breach protocol puzzle. You’ll save both Nix and the deck.
- Use the circuit breaker on the wall to the left to cut the power, saving Nix but destroying the deck. You might need to scan the wall first, in order to reveal it.
Either way, Nix will reward you for saving his life by giving you a bunch of quickhacks. It’s a nice thing to have, but most of them are pretty basic, and not the kind of reward you’d expect for saving someone.
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