At one key moment, several choices are available based on the alliances you’ve made in the game. The more of these alliances you’ve made, the more will be available to you.
The good news is there is technically no point of no return, with the game resetting back to this key choice if you want to unlock and play through the other paths.
This means no ending, aside from the secret Cyberpunk 2077 ending, is missable – useful if you want to 100% Cyberpunk 2077’s achievements or trophies.
Note that though this page is written with clarity and brevity in mind, there will be some spoilers throughout.
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How many endings are there in Cyberpunk 2077?
There are technically six endings in Cyberpunk 2077. At a glance, and with no spoilers, these are:
- One main ending path and one ‘bonus’ short ending which have no prior requirements
- Two ‘regular’ ending paths with requires completing certain side-quests to access, with one of these ending paths having two outcomes
- One ‘secret’ ending which has some specific requirements
None of these (bar the secret ending) are missable, with the game returning you to a point of no return within the Nocturne Op55N1 mission where you can attempt the others.
How to unlock the three ending choices during Nocturne Op55N1 in Cyberpunk 2077
During the mission Nocturne Op55N1, Johnny gives you a series of choices to make. It’s at this point the story will branch out into one of the ending paths, locking you in for several missions until the conclusion.
If you have played through the main story missions and no other side quest chains, then by default only one ending will be available to you.
To unlock the two other ‘regular’ endings in Cyberpunk 2077, you must complete optional questlines involving Panam and Johnny / Rogue. Doing so will then add two additional options.
In summary, the main Cyberpunk 2077 ending choices are:
- “Think trusting Arasaka’s risky but worth it.” – This is the default choice available. Completing this will unlock ‘The Devil’ Trophy / Achievement.
- “Gonna ask Panam for help.” This is unlocked by completing Panam’s side-quest chain, starting with Lightning Breaks and ending in Queen of the Highway (this is the same as Panam’s romance questline). Within this are two ending outcomes.
- During the choice with Alt Cunningham, opt for “Wanna live out whatever life I got left.” Completing this will unlock ‘The Star’ Trophy / Achievement.
- During the choice with Alt Cunningham, opt for “Body’s Johnny’s. I’ll go.” Completing this will unlock the ‘Temperance’ Trophy / Achievement.
- “Think you and Rogue should go.” This is unlocked by completing Johnny and Rogue’s questline (which overlap with finding some of Johnny Silverhand’s items) starting with Tapeworm and ending in Blistering Love. Completing this will unlock ‘The Sun’ Trophy / Achievement.
Note that aside from the ‘Panam for help’ variant, there will only be minor changes to each ending based on the dialogue choices you make within them as well as any romance options appearing in the epilogue.
Once you have finished any particular ending, you will return to the Nocturne Op55N1 mission in the story. This will then allow you to pursue the other two paths – or unlock their requirements in the open world, or do anything else you haven’t got around to yet. That said, to be safe, it’s worth having a manual save here to return to, just in case.
How to unlock the secret ending in Cyberpunk 2077
As well as the above core endings, there is one additional secret ending with requirements based on your relationship with Johnny Silverhand.
In short, once you have met those requirements, you must select the ‘Think you and Rogue should go’ option. You are then given several other options before you commit to this choice (which is where you make the choice for the bonus ending, described below).
At this point, simply wait here on these dialogue choices for around five minutes without pressing any buttons until Johnny Silverhand starts talking, giving you a unique ending path, named Don’t Fear the Reaper.
In the week following launch, the community is still testing the exact requirements for this secret ending – understandably, developer CD Projekt has kept it under wraps. So far, there are two leading theories:
- The ending is based around your Johnny relationship percentage, shown in the middle of the three ‘story’ progression trackers on the inventory screen. It’s said this must be 70% and above, and is achieved by completing Johnny Silverhand and Rogue side-quests (some of which are required to unlock all of Johnny Silverhand’s items) and having a positive relationship with Johnny in any dialogue choices you make throughout the game.
- Another theory is the secret ending relies mostly on the choices in one particular side-quest, Chippin’ In, which is required to unlock the ‘Think you and Rogue should go’ regular ending option. Some in the community have reported by making specific choices, you can still be below 70% and still see the secret ending.
Our advice? If you are going for the secret ending, our recommendation is to attempt the second option, since you need to do that mission to build your relationship with Johnny for the first point anyway – that way increasing your chances of it hopefully succeeding.
Ultimately, though this ending is missable, the good news is for completionists it’s not required for any Cyberpunk 2077 achievements or trophies.
How to unlock the bonus ending in Cyberpunk 2077
As well as all of the above, there is one additional ‘bonus’ ending you can unlock which has no prior requirements.
To unlock it, during the Nocturne Op55N1 choice, make any decision. You then have to confirm that choice to be locked into the ending path.
There are, however, other options here – with the ability to back out and decide again (“Hang on. Need a minute”) or not proceed with any other options after all (“Could also just put all this to rest”). It’s this ‘put all this to rest’ option you need to choose.
After that, opt for the choice “[Toss pills] I know. Exactly what we’re gonna do.”
Unlike the other paths, this ends the game there and then – but does give you a short, unique cutscene with Johnny before the credits roll, before putting you back to the Nocturne Op55N1 choice.