Those eager to delve into Cyberpunk 2077‘s latest expansion, Phantom Liberty, won’t necessarily be able to straight away. Here we’ll break down the process for both seasoned players and newcomers with everything you need to know about how to start the Phantom Liberty Cyberpunk 2077 expansion.
Starting Phantom Liberty Cyberpunk 2077 Expansion, Explained
There are several ways to initiate your adventure in Phantom Liberty, and we’ll walk you through each option:
Starting Fresh from the Main Menu
If you’re itching to dive straight into Phantom Liberty without beginning a new game, you can access it directly from the main menu. Here’s how:
- Launch Cyberpunk 2077 and reach the main menu.
- Select “New Game” from the menu options.
- This will fast-track you past the game’s introduction and the first act. However, you’ll still have the chance to create your character before embarking on this expansion.
- Once you’re in the game, you’ll promptly receive a call from an unknown caller, marking the commencement of your journey into the enigmatic realm of Dogtown.
Continuing from an Existing Save
For experienced Cyberpunk 2077 players who have already completed the main campaign and wish to proceed with their existing save, follow these steps:
- Load your saved game from where you left off.
- An unknown caller will reach out to you shortly after you start roaming around. If you don’t receive this call immediately, you can try the following:
- Go to the main menu.
- Choose the “Skip Time” option.
- Save your game.
- Reload the save you just made. This might trigger the quest to appear.
Playing Through the Main Campaign
CD Projekt Red recommends this option, especially with the introduction of Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0, which brings numerous new features and overhauls to the game. Playing through the base game will help you become familiar with these changes. You don’t have to complete the entire campaign to access Phantom Liberty. Here’s how to proceed:
- Play through the main campaign as usual.
- Once you finish Act 1 of the game, an unknown caller will contact you, making the Phantom Liberty questline available for you to pick up at any time.
It’s worth noting that none of these options lock you out of content except for the “skip to Phantom Liberty” option, which skips the first act of the game. New players are encouraged not to skip any content, but returning players looking to jump straight into Phantom Liberty will find this option convenient.
That should give you everything you need to begin your adventure in Cyberpunk 2077‘s Phantom Liberty expansion. Whether you choose to start fresh, continue from an existing save, or play through the main campaign, a thrilling journey awaits you in the neon-lit streets of Night City!