The Cyberpunk 2077 gangs and corporations make Night City a dangerous place and they proliferate throughout the metropolis. Below are some of the gangs you will encounter in Night City, but remember, as V you will not be able to join any of the gangs.
Cyberpunk 2077 Gangs
Founded by veterans of the 4th Corporate War tired of the helplessness of the NCPD, 6th Street was meant to serve and protect the community of Vista del Rey. Today their interpretation of the law and “bringing justice to the city” is questionable and self-serving.
Rivals of the other named Nomad gang the Wraiths, this gang is less aggressive than the Wraiths and was founded in Los Angeles by Juan Aldecaldo who used to work in the defense industry before it collapsed. Juan was plagued by family tragedy, most notably the loss of his son which resonated with the US population who were watching the country collapse. Juan and a group of exile moved to Mexico City and worked with other Nomad groups to rebuild the city. On Juan’s death, his body was returned home to California and the group is now led by the Santiago family. The Alcenados partake in bootlegging, transport of stolen goods, and delivering “packages” between the twin Crime Cities.
Animals – an aggressive street-fighting gang from west Pacifica that eschews the use of traditional cyberware. Instead, they use ultra testosterone and animal supplements (like growth hormones). They’re animalistic at heart, and dangerously proud of who they are. All though based in Pacifica they can be found around Night City.
Maelstrom’s territory is the industrial part of Watson. Its factories, the Totentanz Club – you’ll meet them there. They are obsessed with cyber technology, and their urge to improve the weakness of human flesh is far stronger than their fear of cyber psychosis.
Formed in 2076 after the death of Elizabeth “Lizzie” Borden, a strip club owner & ex-prostitute who treated her workers fairly and defended them from violent clients, The Mox refer to themselves as “those who protect working girls and guys” from violence and abuse. The Mox are based at Lizzie’s Bar.
Considered to be ruthless lowlifes, they prey on both the public and gangs. They are in the business of harvesting organs and Cyberware from their victims. They have no regard for human life and the only thing that matters is are themselves and profit. Scavengers can be encountered all across Night City. That said, they are not that prolific in the game and you will only encounter them a few times.
Tyger Claws is a gang of Japanese origin and stylistic influence, located in Japantown, Westbrook. They’re ruthless and violent in practice, and intimidating in appearance. Katanas, street bikes, and luminous tattoos are their trademarks. The Tyger Claws are known to work with the Arasaka Corp.
One of Night City’s largest gangs, the Valentinos are bound by a strong moral code and century-old traditions. Controlling swathes of predominantly Latino areas of Heywood, they treat values such as honor, justice, and brotherhood with deadly seriousness.
Voodoo Boys, an enigmatic gang from Pacifica, aren’t just netrunners devoted to uncovering the secrets of the Old Net and behind the Blackwall. They’re also edgerunners breaking every rule there is to break, and programming viruses that can freeze neural networks.
Considered families in Nomad culture, the Wraiths gang are fierce rivals of the Aldecados. They are also said to make clothing from the skins of the victims. The Wraith are highwaymen undertaking raids and living off the spoils. They are considered unreliable mercenaries inside the city. They are also allegedly a subset of Raffen Shiv.
Cyberpunk 2077 Corps
Arasaka Corp. is a family firm from Japan. They’re known for providing corporate security, banking, and legal services. One of the most influential megacorporations in 2077, their weapons and vehicles are among the most sought after by police and security forces. They can be found in Westbrook. Their HQ is based in the City Center of Night City. This is also the starting point if you play as a Corpo.
Everyone in Night City knows that Militech equals one of the largest manufacturers of weapons and military vehicles in the world. They’ve worked closely with American military and police agencies for years, providing high-grade weaponry and training. Players will find Militech personnel all around Night City and also in the Badlands.
Kang-Tao is a young Chinese company specializing in smart-gun technology and security services. It’s making its way to the top of the weapon industry at a tremendous pace thanks to bold choices, courageous strategy, and government backing.