Pacifica was once a major tourist district of Night City. It has seen better days and is now controlled by the Haitian Netrunners gang the Voodoo Boys who now protect Pacifica. This was not always the case, however. The ultra-violent Voodoo Boys in Cyberpunk 2020 were not Haitian. This change was made for the game and has been endorsed and appreciated by Cyberpunk 2020 creator Mike Pondsmith who said:
“The original Voodoo Boys were a scathing commentary on cultural appropriation. I LOVE the idea that real practitioners of Voudon moved in and took back their turf. And they even got the Creole right!”
The Voodoo Boys aren’t just netrunners devoted to uncovering the secrets of the Old Net and behind the Blackwall. They’re also edgerunners: breaking every rule there is to break, and programming viruses that can freeze neural networks.
Voodoo Boys Logo
Although the Voodoo boys are a prolific gang, they are not the only gang in Pacifica. Also present in West Pacifica are the Animals. The Animals use ultra testosterone and animal supplements such as growth hormones and are animalistic at heart
Key locations of Pacfica shown in video footage and shots include the Grand Imperial Mall. The mall has now been abandoned since Pacifica was hit by extreme poverty.