How To Free The Fake Lina In Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

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  • Free The Fake Lina (Path One)
  • Find The Real Lina (Path Two)

You get some odd job offers during Cyberpunk 2077. This includes the Dazed and Confused job from the Phantom Liberty DLC. Admittedly, it doesn’t sound too strange on the surface. After all, you’re tasked with saving a celebrity known as Lina Malina, who has been kidnapped.


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So, it sounds like a regular rescue mission, but that couldn’t be further from the truth, as the victim isn’t exactly what you expect. Therefore, it isn’t a traditional rescue operation. You still have to lend a hand, though, even if it’s not to the person you were originally ordered to save. Here is everything you need to know to complete the quest.


Meet ‘Lina’

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Screenshot Of Dazed And Confused Starting Point

Lina is being held in a BD store near the center of Dogtown.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Screenshot Of Entrance To BD Store Named Brainporium

When you get there, you will find the place in a pretty poor state with mess everywhere. Head through the door inside and go downstairs.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Screenshot Of Shank Next To Edgar Who's In A Cell

In the basement, you will find two strangers. One of them is locked in a room and dressed like Lina Malina. Speak to the other one to discover his name is Shank, while the Lina look-a-like is Edgar.

Follow him upstairs to have a private discussion where you learn that his buddy had a BD accident that resulted in him thinking he is Lina Malina.

That is not Shank’s main concern, though. He’s more concerned about his struggling store and wants you to get the real Lina down here to shoot a video.

At this point, you can choose between finding the real Lina and bringing her to the store or freeing the guy who thinks he’s Lina. Which method you go for significantly alters the rest of the quest.

Free The Fake Lina (Path One)

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Screenshot Of Edgar Stuck In Room With 'Open' Prompt

If you want a shorter quest, you can just set the guy who believes himself to be Lina free.

On the surface, this may seem like the more morally righteous decision as you aren’t going along with Shank’s questionable plan. However, it does mean that you can’t fix the Fake Lina’s mind. You also miss out on an iconic weapon.

But if you want to do it anyway, then you must find the keycard to his makeshift cell.

Where To Find The Keycard To Open Lina’s Cell

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Screenshot Of Two Pots Next To Bench

If you read the message on the computer behind the counter, you will discover that the keycard was lost near the front door.

So, go outside and turn left to find two pots. The keycard is inside one of them, meaning you have to break them.

For some reason, smashing the pots isn’t always easy with either guns or melee attacks. A melee weapon is probably your best bet.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Screenshot Of BD Room Keycard On Floor

When you smash them enough, you will notice a BD room keycard among the rubble. Pick it up and head back downstairs to open the cell.

Once you do, ‘Lina’ will offer you a kiss. You can accept or not. Either way, he leaves, and you need to message Mr. Hands to tell him the job is done. That serves as the end of the quest.

Find The Real Lina (Path Two)

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Screenshot Of Picking Up Letter On The Floor. It's next to a heart

If you want to go through with Shank’s plan, you must head to Lina’s place. But before you do that, head back into the basement of the BD store and go into the cell next to the one Lina is in.

From here, scan the letter on the floor and pick it up. It’s a personal letter the fake Lina sent to the real one before this whole situation started. By acquiring it, you can potentially get the best ending of the quest.

At this point, feel free to message Viktor and Judy if you want more insight into Edgar’s condition and how to fix it.

Convince Lina To Do The BD

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Screenshot Of Map Marker Showing Lina's Location

Next, you must go to Lina’s residence, which isn’t far from your Dogtown hideout.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Screenshot Of Enemies Standing And Sitting Around Stairway

Guarding the place are a bunch of gang members. You have to persuade them to leave or just kill them all.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Screenshot Of Outside Chair With Wait Prompt

Either way, head up the stairs to Lina’s place and knock on the door twice. As she doesn’t answer, you come to the conclusion that she isn’t here. So, you need to sit on the chair near her front door and wait.

Time skips ahead to when she arrives.

Now, this is where things get serious, as you must convince Lina to do your BD movie.

If you tell her the truth about her dead guards or your reasons for needing her, the quest will fail.

The trick to this is to lie about almost everything. So, if she asks about dead guards, say, “Found them like this.”

Then, claim to be a BD scout wanting to make her an offer.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Screenshot Of Lina Malina Choice To Convince Her To Do Your BD Film

To convince her to do it, you can either pay her 10,000 eddies or tell her she’ll be co-starring with Kerry. The latter is only an option if you’ve completed the I Don’t Wanna Hear It job and gotten a picture with Kerry and the Us Cracks.

If you have a Corpo background, you can convince her by offering her 20 percent of the profits.

Once she’s agreed, message Shank to let him know, then let a day pass or skip ahead.

Direct The BD Shoot

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Screenshot Of Lina Malina BD Shoot With Both The Real Lina At The Front And Fake Lina In The Background

After a day passes, you get a message from Shank, who is concerned because real Lina and fake Lina are struggling to cooperate.

So, return to the BD store and sit in the director’s chair, aka the one facing the shoot.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Screenshot Of BD Shoot Of Giving Lina Malina Instructions

Now, you need to tell Lina what to do. Here are your options and their consequences:

Choice

Consequence

“Tell him that he’s your sister”

The shoot goes well. Lina and Shank are both happy with it. Lina even says she’ll work with them again. She leaves you an iconic bat on the counter.

“Convince him that he’s a clone created by the FIA”

The shoot goes poorly. Lina thinks the fake Lina is weird and doesn’t want to work with the store again. Shank isn’t too happy, either. Yet, Lina is thankful for the opportunity, and she leaves you an iconic bat on the counter.

[Send Tool’s Letter] “Here – your lines” (Only possible if you scanned the letter earlier)

The shoot goes poorly, and Lina storms out. However, the words snap Edgar out of his delusion.

Regardless of how the shoot goes, the quest ends when it’s over.

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