The Chippin' In side quest in Cyberpunk 2077 becomes available after completing the Tapeworm side job. For your efforts, you'll get Johnny Silverhand's gun, the Malorian Arms 3516, and the car, the Porsche 911 Turbo.
Below, we'll walk you through how to start and complete Chippin' In, as well as how to ensure you get Johnny Silverhand's items.
How to Trigger the Chippin' In Side Job
First, complete the Taperworm quest. To do this, you'll need to talk to Johnny Silverhand at the end of various main jobs throughout the game:
- automatic love
- life in wartime
- search and destroy
At the end of these jobs, there are scripted cutscenes where V will generally feel sick and have trouble walking as Johnny materializes in front of them. These are the conversation triggers that will lead to Tapeworm, which should trigger automatically after Search and Destroy.
Tapeworm is a very short side mission where you talk to Johnny, pass out, and then end up somewhere else. He will then guide you to a cache where you can pick up a story item, leave the area, and that's it. The prompt for Chippin' In should also unlock here.
How to complete the Chippin' In Sidequest in Cyberpunk 2077
Begin the quest by going to Afterlife. Once there, you'll have to watch several cutscenes with Johnny partying and getting lost in Night City. Then, wait a day (or skip some time), and Snape will call you. She will ask you to meet her at Afterlife. Do so, and you'll eventually follow her to your main mission destination: Camp Maelstrom.
At camp, head to the Data Term computer room on the map, taking out cameras or enemies along the way. There is only one enemy in the room. Take them out, search the room for good items and scan the computer.
In the messages tab, you will find an email with the subject line “Ebunike”. Read it, and you'll find that Ebunike is a ship you'll find Smasher and Grayson on.
Follow the waypoint tracker to Ebunike, again eliminating cameras or enemies along the way.
On the ship, you'll notice an enemy standing in the middle of a large shipping container. However, there are two other Arasaka Assassins hiding nearby, so be careful when taking care of them. It can be tricky to do this stealthily, but if you have the Overheat quick hack, you can slowly take down each of them without being seen.
After killing these three enemies, move forward. Johnny will note that Grayson is in possession of his weapon, the Malorian Arms 3516. Go up the stairs and attack Grayson. It's a snap and shouldn't cause you any problems at all. In fact, I didn't even have to shoot him. I don't know if that was a problem or not, but he immediately doubled down when I confronted him, ending the battle.
Take Grayson's gun and you'll have two options: let him live or kill him.
- If you let him live, he'll give you an access card and tell you that you can use it at a nearby control panel.
- If you kill it, it will just drop it and you can pick it up. Of course, he's not alive to tell you how to use it.
Whatever you decide, take the access card, go down the stairs from where Grayson was and climb the ladder to your left.
Use the access card on the control panel to lower a shipping container. Then, right after the control panel, jump off the ship and head to that shipping container right in front of you. Johnny will materialize, commenting that he thinks he knows what's inside. This is his car, the Porsche 911 Turbo.
The car isn't actually needed to complete the side quest, but you might as well grab it. This is the only time the car is available (if you're looking for other cars, by any chance, we have a guide for that).
Now drive the car to the oil fields, following the objective marker, where Johnny's physical body was buried. Once you're in the oilfields, V will have a heart-to-heart talk with Johnny.
And that's it for the Chippin' In sidequest in Cyberpunk 2077. Now you know how to get Johnny's signature gun, the Malorian Arms 3516, as well as his sweet racer, the Porsche 911 Turbo! If you're looking for more Cyberpunk 2077 tips, consider heading over to our growing guides page.