How to Start Phantom Liberty In Cyberpunk 2077

The Phantom Liberty expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 immerses the player, V, into a thrilling world of intrigue and espionage set in Night City’s Dogtown district. This new adventure introduces fresh characters, tasks, weaponry, and upgrades to discover within the neighborhood.

You can dive straight into Phantom Liberty from the main menu by opting to ‘skip ahead’, or you can progress naturally through the game until you reach it — be warned, though, the latter option may take some time.

This guide to Cyberpunk 2077 will provide information about the extent of gameplay you need to undertake before initiating Phantom Liberty, and what transpires if you choose to leap directly into the expansion.


When initiating a new game, you have the option to dive directly into the Phantom Liberty expansion. From the main menu, selecting ‘new game’ presents you with an added choice: embark on a regular start where you’ll need to progress through the game until you reach the new content, or leap straight into Phantom Liberty. Choosing the latter will immediately place you within the new content and automatically level you up, distributing Attribute Points accordingly.


Initiating the Phantom Liberty expansion within the main storyline of Cyberpunk 2077 involves a few steps. First off, you can either choose to start Phantom Liberty directly from the main menu by opting to skip ahead, or you can progress naturally through the game until you hit this new content.

The Phantom Liberty storyline becomes accessible after your dialogue with Johnny, immediately after crossing the Blackwall with his assistance. Some players suggest exploring Pacifica before delving into Phantom Liberty and completing any romance quests you might have.

Upon reaching a certain point in the main storyline where V has interacted with the Voodoo Boys in Pacifica, you can start Phantom Liberty. Another key step is to complete the Transmission Quest and meet with Songbird, which triggers the start of the Phantom Liberty DLC.

If you’re starting Cyberpunk 2077 from scratch, you’ll need to play until you wrap up the ‘Transmission’ quest to initiate Phantom Liberty. You can also follow the quest markers which will lead you to Dogtown and kickstart the DLC quest.

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