Cyberpunk 2077 features a number of different endings depending on the choices you make in the game. Learn how to unlock each ending and the results of the story for each ending.
NOTE: As you can probably expect, this guide contains a number of spoilers. Read at your own risk!
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The Ending of the game is primarily based on a single dialogue choice in the final Main Quest, “Nocturne OP55N1”. V will go out to a balcony and talk with Johnny Silverhand, and make a choice which determines how they will go forward from that point on.
There are some specific preconditions for certain dialogue options to appear during this choice, such as the completion of specific Side Quests. However, there are no other choices besides this specific dialogue which affect the ending, so it's alright to make choices you like during the story without worrying about it affecting the ending.
There are five currently known main ending paths in the story, each of which leads to a specific Trophy. There is also one “Game Over” Ending with no Trophy or rewards.
The Gorilla Arms (Legendary Tier) Cyberware is also available as a reward for completing any of the Trophy-yielding endings.
|The Devil Ending||The Devil||None|
|The Temperance Ending||Temperance||・Pride or Overwatch|
|The Sun Ending||The Sun||・Pride|
|The Star Ending||The Star||・Aldecaldos Rally Bolero Jacket, Overwatch|
The Secret Ending, also known as Don't Fear The Reaper, is closer to a Secret Path than a Secret Ending in itself. It has the potential to lead into one of three of the above endings, with some slight changes to the result.
|The Temperance Ending||Temperance||・Pride or Overwatch|
|The Sun Ending||The Sun||・Pride|
During the dialogue choice in Nocturne OP55N1, the player must make the choice Think trusting Arasaka's risky but worth it.
If the player hasn't completed the requirements for the other options, this will be the only choice available. For this reason, The Devil ending is the easiest to access on first playthroughs.
Making this choice will unlock a series of Quests, concluding with a series of Quests that resolves in one more choice between I want to live and I'm going back to Earth. These will result in different ending sequences.
To get the Trophy, however, you will need to have rescued Takemura during Search and Destroy.
You'll receive Johnny's Tanktop and Johnny's Aviators for this ending.
In order to unlock the dialogue choice necessary to kick off this Ending, the player will first need to complete Rogue or Panam's Side Questline.
|Rogue Quest Line||Panam Quest Line|
|Chippin' In||Riders On The Storm|
|Blistering Love||With A Little Help From My Friends|
|-||Queen Of The Highway|
Then, during the dialogue choice in Nocturne OP55N1, the player must make the choice Think you and Rogue should go. or Gonna ask Panam for help.
Making this choice will unlock a series of Quests, concluding with a series of Quests that resolves in one more choice – choose to go into Cyberspace with Alt and leave your body to Johnny to unlock the Temperance ending.
If you took Panam's route, you will obtain Overwatch naturally during the questline.
On Rogue's route, if you picked up Pride after the fight with Adam Smasher it will carry over to your main save.
This ending can be unlocked in the same way as The Sun Ending. First, complete Rogue's Side Questline, then, during the dialogue choice in Nocturne OP55N1, the player must make the choice Think you and Rogue should go.
|Rogue Quest Line|
At the end, instead of choosing to go into Cyberspace with Alt, enter the Well to return to your body and unlock The Sun Ending.
If you romanced an NPC and chose to call them during Nocturne OP55N1 they will appear in the ending to speak with V before they head off to space.
If you picked up Pride after the fight with Adam Smasher it will carry over to your main save.
In order to unlock the dialogue choice necessary to kick off this Ending, the player will first need to complete Panam's Side Questline.
|Panam Quest Line|
|Riders On The Storm|
|With A Little Help From My Friends|
|Queen Of The Highway|
Then, during the dialogue choice in Nocturne OP55N1, the player must make the choice Gonna ask Panam for help.
Like the Sun Ending, continue through a series of missions from this point, then at the very end, instead of choosing to go into Cyberspace with Alt, enter the Well to return to your body and unlock The Star Ending.
If you played as a female V and romanced Judy then during Nocturne OP55N1 you will have the opportunity to call Judy before starting the final quest line. This will trigger an extra event during All Along The Watchtower where she joins you in leaving Night City with the Aldecaldos.
In order to unlock the Suicide Ending, first, select any of the allowed options during the dialogue with Johnny – it doesn't matter which. Then, instead of taking the pills, say Could also just put all this to rest. Then, select Toss pills to put this ending in motion.
There are no rewards for this ending.
The exact conditions needed to unlock the Secret Ending, “Don't Fear the Reaper”, are still vague, but the following points are thought to influence the ending's appearance.
NOTE: This section contains spoilers for the Secret Ending.
After you've agreed to Johnny's plan, there will be three possible routes for how the Secret Ending will unfold.
|The Sun Ending||Temperance Ending|
|Inside Mikoshi, choose to enter the well||Inside Mikoshi, choose to cross the bridge with Alt|
These endings unfold in the same way as they do when the Secret Ending has not been chosen, with the major result of avoiding Rogue's death. Other than this point, the final result of the game is not significantly affected.
The Rewards for completing each possible ending for Don't Fear the Reaper seem to match those of the standard ending they are associated with.
Dying in Arasaka Tower leads to no rewards, like the Suicide Ending, while the Temperance Ending and The Sun Ending will each yield their associated rewards.
From a story perspective, it's still not the happiest ending regardless of your choice, but since this is the only route to reach The Sun Ending while still leaving Rogue alive, it's a necessary piece of the puzzle for players who are concerned with reaching 100% clear and getting every possible ending.
As shown in the image above, various characters from the game will appear in the credits and send a message to V.
What characters appear and what they say depends on both the ending you chose and how far you've progressed their personal questline, if they have one.
|Panam||Devil, Sun, Temperance (Rogue route), Suicide|
|Saul||Devil, Sun, Temperance (Rogue route), Suicide|
|Rogue||Devil, Star, Temperance (Panam route), Suicide|
|Hanako||Devil (if you return to Earth)|
|Kerry||All (if met)|
|River||All (if met)|
|Jefferson||All (if met)|
While which ending is best is entirely a subjective opinion, the Star ending leaves V the happiest and most content with how the rest of their life will play out getting a fresh start away from Night City with the Aldecaldos. On top of that, male V will get to be together with Panam if they romanced her and female V can choose to bring Judy along if she was romanced. The Sun ending has V's partner staying with them in their new penthouse, but with V's focus on their job and other factors, neither are satisfied with their current lifestyle.
Which ending did you think was the best?
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If you save Takemura he'll call you in the star, the sun and temperance.
You can be called by Takemura in the credits, I got a call in The Star ending
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I'd really like to see a flowchart with all the Main Quests, Side Quests, and Gigs that exist so we can easily see what you need to do before unlocking XYZ quest (kind of like they did here https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/cyberpunk-2077-walkthrough-main-story-quest-list-main-missions-order-5077 except with everything, not just the Main ones)
Getting splotches and phantom trees and countryside images while out in the Badlands or other areas. Also occurs sporadically in any indoors... these ghost images come and go... started from day 1...
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