It’s well known that Delamain is the cream of the crop as far as transportation services in Night City go. These Delamain cabs are featured in The Heist, and provide a no-questions-asked AI service that runs with little to no rules or regulations. Once you complete The Heist and try to retrieve your car, one of Delamain’s cabs will total your vehicle. Once you arrive at Delamain HQ to submit a claim, Delamain asks for a favor, noting that authorities have locked their focus on him given the issues he’s had with his fleet of cabs. Some of his cars have gone rogue, and Delamain needs V for some human intervention. In exchange, V will get their vehicle back and compensation for every cab that V is able to relink with. This will kick off the Cyberpunk 2077 Delamain side quest, Epistrophy.
The Epistrophy side quest in Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t time sensitive, and is a rather entertaining. It also gets more lucrative with every Delamain cab you return. All seven missing cabs have their own anxieties, ambitions, and personalities that prompted them to escape from Delamain’s grasp. Retrieving these cabs doesn’t take a lot of effort and time for the most part, but make sure to stay stocked up on ammo for a couple of them.
Now, let’s take a detailed look at each and every cab in the Cyberpunk 2077 Epistrophy side quest.
This Delamain cab is chaos and wrath. The only fix for this hostile car is to pump some lead into it. Pick a safe-ish place to exit your vehicle and either chuck a grenade (not fully recommended) or unload an assault rifle clip into it (this is the safer bet). Just be careful, since the NCPD tend to intervene, shooting you in the process.
This cab is sentient and wants to live in the world on its own terms. There’s not much to this Delamain cab past getting in the car and having a little chat. Seriously, there’s nothing to worry about when it says it wants to chat inside the car.
Paranoia has set in for this rogue cab. After tailing the erratic car, it’ll tell V about its odd distrust of the flamingo lawn ornaments in the area. Delamain’s cab tasks V with their destruction. It’s a simple task, since all you have to do is either run it over or shoot the flamingos. Just watch out for the gang members close by.
Delamain’s cab in North Oak is filled to the core with anxiety, saying how it can’t handle the hustle and bustle of the big city. This simple escort quest only asks V to slowly drive it back to Delamain HQ. Just some light driving and zero drama.
One of, if not the easiest cabs of the bunch to reconnect with Delamain. This cab has severe depression issues and makes an attempt at decommissioning itself into the river below. After V and the depressed cab have a chat, the cab agrees to reconnect with Delamain. Super simple, and sort of sad.
Northside’s missing Delamain cab is probably the most boring of the lot. It lacks personality and only requires you to follow the car until it crashes into a pile of trash. Not much to do past this.
Delamain’s cab in Coastview is a painfully obvious Easter Egg to GLaDOS from Portal. Cyberpunk 2077 takes exact dialogue from the game and puts in the Epistrophy quest, saying it’ll only come back after V completes a small test.
This mission is the most difficult of the seven, pitting V against a horde of cyberpsychos that worship Delamain’s cab. The volume of enemies you have to defeat shouldn’t be too much of an issue, but this is a high octane cab rescue compared to the rest. As mentioned earlier, bring ammo.
Getting your car back
Somewhere between fetching all the vehicles and the rest of your quests, Delamain will inform V that their car is fixed and ready for pickup. It’s more of a waiting game, and players will be able to cruise in their own vehicle soon enough.