All Endings Guide and Best Ending | Cyberpunk 2077

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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!

What Decides the Ending?

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.

List of Endings and Rewards

How Many Endings are There?

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.

All Ending Rewards

Ending Trophy Rewards
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
Worst Ending None None

The Secret Ending Paths

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.

Ending Trophy Rewards
The Temperance Ending Temperance Pride or Overwatch
The Sun Ending The Sun Pride
Worst Ending None None

How to Get the Secret Ending

The Devil Ending Conditions and Rewards

How to Unlock The Devil Ending

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.

Search And Destroy Quest Walkthrough and Rewards

The Devil Ending Rewards

You'll receive Johnny's Tanktop and Johnny's Aviators for this ending.

The Temperance Ending Conditions and Rewards

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How to Unlock the Temperance 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.

The Temperance Ending Rewards

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.

The Sun Ending Conditions and Rewards

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How to Unlock The Sun Ending

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
Chippin' In
Blistering Love

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.

The Sun Ending Video

Significant Other Appearance

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.

The Sun Ending Rewards

If you picked up Pride after the fight with Adam Smasher it will carry over to your main save.

The Star Ending Conditions and Rewards

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How to Unlock The Star Ending

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.

Romancing Judy

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.

Worst Ending (Suicide Ending) Conditions and Rewards

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.

Suicide Ending Rewards

There are no rewards for this ending.

The Secret Ending Conditions and Rewards

How to Unlock the Secret Ending

The exact conditions needed to unlock the Secret Ending, “Don't Fear the Reaper”, is very simple, just do the following in order to unlock it..

  • Choose the right dialogue choices when talking to Johnny at his grave during the quest Chippin' In.
  • Wait for five minutes without making a decision during the point of no return scene in Nocturne OP55N1

Don't Fear the Reaper
Unlock Guide and Walkthrough

All Possible Secret Ending Results

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.

  1. If you die during the Arasaka Tower raid, the credits will roll and the game will end here. The messages from other characters in the credits are the same as those in the Suicide Ending.
  2. If you succeed, once you make it to Mikoshi, you can choose to cross the bridge with Alt, leading to the Temperance Ending.
  3. Alternately, in Mikoshi, you can choose to enter the well, leading to The Sun Ending.
The Sun Ending Temperance Ending
The Devil - in Space.jpgInside Mikoshi, choose to enter the well Temperance Ending 2.jpgInside 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 Secret Ending Rewards

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.

Character Dialogue in Credits

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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.

Character Route
Viktor All
Judy All
Panam Devil, Sun, Temperance (Rogue route), Suicide
Saul Devil, Sun, Temperance (Rogue route), Suicide
Mitch All
Rogue Devil, Star, Temperance (Panam route), Suicide
Misty All
Hanako Devil (if you return to Earth)
Kerry All (if met)
River All (if met)
Jefferson All (if met)

Best Ending: Which is the Best?

The Star

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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