Cyberpunk 2077: How to get the new Byakko Katana
The Byakko Katana is a new melee weapon in Cyberpunk 2077 that players can obtain and allows them to dash into their enemies with every attack.
The Byakko Katana is a new melee weapon that players can enter Cyberpunk 2077, and it’s the only melee weapon that’s part of the latest update, patch 1.5. Including the Byakko Katana, the patch featured a total of five new weapons such as an SMG, Shotgun, Assault Rifle, and Pistol. While each of the weapons are powerful on their own, the Byakko Katana has a few unique advantages that also set it apart from other melee weapons in the game.
What makes the Byakko Katana so special is its legendary quality, which allows players to dash at their enemy from a short distance. Additionally, the new melee weapon has a 35% chance to inflict the bleeding effect on enemies. This is the same effect players can get from the new Bloody Maria shotgun and the new Darra Polytechnic Umbra in Cyberpunk 2077. Using these three weapons, players can easily create a nice character build centered around the bleeding effect, which deals bonus damage over time.
Similar to other legendary Katana weapons, the Byakko grants players reduced stamina usage while attacking. Combined with the slit effect, players can easily use this new melee weapon in Cyber Bunk 2077 as they rush foe after foe. Even in a sparsely covered area, players can make full use of Byakko’s abilities with Kerenzikov’s Cyber Warfare upgrade. While not a new upgrade, the Legendary Kerenzikov can be implanted into V’s nervous system slot and allows them to slow down time. It is one of the best cyberware upgrade available in Cyberpunk 2077and when used in unison with close range weapons, players are nearly unstoppable.
Where to get the Byakko Katana in Cyberpunk 2077
Unlike many other weapons in Cyberpunk 2077, players cannot purchase the Byakko Katana from Wilson’s 2nd Amendment store, nor can they find it while looting the streets of Night City or its most hostile NPCs. Instead, this weapon can only be obtained after players complete Wakako Okada’s final gig called “professional widow.” As soon as players have completed all other gigs for Wakako, she will call V and the side gig will begin immediately. Luckily, this is one of the easiest side gigs to complete in Cyberpunk 2077.
The only thing players need to do to complete this side gig is go to one of V’s apartments in Cyberpunk 2077 and access their weapon stash. The Byakko Katana will already be in the supply and players can remove it immediately. Although the weapon does not have any unique mods from the recent update, players can still purchase Katana mods from Wilson’s 2nd Amendment store and apply them to the Byakko in Cyberpunk 2077.
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Cyberpunk 2077 is available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Google Stadia and PC.
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