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Cyberpunk 2077: Best Way to Play Phantom Liberty

Phantom Liberty is the new expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, and with so much to do in the game, here is the best way to play through it.

Although players have the flexibility to begin the expansion in different ways, the most immersive way to delve into the add-on is to wait and play through it naturally.

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Best Way to Play Phantom Liberty in Cyberpunk 2077

It may seem tempting to jump into the Phantom Liberty expansion right away, but it’s more promising to do the opposite. With CD Projekt Red recommending players start a new save for the recently released 2.0 update, we endorse starting fresh for the release of the DLC as well. Starting from the beginning allows players to experience everything the main game offers with the new Update 2.0.

The Phantom Liberty narrative takes place during the main story narrative, more specifically, in the second act of the game. Therefore, by starting over and playing through the entire game, players can experience the expansion seamlessly woven into the overarching story.

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What is Phantom Liberty?

Phantom Liberty is an enormous story expansion that takes place between Acts 2 and 3 of the main narrative. The DLC has V teaming up with sleeper agent, Solomon Reed — played by Idris Elba —looking to save the NUSA president, whose plane has crashed in the Night City district of Dogtown.

The story offers a spy-thriller story, where players must make use of new weapons and tech to navigate a treacherous landscape in order to save the president and come out alive in the process. In exchange for helping with the mission, V is given an offer they can’t refuse; a chance to be saved.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty launches on September 26, 2023, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. The expansion is priced at US$29.99 / AU$44.95. Those who are interested in more information on the DLC and Cyberpunk 2077 can check out the Game Guide Hub here.


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