The newly released Phantom Liberty expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 has proven to be a challenging addition to the game, as players have discovered that failing one of the DLC’s early objectives will not only result in a game over, but will also fail the entire questline for the expansion.
A recent clip shared by a Cyberpunk enthusiast known as Synth Potato showcased this surprising discovery. In the clip, as the mission “Dog Eat Dog” transitions to “Hole in the Sky,” players are tasked with rescuing a high-value target, NUSA President Myers, from certain doom. However, if players choose to ignore the objective or take too long to reach the destination, the mission will be deemed a failure, leading to a special mini-epilogue from Keanu Reeves’ character, Johnny Silverhand. As a result, all main storyline quests for the Phantom Liberty expansion will become locked off.
This unexpected twist adds a new level of difficulty to the game and requires players to pay close attention to their objectives and the time limits provided. It also emphasizes the importance of exploration and careful planning in Night City. The failure of this early objective not only affects the overall expansion questline, but it also unlocks one of the expansion’s “secret endings,” adding an interesting alternative outcome for players.
The failed ending shows the player’s character, V, waking up from a blackout on the ground in Dogtown. Johnny Silverhand expresses disappointment in the failed mission and suggests moving on with life by going for a drink. While this ending may initially seem like a setback, players have the opportunity to reload their last autosave and attempt to complete the mission successfully in order to continue the Phantom Liberty questline.
This attention to detail and the inclusion of alternate outcomes demonstrates the level of depth and richness that CD Projekt Red has brought to the revamped Cyberpunk 2077 experience. It adds an element of surprise and challenge for players, encouraging them to explore different paths and make strategic decisions throughout the game.
In conclusion, Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty expansion introduces a unique challenge to players with the potential to fail the entire questline if one of the early objectives is not met. This unexpected twist adds an element of surprise and encourages players to pay close attention to their objectives and the time limits provided. It also showcases the attention to detail and alternate outcomes that make the revived Cyberpunk 2077 experience more immersive and engaging.