Should you cut out Dex and work for Evelyn in Cyberpunk 2077?

Cyberpunk 2077 evelyn or dex - Dex sits across from you in his car while smoking
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Is it a good idea to cut out Dex in Cyberpunk 2077? While you're on the cusp of a massive heist in Cyberpunk 2077, Evelyn has thrown another ball up for you to juggle. You're been hired by a fixer called Dexter DeShawn, but Dex's client breaks in to offer you a larger share if you just work for her directly instead. Do you stay loyal to Dex, or do you take those extra eddies from Evelyn?  

On the face of it the decision seems like a tough one, but don't sweat it too much. This choice isn't as dramatic as your altercation with Cyberpunk 2077 Royce (spoilers within), and it won't make much difference in the long-term. Just be aware that there are some light spoilers in this guide. No matter what you choose, there's a chance to shake Dex down to score some bonus eddies now. Here's what happens in your Cyberpunk 2077 Dex or Evelyn choice.

Ahead of the big Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 update and Phantom Liberty expansion, we've updated this guide to ensure you're ready to rock, Silverhand.

Cyberpunk 2077 Evelyn: If you cut out Dex

Evelyn offers a 50 percent cut, so you wouldn't need Dex, theoretically. Even if you're keen to side with Evelyn, you'll have to select "I'll think about it" for now. Calling her immediately after this conversation doesn't offer you the chance to accept her offer either.

If you say you'll consider the offer, Evelyn assures you that whatever you decide, it'll stay between the two of you. She reminds you that Dex isn't the only fixer in Night City. So, if you decide to cut him out, there's the promise of a decent payday from Evelyn, and potentially new jobs from other fixers. 

Cyberpunk 2077 Dex: If you stay loyal to DeShawn

Here's what happens if you say: "No way, Dex trusts me"

You say it's not just about the money, and you're not willing to turn on Dex that quickly. Evelyn's response is "fine, I never asked." Although she doesn't seem too upset at your decision as she says she'll send you her number if you need her.

How to get more eddies working for Dexter DeShawn 

When you speak to Dexter later on in the Heist mission, you have the opportunity to tell him about Evelyn's offer. 

By selecting "Not bad… But she wants to cut you loose"', you'll spill the beans to Dexter. He commends your loyalty, and if you mention that "appreciation doesn't convert to eddies", he offers you some more money. In fact, Dex tells you that new recruits get a 30 percent cut of each job. However, as a reward for your honesty, Dexter offers you 40 percent. He still reckons it'll take a week or two for you to get your money, though.

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If you choose not to say anything to Dexter you can still push for some more money, but you won't get as much. Jackie raises the question of payment and you both wear down Dexter until he agrees to increase your cut. When prompted, choose the "Jackie's right. We want more" dialogue option to secure 35 percent.

Overall, this decision won't have a significant impact, due to the events that happen later on in the game.

Emma Matthews

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