Cyberpunk 2077 Bloody Ritual: How To Neutralize Zaria Hughes Cyberpsycho

by Vlad
December 18, 2020

Zaria Hughes is the Cyberpunk 2077 Bloody Ritual Cyberpsycho, you’ll have to find and neutralize in the Watson, Northside area of the video game developed by CD Projekt Red.

This gig takes place in the western part of Northside, and Zaria Hughes counts as one of the 17 Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpshychos.

The only requirement for this gig is to complete the Playing For Time story mission.

Once you do that, if you travel to the location on my map below, Regina calls you regarding the Cyberpsycho you’ll need to neutralize.

Unlike Matt Liaw, the sniper we covered earlier, though, Zaria Hughes is far more dangerous.

Bloody Ritual Cyberpsycho Sighting Location

Look for Zaria Hughes at the location marked on my map below.

Cyberpunk 2077 Bloody Ritual Cyberpsycho Location

When you arrive, your first objective is to locate where the ritual took place.

This is relatively easy because it took place in an alley where there are multiple corpses.

So, next, you’ll have to search the area for survivors.

Look around, scanning the corpses, and you’ll eventually find a living cultist. You can see him below.

Cyberpunk 2077 Bloody Ritual Survivor
This is the survivor you’ll want to find

Unfortunately, the cultist will die pretty fast, so what you want to do is to scan and loot his corpse.

If you do that, you’ll get the Maelstrom Cultist’s Shard, and you’ll need to crack it.

How To Crack The Ritualist’s Shard In Cyberpunk 2077

To crack the Cyberpunk 2077 Ritualist’s Shard, open your menu first, then go to Journal and select Shards.

Now, scroll all the way to the bottom of the list and look for a shard labeled It’s Time. Press the corresponding button to crack it.

You can see it below.

Cyberpunk 2077 Crack Ritualist's Shard
Crack the It’s Time Encrypted Shard

To crack it, all you have to do is to complete a 1-step breach puzzle. Nothing difficult here.

Good, so the optional objective is complete; now, let’s continue our search.

Where To Find The Bloody Ritual Information

After you crack the shard, look for the container in my image. Behind it, you’ll find a corpse you can examine after you have examined all other clues in the area.

Cyberpunk 2077 Bloody Ritual Cyberpsycho Information Location
Find this corpse and examine it

This corpse is mandatory and will make Zaria Hughes spawn from the white container in the middle of the area.

And now, you should start walking away because Zaria is one hell of a boss.

How To Neutralize Zaria Hughes

Zaria Hughes is a boss that focuses on melee attacks, so keeping a safe distance is mandatory because those attacks also deal burning damage.

Cyberpunk 2077 Zaria Hughes
Keep your distance

She hits very hard, but if you manage to hack her optics, she’ll stop for several seconds, allowing you to score some headshots.

She’s fast, and this is what makes her so powerful, and that’s why you’ll want to constantly stay mobile and always be several steps away so she can’t touch you.

She’s weak to electrical damage and takes quite some damage from weapons based on electricity, but truth be told, other status effects work just as well.

The key here is to not engage in a melee fight and, as usual, aim for her head.

Once she’s dead, loot her corpse and grab the !!! Shard. Read it, then send a text to Regina.

That’s everything you need to know about Zaria Hughes and the Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpsycho Sighting: Bloody Ritual, so good luck dealing with this crazy bitch.

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