Cyberpunk 2077 - Should You Side With Dex or Evelyn?

Published: Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 17:20 | By: James Bentley
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CD Projekt Red
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CD Projekt Red
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December 10, 2020
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RPG
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Should you perplex Dex?

Cyberpunk 2077 is a game loaded with decisions. From the lifepaths at the start to your build all the way to the main quest, it can become a little daunting to keep track of all your decisions. Being one of the more alerting ones early game, Evelyn tries to cut Dex out of a deal, and you must choose whether or not you agree in the mission "The Information."

Spoiler Alert: This guide will spoil some of your early choices in Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 - What Happens if You Choose Evelyn?

Early in the story, you'll go through your first two Braindances. In the first one, you figure out what happened in a robbery case, and then the second goes into the mind of Evelyn herself. She's meeting with your target, and you have to survey the scene to prepare for a big heist, making you aware of the target's security systems, personnel, and the item you are attempting to steal.

Afterward, Evelyn proposes that you cut Dex out of the deal. You don't need to commit to anything here, and Evelyn makes this quite clear. She doesn't need an answer immediately. You can instead opt to take the information on board and not tell Dex about it. In return for cutting him out, she promises you 50% of the earnings from your big heist in the mission "The Heist."

 
 
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He trusts you, but should he?

Talking to Dex in Cyberpunk 2077

Regardless of what you say to Evelyn, you have two central choices when it comes to talking to Dex. You can either tell him everything is fine and go about the next mission as you normally would, or you can tell him Evelyn wanted to cut him out—to which he promises you a higher cut in the heist. 

This is also made relevant when you speak to him later in the Afterlife Bar and can be used to negotiate a better cut alongside Jackie. Tell him you want a better price and he will agree.

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Get a nice, clear "pop!"

Who Should You Pick?

The unfortunate truth about this mission is that your choice doesn't really seem to matter. There's a chance of it meaning something that we haven't spotted yet but as the story progresses, it seems to clear this up. 

Spoilers ahead for why this decision doesn't matter. Only read if you already know what happens. If not, come back after you've finished.

No bad blood is shown between Dex and Evelyn here, and you don't witness anything before the heist. Unfortunately, the heist goes bad, a prominent figure is killed, and Dex betrays you in order to save himself. Whilst dealing with your "dead" body, he too is killed, so making any allegiance with him is pointless. 

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The Heist

It seems this choice was made to further some tension in the situation and to perhaps blindside you to the real story going on. This is merely the prologue to the main game, and Cyberpunk 2077 finally opens up to something much bigger after this.

 

And that's exactly what happens between Dex, Evelyn, and yourself in the heist mission. Make sure to check out our other guides for the answers to any questions you have.


For more Cyberpunk 2077 guides, check out our guides hub for all things Night City.


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