Cyberpunk 2077 Freeing Brick explained: How to free Brick and disarm the trap in The Pickup's optional objective

How to free the captured character in the Act 1 mission.

Freeing Brick in Cyberpunk 2077 is a possible optional objective in Act 1 mission The Pickup.

Provided Brick has survived in the mission, there will be a side-mission to find a way to free Brick as you complete the main task of escaping All Foods.

Once you have done that, he's not able to flee just yet - with the follow up task of disarming the trap preventing Brick's escape.

This page explains how to complete both objectives before you complete The Pickup.

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How to free Brick in Cyberpunk 2077 mission The Pickup

Provided he's survived to this point, Brick will be held in a room in the first area as you escape from All Foods in The Pickup. When you approach the door, the find a way to free Brick objective will appear.

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To open the door, activate the scanner mode, and look at the door terminal to the left.

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This will come up with a number of options. Select Remote Deactivation, and the door will swiftly open itself to you. A seemingly straightforward solution, but since this is an early game mission, it's something you might easily overlook.

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If you don't have enough Cyberdeck RAM - you need 2 slots to do this particular hack - then remember if you have any perk points available in Intelligence, you can unlock the Biosynergy skill, allowing you to recover RAM passively during combat.

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How to disarm the trap preventing Brick's escape in Cyberpunk 2077 mission The Pickup

As you approach Brick, he'll mention he's currently trapped by a mine. If he moves an inch, he's toast - so it's down to you to disarm the trap and set him free.

How to disarm the mine and free Brick.

There are a few ways to do this. One is by directly disarming the mine - look at it, and provided you have enough attributes in Technical Ability, you should be able to disable it.

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Otherwise, you can find the detonator. Leave the room, and enter the door immediately to the left. On the side is the detonator.

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Pick it up, then disarm the charge. (You can also opt to blow it up - the choice, ultimately, is yours.)

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Now Brick has been freed, you can engage in a proper conversation about the mission in question. To wrap it up, you can select 'You owe us' - suggesting a favour will be coming down the line.

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Once you have completed The Pickup, there's still some early game questions you might have - including how to use fast travel and how to wait for lockdown.

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