Cyberpunk 2077 Tapeworm quest is a strange little side job that is crucial for getting better game endings and finding very cool Johnny Silverhand items. It involves no major decisions and is there to further immerse you into the game world and its story. Why are we writing this article then? There seems to be a Cyberpunk 2077 tapeworm bug many people are encountering. CD Projekt Red supposedly fixed this problem with 1.04 patch. Still, we are seeing many people complaining about it. Here are a few tips on what to do if you encounter the Tapeworm quest bug in Cyberpunk 2077 and can’t talk to Johnny.
Cyberpunk 2077 Tapeworm quest bug
Tapeworm quest in Cyberpunk is just four conversations you’ll have with Johnny Silverhand at various stages of the game. They trigger after doing each of the main mission jobs, before you enter end game. The bug that has been bothering people during the Tapeworm quest happens when you leave the Clouds club at the end of Automatic Love. This is the quest where you look for Evelyn Parker. When you start descending the elevator, on your way out of the Clouds, your optical chip should start bugging and you start coughing. On your way out the elevator a cutscene should trigger and you should start talking to Johnny.
Tapeworm bug fix
The first thing to do to fix the Cyberpunk 2077 Tapeworm bug is to apply the official 1.04 patch. One of the patch notes reads as follows: “Fixed an issue with conversation with Johnny not starting after leaving the hotel in Tapeworm.” Second thing you can do is load a previous autosave closest to you finishing your business in the Clouds and heading for the elevator again. If you are further in the game try to go back to megabuilding H8 and find the elevator and then try exiting and entering it and riding it up and down again to see if you can trigger the Johnny conversation. Try doing it at 11pm at night because Automatic Love happens at that time. You can also trigger the cutscene when you do the side quest Ex-Factor with Judy, because you will ride the same elevator as in Tapeworm.
Trigger Chippin’ in quest
Finishing the first conversation with Johnny does not finish the Tapeworm quest. It ends after three more conversations. These happen after the quests Transmission, Life During Wartime and Search and Destroy. Once you have completed all these quests and watched the conversations you will complete the Tapeworm quest. This will automatically start Chippin’ In quest. This is a quest line that leads towards getting Johnny’s Samurai jacket, gun and Porsche 911. Just make sure you were not a complete bastard toward Johnny during these conversations. It is also worth noting that completing Johnny’s storyline will unlock a new ending for you. Check this video on our Youtube channel to see the items you can get.
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