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Cyberpunk 2077: How To Neutralize Enemies

Here's how to perform non-lethal takedowns using stealth or non-lethal weapons. Find out how to neutralize enemies in Cyberpunk 2077.

In Night City, you can either choose to kill your enemies or simply take them down non-lethally. To be specific, you will have to neutralize the cyberpsycho foes during the Psycho Killer mission. But apart from this, you will be asked to knock out opponents in other missions and side jobs as well. How do you do that? Here’s a guide on how to do non-lethal takedowns using stealth or melee weapons and neutralize enemies.

How to Perform Non-Lethal Takedowns & Neutralize Enemies in Cyberpunk 2077?


You can do non-lethal takedowns by sneaking up to enemies from behind and stealthily grabbing them. You can also use a non-lethal melee weapon with the Blunt trait, like a baseball bat. When you use a baseball bat on an enemy, you will merely knock them unconscious and not flat out kill them. By doing this, you will neutralize enemies in Cyberpunk 2077.


To make things easier, a good trick is to bring your opponent’s health down to the lowest with lethal weapons and then attack with a non-lethal blow with your blunt melee weapon. This will successfully neutralize enemies in Cyberpunk 2077. Even though you used a lethal weapon to deal initial damage, you have to end the fight with a non-lethal one and you’ve got it.


Are you wondering if there are any ranged weapons which deal non-lethal damage? Well, there are, but they are extremely rare, so much so that you cannot depend on those.

Lastly, when you choose to play without the non-lethal weapons and just by crouching and creeping up to them, make sure that you remain undetected. Once you are behind your target, press X (Xbox) or Square (PlayStation) to take them down.

That’s how to neutralize enemies in Cyberpunk 2077 with the help of non-lethal takedowns and weapons. Speaking of weapons, we’ve got a list of iconic weapon location as well as how to obtain Johnny Silverhand’s Powerful Gun in Cyberpunk 2077 and more in our Cyberpunk 2077 wiki.