How long is Cyberpunk 2077? A stealth playthrough has taken a QA tester over 175 hours

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Cyberpunk 2077's QA lead has a playthrough that's clocked in at 175 hours, and it's still going strong.

Below, you can see the tweet from CD Projekt QA lead Łukasz Babiel, revealing that his current playthrough of Cyberpunk 2077 has topped 175 hours total. However, in a follow-up tweet, Babiel replied to a question saying that this wasn't a completionist playthrough, but it was a playthrough on the hardest difficulty that the game has to offer.

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Additionally, Babiel also revealed that this playthrough uses a stealth-focused character build for protagonist V. Considering that the QA lead is really taking his time with the game, as well as playing at a far slower pace than the majority of players, don't take this as a guarantee that you'll be playing Cyberpunk 2077 for well over 175 hours.

That being said, Cyberpunk 2077 is a vast game. Despite it being a smaller world map in size than that of The Witcher 3, the Cyberpunk 2077 map of Night City is far more densely packed, and there's three starting paths and multiple branching narratives to explore throughout the game.

If you're looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077, be warned that retail copies have leaked early, and are out in the wild. Be extra vigilant while browsing forums like Reddit or YouTube comments sections if you're especially wary of story spoilers for CD Projekt's upcoming game.

Cyberpunk 2077 launches next month on December 10, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. On day one, it'll be available as a backwards compatible title for PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

To see what we made of our extended time with CD Projekt's game so far, head over to our Cyberpunk 2077 preview for more.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.