There’s a reason that Night City has been voted the “Worst place to live in America”. A cesspool for corporate greed, rampant with both petty and major crimes and enabled by massive corruption, this entire cityscape can be considered one massive hostile territory overall to an outsider. From V’s perspective, certain areas are definitely avoidable and not worth the trouble in the first place. As you will find yourself getting more embroiled in the game, it’s better to have an understanding of which areas to be careful in and how to travel around in Night City on foot, especially when it’s dark.
What is Hostile Area in Cyberpunk 2077?
While geographically, Cyberpunk 2077 is divided into six districts along with a seventh one that lies on the outskirts, also known as The Badlands. City Center and Heywood are not as risky in terms of running into trouble, however, should you venture into Pacifica or The Badlands, things will get risky since these areas are almost a free for all in terms of crime and violence.
There are going to be moments in the game when you will enter what is considered to be a ‘Hostile Territory’ by the game. You will be issued a disclaimer like this when you’re entering an area that belongs to a specific gang or during missions when your own life is heavily threatened.
What to do in a Hostile Area in Cyberpunk 2077?
Obviously, the first thing you need to do is remain on guard and keep your gun ready to protect yourself. If possible, exit the area as quickly as possible unless your presence has been deemed necessary by the game’s plot. As you do more side missions and unlock more areas in the city, the number of Hostile Areas will decrease and you will have safer access to locations in the city.
We’ve found that most areas are not as problematic during daylight, but as soon as it’s dark even a relatively safe Westbrook district can become a really deadly affair. Do make sure you drive wherever possible and keep yourself well-armed.