Unlock All 5 Endings in Cyberpunk 2077 – Complete How-to Guide

Cyberpunk 2077 has a huge narrative that requires players to make choices, which lead to different endings. With the release of its new DLC, Phantom Liberty, Cyberpunk has become a hot topic in the gaming community once again, but this time, it’s for all the right reasons.

Phantom Liberty introduces a completely new ending to the base game, which can only be unlocked through certain paths in the DLC. We’ll discuss more about it later in the article, but first, let’s focus on the ones that are already available in the base game.

There are a total of five endings in Cyberpunk 2077:

1. Where is My Mind? Epilogue

2. All Along the Watchtower Epilogue

3. New Dawn Fades Epilogue

4. Path of Least Resistance Epilogue

5. Secret Ending

While playing “Nocturne Op55N1”, the final mission, the dialogue you choose will determine your story’s end. Out of five endings, four are standard, while one is a secret ending.

Some of the endings are great, others, not so much. This guide will discuss each end that the RPG offers, so it goes without saying: SPOILERS AHEAD.

1. Where is My Mind? Epilogue

Cyberpunk 2077 All Endings Guide
Hanako At Embers | Source: In game SS

Players can choose this ending by following Nocturne Op55N1 and meet Hanako at Embers. All you have to do is trust her when interacting with her inside the restaurant. By trusting Arasaka, you will stumble upon the “Where Is My Mind” epilogue.

In this epilogue, you wake up in a space station with doctors operating on you to heal your severe head damage. “Where Is My Mind” epilogue gives you the choice of either giving up on your mind or reaching Earth again, only to die from fatalities within six months.

Choosing this ending unlocks The Devil trophy because V opens up a Rubik’s cube and finds the Devil’s picture inside it.

Note: Your relationship with Johnny or any of the NPC will not influence this ending.

2. All Along The Watchtower Epilogue

Cyberpunk 2077 All Endings Guide
Panam | Source: In game SS

Here, you leave Night City with Panam and her nomad gang, Aldecaldos, and plot your attack. The assistance of the nomad gang will enable you to take down the Arasaka boss and guards.

You will have the option of either living freely without Johnny’s control but dying within six months or letting Johnny live in V’s body.

If you choose the former, you will get the ‘All Along the Watchtower’ epilogue.

In this ending, Johnny Silverhand will be erased from your memory, meaning that your body is no longer under his control. As a result, you can now live freely with Panam and her gang.

Note: To get this ending, you’ll have to complete Panam’s side quest that will help you build a strong relationship with her.

Going ahead with this ending will unlock The Star achievement.

3. New Dawn Fades Epilogue

Cyberpunk 2077 All Endings Guide
Johnny Silverhand | Source: In game SS

Here, you take Rogue’s help to take down Arasaka guards. While playing the mission, you’ll face the dilemma of either living freely for six months or letting Johnny use your body and living comfortably.

If you let Johnny live at the cost of dying yourself, you will get New Dawn Fades epilogue. Johnny Silverhand will keep living his everyday life making use of your body.

V will be seen as a living legend of Night City falling to an unavoidable death.

The achievement you’ll unlock here is Temperance.

4. Path of Least Resistance Epilogue

There is no dilemma or choices that you’ll encounter when choosing Path of Least Resistance Epilogue.

In this epilogue, V commits suicide. Both V and Johnny discuss that killing themselves is the best idea as it prevents further bloodshed.

Moments later, you hear a gunshot, which suggests that V knocked himself out.

To choose this ending, select the following dialogue:

  • Select any ending option.
  • “Could also put this all to rest.”
  • “[Toss pills] I know. Exactly what we’re gonna do.”

5. Secret Ending

Cyberpunk 2077 All Endings Guide
Arasaka Tower | Source: In game SS

If you decide to take on everyone in the Arasaka Tower alone, you’ll activate the Secret Ending. If you die while fighting the guards, it’s game over, which the Secret Ending is about.

In case you manage to kill guards and reach the endpoint of the Arasaka Tower, you will get either the Temperance Ending or The Sun Ending.

Entering the well will unlock the Temperance epilogue while by crossing the bridge, you will reach The Sun ending.

6. What is the best ending in Cyberpunk 2077?

The best ending in Cyberpunk 2077 is the “All Along the Watchtower” epilogue. In this ending, V escapes Night City with Panam and lives out his life with her outside Night City’s walls.

V hasn’t had the best life, so watching him live out his life with all his friends feels like the best payoff and ending to his story, and it also makes sense for V to finally settle with Panam after everything they’ve gone through.

7. How many endings does Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty have?

Unlock All 5 Endings in Cyberpunk 2077 – Complete How-to Guide
Solomon Reed – Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty | Source: XBOX

There are a total of 4 endings in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, two being alterations of the same path, but the consequences are big enough to count them as proper endings:

  • King of Wands Ending
  • King of Swords Ending
  • King of Cups Ending
  • King of Pentacles Ending

All of these endings will depend heavily on whether you help Reed or Songbird during the missions ‘Firestarter’ and ‘The Killing Moon’. ‘The Killing Moon’ unlocks only if you help Songbird, and if you help Reed, you unlock ‘Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos’.

It ultimately comes down to who you choose to help during those missions and that’ll determine which ending you’ll get. Without further ado, let’s get into the details of how to get the endings and what happens in them.

I. King of Wands Ending

Unlock All 5 Endings in Cyberpunk 2077 – Complete How-to Guide
Help Songbird – Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty | Source: YouTube

To get the King of Wands ending, you have to:

  • Help Songbird during ‘Firestarter’.
  • Refuse to turn Songbird over to Reed at the spaceport during ‘The Killing Moon’.
  • Kill Reed after refusing to do so.

In this ending, Songbird and Alex live, but Reed dies, and you don’t get the new base game ending.

II. King of Swords Ending

Unlock All 5 Endings in Cyberpunk 2077 – Complete How-to Guide
Help Reed – Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty | Source: YouTube

To get the King of Swords ending, you have to:

  • Help Songbird during ‘Firestarter’.
  • Turn Songbird over to Reed during ‘The Killing Moon’ (second time).

In this ending, Alex, Reed, and Songbird live, and you’ll get the opportunity to unlock the new base game ending after the conclusion of Phantom Liberty.

III. King of Cups Ending

Unlock All 5 Endings in Cyberpunk 2077 – Complete How-to Guide
Kill Songbird – Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty | Source: YouTube

To get the King of Cups ending, you have to:

  • Help Reed try and capture Songbird during ‘Firestarter’.
  • Kill Songbird at her request during the mission ‘Somewhat Damaged’.

In this ending, Alex and Songbird die; Reed lives, but you don’t get the option to unlock the new base game ending.

IV. King of Pentacles Ending

Unlock All 5 Endings in Cyberpunk 2077 – Complete How-to Guide
Spare Songbird – Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty | Source: YouTube

To get the King of Pentacles, you have to:

  • Help Reed try and capture Songbird during ‘Firestarter’.
  • Refuse to kill Songbird when she asks you to do so during ‘Somewhat Damaged’.

In this ending, Alex dies, but Reed and Songbird live, and you get the option to unlock the new base game ending after Phantom Liberty concludes.

V. How to unlock the new base game ending for Cyberpunk 2077? 

There are two paths in Phantom Liberty that’ll lead to the new base game ending:

  • Help Songbird escape during ‘Firestarter’ but give her up to Reed during ‘The Killing Moon. (King of Swords ending)
  • Help Reed try and capture Songbird during ‘Firestarter’ and refuse to kill her during ‘Somewhat Damaged’. (King of Pentacles ending)

After Phantom Liberty concludes, Reed will contact you. Talk to him during the ‘Through Pain to Heaven’ or ‘Four Score and Seven’ mission (depending on the Phantom Liberty ending you got), and you’ll get the ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’ mission, which is the quest that’ll give you the new base game ending.

In this ending, you’ll learn that V is finally cured, and he no longer has the Relic degradation. But the downside is that the operation put him in a coma for 2 years, and during that time, he lost all of his friends in Night City.

In addition to that, you’ll also learn that V has lost the ability to use any kind of Cyberware, meaning that he can no longer be a mercenary. It’s not a happy ending and it’s pretty heartbreaking since you’re all alone now.

VI. Is there an ending where V lives?

Unlock All 5 Endings in Cyberpunk 2077 – Complete How-to Guide
Tower Ending | Source: YouTube

The new base game, a.k.a the Tower Ending, is the one where V lives, but the catch is that he loses everything and everyone. He wakes up from a two year coma and learns that he’s been cured, as a result of which Johnny Silverhand is no more.

After that, when he tries to call up his friends, he learns that they’ve all moved on since her disappearance, many also thinking that he ghosted them. The worst part is that Panam won’t even talk to you, and the only one who still cares about you is Viktor.

The game ends with a conversation with Misty about how V now has to live a normal life, just like any other pedestrian in Night City, and the final scene shows V disappear into the Night City crowd. So yes, V survives in this ending, but in the process, he loses everything and is all alone now.

8. About Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is a 2020 action role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt Red and published by CD Projekt, based on video game designer Mike Pondsmith’s game series.

Set in a dystopian cyberpunk universe, the player assumes the role of “V,” a mercenary in the fictional Californian city known as “Night City,” where they deal with the fallout from a heist gone wrong that results in an experimental cybernetic “bio-chip” containing an engram of the legendary rock star and terrorist Johnny Silverhand (played by Keanu Reeves) threatening to slowly overwrite V’s mind; as the story progresses V and Johnny must work together to find a way to be separated and save V’s life.

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