Cyberpunk 2077: 14 Things To Do After You Beat The Game
Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t exactly a long game. In comparison to the Witcher 3’s absurdly long mainline story, it’s relatively half the length. Regardless, the story is still long by any other standard.
Unfortunately, the list of things you can do before finishing Cyberpunk 2077’s story and the list of things they can do after is essentially the same. That said, a lot of these tasks become a lot easier once the story is done and your version of V is vastly over-leveled. So, here are the most useful ways you can spend your time in the post-game.
Updated March 8th, 2021 by Jacob Buchalter: Cyberpunk has been out for quite a while now. Not too long, but long enough that it’s no longer in the news every single day. But, with each passing day, more and more of you who played the game are realizing how little there was to do after beating the main story of Cyberpunk 2077. And, new content might not be get added soon, if ever. Luckily, we took another look and figured out some more post-game activities for those of you who genuinely enjoyed the game, so check these out.
Ask For A Refund
Here’s the thing, Cyberpunk 2077 shipped, inarguably, as an incomplete game. It remains unpolished, unfinished, and incapable of keeping all the promises it made during the marketing campaign. That said, how “worth it” the game was will vary from person to person.
But, there are some marketplaces be it PSN, the Xbox Store, or even Steam in some circumstances, where you just might qualify for a refund even putting 20+ hours into the game. So, if you got to the end of Cyberpunk, found yourself massively disappointed, and asked yourself “Well, what now?” Then at the very least you could try and get a refund.
There are some problems with the design of Cyberpunk’s gameplay loop, and it causes a lot of the Gigs and side missions to feel same-y. But, the storylines that focus on the more interesting side characters such as Judy, Panam, or even Delamin are much more memorable.
A lot of them only progress once V has reached a certain point in the story or a specific Street Cred level. So, while their completion does change some things about the ending, waiting to do a lot of them until after is actually pretty efficient.
Grind To Max Level
No reason to stop leveling now that the game is over, right? Yes, most of you who weren’t just bee-lining the main story probably reached level 50 Street Cred way long ago. But, your level doesn’t quite ascend as quickly, it’s a bit more of a normal grind.
Once the main missions are done, why not get as stronger as feasibly possible? And, the insane amount of NCPD side activities or Gigs really makes the act of doing this quite simple.
Try & Replicate Some Of The Funnier Bugs
This game has an insane amount of bugs. And, one of the more surprising parts is how easily replicable these bugs and glitches are. There are thousands of them and yet it’s been relatively easy to recreate almost the exact same bug you saw on social media. Now, some of these exploits can break the game balance/economy while others are just hilarious to see.
It’s up to you which ones you attempt, but taking the time to re-enact some of these hilarious glitches after beating the game might be more worthwhile than the game itself in some circumstances. Careful though, this game obviously isn’t well-optimized, so try not to run your new GPU through the wringer testing out glitches.
Make All Your Fixers Happy
We’ve already talked about how the ending can change based on V’s relationship with the various different side characters in Cyberpunk 2077. But, did you know just how many Fixers there are in Night City? Each one has its own backstory, future goals, and a variety of side missions to complete.
We’re not saying that all of these side quests are amazing or even worth your time, but if you’re in love with the characters from Cyberpunk, a few of the Fixers have storylines that are surprisingly well crafted.
Find All The Iconic Weapons
Iconic Weapons are Cyberpunk’s version of unique gear, very similar to the Unique Weapons from the Fallout franchise. Simply put, these weapons have extra modifiers that other guns don’t have.
There are some pretty outrageous ones out there, such as guns that can talk or a sniper that has a silencer and can also shoot through walls. Most of them are sprinkled throughout the areas you access while completing the sidequests, plus, hunting these things down after the campaign is easy with our guide.
Collect All The Cool Clothes
Currently, there’s no transmog system in Cyberpunk 2077. For those unfamiliar with that word, think of glamour in FFXIV. Basically, it allows you to change how a piece of gear looks without actually changing the stats of said gear.
Quite frankly, this feature will likely be patched into Cyberpunk 2077 at some point in the near future. But most transmog systems require that you currently have or have previous held the piece of clothing they want to change your gear into, so might as well collect them all now.
Work On Upgrading All Favorite Guns To Legendary
There’s a pretty large subset of gamers out there who genuinely enjoy putting the time into getting their character as close to the damage/armor “cap” as possible, even in single-player games.
So, we’re positive that a lot of you will attempt to get V decked out in all legendary gear after completing the story. And, for those who don’t want to play the odds, getting Edgerunner Artisan makes it easy.
Play Around With The Broken Combinations
There are a lot of methods to become quite overpowered in Cyberpunk 2077, mostly due to poor balancing. Because of this, a lot of these starts will likely be outdated in upcoming hotfixes, so why not get in on them now? There are the absurdly powerful Legendary Quickhacks, insane crit builds, or even the Projectile Launch System with Tranquilizer Darts.
Basically, this game has a lot of specific builds that trivialize the combat, and while they’re all pretty hilariously fun to use, they sort of ruin the gameplay if used early, so post-game seems like the most appropriate time for them.
Explore All The Weird Corners Of Night City
Night City is big, really big. And while plenty of us are finding ourselves disappointed by just how much of the inner workings of Night City you can’t explore, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing at all.
Yes, most buildings not related to side jobs, shops, or gigs don’t have an accessible interior, but there are still plenty of areas in the game that are fun to just explore and see what can be found. For example, the whole shutdown theme park in Pacifica is really neat to wander around in, and there’s even a rollercoaster that you can get up and running again.
Collecting The Tarot Cards
Okay, so let’s just let people know straight away, the reward for Misty’s quest to find all these Tarot Murals in Cyberpunk is pretty insanely lame. No spoilers, but people curious if this side activity will be worth their time can rest assured it won’t be.
So, save it until the end. On the bright side, we’ve got a guide for finding them, and it does give an achievement. Plus, the art used for them is beautiful and stylistic.
Collect All The Cars
There are a ton of cars V can purchase in Cyberpunk 2077. Like, it’s honestly pretty overwhelming once purchasing these cars becomes possible because you will suddenly start getting texts about potential cars that just don’t stop.
And, quite honestly, there’s no real reason to collect these things, other than for completion’s sake, but why not flex now that the story is over? It’s not like Eurodollars are all too hard to come by in the late game anyway.
Go For The Achievements
And lastly, Cyberpunk has a ton of achievements in it. Granted, most of the audience that still places importance on the whole achievement system is on the Microsoft consoles, and the game isn’t performing all too well on those same consoles, but still.
There will still be a good chunk of achievements/trophies left to unlock in the game after the main questline is over, whether it’s on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X. Why not go around and knock them all out?
Go Back & See All The Endings
Sadly, Cyberpunk 2077 only has a few different endings, and they’re all variants from the same one or two dialog choices. After completing one ending, the game basically resets you right before the big decision in the Nocturne Op55N1 mission. Now, to get all of the potential endings (and the slight variations), you’ll have to go and work on your relationship with Johnny, Rogue, Panam, and all the other obviously important side NPCs.
So, completing all these side stories and experimenting with what changes in the endings after doing so is absolutely something you can do after the game is beaten.
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