In Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty, the right weapon can make or break your experience. One such weapon that deserves your attention is the “Death and Taxes” pistol. This guide aims to provide you with all the information you need to acquire this unique firearm, from its stats to the quest you need to complete.


Weapon Overview: Death and Taxes


  • Type: Power Pistol
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Damage: 118-145
  • Rate of Fire: 4.44 Attacks Per Second
  • Clip Size: 10
  • Headshot Damage Multiplier: 150%
  • Mod Slots: 1-4
  • Electrical Damage: +85-103
  • Shock Chance: +13%

Unique Features

  • Electrical Damage: Deals electrical damage, making it effective against drones and mechs.
  • Split Bullets: The weapon splits bullets into two, increasing the chance to hit the target.

How to Get Death and Taxes


  1. Mission: “Ex-Factor”

The “Death and Taxes” pistol in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty can be obtained during the side quest called “Ex-Factor.” To unlock this quest, you need to progress sufficiently in the main story and save Evelyn Parker. After listening to two BDs extracted from her, you’ll receive a quest called “M’ap Tann Pèlen,” which requires you to call Mr. Hands. Once you’ve done that, Judy will call you, and a new side quest line will start. You’ll need to complete a few missions before “Ex-Factor” becomes available.

During the “Ex-Factor” quest, head to Maiko’s Office and look for the pistol on the table close to the door where you enter. If you miss it during this quest, you can later find it in Judy’s apartment.