Is Cyberpunk Phantom Liberty A Sequel?


Is Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC a Sequel?

Dhruv Bhatnagar
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Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC offers a fresh narrative and an opportunity for players to go deeper into the world of Night City.
However, players are confused about whether the Phantom Liberty DLC is a sequel to the base game or something else. We've laid out everything you need to know about this DLC.

Fans of Cyberpunk 2077 are eager to discover what the franchise has to offer, with the arrival of the 2.0 Update and the launch of Phantom Liberty DLC right around the corner.

Despite the game’s initial criticism, CD Projekt Red did not back down and remained committed to the game. Phantom Liberty DLC not only expands Cyberpunk 2077’s story, but it’s also a comprehensive update that brings an overhaul to many of the game’s significant systems. But players wonder, is Phantom Liberty a Sequel, and when does it take place? We’re going to help you find that out!

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC

Cyberpunk 2077: What is Phantom Liberty DLC About?

The Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty follows the story of V, who we’ve met in Cyberpunk 2077. As a cyber-enhanced mercenary, V must take part in high-stakes espionage missions and save the NUS president; it will not be easy for players. Along the way, you’ll forge new alliances and meet new characters, such as the FIA agent Solomon Reed (Idris Elba).

Players would explore a new location called ‘Dogtown’ for the Phantom Liberty DLC. It’s an entirely new district and labeled as one of the most dangerous areas in Night City, making it perfect for a spy-thriller escapade.

Cyberpunk 2077: Is Phantom Liberty DLC a Sequel?

Nope! Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC does not serve as a sequel to the base game. The DLC’s events take place during Cyberpunk 2077’s main story, and you do not have to complete the game to play the DLC.

We’re still not exactly sure how Phantom Liberty would impact the main game’s narrative; players would need to wait and play the DLC to understand its implications fully. CD Projekt has confirmed that players would need to reach a certain point in Cyberpunk 2077 to unlock Phantom Liberty DLC, and there are multiple endings for the DLC based on how things play out.

You can also expect Phantom Liberty DLC to influence Cyberpunk 2077’s ending; players would be able to unlock a new ending in the game.

Cyberpunk 2077: When Does Phantom Liberty DLC Release?

Cyberpunk 2077’s first and last expansion, the Phantom Liberty DLC, is all set to drop on 26th September 2023 on PC, Xbox Series S/X, and PlayStation 5. Fans hoped that the Phantom Liberty DLC would be available as a free add-on, but it’s going to be priced at $29.99 USD for players to purchase.

Hopefully, that clears up the doubt of whether Cyberpunk 2077 is a sequel. Be sure to follow us as we’ll update you with whatever Phantom Liberty DLC and the free 2.0 Update bring to Cyberpunk 2077!

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