How long does it take to beat Cyberpunk? Main Story & 100% Completion Time 

Cyberpunk 2077 may not have had the best launch but it certainly is getting back on track with a Game of The Year Edition slated to release next year. Despite all the criticisms that the game received at its initial launch, CD Projekt Red has stood by its game and has been making improvements to the game through patches and updates.  

The game is in a lot more stable condition now than it was at its initial launch and players are taking their time to explore everything that Night City has to offer. You might be one of the players wanting to jump in the game and wondering how long the game is. If you are, then you’re at the right place.  

The main campaign of Cyberpunk 2077 will take you around 25-30 hours to complete. Playing just the main story and some of the side content will take you around 45 hours while a completionist run could take you over 100 hours as you’ll be completing everything the game has to offer. 

There are other factors too which can affect your playtime and may significantly increase it too. Playing the game on a harder difficulty may increase your completion time as you might get stuck on a part or a boss fight which you’ve to replay over and over again. 

1. Difficulty 

How long does it take to beat Cyberpunk? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
All Difficulty Levels in Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk offers four main difficulty levels before starting the game which are: 

  • Easy  
  • Normal 
  • Hard 
  • Very Hard 

The main differences between the difficulties are the aggression of enemies, strength, and health of your character plus the strength and health of enemies among other things. We recommend starting the game on the normal difficulty but if you upgrade your character enough and the game feels too easy for you, you can easily increase the difficulty later on. 

2. How many endings does Cyberpunk 2077 have? 

How long does it take to beat Cyberpunk? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
All Ending Options

There are multiple endings in Cyberpunk – five, to be exact, including a secret ending. You can get all these endings depending on what decisions you make in the story and which lifepath you chose at the beginning of the game. Here are all the endings: 

  • Where is my Mind? (Default) 
  • All Along the Watchtower 
  • New Dawn Fades 
  • Path of Glory 
  • Path of Least Resistance (Bad Ending) 

During the mission Nocturne Op55N1, you’ll be presented with the options that will determine your ending. There’ll be 3 options with the first option being the default choice. To get the other two “main” options, you’ll need to complete Panam’s quest line and the side jobs involving Johnny and Rogue. 

3. Is there a secret ending in Cyberpunk 2077? 

How long does it take to beat Cyberpunk? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Cyberpunk 2077

There is a secret ending in Cyberpunk 2077 called Don’t Fear The Ripper. In order to unlock the secret ending, you’ll need to complete a number of Side Jobs before entering Embers to meet with Hanako and you have to reach a certain percentage of friendship with Johnny. 

You’ll need to complete these Side Jobs to unlock the secret ending: 

  • Tapeworm 
  • Chippin’ in 
  • Blistering Love 

Along with completing these Side Jobs, you’ll also need to maintain a friendship with Johnny Silverhand that is at least over 70%. You’ll not be able to unlock the secret ending if you don’t do the above-mentioned things.  

4. Is there a time limit to beat Cyberpunk? 

How long does it take to beat Cyberpunk? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Judy Alvarez in Cyberpunk 2077

There is no time limit to beat Cyberpunk 2077 although you might need to complete certain parts in a limited amount of time like defusing a bomb. But there are no time limits for beating the game or any part of the game.  

To completely immerse yourself in the game, you need to take your time and explore Night City to the fullest. You are also free to leave quests and complete them at a later time so there’s no hurry to complete a specific quest. 

5. Does Cyberpunk 2077 have any DLC? 

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty — Official Teaser
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty — Official Teaser

Cyberpunk 2077 will be getting its first DLC next year titled “Phantom Liberty” which will take place in a new district of Night City. Earlier this year, CD Projekt Red confirmed that a DLC for Cyberpunk will be arriving but not until next year.  

They released a trailer for the DLC which doesn’t show much. V returns as the protagonist, taking an oath of allegiance to serve the New United States of America. Keanu Reeves returns as Johnny Silverhand telling you that taking an oath of allegiance to serve the New United States is a “bad idea”. It’s a next-gen only DLC coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Stadia. 

6. Is Cyberpunk 2077 getting a sequel? 

How long does it take to beat Cyberpunk? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Project Orion

Cyberpunk 2077 is indeed getting a sequel but don’t expect it to arrive anytime soon. CD Projekt Red’s CEO Adam Kiciński confirmed that Project Orion (codename for the Cyberpunk sequel) won’t start pre-production until next year, presumably after the release of Phantom Liberty.  

The studio is now fully focussing on the new Witcher Trilogy and the Witcher Remake. It’s evident that CDPR wants to focus on the Witcher series, especially the Witcher 4 and they’ll most likely devote all their time and resources to the Witcher games before starting development on the next Cyberpunk game so it’s gonna be a while. 

7. 100% Completion 

How long does it take to beat Cyberpunk? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
A Screenshot from Cyberpunk 2077 

Even after finishing the main story for Cyberpunk 2077, there’s still tons of things you’ll need to do in Night City to 100% complete the game. Here’s what you’ll need to do for completing the game 100% and doing everything that Night City has to offer: 

  1. Unlock all the endings 
  2. Enjoy all the romance options 
  3. Obtain all trophies 
  4. Complete all Side Quests 
  5. Complete all Gigs 
  6. Complete all the Scanner Hustles: 
    • 112 Assaults in Progress 
    • 17 Organised Crimes 
    • 27 Reported Crimes 
  7. Purchase all the vehicles 
  8. Craft the best weapons 
  9. Eliminate the NCPD 
  10. Raid Adam Smasher’s vault 

8. All Main Missions List 

How long does it take to beat Cyberpunk? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
A Screenshot from Cyberpunk 2077 

There are over 30 main missions in Cyberpunk 2077. The first mission will depend on which lifepath you choose but all the other missions will run in a straightforward manner. Here are all the main missions in Cyberpunk 2077: 

  1. The Nomad, The Street Kid, or The Corpo-Rat 
  2. Practice Makes Perfect 
  3. The Rescue 
  4. The Ripperdoc 
  5. The Ride 
  6. The Pickup 
  7. The Information 
  8. The Heist 
  9. Playing For Time 
  10. Automatic Love 
  11. The Space in Between 
  12. Disasterpiece 
  13. Double Life 
  14. M’ap Tann Pèlen 
  15. I Walk The Line 
  16. Transmission 
  17. Ghost Town 
  18. Lightning Breaks 
  19. Life During Wartime 
  20. Down On The Street 
  21. Gimme Danger 
  22. Play It Safe 
  23. Search And Destroy 
  24. Nocturne Op55N1 
  • Hanako’s Arasaka’s Path: 
    • Last Caress 
    • Totalimmortal 
  • Rogue’s Path: 
    • For Whom The Bell Tolls 
    • Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 
  • Panam’s Ending: 
    • We Gotta Live Together 
    • Forward To Death 
    • Belly of The Beast 

9. All Side Jobs List 

How long does it take to beat Cyberpunk? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077

All the Side Jobs have been broken down into the districts they’re in so that it’s easier for you to navigate. Here are all the Side Jobs available in Cyberpunk 2077: 

I. Watson Side Jobs 

  • The Gift 
  • The Gig 
  • Paid in Full 
  • Big in Japan 
  • Beat on the Brat 
  • Beat on the Brat: Kabuki 
  • The Gun 
  • Sacrum Profanum 
  • Epistrophy 
  • Epistrophy: Northside 
  • Burning Desire 
  • Happy Together 
  • Shoot to Thrill 
  • Tune Up 
  • Fool on the Hill 
  • Human Nature 
  • The Prophet’s Song 
  • Venus in Furs 
  • I Fought the Law 
  • The Hunt 
  • Send in the Clowns 
  • Full Disclosure 
  • Both Sides, Now 
  • Talking Bout A Revolution 
  • Violence 
  • Chippin’ In 
  • A Cool Metal Fire 
  • Blistering Love 
  • Psycho Killer 
  • War Pigs 
  • Second Conflict 
  • A Like Supreme 
  • Rebel Rebel 
  • I Don’t Wanna Hear It 
  • Off The Leash 
  • Boat Drinks 
  • Killing in the Name 

II. Heywood Side Jobs 

  • Heroes 
  • Beat On The Brat: The Glen 
  • Epistrophy: The Glen 
  • Epistrophy: Wellsprings 
  • Don’t Lose Your Mind 
  • Imagine 
  • Machine Gun 
  • Raymond Chandler Evening 
  • Only Pain 
  • Small Man, Big Mouth 

III. Westbrook Side Jobs 

  • The Ballad of Buck Ravers 
  • Epistrophy: North Oak 
  • I Can See Clearly Now 
  • Spray Paint 
  • Coin Operated Boy 
  • Stairway to Heaven 
  • Poem of the Atoms 
  • Sweet Dreams 
  • Dream On 
  • Ex-Factor 
  • Pisces 
  • Holdin On 

IV. Santo Domingo Side Jobs 

  • Beat On The Brat: Rancho Coronado 
  • Beat On The Brat: Arroyo 
  • Epistrophy: Rancho Coronado 
  • The Beast In Me 
  • Ezekiel Saw The Wheel 
  • A Day In The Life 
  • Stadium Love 
  • Space Oddity 
  • Sinnerman 
  • There Is A Light That Never Goes Out 
  • They Won’t Go When I Go 
  • Gun Music 
  • The Highwayman 
  • Sex On Wheels 
  • Pyramid Song 

V. Pacifica Side Jobs 

  • Beat on the Brat: Pacifica 
  • Epistrophy: Coastview 

VI. Badlands Side Jobs 

  • Epistrophy: Badlands 
  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ 
  • Following The River 
  • Riders on the Storm 
  • With a Little Help From My Friends 
  • Queen of the Highway 
  • Fortunate Son 

10. All Gigs List 

How long does it take to beat Cyberpunk? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Cyberpunk 2077 Cover Art

Gigs are basically optional minor side quests that are given to V by clients in exchange for Street Creds, and experience. These Gigs will present themselves in the form of a phone call whenever you enter a new area in Night City. Here are all the Gigs in Cyberpunk 2077: 

I. Watson Gigs 

  • Troublesome Neighbors 
  • Flight of the Cheetah 
  • Woman of La Mancha 
  • Shark in the Water 
  • Dirty Biz 
  • Rite of Passage 
  • Hippocratic Oath 
  • Last Login 
  • Monster Hunt 
  • Occupational Hazard 
  • Lousy Kleppers 
  • Freedom of the Press 
  • Many Ways to Skin a Cat 
  • Catch a Tyger’s Toe 
  • The Heisenberg Principle 
  • Welcome to America, Comrade 
  • Bloodsport 
  • Playing For Keeps 
  • Backs Against the Wall 
  • Fixer, Merc, Soldier, Spy 
  • Small Man, Big Evil 
  • Scrolls Before Swine 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Lt. Mower 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Demons of War 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Where the Bodies Hit the Floor 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Six Feet Under 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Ticket to the Major Leagues 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Bloody Ritual 

II. City Center Gigs 

  • A Lack of Empathy 
  • Serial Suicide 
  • Guinea Pigs 
  • The Frolics of Councilwoman Cole 
  • An Inconvenient Killer 
  • Bring Me the Head of Gustavo Orta 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Phantom of Night City 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: On Deaf Ears 

III. Westbrook Gigs 

  • Greed Never Pays 
  • Until Death Do Us Part 
  • Olive Branch 
  • Getting Warmer 
  • A Shrine Defiled 
  • We Have Your Wife 
  • Wakako’s Favorite 
  • Tyger and Vulture 
  • Family Heirloom 

IV. Heywood Gigs 

  • Old Friends 
  • Jeopardy 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Seaside Cafe 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Letter Of The Law 
  • On A Tight Leash 
  • Fifth Column 
  • Life’s Work 
  • Sr Ladrillo’s Private Collection 
  • Going Up or Going Down 
  • The Lord Giveth and Taketh Away 
  • Eye For An Eye 
  • Hot Merchandise 

V. Santo Domingo Gigs 

  • Serious Side Effects 
  • Error 404 
  • For My Son 
  • Cuckoo’s Nest 
  • Family Matters 
  • Race To The Top 
  • Going-Away Party 
  • Hacking the Hacker 
  • Severance Package 
  • Breaking News 
  • The Union Strikes Back 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Under The Bridge 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Discount Doc 

VI. Pacifica Gigs 

  • Two Wrongs Makes Us Right 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Smoke on the Water 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Lex Talionis 

VII. Badlands Gigs 

  • Sparring Partner 
  • No Fixers 
  • Flying Drugs 
  • Radar Love 
  • Dancing on a Mine Field 
  • Big Pete’s Got Big Problems 
  • Goodbye, Night City 
  • Trevor’s Last Ride 
  • MIA 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: House on a Hill 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: Second Chances 
  • Cyberpsycho Sighting: The Wasteland 
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11. 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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