Phantom Liberty stands as a substantial DLC expansion for the world of Cyberpunk 2077, introducing a plethora of fresh activities, with a focus on a thrilling espionage-inspired main storyline set within the all-new Dogtown district. Here, we outline the steps for initiating Phantom Liberty in Cyberpunk 2077, catering to both those starting from existing save files and those commencing with a fresh save.
Initiating the Phantom Liberty DLC in Cyberpunk 2077
Whether you’re embarking on this adventure with an existing save file or starting anew, the prerequisites for accessing the Phantom Liberty DLC in Cyberpunk 2077 remain constant:
- Possess the base Cyberpunk 2077 game.
- Acquire the Phantom Liberty DLC.
- Update your game to patch 2.0 or higher.
It’s crucial to note that as of patch 2.0’s release, it’s exclusively available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S platforms. Players using PS4 or Xbox One versions will not have access to Phantom Liberty. Once you’ve met these requirements, you’re ready to delve into the Phantom Liberty experience!
Starting Phantom Liberty in Cyberpunk 2077 with an Existing Save
For those opting to initiate the Phantom Liberty DLC from an existing save in Cyberpunk 2077, follow these steps:
- Load a save file from a point prior to the ‘point of no return,’ yet subsequent to completing the ‘Transmission’ main storyline quest.
- Await a call from Songbird.
- Pursue the ‘Dog Eat Dog’ quest to reach the intriguing Dogtown district.
If you’ve already completed Cyberpunk 2077, you can load the save file designated as the ‘point of no return’ to obtain completion rewards and gain entry to Phantom Liberty. However, if your selected save file predates the ‘Transmission’ quest’s completion, continue progressing through the primary storyline until you’ve tackled the Voodoo Boys quest in the Pacifica district. Completing this mission triggers the call from Songbird, initiating the first Phantom Liberty quest, ‘Dog Eat Dog.’
Alternatively, for those wishing to embark on Phantom Liberty with a freshly crafted character or a pre-made one, there’s an option to access the DLC with a new save:
Starting Phantom Liberty in Cyberpunk 2077 with a New Save
There are two pathways to commencing Phantom Liberty in Cyberpunk 2077 with a new save:
- Choose ‘New Save’ from the main menu and then opt to ‘Skip ahead to Phantom Liberty.’
- Select ‘New Save’ from the main menu, choose ‘Regular Start,’ and play until you’ve successfully completed the ‘Transmission’ quest.
Selecting the first option allows for character customization in terms of appearance and life path. However, it mandates resetting V’s perks and attributes to attain full control over your character’s development. Alternatively, you can opt for the pre-made character build and unlock preferred perks without concerns about attributes. Additionally, starting with the ‘Skip ahead’ option grants you an inventory loaded with weapons, cyberware, items, and some armor.
Regardless of the path you choose to access Phantom Liberty from a new save, remember that you’ll unlock the unique Relic skill tree early in the DLC, offering an array of combat options distinct from the other skill trees. Hence, there’s no need to hoard your attribute or perk points for it.