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This is a walkthrough for Following The River, a Side Quest in Cyberpunk 2077. Read on to learn all the available choices in Following The River, how to get the best possible result, tips and strategies for the Quest, and all available rewards.

All River Quests (River Romance Guide)
1 I Fought The Law
2 The Hunt
3 Following The River

Following The River Basic Information

Quest Type Side
Act Act 2
Quest No. 3
Lifepath All

How to Unlock Following The River

Quest Unlock Conditions Complete The Hunt and wait 24 in-game hours.

The Hunt Walkthrough

Following The River Rewards

Quest Rewards 1225 EXP
2775 Street Cred
Crash

Following The River Walkthrough

Following The River Quest Objectives

Rancho Coronado, Santo Domingo

Objectives
1
Objective IconWait for River.
Wait for River by the barrels in front of Joss's house.
2
Objective IconHelp River make the Jambalaya then have a drink with him.
You'll have to stir the bowl and enter the house to get the rice. There's a lot of dialogue options here to further explore River's character.
3
Objective IconPlay the AR game with the children.
Simply shoot the targets to score points.
Optional: Let the children win by not shooting as many targets as them. This should be easy as it requires you to simply shoot less. You will see their score compared to yours at the left of the screen.
4
Objective IconHave dinner with River's family.
5
Objective IconFollow River to the top of the water tower.
River will lead you to the gate of the water tower, where you have to interact with him to climb up past the gate. Afterwards, climb up to the top of the water tower.
6
Objective IconHave a conversation with river atop the water tower.
7
Objective IconTalk with River when you wake up.
Talk to River before leaving to end the quest.

Tips and Strategies

Romance Guide - River

Respond to River's Text

When River eventually texts you, respond with How about a new record? then continue the conversation. Regardless of your responses, flirty or not, he will call you after some more time passes with the quest.

Accept His Invite

This goes without saying, but when River call accept the invite to start the quest and choose the dialogue options that make you seem more interested.

Kiss the Boy

You'll have some opportunities during this quest to give River a smooch. If you're looking to romance him then do it. Keep choosing the choices that show you're interested and after the second kiss you'll be in a relationship with River.
River Ward: Romance Guide

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