The Corpo-Rat is the 1st main story mission in Cyberpunk 2077 (CP77). It’s the Prologue if you chose the Corpo Lifepath. This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives, paths, dialogues, choices and endings of The Corpo-Rat Main Job.
Area: City Center
Quest Giver: Jenkins
Requirement: Pick Corpo Lifepath at the start of the game to get this as your starting mission
Mission Info: Sometimes I wonder what it’s lik to work for Arasaka, y’know? Way I figure it, it’s like playin’ Russian roulette for a million eddies. Give it a spin, pull the trigger. You hear it click, you strike it rich. And if you don’t, well… the mess is someone else’s problem.
So to recap – Abernathy is Jenkins’ boss. Jenkins is your boss and he ordered you to off Abernathy. It’s a classic damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation. You kill her – you’re fucked. You tell Abernathy – you’re even more fucked. Why? Because for the past few years you’ve been batting for Jenkins’ team. If you get the job done, and do it well, you might get a promotion, but forget sleeping at night, because who knows how soon you’ll be in someone’s crosshairs. Only proves the wide variety of opportunities Araska has to offer.
- Leave the bathroom
- Head to Jenkins’s office
- Talk to you old acquaintance [Optional]
- Talk to Jenkins
- Take the datashard
- Talk to Jenkins
- Take the money
- Leave Jenkins’ office
- Talk to Jackie
- Read the report on your personal terminal [Optional]
- Go to the AV Garage
- Get in Jenkins’ AV
- Deal with the locals
- Head to Lizzie’s
- Talk to the Bouncer
- Meet with Jackie
- Sit with Jackie
Starting Location: The Corpo-Rat
Leave the bathroom
After talking to Jackie on the phone, you can leave the bathroom, which is the door just next to you.
Head to Jenkins’s office
To reach your boss’s office, follow the route on the minimap towards the elevator, slightly to your right side.
Talk to you old acquaintance [Optional]
When you step out of the elevator, you can talk to a person named Frank, who you’ve previously worked together with on a project. You can take the time here to learn some more disturbing intel on your company.
Take a seat and watch the slightly disturbing video-conference in the background.
Talk to Jenkins
When Jenkins stands up, follow him and speak to him about how to handle his own boss, who he really hates. We suggest that he should defend himself against her actions.
Take the datashard
Your boss has some intel gathered for you to pick up.
Talk to Jenkins
He wants to have Abernathy removed from the picture and provides us with many sensitive information about her, which we should use to our advantage to get the job done.
Take the money
Jenkins hands over a stack of bills for this operation, so you don’t leave any financial traces which lead back to the corporation.
Leave Jenkins’ office
When leaving the office, one of your associates is waiting outside and tells you about some reports he has finished.
Talk to Jackie
V will automatically call Jackie and they’ll schedule a meeting at Lizzie’s bar in one hour.
Read the report on your personal terminal [Optional]
If you want, head into the office nearby to read reports and talk to another co-worker of yours.
Go to the AV Garage
Follow the route on the minimap to head towards the Garage, where Jenkins’ AV is waiting.
Get in Jenkins’ AV
Board the vehicle and optionally have a drink and/or listen to the news, while flying to Lizzie’s.
Deal with the locals
When you land, you can optionally attack some residents, if you choose to use the time-limited-choice option. Otherwise, you’ll simply talk your way through.
Head to Lizzie’s
The entrance to the Bar is just a few meters away from where you landed with the AV.
Talk to the Bouncer
The bouncer is easy to convince. V will state that it is a simple business visit.
Meet with Jackie
Jackie will be sitting in the corner on the lower floor of the bar.
Sit with Jackie
Sit down with you friend and talk about the details of the task you’ve been assigned to. After taking a drink with him, some of Abernathy’s associates appear (basically also co-workers of yourself, but not the nice kind) and force you to hand over all the sensitive data you have on her, or otherwise your implants would seize working in a matter of minutes.
After a short while, V will faint and this prologue is completed.
This finishes The Corpo-Rat main quest in Cyberpunk 2077 (CP77). Now the next quest The Rescue becomes available.
For all other Quest Walkthroughs, check out the complete Cyberpunk 2077 Walkthrough.