Cyberpunk 2077 2.02 Iconic “Skippy” Smart Pistol Guide
Cyberpunk 2077 2.02 Iconic “Skippy” Smart Pistol Guide

Skippy is an Iconic smart pistol that can be acquired right after you finish Act I of the game. It doesn’t require you to kill any enemies to obtain it, and it’s one of the best smart weapons in the game. In this guide, I’ll go over how to get it and how to make sure that the weapon is as powerful as it can be, and that it remains that way.

Quick tips before you get Skippy:

  • Skippy can be ruined. If you make certain decisions when you get skippy, you can permanently lock the gun into non-lethal mode, which makes it extremely weak. 
  • Tier scales to your level on acquisition. When you grab Skippy, it will automatically adjust its tier to match your level. For example, if you pick it up at level 50, it will be a Tier 5 weapon.
  • Targets enemy heads. When configured correctly, Skippy will target the enemy’s heads, instead of the torso like the gun’s non-Iconic counterpart does.
  • Minor spoilers for the gun. The gun is interesting enough to the point where talking about it is enough to be considered a spoiler. I recommend that you read this guide as you acquire the gun to avoid spoiling anything.

Acquiring Skippy

Acquiring this weapon is very simple. Once you finish Act I, you’ll see a new Side Job available in the Vista Del Rey district of Heywood. It’s located right next to the College Street fast travel point.

Location of Skippy on the map | Cyberpunk 2077
Location of Skippy on the map

Select the side job and follow the road to the south-west. You’ll see that the side job takes you to an alleyway.

Alleyway with Skippy | Cyberpunk 2077
Alleyway with Skippy

Follow the quest marker. It will lead you behind a dumpster, where you can find Skippy lying inside of a pistol case.

Pistol case with Skippy behind the dumpster | Cyberpunk 2077
Pistol case with Skippy behind the dumpster
Skippy in the pistol case | Cyberpunk 2077
Skippy in the pistol case

Not Ruining Skippy

Once you get Skippy, he’ll talk to you. Follow the dialogue tree until Skippy asks you to pick from one of two modes “Puppy-Loving Pacifist” or “Stone Cold Killer”. 

Here, select Puppy-Loving Pacifist.

Correct dialogue option | Cyberpunk 2077
Correct dialogue option

This will make it so that for the first 50 kills, the weapon will perform rather poorly, but once you reach 50 kills, Skippy will talk to you a second time. 

You’ll be able to pick one of 3 dialogue choices:

  • “I don’t know.”
  • “I’m not having a conversation with my gun.”
  • “Killing is wrong.”

Pick either “I don’t know.” or “I’m not having a conversation with my gun.” Either choice will lead to skippy switching to Stone-Cold Killer, making it target enemy heads.

Optional: Handing it back to Regina Jones 

After about 8 days of owning the weapon, Skippy will inform you that he wants to be returned to the original owner of the gun, Regina Jones. You can either decline or accept.

If you accept, and bring the gun back to Regina, she’ll pay you for the gun.

After a few days, you’ll get a text message from Regina, informing you that you get Skippy back. You will now be able to revisit Regina Jones and Skippy will be on the table.

While the AI will be removed from the gun, everything else will remain the same, including the mode the gun has been set to, which will be ‘Stone Cold Killer’ if you’ve followed the guide.