The A-22B Chao is a powerhouse of a pistol that packs a punch in both style and performance. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a newcomer to the streets of Night City, this Cyberpunk 2077 guide will walk you through everything you need to know about this exceptional weapon.


Weapon Overview: A-22B Chao


  • Type: Pistol
  • Damage: 50-60
  • Rate of Fire: 300 RPM
  • Ammo Type: Light Rounds
  • Special Features: Burst fire, High crit chance

Unique Features

  • Burst Fire: The A-22B Chao has a unique burst-fire mode, allowing you to unleash multiple rounds with a single trigger pull.
  • High Crit Chance: This weapon has an elevated critical hit chance, making it ideal for players who focus on crit builds.

How To Get A-22B Chao

To begin your quest for the A-22B Chao, you’ll first need to initiate the “Chippin’ In” side mission. This mission becomes available after completing the main story mission called “Tapeworm.” Once the side mission is accessible, head over to the Afterlife bar where you’ll meet Rogue. Engage in a conversation with her about Smasher, which is crucial for the mission’s storyline.

As you proceed through the “Chippin’ In” mission, you’ll eventually find yourself in a confrontation with a character named Grayson. Upon defeating Grayson, you’ll be presented with a choice: to spare him or to end his life. Regardless of your decision, you’ll gain access to a key that Grayson has been holding.

With the key in hand, locate the nearby container that it unlocks. Inside this container, you’ll find the coveted A-22B Chao pistol, ready for you to add to your arsenal.

Note: You can still get the key to the container by looting Grayson’s body if you kill him.

Modding and Customization

Recommended Mods

  • Pax: Turns the weapon non-lethal, allowing for more gameplay options.
  • Crunch: Increases the weapon’s damage output.


  • Suppressor: For stealth gameplay.
  • Extended Magazine: For prolonged firefights.

Gameplay Tips

  • Aim for the Head: With its high crit chance, headshots can be devastating.
  • Burst Fire: Use the burst fire in close-quarters combat for maximum damage.
  • Stealth Approach: Equip a suppressor for a more stealthy approach.