How to find the Mortal Kombat Easter Egg in Cyberpunk 2077

Andrew Highton

Cyberpunk 2077 is no stranger to secrets and Easter Eggs, which is why it’s no surprise to hear that the game contains a tribute to Mortal Kombat hidden amidst the death and destruction of Night City.

It’s been hard to overlook the deserved criticism that Cyberpunk 2077 has been receiving over the last few weeks. The game’s countless issues across multiple platforms have led to widespread condemnation and even legal action.

But at the heart of CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is a truly outstanding game that flourishes in the art of storytelling and delivering terrific missions, characters, and gameplay. Night City is a vibrant, beaming sight of lights and pools of blood. But it also contains some amazing secrets, with its most recent secret being yet another cool touch to add to the game’s positives.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Mortal Kombat Easter Egg

One of the standout aspects of Cyberpunk 2077 is the sprawling open-world it’s managed to create. Night City is fascinating, deep, and there’s always something going on in it. Whether it’s a gang dispute, the random events of a normal person’s life, or even a 1 vs 1 argument that turns ugly in a hurry – Night City is lively.

In order to truly get the most of this chaotic cesspool of criminals and Corpos, you need to be exploring more than Indiana Jones with a map. Numerous secrets have already been found around Cyberpunk’s world, and a new one has been discovered.

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mortal kombat scorpion statue in cyberpunk 2077

Mortal Kombat is one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed beat ’em ups of all-time. It’s had a huge bearing on the gaming landscape – especially in terms of the brutal nature of its content. It would be right at home in Cyberpunk, and aptly enough, it now is.

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Here are the steps you’ll need to follow to unlock the secret Mortal Kombat statue:

  1. Progress through Cyberpunk 2077’s main missions until you encounter Panam
  2. You will then meet a character called Mitch, through Panam
  3. Accept the “Fly Me Away” side quest
  4. Complete the side quest
  5. Part of your reward for the quest will include the “Yellow Jacket Warrior” statue

If you inspect the statue quite closely, you’ll realize that the character bears a striking resemblance to Mortal Kombat’s legendary mascot – Scorpion.

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He’s obviously been given a slight Cyberpunk makeover as he’s missing his classic spear and seems to be boasting some new augmentations.

The statue won’t give you any additional ability points or provide you with any discernible buffs, but it’s a hell of a cool collectible to retain and look at.

Image credits: CD Projekt Red, NetherRealm Studios

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