What is The Point of No Return in Cyberpunk 2077? – Answered

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As you make your way through Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be making it through key story beats that can sometimes change who you’re able to speak to from that point forward. That choice can go as far as the final point before the end of the story. Here’s what the point of no return is in Cyberpunk 2077.


While I try to keep it as a minimum where possible, this post will contain light spoilers for the end of Cyberpunk 2077.

Where is the Point of No Return in Cyberpunk 2077?

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The point of no return for Cyberpunk 2077 is the mission Nocturne OP55N1, or the mission where you must go meet with Hanako at Embers. After you head up to see Hanako, you’ll be locked into the end of the game and will be unable to return to the open world proper. Before you do this mission, you’ll want to make sure you’ve put some time aside. The ending can take some time to finish, so it’s best you get at least an hour and some time ready to go.

Once you finish up and complete the ending to Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be returned to the point of no return with all the gear you had before starting the end of the game. This will let you complete whatever side content you might’ve skipped out on or possibly do the Phantom Liberty storyline if you have yet to.

What Should You Do Before Passing the Point of No Return?

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Before you complete the game, be sure to get some supplies you might need. This includes any ammo, cyberware, or weapons you might’ve skipped out on purchasing before. Money doesn’t matter the moment you enter, so spend away. You might also want to use your one respec for skills since you’re here anyway.

If you’re looking for help with the respec aspect, check out our guide on how to respec in Cyberpunk 2077’s 2.0 update.

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Shawn Robinson

Shawn is a freelance gaming journalist who's been with Prima Games for a year, writing mainly about FPS games and RPGs. He even brings several years of experience at other sites like The Nerd Stash to the table. While he doesn't bring a fancy degree to the table, he brings immense attention to detail with his guides, reviews, and news, leveraging his decade and a half of gaming knowledge. If he isn't writing about games, he's likely getting zero kills in his favorite FPS or yelling at the game when it was 100% his fault that he died.