Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty with the Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos quest starts after you kill or spare Colonel Hansen. This late-game mission is filled with action, choices, and strategic planning. Our comprehensive guide will walk you through each step, ensuring you’re prepared for every encounter and decision. Be aware, this guide contains spoilers, so proceed with caution!
In the initial stages, opt to help Reed capture Songbird in Firestarter. Defeat Colonel Hansen to proceed further. Engage in conversations with Mr. Hands and Yoko for additional assistance. Mr. Hands will require a payment of 15,000 credits for his help. Agree to Yoko’s proposal for extra rewards. Lay down traps for the convoy transporting Songbird. You have the choice between turrets or mines and their placements. Decide whether to use a smoke grenade or not and select your starting point: balcony, stairs, or street.
How to Complete Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
Preparation and Planning
- Choose to Help Reed Capture Songbird in Firestarter:
- Defeat Colonel Hansen to proceed.
- Talk to Mr. Hands and Yoko for additional assistance.
- Pay Mr. Hands 15,000 credits for his help.
- Agree to Yoko’s proposal for extra rewards.
- Lay down traps for the convoy transporting Songbird.
- Choose between turrets or mines and their placements.
- Decide to use a smoke grenade or not.
- Select your starting point: balcony, stairs, or street.
During the Mission
- Eliminate the Four MaxTac Guards:
- Be prepared for high health and resistances.
- Avoid using quickhacks as they will be blocked.
- Work with Reed to incapacitate the guards.
- Use high-end weapons to quickly eliminate the guards.
- Defeat the MaxTac Soldiers:
- Work together with Reed to target the same boss.
- Follow Reed’s sniper laser to know which boss to target.
- Attack the bosses when they are made vulnerable by Reed.
- Keep moving to avoid being closed down by the bosses.
- Attack the netrunner boss whenever they try to upload to cancel the process.
- Retreat to the balcony if needed.
Upon completion, watch the concluding cutscene and follow the objective markers to complete the quest.
For a more efficient mission completion, opt for mines and place them along the road to disable vehicles quickly. Use smoke grenades to get closer to the hostiles and choose the street as the starting point for quick access to hostiles. Be patient and strategic to successfully eliminate all foes. In the subsequent Somewhat Damaged mission, make sure to avoid the Cerberus robot.