Zaria Hughes is the Cyberpunk 2077 Bloody Ritual Cyberpsycho; you’ll have to find and neutralize in the Watson, Northside area. This gig takes place in the western part of Northside, and Zaria Hughes counts as one of the 17 Cyberpshychos. Look for Zaria Hughes at the location marked on my map below.
When you arrive, your first objective is to locate where the ritual took place. This is relatively easy because it takes place in an alley with 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.
Unfortunately, the cultist will die pretty fast, so what you want to do is scan and loot his corpse. If you do that, you’ll get the Maelstrom Cultist’s Shard and need to crack it.
How To Crack the Ritualist’s Shard
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.
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.
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 in Cyberpunk 2077
Zaria Hughes is a boss focusing on melee attacks, so keeping a safe distance is mandatory because those attacks also deal burning damage.
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.