How to Get Thermal Katana Free in Cyberpunk 2077


Jon Torres

Writer and Storywriter


The infamous Thermal Katana in Cyberpunk 2077 was a big selling point for this game. On top of being shown a couple of times in the trailer, anyone who has played this game knows that the Thermal Katana is one of the most unique and cool weapons, if not the most. The game has a bug with which you can get it free easily.

How to Get Thermal Katana Free in Cyberpunk 2077

DISCLAIMER: For some reason, when you get it like this, the Thermal visual effects will not be shown, but the Thermal effects in combat will be the same. It will not glow, but it will emit heat from it.

How to Get Thermal Katana for Free – Cyberpunk 2077

The enemies you will have to take down on this endeavor won’t be that powerful, but make sure you’ve played the game a bit to take them down.

Screenshot showing some of the enemies you have to beat in Cyberpunk 2077 for the Thermal Katana

Also, save the game before you do this because you can either die from the NPCs or not get it in a couple of tries.

It’s fairly straightforward, just follow this guide to get the Thermal Katana for free in Cyberpunk 2077:

  1. Go to Watson, Kabuki.
  2. Navigate to this spot on the map:how to get free thermal katana cyberpunk 2077
  3. Mimic the character placement on the picture, and look for a staircase. Make sure to SAVE the game here!
  4. Climb the stairs, turn around, and go where the “So Strong It Blows” sign is. Continue forward, and you will see some enemies.
  5. Start attacking them, and an NPC with a katana will teleport to you. Slay him and take his katana.
  6. Move away from the location, and the katana will be electrical. Nonetheless, equip it, repeatedly whip it out, and put it away until you see that it changes to the Thermal Katana.

Do this 15 times before reloading the save and trying again. Sometimes, it won’t work, but you might get lucky and get it on the first try.

For now, this bug isn’t fixed, and according to some players from the community, this still works. It’s a bummer that the Katana is common, though.

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