Cyberpunk 2077's shooting contest in the side quest "Shoot to Thrill" is put on by the player's previous contact, Wilson.
In the massive world of Night City, V meets a host of colorful characters—including Wilson. Originally, they end up meeting him in the beginning of the game where he gives them the Dying Night pistol. In the second half of Cyberpunk 2077, he appears again to offer V a shot in his shooting competition. They gain access to the "Shoot to Thrill" side quest upon agreeing.
Here's how to outperform the other contestants.
Cyberpunk 2077 Shooting Contest
Players must get a score above 40 to have any chance of winning. They'll be competing against up to five other NPCs within 60 seconds, so the race might be tight. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to assure victory.
While it may seem shady, players don't need to stick within their own gallery when shooting. They can shoot other contestant's targets, as well, to rack up extra points on the side. Additionally, they can hit anywhere on the target to earn a point, so there's no need to be shy.
The best chance at winning also requires having the best gear. Players should grab their quickest firing pistol for this challenge. Some have reported that they tend to aim a bit lower on targets to account for the recall each shot has. This ensures they have the maximum success rate.
V will receive a M-10AF Lexington pistol upon victory.