Cyberpunk 2077: How to Start the Phantom Liberty DLC

Arnan Bonny
By Arnan Bonny
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Here is all you need to know in order to start the upcoming Phantom Liberty DLC for Cyberpunk 2077.

CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is a futuristic RPG set in a fictional metropolis known as Night City, California. In this dystopian world, corporations have taken the place of governments, and people’s lives are controlled by technology and cyberware. Here, You get to decide your role in the story by selecting a class or Lifepath at the beginning of the game. You can start as a Corpo, Nomad, or Street Kid.

After the game’s release in 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally getting its first major expansion with the Phantom Liberty DLC. According to the developers, the DLC will bring hours’ worth of content to the base game. In Phantom Liberty, you will continue your journey as the cyber-enhanced mercenary V in the dangerous district of Dogtown.

How to Start the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC

Phantom Liberty is only accessible after you reach Pacifica, which comes fairly late into the game when you start the game’s second act. More specifically, you need to reach Act 2’s ‘I Walk The Line’ quest.

And, depending on how you go about finishing the game, it can take up to 9-12 hours from the start of the story. Therefore, don’t expect to jump into the new content if you haven’t reached that point in the game.

As stated by Cyberpunk Quest director Pawel Sasko, starting Phantom Liberty will require you to do three main things:

  1. Reach Pacifica
  2. Introduce yourself to Placid and Maman Brigitte
  3. Talk to Alt

This means that after finishing the mission ‘Transmission,’ where you have to defeat Maman Brigitte and the Voodoo Boys in Pacifica, Songbird will get in touch with you and offer to save your life for a favor. You will then have the choice to move forward with it.

Do You Need to Finish Cyberpunk 2077 Before Starting the Phantom Liberty?

CD Projekt Red stated that they designed the DLC to be standalone enough that it is completely fine to jump right into it when you can, whether you have a thousand hours invested into Night City or just have gained access to Pacifica. This is because the developers aimed to make Phantom Liberty somewhat different from the base game itself.

Arnan Bonny is a Guide writer at GameRiv.