If you though Rhino was a tricky opponent to beat as part of the Beat on the Brat quests in Cyberpunk 2077, just wait until you get a load of Razor Hugh. The Heavyweight Champion is augmented almost beyond humanity and can knock you out in just a couple of hits, that’s without mentioning his deadly combo that will instantly wipe you out.
First things first, if you want to bear Razor Hugh in Cyberpunk 2077, you should definitely quicksave before the fight takes place. This is because you will only get one chance to beat him, which is different to other fights in this questline that you could repeat as long as you had the money. If you fail (which you probably will the first few times), just load up that old quicksave and go again.
While you can beat Razor with your plain old fists, we strongly recommend that you purchase Gorilla Arms as cyberware first. These go into your Arms slot and most Ripperdocs around Night City and its surrounding areas stock them for around 50,000 Eurodollars, though the Legendary versions can also be found in the City Center for 100,000 Eurodollars.
Gorilla Arms basically allow you to do much higher melee damage than normal and, if you acquire mods, can also do other kinds of damage on top of physical, such as poison. Outside of combat, they can also be used to tear open doors and rip down security cameras. They’re not as flashy as Mantis Blades, but they’re absolutely killer for the fight with Razor Hugh.
Before you start throwing punches, craft Stamina Bst and Health Bst, which increase stamina and health respectively for thirty minutes. Go to Crafting and then find them in there, if you have the specs. If not, plenty of vendors in the City Center will have these two temporary buffs to sell.
If you want to beat Razor Hugh, you should also probably have some points within Body, which will buff your melee damage as a baseline, but you can also unlock perks that will help you out greatly. In the Athletics tree, you should consider unlocking Indestructible (reduces all incoming damage by 10%), The Rock (enemies cannot knock you down), Cardio Cure (health regenerates 25% faster as you move), and Like A Butterfly (dodging does not drain Stamina) for the fight with Razor, though they are all great perks to have generally anyway.
One final thing before the fight itself: if you’re playing on a controller, turn off melee aim assist. As Vic mentions to you, Razor has a weak torso due to a recent surgery, but having aim assist on for melee attacks will always mean that your character aims for the head. That’s typically very useful, but not for this fight.
Once the bell rings, immediately close the distance between you and Razor and try to get him cornered with strong attacks aimed at his torso. If you’re using Gorilla Arms and have high stamina, you should be able to get him totally stuck in the corner for a few combos, and you should notice his torso is bleeding if you’re hitting him properly. Hit him for a strong attack to break his guard, a couple of normal attacks, all to the torso if possible and then repeat.
Once you see him winding up for a strike, evade sideways by pressing crouch twice while holding either left or right, not backwards. Cyberpunk’s melee detection is, well, it’s not good, so even though you may think you’re miles away from him, the likelihood is that he will still hit you. You will probably end up crouching by accident due to the game’s finicky evading, but that’s just something you will have to deal with.
How quickly you beat Razor Hugh will depend on how many points you have put into Body, any boosters you’ve used, as well as the damage numbers that your Gorilla Arms will put out. It also depends on if you avoid his ridiculous combo involving a kick and a flying punch, but if you have the Like A Butterfly perk, you should be able to evade them.
Keep at him while following these tips, reloading if he hits you with his cheesy combo, and then you should eventually be able to beat Razor Hugh and bring a close to the Beat on the Brat questline. That is until you meet Ozob, of course.
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