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Cyberpunk 2077: Secret Ending Guide

Here's how to get the secret ending in Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 is a story-driven game where you create your own story in the Night City by making the right choices. This is done with the help of dialogue options that you get when interacting with other story characters. The way your story unfolds depends on the choices you made and your relationship with other characters. The game has seven different endings that you can get, and one of them is a secret ending which we will cover in this guide.

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How to Unlock The Secret Ending in Cyberpunk 2077

Johnny Silverhand sitting on the edge of a roof in front of many Night City Skyscrapers in Cyberpunk 2077.
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To unlock the secret ending, you need to have a relationship with Johnny Silverhand that is at least 70% and should have completed the series of Side Quests related to him. Here are the side quests that you need to complete before you get the secret ending:

  • Tapeworm
  • Chippin’ In
  • Blistering Love

In case you have a relationship lower than 70% with Johnny, you can fix that by choosing the following dialogue options in the given order during the Chippin’ In side quest:

  • “The guy who saved my life.”
  • “What do you want from me?”
  • “OK. But as second chances go, this is your last.”
  • “When you said you let down your friends…”
  • “Yeah, I’ll call Rogue.”

If your relationship with Johnny is still not near 70%, just complete Rogue’s questline and get in a good relationship with her to boost your affinity with Johnny.

After that, you need to complete the story missions until you get to the Point of No Return when heading to Embers in the Nocturn Op55N1 Main Job. After waking up in Viktor’s Clinic, you will get to talk to Johnny for the last time. Here, select the option “Think you and Rogue should go.”

Cyberpunk 2077 screenshot of Johnny Silverhand sitting on the edge of a roof in front of Night City skyscrapers while V chooses a dialogue option to hear his plan.
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When the next dialogue menu appears, don’t select any option and wait for five minutes. Johnny will then speak up and give you the option to go on a last suicide run. Select the “Let’s hear this plan” dialogue and then choose the second dialogue option to attack the Arasaka Tower, which will then unlock the (Don’t Fear) The Reaper secret ending.

Now that you have unlocked the secret ending, Johnny will convince you to head into the Arasaka Tower from the main entrance and start blasting your way in. But here’s the catch, the enemies in the Arasaka Tower are at Level 50, and you are basically a nobody in front of them if your weapons level is below 50. This mission is scaled to the max level of 50, and your weapons will do no damage to the enemies.

On top of that, if you die at any point during the mission, the game will cut to a black screen, and the end-game credits will play. There is no option to respawn. However, if you do make it to the end and beat Adam Smasher in your face-off, you will get the option to choose from either The Sun or Temperance ending, but with a slight twist.

Cyberpunk 2077 screenshot of the Mikoshi Access Point in a circular room at the end of a red lit-up walkway.
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You will see Johnny sitting on the other side of the table when you jack into Mikoshi Access Point instead of Johnny’s POV of you on the other side in the usual ending. Every other character from the story will be alive as well, regardless of the ending you choose.

All Cyberpunk 2077 Endings

Curious about the other endings Cyberpunk 2077 has to offer? Cyberpunk 2077 has seven different endings, and they all have their own conditions to unlock. You can check out each ending and their qualifiers below:

Path of Least Resistance

This is one of the more simple endings you can get, without any prior requirements except playing the game up to the end. To get Path of Least Resistance, you must choose the following dialogue options when talking to Johnny on the rooftop of Misty’s Esoterica:

  • Any option on first dialogue choice.
  • “Could also just put this all to rest.”
  • “[Toss pills] I know. Exactly what we’re gonna do.”

The Devil (Where Is My Mind)

This is the most basic ending you can get, without any prior requirements except playing the game up to the end. Although, it is important to note that if you want the achievement/trophy for this ending, you’ll need to make sure you save Takemura in the Search and Destroy mission. When playing through the game the first time, we assumed he was dead and gone and didn’t even realize this was a viable option, so when given control of V after the explosion, be sure to turn around and climb back up the building.

For the Devil ending, you’ll need to trust Hanako as you’ll be asking her for her help. When talking to Johnny on Misty’s Esoterica rooftop, choose the following dialogue options:

  • “Think trusting Arasaka’s risky but worth it.”
  • “[Take omega-blockers] Yeah. Don’t be mad.”

At a certain point, this ending will branch off into two separate epilogues. Which epilogue you get will depend on whether or not you choose to sign a contract. You’ll also get slight variations here depending on whether or not you saved Takemura.

The Sun (Path of Glory)

The Sun ending involves Rogue, so you’ll need to have completed the following Side Jobs in which you’ll go on a date with her to unlock this ending:

  • Tapeworm.
  • Chippin’ In.
  • Blistering Love.

If you’ve completed these side jobs, follow through to the Point of No Return in the Nocturne Op55N1 mission, and choose the following dialogue options when talking to Johnny on Misty’s Esoterica rooftop:

  • “Think you and Rogue should go.”
  • “[Take pseudoendotrizine] I am. Do your thing Johnny.”

This ending can split off into the Temperance ending depending on the choice you make while inside Mikoshi. If you want to stick with the Path of Glory epilogue, be sure you choose to cross the bridge as Johnny.

The Star (All Along the Watchtower)

The Star ending revolves around Panam, so you’ll need to have completed the following Panam-centric Side Jobs to unlock this ending:

  • Life During Wartime.
  • Riders on the Storm.
  • With a Little Help From My Friends.
  • Queen of the Highway.

If you’ve completed these side jobs, follow through to the Point of No Return in the Nocturne Op55N1 mission, and choose the following dialogue options when talking to Johnny on Misty’s Esoterica rooftop:

  • “Gonna ask Panam for help.”
  • “[Take omega-blockers] Yep. Gonna do this with the nomads.”

This ending can split off into the Temperance ending depending on the choice you make while inside Mikoshi. If you want to stick with the All Along the Watchtower epilogue, be sure you choose to enter the well as V.

Temperance (New Dawn Fades)

The Temperance ending is a separate epilogue you can get while going down the Star or the Sun paths. So to get Temperance, you’ll first want to have done either Panam’s or Rogue’s Side Jobs and then follow along either one of their endings. When you find your way inside Mikoshi, either choose to cross the bridge as V or enter the well as Johnny.

Don’t Fear the Reaper

Don’t Fear the Reaper is the secret ending, which you can read all about up above! As a quick reminder, you’ll want to make sure you’ve completed Rogue’s Side Jobs and your relationship with Johnny should be at least 70%.

The Tower (Things Done Changed)

The Tower is a new ending added into Cyberpunk 2077 with the Phantom Liberty DLC, so you’ll need to have first played through to the end of Phantom Liberty before you can access this ending. Toward the end of the DLC, you’ll need to make sure Songbird survives and is taken in by the FIA, which you can learn more about in our Should You Help Reed or Songbird guide. Once you do, follow through to the main job Who Wants to Live Forever. This will start a new Point of No Return and the Tower ending path.

This is all for the Secret Ending guide in Cyberpunk 2077. Now that you’re familiar with all the endings in Cyberpunk 2077’s base game, learn more about the Phantom Liberty DLC in this guide.


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Umair Niazi
Umair is a Contributing Writer at Prima Games, who has been in the industry for 3+ years. His immense love for games fueled his interest in game development, which he is currently studying. When he's not working or studying, you will find him sweating in a Counter-Strike lobby or trying to defeat Isshin Ashina in Sekiro. Curse you old man!!!
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