The recent Edgerunners DLC for Cyberpunk 2077 has created a frenzy with the discovery of Rebecca's shotgun, Guts, and its secret ability. This discovery comes on the heels of a host of fixes and new content to the game, which makes now the best time to play Cyberpunk 2077. The DLC combines Cyberpunk 2077 with the hit spinoff anime series, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, and includes an exciting Easter egg with players finding the abandoned shotgun of one of the show's original characters, Rebecca.SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
Rebecca was a fan favorite in Edgerunners, with her trigger-happy reckless attitude. Her shotgun, Guts, is a modified Carnage shotgun that offers some massive damage in addition to its massive recoil. This iconic gun can be found by carefully looking under a bush in Memorial Park near Arasaka Tower at Corpo Plaza, and it's a powerful weapon with bullets that ricochet off surfaces and can poison enemies. However, the recoil is what is most notable for using this secret move.
How Cyberpunk: Edgerunners & Cyberpunk: 2077 Are Connected
While some feel that a more expansive Cyberpunk 2077 Edgerunners DLC is a missed opportunity, what's already on offer has certainly offered fans something to sink their teeth into, and surprises like the discovery of Rebecca's shotgun go a long way toward making that happen. Reddit user Extreme_Lab1507 posted a video using Guts, which begins with a leap from dizzying heights that would normally kill a character from fall damage. However, moments before hitting the ground, they shoot the ground beneath them, and the recoil from the shotgun saves them from taking any damage at all.
Rebecca's Shotgun Guts Has One Of Cyberpunk 2077's Secret Moves
Many players have been quick to point out though that Guts is one of the best weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 even without this secret move. It's a modified variant of the Budget Arms Carnage shotgun, which has a chemical damage type and can poison on hit. Guts also discharges three additional ricochet bullets, although the accuracy may not be as predictable. The fact that it can prevent fall damage for a character when shot at the ground before impact is a good example of just how intense the recoil on this shotgun is, however, and a player will need to spend at least 10 points on the Body attribute before even using it. Yet with the right attributes, players are essentially gifted a way to climb to Night City's most impressive vertical heights and take a leap all the way to the ground, without ever having to visit a ripper doc to spend money on upgrades. It's a great way to open up gameplay and allow for more traversal options, something few players would likely expect out of a single weapon.
With the recent improvements that have come through substantive updates and free DLCs, Cyberpunk 2077 is definitely worth playing now despite its reputation at launch, and free content like the Edgerunners DLC has gone a long way. While this particular update may not have had as much content related to the anime as fans might have hoped for, it does add some compelling substance for returning players, and more incentive for new players to try out Cyberpunk 2077 for the first time. Fun revelations like that of Rebecca's shotgun being able to prevent fall damage may not be kinds of features a publisher would put on a bulleted marketing list, but they certainly make the bulk of the game far more fun to explore.