The Best Ending In Cyberpunk 2077 – How To Get It

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The FPS-RPG Cyberpunk 2077 confronts you with various decisions during the entire game time. However, only those in the final story quest are important. We tell you what to do to get the best ending.

Spoiler Warning! Based on the title, you should already have guessed that we will be talking about the end of Cyberpunk 2077 here. Nevertheless, we expressly warn against spoilers!

How to get the best ending in Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 has multiple endings, where either Johnny survives in V’s body or V himself. However, most of the courses do not end well for V after the final. Only one of the ends seems to be an open happy ending.

That is the best ending: We are talking about the end that the success “The Star” brings with it. Less than 15.1 % of the players on Steam have this achievement (as of January 9th, 2022). In this end, you leave Nightcity as V together with the nomads, the Aldecados, and head towards Arizona. As a male V, you continue your relationship with Panam and as a female V, Judy also accompanies you.

You have to do the following things for the best ending

Before starting the finale, your best bet is to complete the character quests with Panam and Judy and start relationships.

This is how it continues: After you have spoken to Hanako in the Embers and wake up at Vic the Ripper-Doc, you go to the roof of the building with Misty. There, she leaves you alone, and you start chatting with Johnny Silverhand.

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During the course of the conversation, you will make one of three important decisions:

  • Fight the final Quest with Hanako and the help of Arasaka
  • Challenge the final Quest with the help of Panam [choose this]
  • Leave your body to Johnny and fight the final Quest with Rouge

For the best ending, choose the Panam option and swallow the pill that suppresses Johnny.

Then Panam and the nomads of the Aldecaldos crew will invade the Arasaka Tower together with you, where you will ultimately meet Mikoshi, the prison of the soul with whose help you can free yourself from Johnny.

Aldecaldos

How to experience the best ending: At the end, when you find yourself in cyberspace and talk to Johnny and Alt, you don’t cross the bridge, but get into the tub. This is how you wake up as V and experience the best ending.

Why is it the best ending in Cyberpunk 2077?

This is how it is: No matter what you decide in the final Quest, V is gone or suffers. All ends are kept open here, but suggest the death of the character. Only in this end does Panam mention friends who might be able to help you. Together with your loved ones, you leave Nightcity and look happily towards the sun.

Here, too, the ending is kept open, but Panam’s statement and the fact that you are not left alone give hope for a happy ending.

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Which ending did you finally choose, and how do you like the finale? Write a comment below!

17 COMMENTS

  1. I like the game just not about when you died no matter what ending you choose you will die no matter what even when you get him out of your head

  2. I love the game, but i wish it could be more happy endings. I mean, my little babe V died alone, she told River „she don’t want to be alone again!“

  3. The Sun ending also suggests that you might survive. Mr. Blue Eyes suggests that he knows a way to help you. People say all of the endings suggest V will die, but honestly, I disagree. Devil you’re gonna likely become a servant to Arasaka for them to control for all eternity, suicide you’re done, Temperance you’re done, Star you’ve got hope, Secret ending you’ve got hope (is Sun the same as secret ending? idk I’ve only done one so far lol). I think both of them are optimistic and V has a real chance at surviving. It’s a shame, though. I think if they’d fixed up the glitches and everything, reception may have been good enough that we could’ve gotten a DLC to give us closure.

    • Well, the Sun and secret as the most similar endings (as the end loot is the same, but I’m told when you let Johnny take control in the Sun, you get to keep the great weapons he brings). Anyway, if you pick the Sun, Rouge dies, because she comes with you and gets killed by Smasher, but if you do the secret ending, you go in alone, so none of your friends die.
      To sum it up:
      -Sun-
      Rouge comes with you and helps you, yet dies
      You get to keep the weapons Johnny brings (or so I’m told)
      You get the weapons Caretakers Spade, Pride, and Gorilla Arms (legendary)
      -Secret-
      You go by yourself (well, Johnny accompanies you)
      You get a rarer achievement on completion
      No main/side characters die (apart from Smasher, thank God)
      You get the weapons Caretakers Spade, Pride, and Gorilla Arms (legendary)
      Much harder to get, you have to pick the right thing to say to Johnny most of the time, and you can’t mess it up
      Its much, much, MUCH harder to complete (the guards are stronger, and no one helps you)
      If you die, game over, it cuts to credits

      So why, you might ask, would anyone pick the secret ending? Well, one reason is like said before, its much harder to do you you’ll probably feel much more satisfied, and have a cool Steam achievement to show for it.
      Overall, I feel it comes down to what you are trying to get out of the endings:
      1- Best loot, You’ll probably be looking at the Star or the Sun. The star does offer armour you can only get from that ending, and it DOES give one more item (but remember, if what I was told is true, in the Sun you get to keep the loot Johnny buys/gets
      2- Best story, you’ll probably go Secret or Star, because you get to ride out of Night City with your lover (if you start a romance), but Secret is on the list because no one dies
      3-. Easiest/hardest. Well obviously, the easiest is Path of Least Resistance/Easy Way Out/Suicide, as you literally just kill yourself, and don’t storm Arasaka Tower. Hardest (by far, I think) is secret

      Endings ranked (my opinion), from best to worst:
      1. The Star/Secret. The reason I put Secret instead of Sun, is because Rouge is my favourite character, and also, I like that Secret is so hard, you have to be pretty darn good at the game, and mostly requires skill.
      2. Temperance. Not much more to say, I don’t think Johnny should get your body at ALL, but, better than the other endings.
      3. The Devil/Arasaka Ending. The only reason its below Temperance is because its so anti-climatic and BORING. You would expect something more full on for the end of a long, intense game.
      4. Suicide. WHY, just WHY, would anyone even THINK of picking this. This is BY FAR the worst ending, and I wish they didn’t add it. I understand the point is because you don’t want to cause anyone anymore harm, but what about the secret ending. You get NO rewards for picking this and quite a few characters are pissed (very understandably) for your action, especially because Evelyn gave up on her life not too long ago.

      Anyway, thanks for reading, I hope this helps

  4. I honestly feel like they could have added a few more endings later on, but at the moment haven’t.

    It would have been cool to atleast have an ending where you managed to actually get Johnny out and his own Body. Then perhaps also get V an artificially created surrogate body to transfer his consciousness to. (Which wouldn’t be hard given the period, and world setting).

  5. I let Johnny and rouge lead in the finale and still got the call in the end to run off with Panam still saved V 🤷‍♂️

  6. Eh … i dont know … i think you missed something … in the “Dont fear the reaper” ending , there is this Mr.B guy … he seems to be higher in power than arasaka will ever be … Mr B is probably the only guy who could save V , he offers V a chance of survival if he doesnt mess up at the crystal palace, its even mentioned in the Wiki.
    there isnt a “Best Ending”… all End in Vs Death except the “dont fear the reaper” ending wich is potentially the only true Open ending, i would say he has a 50% chance of surviving if he succedes with the crystal Palace Job.

  7. Mr. Blue eyes IS the only chance of survival for V … but sadly nobody bothers to read the fucking Wiki for once… it litteraly mentioned in the Wiki that Mr.B could have a cure for V … Mr.B is obviously higher in influence than arasaka, we are talking about someone who has Earth on the palm of his hands

  8. The game is with so deep a story and tough decisions… Shame one of the endings Judy dump V. But still, the best ending (at least for me) is where they leave the town together. I can’t wait to complete it again and still gonna do it with the female character again. If you make a save at the roof with misty you can get all of the endings just have to go there and make other decisions. I’ve seen them all still the best is with Judy when you leave town. Never thought ill loved this game. Waiting for DLC or the second part of the game.

  9. There are at least 7 endings, done 4 now and one of them mentioned here. the last i did was with Judy as girlfriend and let Johnny take control in the end and rouge dead. this ending will also let you live, become the boss of afterlife and no more arasaka. last thing you see is you going for a hist in space. the other one i did end up dead, still have one more left to do before i start all over and the last one is to stay with arasaka and let them do the job, not sure what this will end up as but i guessing i have to find out. and up until now i have been friend with johnny each time, so one more to go then no more johnny and i will go my own way to see this side of the story too. What ever you do, dont click „i can go this way“ if you want to play longer 😀

  10. I have all 3 endings,but V’s life still only has six months to live , gonna try to replay and not let Johnny influence decisions I think the higher the infection ((samurai symbol inventory screen) the less chance v will survive because his body is being changed each time you lean more towards a silverhand decision.

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