Players have seen plenty of footage and clues into who will be in Cyberpunk 2077
Jackie Welles, the best friend of V, the character you play will be important at the start of your journey.
If you're looking at this article it likely means you know what will happen to Jackie and it probably broke your heart just like me.
If you want to find out whether you can rescue him from this fate, keep reading!
Warning: Major Cyberpunk 2077 Campaign Story Spoilers Below.
Can You Save Jackie In Cyberpunk 2077?
During one of the games prologue missions, “The Heist”, fans are placed into an impossible position and ultimately it leads to the unfortunate passing of Jackie Welles.
Just prior to this, V and Jackie were breaking into the Konpeki Plaza hotel in the hopes of stealing a mysterious chip.
But, the heist goes south pretty quickly and in their escape a drone starts firing on them clipping Jackie.
He's just about ok to help make it out with V, who both reach the Delamain cab and a quick exit, but Jackie is too badly injured and dies in the backseat.
You'll have no doubt seen this to some degree in the games E3 trailer some years ago.
Although the Heist mission takes place during the early prologue of the game, it's not right at the start. You'll have made plenty of big choices up until this point, and so it's possible some fans might be thinking the all-important question...
Is It Possible To Save Jackie In The Heist Mission?
Given how much Cyberpunk 2077 has been sold on the changing narratives and infinite choices, coupled with the fact that pre-launch marketing revealed the fate of Jackie, you would think it might be possible to save him.
Well, brace yourselves, folks.
Despite your love for the character it is not possible to save Jackie in Cyberpunk 2077.
It doesn't matter what you do leading up to The Heist mission, the ultimate fate of Jackie Welles is a core part of the story and cannot be avoided.
In fact, a lot of the key story beats that follow mostly stem from the untimely death of Jackie Welles.
Is Jackie Really Dead In Cyberpunk 2077?
Some fans have argued that although Jackie dies, you never see what happened to his body after meeting Dex.
Given that Johnny Silverhand has found a way to live on, could Jackie return also?
We know the game plans to release plenty of post-launch DLC.
Is it possible that Jackie could somehow live on. We certainly wouldn't rule it out.
This is Cyberpunk 2077 after all; a world where even the impossible, seems possible.