Large statues broadcasting a mysterious code, monks telling me to open my throat chakra, an ominous image added to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and now: a laptop computer displaying historical Slavic textual content dropped right into a center of a landfill and a Johnny Silverhand-themed Wolfenstein 3D clone that unlocks a secret server farm. It is a facet of Cyberpunk 2077 I by no means knew existed, FF:06:B5.
the FF:06:B5 subreddit and Kotaku each have in-depth breakdowns of this saga, however the primary details from earlier than Cyberpunk’s large 2.0 replace are as follows: there is a handful of huge, stylized statues scattered throughout Cyberpunk 2077’s world map, a few of whom have a readout with the code FF:06:B5 on their base. Monks close to one of many statues warn that gamers’ “throat chakra is blocked,” and that they need to “activate the meridians on the roof of [their] mouth.”
Disconcerting stuff, and it is spawned years of investigation and idea crafting by followers. CDPR’s solely added extra gas to the fireplace, just like the inclusion of mini variations of the offending statue (full with code) in among the 1.5 replace’s new participant residences. In response to a query about FF:06:B5 from his Twitch chat in 2021, Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Paweł Sasko stated: “After all there is a which means [to the code]… Some issues should be troublesome to uncover.”
Over on the practically 23k-member FF:06:B5 subreddit, digital gumshoes turned to every part from numerology to Cyberpunk lore to studying coded messages from characters tapping their fingers to try to make sense of all of it. If it is not obvious already, for each legit FF:06:B5 clue, there’s been a ton of Pepe Slyvia-style conspiracy digressions, and that is all a part of the allure.
On the legit facet, final 12 months Witcher 3-focused YouTuber xLetalis found an FF:06:B5 easter egg added to the sport in its subsequent gen replace. Behind a portal in a distant bastion, the YouTuber discovered an ouroboros image with the equal to the letters FF, VQ, and B2 written throughout the highest in Glagolitic script, the oldest identified Slavic alphabet, and the primary one utilized by CDPR for the Witcher collection’ in-game textual content.
Beneath is an in-game screenshot of the image taken by FaultyDrive on the FF:06:B5 subreddit. Lest that appear like a tenuous connection, FF:06:B5 is a hex code for a vibrant magenta shade much like (if not precisely the one utilized in) the triangle on the middle of the image. Mom of god.
This publish from Til_W on the FF:06:B5 subreddit outlines all the brand new clues present in replace 2.0 to this point. Gamers can now discover quite a few in-game messages between “TyRo//aNtA” and “Polyhistor” concerning the code and what it means, marking the second express in-game look of the code other than the statues.
One among Tyro’s final messages mentions placing out with simply his laptop computer, which is presumably the one added in 2.0 which you could now discover in Evening Metropolis’s japanese landfill. The laptop computer reveals off that very same ouroborous image from The Witcher 3, in addition to a grid of Glagolitic script, probably a key or in any other case associated to the image in The Witcher 3.
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Fellow traveler Tyro mentions being floored by a imaginative and prescient of the FF:06:B5 code in a videogame “over 60 years previous.” Whereas probably partially a sly reference to The Witcher 3 (whose 2015 launch is over 60 years previously from 2077), it really appears to be referring to Arasaka Tower 3D, a brand new arcade cupboard secretly added by the two.0 replace. It permits you to play a Wolfenstein 3D-style demake of Johnny Silverhand’s assault on Arasaka Tower depicted within the authentic recreation, and might solely be discovered at an deserted church within the farthest reaches of 2077’s recreation world.
The church appears to be Polyhistor’s hideout, judging by his private pc with messages to Tyro and different hackers being situated there, and it additionally comprises a set of ominous, big server towers. Arasaka Tower 3D itself not solely comprises one other a type of rattling statues hidden in its third degree, it additionally has a secret “-10” maze level, completion of which unlocks keypads on the server mainframes again within the church. Oh, and the bottom rating on the sport’s leaderboard, held by Polyhistor? FF06B5. God rattling it.
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And that is so far as anybody’s gotten with reliable means. A gaggle of gamers appears to have datamined the codes to the servers and proceeded to a subsequent step within the quest, however the story remains to be removed from over. The lead moderator of the FF:06:B5 subreddit, leprotravel, claims to keep in touch with CDPR builders who disapprove of those strategies: “[The video] couldn’t escape the eyes of the CDPR devs. Right now we had lengthy negotiations about the opportunity of posting an in depth information devoted to the strategies utilized by dataminers…
“…Nonetheless, we acquired a refusal from the CDPR workforce. However in a really pleasant method, since they respect the diligence of gamers in discovering secrets and techniques of their video games, whatever the strategies they use.”
The video with the datamined solution will be discovered on the FF:06:B5 subreddit, however along with the developer disavowal, it would not precisely tie a bow on every part simply but (although what they discover could be very cool and bizarre, if cryptic). The complete objective and use of the Glagolitic laptop computer is but to be found, and there are probably much more secrets and techniques to be present in Phantom Liberty when it releases tomorrow. We’re totally in schoolyard Triforce rumor, NieR Automata secret church territory right here, and I can not wait to see the way it all shakes out.