Today we are going to look at how to unlock all Cyberpunk 2077 endings, including the secret one.
Like any good game, all of your decisions affect the story of Cyberpunk 2077. Even the beginning of the game varies depending on the character you choose, which encourages replayability to see all branches of the story… and all endings.
In this article we are going to see all the endings available in Cyberpunk 2077, and what steps you must follow to unlock them. Obviously, if you do not want to condition yourself on your first trip to Night City, you may prefer to discover them on your own.
How to unlock all Cyberpunk 2077 endings
The endings of Cyberpunk 2077 depend on the secondary missions that we complete. To achieve the best endings, before entering Nocturne OP55N1 and contemplating the city with Misty (later the game warns us that it is a point of no return) we have to make sure that we have completed as many secondary missions as possible.
In particular, we have to fulfill the story arc of Panam, in which we meet the nomads and get along with Johnny Silverhand. To improve the relationship with Johnny (the character played by Keanu Reeves) it is important to complete Rogue’s secondary missions and control our responses in the dialogues.
Here we summarize the different endings that can be achieved in Cyberpunk 2077. Also, stop reading if you do not want to get huge spoilers about the story. These missions depend on how we answer to Johnny in our moment of meditation, on the roof.
After taking the Omega Blockers and completing the final mission at Arasaka headquarters, V appears at the Arasaka orbital station. Hellman gives us the opportunity to decide what will happen to us. Each of the two options represents a different ending.
We can sign a contract with the corporation and participate in the Arasaka pilot program, so that our engram will be stored in Mikoshi, a warehouse of souls, trusting that one day it will be possible to install the information in a new body.
The alternate ending is to refuse to sign the contract. Hellman will explain that we have 6 months to live to enjoy in Night City. V collects his things and returns to Earth to resolve his unfinished business. But actually, the game ends here, and we can’t play during that period. We can go back to the point before the last mission to try to get a different ending.
Ask for help from Panam
This is the “good ending” of Cyberpunk 2077. And for this, we have to follow the story arc of Panam and carry out the assault on the Arasaka tower together with the Aldecaldo (a band of nomads) with the Basilisk tank. Saul will make us band members, and Panam will give us a band jacket (which we can use later in Night City).
After the confrontation with Adam Smasher, one of the toughest enemies in the game, and meeting in cyberspace with Johnny and Alt Cunningham, we again have a choice, to obtain two different endings:
We can return to Earth in our body (taking into account that the days will be numbered) and escape with the Aldecaldo, who know someone who can help us. If we have developed a relationship with Judy (we have to be a female character) she will also accompany us away from Night City.
The second option is to allow Johnny to keep V’s body (V joins Alt in destroying Mikoshi). After a series of missions as Silverhand in V’s body, he also leaves town.
Assault Arasaka with Johnny and Rogue
This ending is similar to the previous one, but in this case, it is Johnny Silverhand and Rogue who carry out the assault on Arasaka and the final combat against Adam Smasher (with tragic consequences). For it to be available, we have to have cultivated a good relationship with Johnny.
After carrying out the attack on Arasaka, we again have to decide between two options, which lead to two different endings. We can allow Johnny to take over and V to become part of Alt’s construct in cyberspace, following the destruction of Mikoshi. As in the previous case, we have the possibility to play some quests as Johnny.
The second possibility is to return to Earth as V, knowing that we do not have much life left.
The bad ending of Cyberpunk 2077
An unusual option to reach the end of Cyberpunk 2077 is to finish on the fast track. In our dialogue with Johnny on the roof, we can choose to drop everything, throw the pills, and end our life. If we choose this option, during the credit titles we can hear the calls of the characters with whom we have shared so many moments during the game.
Cyberpunk 2077 secret ending
There is an alternate ending to the game that is a bit more difficult to unlock. We have to go through the same conversations as to assault Arasaka with Johnny and Rogue, but before we allow Johnny to take control and take the pill, we must wait, looking between the gun next to us and Silverhand himself.
Eventually, Johnny takes control of the conversation and offers to lead the assault alone (thus avoiding one of the deaths that occur in the “standard” ending).