Provided that Cyberpunk 2077 got here out almost two years in the past, you may assume there’s little left to find and doc forward of the sport’s first and solely deliberate DLC, Phantom Liberty. However proper within the coronary heart of Evening Metropolis lies the start of a riddle that has left followers scrambling to unravel the thriller because the hunt started in 2020. All of it begins with a single statue and a six-digit alphanumeric sequence: FF:06:B5.
Cyberpunk 2077 gamers caught on to the FF:06:B5 thriller early on within the recreation’s life, however the reply has remained frustratingly out of attain regardless of many elaborate theories. The mysterious six-character sequence is discovered on a statue the place monks can usually be seen praying or meditating. The search has concerned rigorous number-crunching based mostly on the preliminary trace, maps that chart the situation of repeat cases of the identical statue, and deep dives into non secular ideas and actual world historical past, amongst different makes an attempt to seek out the answer. Following the path is dizzying to say the least. However each step of it’s intriguing, even for those who’re unsure you’re on a path to start with.
Few concrete, simple info and trails have surfaced exterior of preliminary observations, a superb chunk of that are documented on r/FF06B5, a subreddit devoted to cracking the titular thriller (in addition to different secrets and techniques present in Cyberpunk 2077). Theories and hypothesis go over the deep finish actual quick with this thriller, so if you end up struggling to maintain your head on straight, you’re not alone. As is alleged in the “Newcomer Sticky” of FF:06:B5’s subreddit, “With out concrete proof that one [theory] is extra viable than one other, it’s troublesome to provide this group and newcomers a course to look.”
Nobody is for certain what the answer is, or if any of the proposed theories and documentation are even heading in the right direction. If you wish to get a take a look at the origin of the thriller for your self, yow will discover the primary and solely really confirmed “trace” proper in Corpo Plaza. Positioned northwest of the large roundabout and close to the Corpo Plaza residence, is a statue recognized to FF:06:B5 thriller hunters as FF:06:55 Prime “D3.” A multi-armed statue holding an enormous sword with two palms, and a sphere in certainly one of its left palms, it has the six-character sequence in daring throughout the entrance. It additionally has a wierd forking image that many suspect both pertains to V’s lifepaths, the branching nature of the sport’s story, and even historical numbering methods. This statue might be present in a number of places within the metropolis, although not all have the alphanumerical sequence. Miniature variations of the statue, full with the sequence, additionally seem within the recreation’s recently-added residences which are up on the market.
Regardless of the thriller, just a few dependable observations and sure beginning factors have been established by the group:
- FF:06:55, when used as an HTML hex shade code, interprets to “stunning pink,” or because the group refers to it (and infrequently the thriller itself) “magenta.”
- The sequence appears like a portion of a MAC tackle and/or matches different kinds of code sequences discovered elsewhere within the recreation.
- A number of statues similar and related in form seem all through the sport. Some even do bizarre issues, like emit sparks when shot, or just maintain orbs which are suspiciously coloured pink.
- NPC monks collect in entrance of the D3 “Prime” statue. They are often heard chanting in addition to repeating one notably intriguing line of dialog: “My apprentice! Your throat chakra is blocked! Activate the meridians on the roof of your mouth.”
- Paweł Sasko, Cyberpunk’s lead quest designer, confirmed that this isn’t a case of smoke the place there’s no hearth. He acknowledges that it’s certainly a thriller value trying into, possible with a particular that means and resolution—and one he has turned down each alternative to make clear, even when requested immediately.
There’s additionally considerably of a sixth truth to contemplate: After replace 1.5, the textual content on D3 “Prime” modified from crimson to yellow. What that would probably imply is anybody’s guess.
All theories roughly sprout from these confirmable observations. What follows relies upon which avenue you select to pursue and the way misplaced within the weeds you’re keen to get. You may try among the related threads locally’s thoughts map, which traces not solely connections throughout the recreation but in addition connections to works of popular culture and non secular ideas that exist exterior of the sport. Something that may have a quantity, shade, or thematic idea connected to it appears to be up for exploration. Journeys by means of Reddit threads and Discord conversations level to any variety of prospects. Every little thing from advanced readings into spiritually to matching the code to Windings fonts, of all issues.
One instance of the rabbit gap that may ensue from following a possible lead consists of making an attempt to attach the mysterious “Zen Grasp” aspect jobs to FF:06:55. Given the presence of monks on the D3 prime statue, the monk’s meditation quests appear to be a pure place to look. These aspect jobs contain assembly a lone monk who takes you thru a meditative mind dance. When pulled aside for clues, issues get slightly fascinating.
As charted out within the thoughts map, gamers have discovered that the quantity you’ll be able to select to donate to the monk after every meditation session will increase so as of the Fibonnaci sequence beginning on the twelfth place. Not solely that, however every quest is known as after particular artworks equivalent to John Lennon’s track “Think about,” Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” Rūmī’s “Poem of the Atoms,” and “Conferences Alongside the Edge,” the title of a bit that seems on the collaborative recording mission between composers Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar. These have their very own numbers to contribute with launch dates, track size, and extra. Trailing units of numbers and thematic relationships appear to be a typical finish results of many theories and the sport is more than pleased to offer such speculative fodder.
Occurrences just like the Zen Grasp and the bizarre math hidden within the particulars have grow to be the meat and potatoes of intense hypothesis that blends quantity crunching with ideas of spirituality with the sport’s personal lore and references to popular culture. It’s arduous to maintain observe of all of it. Does it immediately relate to the primary FF:06:55 thriller? One other thriller altogether? Or none in any respect? Whereas some trains of thought appear extra convincing than others, the sport is full of dozens of alternatives to hint strains the place there may not have been any within the first place. But, it at all times looks like sure clues are too arduous to disregard. Why does one hanging in-game advert particularly appear to not promote a particular product (or include different variations of it as all different advertisements do, confirmed through datamining)? I discovered myself questioning why stated advert appears to bear some resemblance to the mysterious image on the D3 Prime statue and on the jewellery worn by the monks who meet in entrance of D3 on the identical time of day, day-after-day. Am I seeing issues or am I on to one thing?
The scope of the town, the frequent themes of identification and actuality woven all through the sport, all of it creates a spiral of doable options to a bizarre statute that has been proof against probably the most audacious efforts to crack it.
Given the clear esoteric nature of the thriller, others have turned to investigating Misty, her store, the sport’s tarot playing cards, and all different appearances of non secular and non secular ideas and iconography. The glyph present in Misty’s store comprises strings of numbers and letters that may be related to type a bigger sequence, damaged up into pairs much like FF:06:55. It additionally bears resemblance to graffiti discovered close to the ultimate Zen Grasp quest.
The NPC monk line regarding the “throat chakra” appears to even be considerably promising, as some speculate that the reply to the thriller lies in following the request to “activate the meridians on the roof of your mouth.” A few current posts to the thriller’s subreddit are following patterns of blue, based mostly on the standard shade of the throat chakra and the way that matches the enormous blue round glass “roof” that covers a portion of the street in Corpo Plaza.
Regardless of the impressiveness of the documentation that’s been gathered in pursuit of this thriller, it’s arduous to not get discouraged by what number of result in lifeless ends. And when each little factor within the recreation can seemingly be associated by some extension, it’s straightforward to begin getting paranoid.
Each time I felt like I used to be prepared to surrender on one of many doable theories or speculations, there’d be a small connection I’d battle to dismiss, or documentation of alleged clues that drew strains to different oddities within the recreation, such because the fixed repetition of the “no future” graffiti. However after sifting by means of so many lengthy strings of hypothesis and idea, it’s arduous to not deny the enjoyable to find one thing tucked away in Cyberpunk 2077 that nobody’s pieced collectively but.
Hopefully it’ll be a satisfying reveal when somebody does determine it out, as a result of speculating over why an NPC could be tapping a bar desk a sure variety of instances is sufficient to drive one into cyber psychosis.