At the very beginning of Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll unlock the ‘Beat on the Brat’ quest. This sees you taking on a number of different street brawlers in a fist fight. In this guide, we’ll talk you through each of the fights, providing you with a recommended level and some tips on how to beat each of the opponents in your way before the final fight against Razor.
How to Complete ‘Beat on the Brat’ in Cyberpunk 2077
First things first, let’s run you through quick handy tips that’ll help you in each of these fights.
First and foremost, if you can afford it, get the Gorilla Arms cyberware upgrade from a Ripperdoc. We’ve got a detailed guide on the best Gorilla Arms build if you want to lean into this playstyle, but it’ll also come in clutch during Cyberpunk 2077’s Beat on the Brat quest.
Your effectiveness in fist fights can be improved by increasing your Body attribute, as this will increase your health and stamina. On top of that, you’ll want to get the Invincible and True Grit perks from the Athletics skill tree, and Flurry, Crushing Blows, Efficient Blows, Rush, Relentless, and Dazed from the Street Brawler skill tree.
You’ll also want to make sure that you’re making use of the counter-attack. To do this, you must block at the very last second within the final frames before your opponent’s attack lands. This will stun your opponent and block their attack, leaving them open to a few easy hits. Use this to your advantage to cheese your way through fights if needed.
With these perks (and tips) under your belt, you should find these fights far, far easier than they first seemed. Now, let’s get right into the fights.
- Recommended Level: 5
The twins on the rooftop in Kabuki are your first fight. They should be the easiest, but they can prove a challenge if you don’t know how to eliminate their 2 v 1 advantage.
What you want to do here is constantly be on the move. Whenever one of the twins goes in for an attack, use your counter to stun them and get a few quick hits in.
Also, try and make sure you’re moving in such a way that one twin gets in the way of the other, so you can just focus on one at a time. Don’t get overzealous when you’re landing your hits, too. Once the twins start landing hits on you, your health will quickly diminish before you’ve got time to recover.
In summary: keep moving, counter, get a few hits in, retreat, and go again.
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