How to unlock the Cyberpunk 2077 secret ending

Cyberpunk 2077 secret ending
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The Cyberpunk 2077 secret ending is unlocked if you can max out your relationship with Johnny Silverhand and pick certain dialogue choices. This isn't as easily done as you'd think, as your choices have greater significance than they'd seem when you choose them, and even passing comments can count towards your final score with the former punk rocker. It also won't help that for large parts of Cyberpunk 2077, Johnny Silverhand is kind of a douchebag, abrasive and hard to like.

But, if you want the secret ending in Cyberpunk 2077 you have to treat Johnny in a very particular way. So to avoid messing things up, we've covered every critical choice for the secret ending, and explained how to check your Johnny Silverhand relationship to ensure you're doing things correctly.

Of course, before we go into it, let's flag that there are obviously huge Cyberpunk 2077 spoilers beyond the image below, so only scroll if you dare. 

Cyberpunk 2077 secret ending

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How to check your Johnny Silverhand relationship

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There's a lot of talk that you need to be on really good terms with Johnny to get the secret ending, with a relationship status of at least 70%. But most people seem to be able to get with 60%. Instead, certain key dialogue options seem to be far more important to unlocking the secret ending. If you do want to check your Johnny Silverhand relationship, it's the central box at the top of the pause menu. 

The key thing is to basically let Johnny do what he wants - if he wants to smoke, drink, take over your body, let him. Just to be safe. 

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Cyberpunk 2077 secret ending dialogue options

Cyberpunk 2077 secret ending

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At crucial points in the game, you have to choose options that improve your relationship with Silverhand. The easy way to do this is just let him do whatever he wants when the option comes up. Generally the actions that please Johnny are obvious - letting him go out and doing what he wants. 

However, an early mission, Chippin' In, appears to have a big impact at the graveyard scene via the dialogue alone. It's easy to miss this as it can happen a long time before the ending, depending on how you progress through the game. To improve your chances, pick these Cyberpunk 2077 secret ending dialogue options at this point in the game: 

  1. [Inscribe Johnny's Initials] "Let's do something about that."
  2. "The Guy who Saved My Life."
  3. "Nah, fucked that up too."
  4. "What do you want from me?"
  5. "OK. But as second chances go, this is your last."
  6. "You were a real dick in the beginning."
  7. "When you said you let down your friends..."
  8. "Smasher biz really got to her."
  9. "Yeah, I'll call Rogue."

Cyberpunk 2077 Nocture OP55N1 options

Cyberpunk 2077 secret ending

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When you reach the final point in the final mission, Nocture OP55N1, you'll be on the roof with Johnny. At this point you'll need to do the following:

  1. Choose the ending option that lets Johnny go with Rogue
  2. At the next dialogue option (where there's the option to 'put this to rest', take the pseudoendotrizine, or telling Johnny you 'need a minute') simply wait. 
  3. Keep looking between Johnny, the gun, and the pills and eventually he'll offer up an alternative option - a suicide run where he offers to go into Asakana alone.

This Cyberpunk 2077 secret ending will then play out, and offers up the only closing mission where you won't suffer any casualties. It's an ending option that will require you to be incredibly high-level, so you'll want to try and grind a bit before you attempt it. Plus, it's a one strike and you're out deal, so if you die at any point during the mission you'll fail and be sent straight to the credits. Told you it was hardcore. 

Doing this mission will earn you some exclusive in-game content that's unavailable elsewhere, so definitely make sure to check it out if you can. 

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