How To Honk In Cyberpunk 2077 [Explained]

Honking is not a useful feature in the game but can be needed for some missions. You can honk using the L3 or CTRL key.

Honk in Cyberpunk 2077 is not a useful feature per se, and I think it’s just a gimmick to make driving a car or riding a bike experience more immersive. Nevertheless, knowing how to honk in Cyberpunk 2077 is still useful, as without it, you will not be able to progress a side quest called “Send In The Clowns.”

Important: Knowing how to honk is mandatory for completing the side quest called “Send In The Clowns.

Key Takeaways
  • PlayStation and Xbox: Honk car with L3 button.
  • PC: Honk with the left CTRL key (default) or customize in Settings > Key Binding > Vehicle Control.
  • Motorcycles don’t have honk; accessible in most other cars.

How To Honk Your Car In Cyberpunk 2077

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The Interior of a car in Cyberpunk 2077 [Image Captured by eXputer]
If you are one of those rare players who actually take pleasure in following the traffic laws in video games, knowing how to honk your car will be paramount in your endeavors throughout Night City.

Thankfully, the ability to honk is not hidden behind some quest or something, and players are only a press of a button away from achieving their objective. These are buttons for how to honk in the game.

  • PlayStation- L3 button.
  • Xbox- L3 button.
  • PC- Left CTRL key.

Knowing how to honk your car is mandatory if you wish to finish the side quest- Send In the Clowns, so remember the keys assigned for the honk feature.

  • In the “Send In The Clowns” side quest, players will be tasked to drive to a location in Japantown and then honk their car’s horn.
  • An NPC will come out to collect some items from you.

While you are on the topic of cars, why not read our guide on how to access flying cars in Cyberpunk 2077, in case you are interested?

Key Binding- Settings

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In-game setting [Image Taken by eXputer]
In case you are gaming on a PC, and the left CTRL key didn’t work for you, then there’s a good chance that your control settings were modified and the honk feature is assigned to some other key.

Players can check which key is assigned to the Honk feature by going into settings and then going to key bindings. The “Vehicle Controls” section will be at the bottom of the settings. Just go there to check which key you need to press to honk your car.

And that concludes my guide on how to honk in the game. If you ask me, the argument about whether Cyberpunk 2077 is good was controversial at release because of its broken state. However, the game rebounded with the releases of Edgerunners and the in-game update, and now Cyberpunk 2077 has found a deserving spot in one of the most beloved games category.

In case you are a fan of the Edgerunners show and want to acquire all the items from the show in the game, then do consider reading our guide on all Edgerunner weapons, all easter eggs, and all Edgerunners cyberware.

I hope my guide helped you out. The game is available now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. Let me know your thoughts about the game in the comment section below. And in case I missed some other quest that also requires you to honk your car to proceed, let us know about it as well.


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Huzaifa is eXputer's Review Editor, who’s all about RPG games. He’s got several years of experience critically judging games and writing his unbiased thoughts on them. You can also find his content published on sites like Twinfinite & GearNuke. Huzaifa has been gaming for 23+ years, during which he managed to amass 400+ hours on Elden Ring! You can follow his gaming activity on his Xbox and Steam Profiles.

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