How long is Cyberpunk 2077? Main story & expansion length, completionist run

How long is Cyberpunk 2077? Main story & expansion length, completionist run
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Tarran Stockton


22nd Sep 2023 17:40

Cyberpunk 2077 has made a huge comeback recently, and new players may want to know how long the game is. It's a pretty big game, but it might take you a different amount of time to beat depending on how much content you engage with.

On top of the base game, there's also the Phantom Liberty expansion which will add more hours to the overall experience. And if you're eager to see everything and 100% the game, you can expect to be playing for even longer.

So without further ado here is how long Cyberpunk 2077 is, depending on your playstyle.

How long is Cyberpunk 2077?

How Long Is Cyberpunk 2077?
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Cyberpunk 2077 is a huge open-world RPG that's packed full of content for players to experience over the course of the main game. While you still have the option to rush through the majority of the experience fairly quickly, you will be rewarded for taking part in the optional content and exploring the world to see what it has to offer.

Cyberpunk has a lot of side quests, collectables, cybernetic enhancements, weapons, and levels to earn, and you'll only experience most of this by putting a lot of time in. If you are looking to just play through the game's main story without interacting with much of the side content, Cyberpunk 2077 will take between 25 and 30 hours.

However, the story changes marginally based on your choices throughout, which can also affect the ending state, so if you want to get all the endings (including the Cyberpunk 2077 secret ending) you can easily spend over 100 hours playing across repeat playthroughs

If you want to take your time in Night City and really explore the depth of what a cyberpunk world looks like, the game can easily run you up to 60 hours, depending on which content you go for.

For completionists looking to finish all quests, find all collectables, earn and all achievements, and tick off any miscellaneous content, expect to put well over 100 hours into your playthrough. 

How long is the Phantom Liberty expansion in Cyberpunk 2077?

A character from the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion.
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If you've got the Phantom Liberty expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, you can expect to add an additional 20-30 hours to your gameplay.

This could be even more if you're more of a completionist, or less if you end up speeding through the DLC's story. Either way, it's likely to be a sizable addition to the game if you haven't played it yet.

That's all for our explainer for how long it takes to beat Cyberpunk 2077 depending on your playstyle and how much content you want to engage with. 

That is all we have on how long Cyberpunk 2077 is including the new Phantom Liberty expansion. For more, head to our Cyberpunk 2077 homepage for guides like the recently updated Cyberpunk 2077 achievements list, or how to get a Cyberpunk 2077 Sandevistan.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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