How to get Johnny Silverhand’s gun, the Malorian Arms 3516 – Cyberpunk 2077

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If like us, you have really enjoyed popping heads with the Malorian Arms 3516 during those Johnny Silverhand segments in Cyberpunk 2077, then you might be wondering if you can get your hands on the weapon.

Thankfully, yes you can. You won’t be able to do it until quite late in the game, but it is still worth getting as this beastly hand cannon does lots of damage, and you also inherit Johnny’s very stylish reload.

The bad news is that this weapon is tied behind a quest that is bugging out for a lot of people. You will need to go through the initial Tapeworm mission, which is when Johnny decides he has had a change of heart and wants you to live.

The Tapeworm mission is actually broken up into multiple parts and is when you and Johnny have a good heart to heart about the fact that you are dying, and he is dead, but you both have stuff you want to do. You will need to have finished all of the main quests past “Search and Destroy” to move on to Johnny’s sidequests.

In the third Act, Johnny will ask you to go and speak with Rogue, and when this is happening you will need to relinquish control of your body to him so that he can interact with her. For this segment of the Tapeworm quest, always let Johnny have his way, doing what he asks or agreeing with him.

After it over, you will get a new side job called “Chippin’ In”. This is when you can get the gun. You will end up killing a character called Grayson and can get the weapon from him.

Be warned, people are reporting all manner of bugs at different points of this quest chain, and some people do not get access to the Tapeworm mission at all.