Cyberpunk 2077’s Adam Smasher Defeated Over 1.2 Million Times

Players say they did it for Lucy and David.

Story Highlights

  • Cyberpunk 2077 features an antagonist called Adam Smasher, a menacingly decked-out cyborg. 
  • Adam Smasher also played a heavy role in Cyberpunk’s spin-off anime series Edgerunners. 
  • CDPR reveals that players have killed Adam Smasher over 1.2 million times in-game. 

In a new post on X (formerly Twitter), the official Cyberpunk 2077 account has shared an interesting in-game stat as of late, affirming that one of the game’s antagonists Adam Smasher has been defeated over 1.2 million times. On the surface level, this may not seem anything out of the box, but there’s more to the notion than meets the eye here, as Adam’s connection is linked to an eye-watering storyline. 

Well, if you take a good look at the comment section of that thread, you’ll quickly come to grips with what’s going on, even better if you’ve watched the Cyberpunk 2077 spin-off Edgerunners that I personally vouch for as one of the best anime adaptations out there. But before I move forward with the write-up, it bears mentioning that major story spoilers of the anime in question are present ahead. 

So the reason people cranked up their hate for the NC Boogeyman is what he did at the very end of Edgerunners, butchering the protagonist and cutting up his friends just as well, leaving just one of the good characters out as she made her escape from the slaughterhouse that Adam Smasher had crafted at the time. Here’s a video of how things came to a close in Edgerunners—it’s a real heart-breaker, I’ll tell you.

YouTube video

Given Adam’s likeness for sheer violence and the way he murdered David and his friends, he’s the most-hated villain in all of Cyberpunk 2077 now, with players diving into the game to exact revenge on account of Edgerunners’ beloved characters. “After Edgerunners it was never about Johnny, V, Bug, or Jackie. It was all for David and Rebecca,” says one JaxSpade_ on X. Others join in on the conversation in a similar manner as well .

In other news, the Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 pays homage to the Edgerunners anime in its own unique way as well, with David and the rest of his gang getting their own dedicated niches in the Columbarium in-game. Niches are murals that talk about a certain someone. Each niche is hand-crafted specifically for an Edgerunners character—it’s quite emotional in there.

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Cyberpunk 2077 was released on December 10, 2020, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, earning a 3/5 rating in eXputer’s review. Fast-forward to September 2023, which was when its next-gen patch for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S was out as well, Phantom Liberty launched—the game’s one-and-only DLC expansion. We gave the add-on a 4.5/5.0 score for “finally delivering the grand RPG CDPR promised all those years ago.”

If you’re a dedicated player, here are the 4 best apartments in Cyberpunk 2077 that you have to check out. 

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