How to get the Defender Iconic Light Machine Gun in Cyberpunk 2077

The true defender.

There are plenty of iconic items for you to find in Cyberpunk 2077. These are unique weapons, and they typically have a unique quality about them, and they stand out from the traditional weapons you loot off enemies or receive from completing missions. An iconic light machine gun schematic you can find is the Defender, and you can receive it by taking out a particular enemy during an NCPD mission.

Where to find the NCPD mission

The mission that has the specific enemy you’re looking for, Barry Alken Vulture, is right underneath a major highway in Little China, right on the edge of Northside.

You do not need to complete the NCPD mission to receive the schematic. All you have to do is take out Barry, who should be wandering around the area close to the lower levels. There are plenty of enemies patrolling this area so you can expect heavy resistance from them.

How to take down Barry Alken Vulture

Barry is one of the easier enemies to take down. He only has one additional ability, charge jump, and is weak to fire, electricity, and quickhacks. You can probably take him out from a distance using some basic hacks and then throwing an EMP grenade. Once you take him down, you can loot the Defender schematic.

Defender Light Machine Gun stats

Here’s the breakdown for crafting the Defender, and it’s a rare schematic so you’ll need the True Craftsman perk from the crafting tree to create it.

  • DPS: 146.6
  • 17 to 20 damage per hit
  • 7.76 attacks per second
  • Power: bullets can ricochet off surfaces
  • It can be crafted with one of these random stats on it: Crit Chance, Crit Damage, Bleeding Chance, Burn Chance, Poison Chance, Shock Chance, Bonus Ricochet Damage
  • It can be crafted with one of these random damage types: Chemical, Electrical, Physical, or Thermal