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Here's exactly how long it takes to beat Cyberpunk 2077

There are plenty of optional things to do in Night City.

Cyberpunk 2077 will perhaps always be known for a difficult launch that took place after several disappointing delays. But that’s the cost of ambition! One cannot fall from great heights without first daring to climb.

And despite all the memes and bad (if honest) press, CD Projekt Red has stood by their game with patch after patch. The newer, improved version is attracting lots of new players, many wondering how long Cyberpunk 2077 really is.

How long does it take to beat Cyberpunk 2077?

It’s a big question for an even bigger game. The sprawling streets of Night City are among the biggest open-world maps this side of a Rockstart joint, and a top-notch sci-fi story driven by Keanu Reeves stellar performance as Johnny Silverhand allow for plenty of sightseeing along the way. Players have their choice of three paths from the very start (Corpo, Nomad and Street Kid) meaning replayability is practically a must for anyone interested in where the twists and turns can take you.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Main Campaign Playtime

Everyone here cited going through the main story on average difficulty, so YMMV if you crank it up. But it seems the safe answer to the question “how long does it take to beat Cyberpunk 2077?” is 25 hours.

IGN: 25-30 hours

Eurogamer: 25-30 hours

Howlongtobeat.com: 22 ½ hours

PC Gamer: 15-20 hours

Gamespot: 30-40 hours

Cyberpunk 2077 100 percent Completion Playtime

Much more of a spread here. It should be noted that Forbes time is a “did everything on the map” time and not a “got all the trophies” time, which gives a better idea for how long Cyberpunk 2077 is for players who want to do everything but don’t want to be tryharding for achievements.

Howlongtobeat.com: 103 hours

Forbes.com: 46 hours

PC Gamer: 70-80 hours

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How many main missions are in Cyberpunk 2077?

So know you know how long it takes to beat Cyberpunk 2077, what exactly will you be doing? This list of main missions gives some insight into the story awaiting V on the streets of Night City. The game is divided, unevenly, into two acts plus a prologue and epilogue.

Prologue

  • The Streetkid/The Nomad/The Corpo-Rat: Lifepath Choice
  • Practice Makes Perfect
  • The Rescue

Act One

  • The Ripperdoc
  • The Ride
  • The Pickup
  • The Information
  • The Heist

Interlude

  • Love Like Fire

Act Two

  • Playing For Time
  • Automatic Love
  • The Space In Between
  • Disasterpiece
  • Double Life
  • Down on the Street
  • Gimme Danger
  • M’Ap Tann Pèlen
  • I Walk The Line
  • Never Fade Away
  • Transmission
  • Ghost Town
  • Lightning Breaks
  • Life During Wartime
  • Play It Safe
  • Search and Destroy

Epilogue

In an effort to avoid spoilers, here’s a list of the potential missions you’ll get after you start the prologue. You’ll play anywhere from two to four of the missions on this list depending on the path you’re on and the ending that’s in store for you.

  • Nocturne OP551N
  • (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  • For Whom The Bell Tolls
  • We Gotta Live Together
  • Last Caress
  • Totalimmortal
  • Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  • Forward To Death
  • Path Of Glory
  • Where Is My Mind?
  • New Dawn Fades
  • Belly Of The Beast
  • All Along The Watchtower

Obviously, multiple endings invite another playthrough or two, but it’s fair to say anyone who picks up a copy of Cyberpunk 2077 can expect 30-40 hours of main story missions and a little bit of distracting fun, too. I mean, are you just gonna ignore the opportunity to ride a roller coaster with Keanu?

Cyberpunk 2077 is available now for PC, Xbox and PlayStation.

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