Cyberpunk 2077 has plenty of futuristic weapons for you to play around with. Some of them are conventional weapons which you get as loot from enemies and some as rewards for completing different missions. Apart from these conventional weapons, there are also some iconic weapons in the game that have certain unique attributes about them and stand out from the conventional ones. One such weapon is the light machine gun named Defender and in this guide, we’ll walk you through how to get Defender – an iconic light machine gun in Cyberpunk 2077.


What is the Defender Iconic LMG?

The Defender is an Iconic Light Machine Gun (LMG) that boasts a high rate of fire and impressive damage output. Its unique design and capabilities make it a sought-after weapon for players looking to deal significant damage in firefights.

Cyberpunk 2077: How to get Defender Iconic Light Machine Gun

You get the Defender LMG by killing a certain enemy during an NCPD mission. Where you can find this particular NCPD mission and how you can take out the enemy are explained below.

Where to Find the NCPD Mission

Your journey begins in the district of Little China. Head to the edge of Northside, right under the main highway. Here, you’ll find an NCPD mission that holds the key to obtaining the Defender LMG. You don’t need to complete the whole mission to get the weapon but only need to take out an enemy named Barry Alken Vulture.

The Defender Iconic LMG location.

How to Take Out Barry Alken Vulture

Barry isn’t your average goon. He roams the lower levels of the mission area, and he’s not alone. Expect a heated battle as you approach him. While Barry has the unique ability to charge jump, he’s vulnerable to electricity, quick-hacks, and fire. If you prefer a stealthy approach, consider using hacks and an EMP grenade to weaken him from a distance. Once Barry is out of the picture, loot his body to obtain the Defender schematic.

The Defender Stats

  • Damage per second (DPS): 146.6
  • Attacks per second: 7.76
  • Damage per hit: 17-20
  • Damage types: Electrical, Physical, Chemical or Thermal
  • Power: Bullets can ricochet off the different surface
  • Random stats: Bonus Ricochet Damage, Crit Damage, Bleeding Chance, Crit Chance, Burn Chance

And that’s all you need to know on how to get the Defender LMG in Cyberpunk 2077. You can also check out our main Iconic weapons guide to find all of them.