Phantom Liberty is the latest story DLC for Cyberpunk 2077 and adds three new endings to the game.
The expansion features numerous quests, with the main path offering various choices that significantly influence the outcome. Phantom Liberty is teeming with both deceit and espionage, and players must exercise caution when making decisions, as they can lead to different endings.
In the mission titled “Firestarter,” players encounter a pivotal moment where a significant decision must be made, ultimately shaping the course of the story’s conclusion. This choice is presented through a dialogue option, allowing players to either aid Solomon Reed or assist Songbird.
Selecting “I’m with you” leads to helping Songbird evade capture, allowing her to depart and seek a cure. Alternatively, opting for “One more second…” involves aiding Solomon Reed in capturing her.
Players who opt to aid Songbird’s escape during the “Firestarter” mission will begin this storyline, with the subsequent mission titled “The Killing Moon.” In this mission, the player’s objective is to assist Songbird in acquiring a shuttle for her journey to the moon. During this mission, a new decision point arises. Selecting either of the initial two options, “Time to go” or “Wake the hell up,” results in the player carrying Songbird.
When Reed arrives, players face a crucial choice. Should they opt to confront him, they will meet their demise at Reed’s hands due to insubordination and assisting Songbird. However, an alternative path exists, wherein players can choose to eliminate Reed upon his arrival.
This action leaves Songbird to pursue a cure, and V can return to Night City, opening the possibility for players to achieve one of the main game endings.
Giving Up Songbird
If players choose the last option “Reed will take care of you”, Solomon Reed will be called. Afterwards, letting Reed take her or choosing to “Holster Your Weapon” will trigger a cutscene of Songbird being taken to a transport.
However, by choosing this path, the player will receive the new ending for the Cyberpunk 2077 narrative. Therefore, voiding the need to do the “Nocturne Op55N1” mission.
Firestarter Mission Decision #2
The scenario takes a different turn if you opt to assist Reed in capturing Songbird. Following this choice, two missions become available, but the pivotal one is titled “Somewhat Damaged.” Upon reaching the culmination of this mission, players face a critical decision: whether to Spare or Kill Songbird.
By choosing to spare Songbird, a new mission called “Leave in Silence” appears, involving escorting Songbird back to the president. Reed informs you that he’ll contact you later to discuss your cure. However, if the player decides to kill Songbird, V’s promise of a cure dissipates, as the mission’s objective is to ensure everyone’s safe return, including Songbird.
Pre-Point of No Return in Cyberpunk 2077
A new point of no return emerges if Songbird manages to survive throughout the events of Phantom Liberty, whether due to the player aiding her escape or assisting in her capture alongside Reed. The following mission varies depending on the player’s choice. If Songbird escapes, a brief mission titled “Through Pain to Heaven” becomes accessible. This mission features a cutscene in which V and Reed discuss the plan to cure V at a gas station.
In the scenario where players help Reed capture Songbird and spare her during the “Somewhat Damaged” mission, the “Four Score and Seven” mission is triggered. In this mission, Reed informs V that preparations are underway for their operation.
Point of No Return in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Upon reaching the mission “Who Wants to Live Forever,” players will receive a point-of-no-return warning. This is the opportune moment to complete any remaining side gigs or miscellaneous tasks, as initiating this mission by contacting Reed will set in motion the final quest of the campaign.
As the player is picked up for their operation on the rooftop of Misty’s Esoterica, the newly added ending for Cyberpunk 2077 introduced in Phantom Liberty will commence.
The New Ending in Cyberpunk 2077
The new ending in Cyberpunk 2077 is a bittersweet victory and not for the faint of heart. V does find relief from their terminal condition, but this triumph comes with several significant drawbacks.
Firstly, Johnny Silverhand is entirely erased from V’s consciousness, leaving no trace behind. Secondly, the successful operation renders V comatose for a couple of years, causing many of their romantic relationships to unravel. V’s absence has left their romantic partners feeling abandoned, leading to the dissolution of these connections.
Adding to the complexity of the situation, the operation necessitates the removal of V’s cyberware implants. As a result, the path to returning to the familiar life hinges solely on their trusted ripperdoc, Viktor.
As players return to Night City in the epilogue of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, the downward spiral of events persists.
Seeking guidance on the care of their neural link and the restoration of cyberware implants, players turn to Viktor for assistance. Unfortunately, the prognosis is grim, and V learns that they cannot undo the alterations, rendering a return to their former life impossible.
Instead, V becomes a part of the countless individuals in the city, gradually fading into obscurity, just one among many facing the challenges of urban life.