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If you’re anything like me, you finished that first Silverhand flashback wondering if you’d be able to snag his awesome revolver. Luckily, you can eventually pick up Johnny’s Malorian Arms 3156, though the opportunity comes right before you reach the final mission of the main quest. If you plan on using Johnny’s pistol much, you should make sure you grab it before completing a lot of the game’s side content, otherwise you’ll only be able to use it for the last bit of the game. In this guide, we’ll show you how to find Johnny’s gun, as well as his Samurai jacket and his Porsche while we’re at it.
For more detailed info on Johnny Silverhand and all his quests, you can check out our complete guide on him.
How to Find Johnny’s Gun – “Chippin’ In”
Once you’ve met with Hanako Arasaka’s proxy in the motel, and begin the quest “Nocturne Op55N1”, Johnny will show you to a stash containing dog tags, and ask you for help. We’ll skip the plot details of the quest here, and focus on what you’ll need to do.
Note that no matter what you say to Johnny in the motel, you’ll have access to the quest “Chippin’ In”, which you should start tracking before you begin your quest for Johnny’s gun.
Your first step is to head to the Afterlife, which has a convenient fast travel point in the far south side of Watson. At the club, you’ll have to let Johnny take over your body. Johnny has some fun, but also apparently takes care of business. You have to wait a day for Rogue to call, then you’ll be able to go back to the Afterlife and meet with Rogue. After a conversation, you’ll follow her out to her car.
Rogue drives you to a dock, where you fight or sneak your way through some Maelstrom until you can get onto a boat, the Ebunike. On the boat, you’ll find Grayson, who has Johnny’s gun. You get the gun no matter what, but you can only get Johnny’s car if you choose not to kill Grayson when the relevant dialogue prompt comes up. If you spare Grayson, he’ll give you the key to a cargo container containing the Porsche. Note that you’ll have to lower the cargo container, but it’s easy to find via the objective marker.
Johnny’s gun is just as powerful as it was in the flashbacks, and is a great end-game piece of equipment. As a bonus, it also has a very slick reload animation. If you managed to grab the vintage Samurai clothing from the old-timer at the Cherry Blossom Market, you should now be ready to cosplay Johnny Silverhand to your heart’s content (or just blow gonks away with his Malorian 3156).
We hope this guide helped you find Johnny’s gun with ease. Have any questions? Let us know in the comments!