Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty locks you out of its main quest if you fail an early mission, but it's worth doing just for this secret cutscene

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Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty launches today, and if you're planning on making a return trip to Night City, be cautious, as you can miss out on the expansion's main quest entirely if you mess up an early mission.

Warning: this article contains spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty.

Phantom Liberty's second mission, Hole in the Sky, tasks you with getting to President Myers' crashed plane. As pointed out by Twitter user @SynthPotato below, failing to complete your objective means that Myers dies, and you lose access to the rest of Phantom Liberty's main missions. There is an upside to doing this, though, as you'll be treated to a special cutscene featuring Johnny Silverhand.

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As the video above shows, Silverhand rocks up, looking less than impressed by your efforts. "Your presidential rescue op - miserable failure," he says before adding, "Honestly, though? Good f**king riddance." V then asks what's next, to which Silverhand replies, "We go on living, start by finding us a drink." You will then be notified that you've failed the mission. You're still free to take in the sights of the DLC's new district, Dogtown, but you can kiss the story goodbye.

In our Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty review, we said it's "the culmination of CD Projekt Red's efforts to right the wrongs of a challenging launch, with this premium expansion combining with Update 2.0 for a total revitalization of Night City. This is Cyberpunk 2077 at its best, and with the price of entry this low you've got no excuse not to dive back in."

For all the new additions to the core game, check out our Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 update guide.

Anne-Marie Ostler
Freelance Writer

Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.