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This is the summary of the main story in game Cyberpunk 2077. Read on to what drives the protagonist V in this game!

Main Character Background

V, A Mercenary For Hire

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In this game, you play as V, whose backstory and roots will change depending on your chosen Lifepath.

Regardless of your choice, all lifepaths end up with you doing business in Night City and discovering the main plot of this game - a chip granting eternal life.

Main Story Plot and Summary

Chip With A Soul From The Past

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V goes from job to job as their normal life as mercenaries go.

But, when V is contacted by a fixer asking him to steal a legendary chip in exchange for influence and huge eddies, he realizes that this maybe his chance to rise above the menial merc work. He readily accepts the work.

However, little did he know, that the chip and the people around it have their own hidden agendas.

Warning for our readers! This next section contains information that will reveal some major points of the story. Click on the button if you wish to proceed.

Spoiler Alert

In the E3 2019 Trailer, we see V and Jackie directly after stealing the chip.

Jackie Welles, V's partner for the early part of the story, does not survive the escape. This eventually drives V to discover more of the chip, only to realize the chip has the computerized soul of a terrorist - Johnny Silverhand.

Johnny Silverhand

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Johnny Silverhand appears in V's head and is hellbent on taking revenge on the Arasaka Megacorp that created the chip. V will have to make the decision to help him out or not, knowing either one will alter the course of his life.

He will soon have to face both the horrors of Johnny Silverhand's past as well as the impending troubles this chip will befall on V.

Fight For Survival

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However, V realizes the chip is so much more than tech - it is slowly killing him as well. He must race against the clock if he wants to survive.

V knows that in order to live, he would need to track down the creators of the chip - the Arasaka Megacorp. But, along the way, he will surely encounter enemies - from Arasaka security to other mercenaries - and he would have to learn to weave through thim in order to survive.

Battle For The Chip

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V needs to decide who to trust in this battle for his life. It's not just about waging fights - they knew they needed to make the smart choice. V will need to bribe, outsmart and hack his opponents to get to the bottom of this.

And whichever option they choose, V will ultimately decide the fate of Night City.

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    • In the crafting screen, would love to see a comparison between what I'm currently equipped with vs what I've selected to craft. In the Inventory screen, I have no idea where any extra weight is without going into each category (weapons, clothes, etc). Please add some sort of weight indicator next to each category so I know exactly where I seem to be overloaded. In the Map, please mark completed items (assault in progress, access points), grey out the icons or something similar?

    • If I fail or cancel out of an access point, the mini-game will not load up, you'll just get the jack in/Jack out animations but the mini-game will no longer appear.

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