Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty enlargement has its personal self-contained conclusion, however relying in your decisions all through the story, you’ll be able to unlock a wholly new ending for the bottom recreation, too. You simply need to make sure decisions to get it.
If you happen to’re fearful about lacking the ending however don’t need to outright spoil the story making an attempt to unlock it, excellent news: We’re going to inform you which dialogue decisions to make with out getting too into concrete particulars about what’s occurring in Phantom Liberty. We’ll present pictures of vital factors and try to vaguely describe any selections you must make, however gained’t describe the story itself. If that association sounds good and also you need some steering on reaching Cyberpunk 2077’s new conclusion, learn on. If you happen to’re fearful about even no-context references to sure occasions, flip again.
Phantom Liberty has a significant diverging level within the quest Firestarter. Your determination right here will put you on one in every of two routes which can be drastically distinct from each other and reveal various things about its new characters. You’ll be able to nonetheless entry Cyberpunk 2077’s new ending from both of those routes, however you’ll have to make sure selections inside them to achieve it. When you see one route by to the top, it’s actually value loading up an outdated save to start out a recent run to strive the opposite, too, as this provides you with the best understanding of Phantom Liberty’s story.
All that being mentioned, the branching level is well-signposted, and also you’ll comprehend it’s coming earlier than you get there. The choice that places you on one Phantom Liberty route or one other occurs on this scene:
Right here, you’ll get two dialogue choices that every correspond to one in every of two actions. Both route can unlock the brand new ending, however relying in your subsequent decisions, you may lose out on that ending totally. And hey, perhaps there’s some good role-playing materials to work with by not pursuing it. However assuming you need to no less than see the ending and resolve if you wish to preserve it as your canon conclusion, learn on for what you must do in every route.
To maintain issues as spoiler-free as we are able to, we’ll simply label every route by V’s dialogue choice versus the precise motion that takes place.
This route is rather more easy in the right way to unlock the brand new ending. With out divulging specifics, the one factor you must do on this path to unlock the brand new ending is be certain that Songbird lives. There’s a selected determination level close to the top of this route that may decide the netrunner’s destiny, and so long as she survives, it is possible for you to to see the brand new ending.
“I’m with you.”
Conversely, it’s a bit trickier to unlock the brand new ending on this route, and it’s particularly tough to elucidate the right way to unlock it with out spoilers. However in the event you go along with this determination, you’ll need to play by the enlargement’s last quest and primarily flip heel on the very finish. Idris Elba’s character Solomon Reed will interact you in dialog after a climactic battle, and you must conform to a deal he proposes.
Each these routes, whatever the selections you make inside them, will convey you to Phantom Liberty’s credit sequence, after which you’ll be put again into the open world. However in the event you made the precise selections inside both route that unlock the brand new conclusion, look ahead to Reed to contact you, meet up with him, then observe the hunt goals to see the brand new ending. This implies in the event you observe both of those paths, you’ll finish your Cyberpunk 2077 playthrough with the brand new ending. That additionally means you’re reaching some extent of no return and the sport’s last credit will roll.
If you happen to don’t make the Phantom Liberty decisions that unlock the brand new ending, you’ll be put again onto the bottom recreation’s major path and must observe it by to one of many unique endings.
What occurs if I unlock Phantom Liberty’s new ending earlier than ending Cyberpunk 2077?
Phantom Liberty’s new ending is totally different from the opposite endings in Cyberpunk 2077, as it’s going to primarily wipe the remainder of the sport off the desk so you’ll be able to see its new conclusion. That is a part of why I like to recommend ending Cyberpunk 2077 with one in every of its unique endings earlier than seeing Phantom Liberty’s, as a result of taking the brand new Phantom Liberty ending will finish your playthrough earlier than you’ve skilled giant swaths of the principle recreation. Plus, the brand new ending is rather more centered on the enlargement’s characters than it’s the bulk of 2077’s solid, so it positively has a bizarre place within the continuity.
If you happen to do play by Phantom Liberty earlier than ending Cyberpunk 2077, particularly the companion quests (Kerry, Judy, Panam, River), you’ll miss out on some character beats within the new finale. Thus I additionally advocate no less than seeing their storylines by earlier than you head into Phantom Liberty’s finale.
For extra on Phantom Liberty, take a look at Kotaku’s evaluation.