You need to do some legwork before you can start Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty and meet THE Idris Elba.
The highly anticipated Phantom Liberty expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 has been released. Similar to The Witcher 3, there are various ways to commence your journey into the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC. In this guide, we will elucidate all the available options.
Considering the substantial overhaul introduced by the 2.0 update, it is strongly recommended that you embark on a fresh playthrough of Cyberpunk 2077 and progress through the game until a certain point, allowing you to acclimate to the new system, including ray reconstruction. Only then should you venture into Phantom Liberty and make your way to Dogtown.
How to start Phantom Liberty with a new Cyberpunk 2077 character
Whether you’re a newcomer embarking on your first Cyberpunk 2077 adventure or a seasoned veteran starting anew, beginning the Phantom Liberty expansion is a straightforward process.
Upon selecting the “New Game” option, you will be presented with a choice. You can opt for a “Regular Start,” which will set you on the path of the main story, or choose to “Skip Ahead to Phantom Liberty,” initiating the Phantom Liberty DLC immediately. If you decide on a regular start, you should follow the procedure outlined below for existing saves.
Opt for the “Skip to Phantom Liberty” option if you have no interest in playing through the initial hours of CP 2077. Following your selection of a background and character customization, you will be promptly immersed in the game. Your attribute and perk points will have already been allocated, but you will retain the option to respec them once for free.
As the game commences, you’ll find yourself engrossed in a book, receiving an unexpected call from an enigmatic individual known as Songbird. Notably, your character will automatically be at level 15, equipped with effective weaponry, and possess a substantial sum of 20,000 credits.
In any event, Phantom Liberty DLC will start with the Dog Eat Dog mission after you accept Songbird’s request, which will have you going to the entrance for Dog Town. Follow Songbird until you see President Myer’s plane crashing down, revealing the Phantom Liberty title card.
Starting Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC with an old save
Accessing the Phantom Liberty expansion in Cyberpunk 2077 is a straightforward process if you have an existing save where you’ve made substantial progress in the main campaign or if you’ve initiated a new game with a regular start, as mentioned earlier. However, if you hadn’t advanced far in the main campaign, you’ll need to reach a certain point to trigger the initiation of the Dog Eat Dog quest.
To commence Phantom Liberty, you must first progress to Act 2 of the main storyline in CP 2077. This involves completing “The Heist” and waking up with Johnny Silverhand persistently pestering you. Following this, continue your journey until you encounter the Voodoo Boys and successfully finish the “Transmission” quest. After conversing with Alt beyond the Blackwall, regardless of whether you chose the Netwatch or Voodoo Boys route, you’ll eventually depart from the chapel.
Once you find yourself back in the open-world environment, you will receive a call from Songbird requesting your assistance, and this is where the Phantom Liberty DLC commences, following the same process discussed earlier.