How to Beat the Highwayside Job Queen in Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is packed with content to explore and characters to meet. Indeed, these characters and the quests associated with them are some of the best content the game has to offer. Each new character V encounters has complicated wants and needs, and often has long, sprawling quests to go along with them.

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One of these characters is Panam Palmer, a mercenary like V, and a possible romance option if the player chooses to identify as male. The quest to romance Panam is long and sweet, and after several side quests you will come to a side job named the Queen of the Highway, where you can lock in the choice to romance this character.

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To start this mission, you will need to have completed the side job titled “With a little help from my friends”. Once this mission is completed, wait 24 hours in the game and you will receive a call from Panam.

During this call, Panam will tell you that the Basilisk is ready to roll. Tell him you want to drive him then head to the mission marker.

It’s the mission that will decide whether or not V enters into a romance with Panam, so if you want to make sure you’ve taken all the right steps, check out our Cyberpunk 2077 romance and relationship guide.

Talk with Mitch and Panam

The first step in this quest is to simply talk to Panam and Mitch while they complete repairs to the basilisk.

Once the work on the vehicle is complete, climb aboard to continue the quest. While Panam solves the problems of this car resembling a tank there will be a timed dialogue option, so keep your eyes peeled.


Once this brief conversation is over, agree to get in the car to learn its controls.

Learn Basil: Panam Romance Option

With the Basilisk ready to drive, it’s time to learn its controls and, If you’ve followed the steps so far, lock your romance with Panam.

Follow Panam’s instructions, learn how to move the vehicle by driving it around a series of wind turbines. Following this, after gaining access to the guns of the car, shoot each of the five targets presented to you.

If you’ve been following our in-depth romance guide, Panam will now ask you if you want to deepen your synchronization with the vehicle. Agree to continue the romance questline.

To lock in your new relationship with Panam, you must be a V man for this to work, choose the dialogue option: “(Let Panam touch you) Oh, yeah. Let’s go.” This will initiate a sex scene with Panam.

If you wish to end your romantic endeavors here, choose the option: “Good, but I’ve had enough, thank you.”

Learning Basil: No Romance

The process of learning basilisk without the romance aspect is relatively similar.

Again, learn the vehicle controls as you navigate the wind turbines. Then shoot each of the five targets to continue the quest.

Take out the Raffen Shiv

If you participated in the romantic scene of Panam, you will be abruptly interrupted as a group – 28 to be exact – from Raffen Shiv attack the Basilisk and the camp.

Take out all 28 enemies, using what you learned in the previous stages to help you.

If you initiated the sex scene with Panam, you will need to retool all your love because, well… you get it.

Back to camp

After defeating the Raffen Shiv, return to camp with Panam. Here, she’ll offer you a drink, lemonade, or beer, and you can continue chatting with her about your time together so far.


She’ll ask you to stay with the camp, an offer V can’t take no matter what dialogue you choose. Before V can comply with his request, they pass out due to Johnny’s chip.

Fallen unconscious, V will wake up in Panam’s tent and have the chance to explain his condition.

Once V’s affliction is revealed to Panam, she offers to help, to no avail.

Once this conversation is over, the last step of this quest is to get out of the camp with Panam.

During this final conversation, she will offer her help and that of her crew if needed.

Ultimately, completing this side job unlocks a new Cyberpunk 2077 ending, allowing Panam to come to the aid of V in case of need.

Panam Romance details added in patch 1.5

Prior to the recent 1.5 patch and Next-Gen update, this is where your involvement with Panam ends until the endgame.

However, if you chose to romance this character, she will now send you rather explicit messages and sometimes wake up next to V in their apartment. This second addition adds much-needed immersion to the game’s romance storylines.

Next: Cyberpunk 2077 Complete Guide & Walkthrough


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