How to Holster Your Weapon in Cyberpunk 2077

Key Takeaways:

  • Double-tap the weapon cycle button (Alt on PC, Triangle on PS4/PS5, Y on Xbox) to quickly holster your weapon
  • You can also hold the weapon cycle button to bring up the weapon wheel and select the holster icon
  • Holstering your weapon is important to avoid causing panic or aggression from NPCs in certain areas

As an experienced Cyberpunk 2077 player with hundreds of hours in the game, I’ve learned that knowing how to properly holster your weapon is a crucial skill in Night City. Walking around with your gun drawn can cause citizens to panic or even turn hostile, leading to unnecessary confrontations. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll break down exactly how to put away your weapon on both PC and consoles.

PC Controls

On PC, the default key to holster your weapon is Alt. Simply double-tap Alt and V will smoothly put away whatever gun or melee weapon they currently have equipped.

Alternatively, you can hold Alt to bring up the weapon selection wheel. On the bottom right of the wheel, you’ll see a red icon of a gun with a line through it. Click this icon with your mouse to holster your weapon.[1][5]

These are the default key bindings, but you can easily change them in the Settings menu under the “Key Bindings” section if you prefer to use a different key.[3]

Console Controls

For those playing on PS4 or PS5 with a controller, double-tap the Triangle button to holster your equipped weapon. On Xbox controllers, double-tap the Y button instead.[1]

Just like on PC, you can also hold the Triangle/Y button to open the weapon wheel. Select the holster icon on the bottom right to put away your weapon.[2]

If you’re playing on PC with a controller, these same button inputs will work for you as well.[1]

Why Holster Your Weapon

You may be wondering why you even need to worry about holstering your weapon, especially if you prefer a guns-blazing playstyle. However, there are some important reasons to put away your weapon when you’re not actively in combat:

  • In many areas of Night City, especially indoor locations like bars and shops, NPCs will react negatively to you walking around with a drawn weapon. They may cower in fear, flee, or even become hostile and attack you.[1]
  • Some missions and side quests require you to holster your weapon to avoid causing a panic or failing an objective. For example, if you’re trying to meet a fixer contact in a public place, they may refuse to talk to you if you approach with a gun in hand.
  • Holstering your weapon makes you look less threatening and can sometimes help defuse tense situations. It shows you’re not looking for a fight.
  • It’s more immersive and realistic to put away your weapon when you’re just exploring or talking to friendly NPCs. Constantly walking around with a rifle or katana at the ready looks odd and breaks the roleplaying experience.


If you’re having trouble getting your weapon to holster, here are a few things to check:

  • Make sure you’re double-tapping the holster button, not just pressing it once. A single tap will cycle to your next equipped weapon instead of holstering.[5]
  • Check that you’re not in combat or a restricted area. In some locations, like enemy bases or mission areas, the game may prevent you from holstering.
  • Look at your key bindings in the Settings menu to confirm you’re using the right input for holstering. You may have rebound the key to something else.[3]
  • On rare occasions, a bug or glitch can prevent holstering from working properly. Save your game and reload that save to see if it resolves the issue.


Knowing the simple but essential controls for holstering your weapon in Cyberpunk 2077 will make your time in Night City smoother and more immersive. Whether you’re on PC or console, double-tapping the weapon cycle button is the fastest way to put away your gun and blend in with the crowd.

Remember, walking around with a drawn weapon isn’t always the best idea. Holster up when you’re in safe areas, talking to quest givers, or simply want to avoid causing a panic. Stay safe out there, merc.[1][4]