Guinea Pigs is a Gig in Cyberpunk 2077 (CP77). This walkthrough will guide you through all steps of the Guinea Pigs Gig (Side Quest).
Area: City Center (Downtown)
Quest Giver: Dino Dinovic
Requirement: Street Cred Level 18
Reward: €$10,900 / 565 XP / Street Cred XP
Mission Info: Gig type: Gun for Hire
Objective: Eliminate Joanne Koch
Location: Biotechnica corporate hotel, on Republic Way
Chick’s name is Joanne Koch, regional director for tech and development or some shit at Biotechnica. Means she tests all the shiny new gizmos. Last little gizmo she tested? Yeah, that one flatlined over 70 souls – folks from a clan called Red Orchid or Red Ocher or something like that. Koch tried to dry the tears of victims’ families with a few ennies (ever try that? doesn’t work) and decided to close the book on it. Sure enough, book didn’t close all the way – all them families pooled together to hire someone who’d give Director Koch the cordial greeting she deserves. You know the kind – SUPER CORDIAL, to show her they REALLY CARE.
I’ll flick you the coords and the access code to the corpo hotel Koch is holed up in. Shoot em a word after the smoke’s cleared.
- Get inside the hotel
- Reach the 19th floor
- Get inside Koch’s apartment
- Neutralize Joanne Koch
- Escape the hotel
Starting Location: Guinea Pigs
Gig: Guinea Pigs starts in City Center (Downtown).
Get inside the hotel
Your goal in this gig is to go up to the 19th floor of the hotel and take out Joanne Koch. You can enter the building from one of three doors, but you always have to go up the same elevator so it’s not a huge deal where you come in. It’s honestly probably better to either go through the lobby then the door beside the bar or the open door to the right side of the building that goes directly into the rear hallway, as the elevator is also on that side.
You aren’t obligated to do this gig stealthy at all, so if you want you could also just shoot you way in.
Reach the 19th floor
Going through the hallway on the right there will be one worker in the second room you can take out or leave, then the elevator is out the door to the right. None of the enemies in the lobby should be able to stop you if you go straight to the elevator from here.
Get inside Koch’s apartment
On the upper floor there are two robots directly in front of the elevator, but they aren’t actually active and won’t notice you when you go by them, so you only need to worry about the cameras and the one enemy wandering around.
To the left is where you need to go to progress. If you have 19 TECHNICAL ABILITY you can go right through the front door of the apartment, otherwise, you need to take the small door up the stairs to the rooftop. On the rooftop go to the left side, watching for the two enemies that walk back and forth beside the peak window, which is where you need to drop into to get into the apartment.
Neutralize Joanne Koch
If you have not triggered combat, Joanne will be sitting on the coach currently distracted by a braindance. You can choose to wake her up if you want, but all she’ll do is try and call security so there isn’t any reason to over just taking her out as is.
Escape the hotel
After she is dealt with, you can retrace your steps back out of the hotel to complete the gig.
This finishes Guinea Pigs gig in Cyberpunk 2077 (CP77).
For all other Quest Walkthroughs, check out the complete Cyberpunk 2077 Walkthrough.