Cyberpunk 2077: NCPD Scanner Offenses And How To Solve Them.

The so-called Scanner offenses in Cyberpunk 2077 (NCPD scanner offenses for short) are a huge, albeit rather “minor” part of the game – at least when it comes to the sheer number – that you quickly forget. Night City is full of these little activities that are not so laboriously told and staged as full-fledged side missions or assignments. There are a total of 346 offenses to be solved in the city and the surrounding area.

And yet there is a little story in every scanner crime, sometimes more, sometimes less obvious, and of course there is a reward in the end. It is therefore advisable to sacrifice a few minutes for these mini-missions, because nobody here goes empty-handed and the solutions do not exactly require an act of strength. In this way, the cash register can be improved in a very short time and with little effort.

A group of armed thugs in a backyard? Always very suspicious and in most cases a scanner crime that you can investigate.

Cyberpunk 2077: NCPD Scanner Offenses And How To Solve Them

The scanner offenses are usually limited to a very small area without burdening you with long walking or travel routes – for example a backyard or an alley. When crossing the city, keep an eye on the lower left edge of the picture. If a light blue NCPD overlay with logo appears, you are very close to a scanner crime and can investigate it if you are interested.

Possible activities range from simply wiping out a brutal gang that has established itself in a courtyard to thwarting attacks that are in progress. Some crimes also provide additional information on people from other missions or assignments and condense the worldview a little.

Cyberpunk 2077: NCPD Scanner Offenses And How To Solve Them

Types of NCPD Scanner Offenses in Cyberpunk 2077

  • Crime report: In the case of these offenses marked with a question mark, the murder has already occurred. You will usually find a killed person or a container with clues and from there you have to follow the tracks to the prey.
  • Raid in progress: The worst can still be prevented. With these crimes (spiked club symbol) an attack is usually taking place (e.g. on a gas station) and you can do your best to thwart the action and prevent human sacrifice.
  • Organized crime suspected: The skull symbol sums it up. This mostly concerns the hiding places of gangs who have settled somewhere. Solve the crimes by killing all members and then plundering the shelter (it is important to search the marked container, that is usually enough).
  • Rarities: These offenses are not flagged. The point is to find and loot the body of a fatally injured man.

Don’t forget to loot the marked containers or corpses. Sometimes they contain further clues and sometimes they are the actual mission content.

The offenses are listed in the journal under a separate tab (between “Orders” and “Vehicles”). The term in front of the actual title shows what kind of offense it is.

Cyberpunk 2077: NCPD Scanner Offenses And How To Solve Them

Important for trophy and achievement hunters: Cyberpunk 2077 has seven different successes linked to the scanner offenses – one per district. In short, you have to solve all NCPD scanner offenses in all parts of the city if you want to have the corresponding trophies / achievements. This affects: City Center, Pacifica, Watson, Westbrook, Santo Domingo, Heywood, Badlands. Each district has its own trophy, but to go platinum you have to complete them all (see Cyberpunk 2077: All Trophies and How to Get Them).

Look for such symbols on the world map. They mark the offenses.

Cyberpunk 2077: NCPD Scanner Offenses And How To Solve Them

The world map also provides important information and shows the NCPD scanner offenses with a corresponding light blue symbol (skull, club of nails, cube with question marks) – mark it and a line shows you the way there. The so-called “rarities” are an exception: These are about the fact that a person was killed and can now be searched.

Look out for a yellow mission marker with an exclamation mark for every crime. These usually point to a corpse or a container and mark the important item to be collected. In many cases this is a splinter with an explosive course of conversation.

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