There are technically five endings in CD Projekt Red’s neo-futuristic game, Cyberpunk 2077. The ending you get will depend on a number of factors. This includes your choices throughout the game, your relationships with certain characters, and your overall playstyle. While each of them is worthy of at least watching, some of them require a bit of effort that some players just don’t have. Nevertheless, actually viewing them all will need you to have several saved files. And with that out of the way, let us begin discussing the many Cyberpunk 2077 endings.
Spoiler Alert! Due to the nature of this article, we will be spoiling several story sections of the game. And as you would expect, most of them involve Cyberpunk 2077’s many possible endings.
Where is my Mind?
This is the default ending of Cyberpunk 2077. Assuming that you don’t meet the requirements for an of the other endings, this will be the one that you’ll get. Following your attack on the Arasaka tower and capture of Yorinobu, you wake up in an Arasaka facility in the space station. Johnny has finally been removed from your head, but doing so left severe damage to your mind and body. Basically, speaking, V’s mind is starting to fail him and Arasaka is doing its best to help V gain control of reality.
Unfortunately, none can be done already and V is given only a few days left to live. Players can then choose V’s fate later on. They can either agree with Arasaka and sign V’s life away to them or go back to Earth. The first choice will see Arasaka placing his/her consciousness in Mikoshi just like what they did to Johnny before. The other is if V refuse to sign the contract, Arasaka will send him/her back to Earth and let V live with his/her friends with the knowledge that he/she will die soon.
All Along the Watchtower
In this Cyberpunk 2077 ending, V and Panam head to Arizona to find a new life away from Night City. They join the Aldecaldos, a group of nomads, and help them to fight against Arasaka. In the end, V and Panam are able to find a new home and start a new life together. To get this ending, you need to have completed the side quest “The Star” and have a high level of rapport with Panam Palmer.
New Dawn Fades
New Dawn Fades sees V surrender his body to Johnny Silverhand completely. In it, you will awaken in a seemingly unknown room, only to learn that Johnny has now made a new life for himself away from V’s personal connections and problems. Basically, this ending will see Johnny live a normal life even just for a day before going on a bus to leave Night City once and for all.
Path of Glory
In this ending, players will see V wake up in a fancy apartment with his/her romantic interest. Turns out, months have already passed after the mighty raid of Arasaka and V is now the king/queen of After Life after the death of Rouge. V’s wish to become a Night City legend has finally come true. That said, V will soon receive a new big mission, to destroy Arasaka’s orbital satellite. Unfortunately, the final cutscene cuts to black as soon as V approaches the space station.
Path of Least Resistance
This ending is by far the shortest one of Cyberpunk 2077. In the section where V contemplates his/her life choices and what he/she will do next in Jackie’s secret spot, players will be given several options with each leading to a different ending altogether. When opting to toss away the pills, a cutscene will begin. V and Johnny will begin discussing the choice the player made.
Simply put, V chooses to just end everything right here and now with Johnny by his/her side. Johnny will disagree with the decision at first. However, he will soon agree with V’s rationality that this is the cleanest and least ‘bloody’ path they can take right now. In the end, the two will have a lovely heart-to-heart talk as they both sadly succumb to their dire fate together. As the camera pans to Night City, players will hear a single gunshot. This signifies that V had taken his/her own life.
In this Cyberpunk 2077 ending, V takes his/her own life. Many consider this ending bad because it is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.