Should you finish Cyberpunk 2077 before Phantom Liberty DLC?

Sourav Banik
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Are you wondering whether you should play Cyberpunk 2077 before starting the Phantom Liberty DLC? Well, here’s everything you need to know about CD Projekt RED’s expansion.

Cyberpunk 2077‘s Phantom Liberty DLC provides fans with a lot of exciting new content to enjoy — including a brand-new story, weapons, abilities, and an improved AI system. There’s certainly more than enough to do around Night City thanks to this expansion.

The 2.0 update also brought a substantial overhaul to the game and new players may be wondering if they need to complete the main game before diving into the DLC. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know before you start the Phantom Liberty DLC.

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Do you need to finish Cyberpunk 2077 before playing Phantom Liberty DLC?

No, you don’t need to finish Cyberpunk 2077 before playing Phantom Liberty DLC.

As we mentioned earlier, it’s a separate expansion, meaning you will get to play new story dialogues and segments. If you’re yet to play the main campaign, that’s even more ideal as Update 2.0 has made the game much better, and Phantom Liberty DLC bringing along a new ending.

That being said, Update 2.0 is the free part of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 update. As a result, it makes more sense to enjoy the game as it was intended earlier than what players got to experience during the launch in 2020.

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So, there you have it — that’s a rundown on whether you need to finish Cyberpunk 2077 before playing the DLC. For more Cyberpunk knowledge, be sure to check our other content and guides:

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Sourav is a Games Writer at Dexerto, specializing in writing tips and guides for a number of games, including Baldur's Gate 3, Diablo 4, Hogwarts Legacy, Palworld, The Finals, XDefiant, and occasionally Tech. He is also passionate about esports, following games such as Valorant, Rainbow Six Siege, and Apex Legends. He previously wrote for Sportskeeda. Contact Sourav at