Cyberpunk 2077: How to Holster Your Weapon

You'll definitely want to know how to holster your weapon in Cyberpunk 2077 with the police actually functional after the 2.0 patch.

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The 2.0 patch and upcoming Phantom Liberty DLC have reinvigorated interest in Cyberpunk 2077 for very good reason. The patch has brought more quality-of-life changes than you can shake a stick at. And the DLC promises to round out the experience. If you haven’t played in a while, you may have forgotten how a few mechanics work. Totally understandable. I did, too. Here’s how to holster your weapon in Cyberpunk 2077.

How to Holster Your Weapon in Cyberpunk 2077

It took a bit to figure out how to holster my weapon back when I played the game originally, and it’s taken a bit yet again with the 2.0 patch. To save you the trouble of trying to figure it out again yourself, learn from my pain and read on.

You can double-press the button swap weapons button to holster them instead. The exact buttons you need to double-press are:

  • Keyboard and mouse: Left Alt.
  • Xbox controller: Y button.
  • PlayStation controller: Triangle button.

Why Should I Holster My Weapon?

You’ve probably noticed that random NPCs aren’t totally happy to see you and will attack you out of seemingly nowhere. If you’ve wondered why they do this, wonder no longer: it’s because you have your weapon out. Holstering your weapon will make NPCs, including the police, less hostile toward you.

It’s best to keep your weapon holstered if you aren’t trying to get into any trouble, especially now with the improved police system. The police now actually do their jobs, meaning they’ll attack you if you so much as glance at them with your weapon out. Save yourself the trouble by holstering your weapon after combat encounters.

That’s it for how to holster your weapon in Cyberpunk 2077, which you’re going to want to do now in this post-2.0 version of the game. Check out our other Cyberpunk 2077 guides here on GameSkinny.

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