Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Guide Judy Panam River
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Cyberpunk 2077 romance guide: Judy, Panam, River, Rogue, Solomon, Songbird, and more

Find your way to romance the citizens of Night City in Cyberpunk 2077.

In the grim darkness of the far future in Cyberpunk 2077, there is only love. Okay, maybe a lot of killing and mayhem, too. Here’s our Cyberpunk 2077 romance guide to help you spread the love in your encounters with Judy, Panam, River, Rogue, Meredith, and more.

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Cyberpunk 2077: Romance guide

When trying to romance Cyberpunk 2077’s characters, the gist is that some of these “escapades” are locked behind V’s gender during character creation. Don’t worry about your chosen Life Path because those won’t be a hindrance.

There are eight characters in Cyberpunk 2077 that you can romance. Four of them can be romanced by any gender V, two of them can only be romanced by male V, and two of them can only be romanced by female V.

Now, to be clear, a select few of these romance options play an even bigger role throughout Cyberpunk 2077’s campaign, as well as the endings and epilogues. Others, meanwhile, are just short dalliances. For those that have a lengthy quest chain associated with them, you’ll want to open your menu and skip time for maybe a couple of days so that the character calls you to provide their side quest. Likewise, make sure that you try your best to be nice and supportive. You can’t be a jerk or make poor choices. Otherwise, a potential partner might no longer want some romance.

In any case, here are Cyberpunk 2077’s romance options:

While there are a lot of great romance options in Cyberpunk 2077 and you should go with the one that interests you the most, I recommend romancing Panam because she’s one of the best-looking characters in the game and her storyline and clan can pay dividends later on. The only downside there is that you have to be a male V.

Note 1: If you managed to view the romance scene with Judy, River, or Kerry, you’ll have a dialogue option the next morning. If you respond in a positive manner, you can continue on with the relationship. Otherwise, you can tell them that it was just a one-night stand that ends the relationship. In Panam’s case, this option isn’t really that clear-cut (the only option is to kiss her before heading out). However, finishing her questline regardless of being able to romance her lets you ally with her Nomad clan, the Aldecaldos. This leads to one of the biggest changes to Cyberpunk 2077’s endgame.

Note 2: Because of gender restrictions, it’s not possible to romance all these characters in a single Cyberpunk 2077 playthrough. Still, although the characters will block V’s flirting attempts and advances, you can complete their side quests to obtain related achievements/trophies.

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Can you romance Solomon Reed, Songbird, or anyone in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty?

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to romance any new characters introduced in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. I’m not sure why this is the case — maybe it’s similar to why we can’t romance Johnny Silverhand in that he’s too closely tied to the main story.

It’s a bummer we can’t romance Songbird or Solomon Reed. Both of those characters are gorgeous and seeing a relationship play out would be cool, but it can’t happen. Sorry to burst that bubble.

How to romance Meredith Stout in Cyberpunk 2077

Meredith Stout is the first character you can romance in Cyberpunk 2077. V’s gender doesn’t matter.

Okay, the term “romance” might be stretching it a bit since you can only have a one-night stand with Meredith. In my opinion, romancing Meredith isn’t that great, but if you really want that one-night stand cutscene that will allow you to move on and romance someone else, I suppose Meredith isn’t the worst.

To do this, you’ll need to avoid being hostile or antagonistic towards her while picking the correct choices during “The Pickup” main quest.

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Here they are:

  • Meredith will give you a chip. Do not tamper with it or remove the malware.
  • Once you meet the Maelstrom gang, don’t pay for the Flathead with your own cash, and don’t warn Royce (the gang leader) that the chip has malware.
  • Instead, just give the chip to him normally. This will fry one of his techies which causes a fight to break out. Eliminate all the hostiles.
  • Alternatively, you can shoot Royce (via dialogue option) during the negotiations. Just take out the remaining baddies afterward.
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Anyway, the above selections mean you’ll be on good terms with Meredith and she’ll send you a message a short while later. If you tell her that you like her, she’ll ask you to meet in No-Tell Motel in Kabuki. Head over there to initiate the romance scene.

After your little tryst, check the bed to find Sir John Phallustiff, an iconic melee weapon. It’s, uh, an interestingly shaped bat.

Note 1: If you made mistakes during Cyberpunk 2077’s “The Pickup” main quest, or if you sided with Gilchrist, you won’t be able to romance Meredith. In any case, she won’t play a major role later unlike the other romance options like Panam or Judy.

Note 2: Assuming you didn’t follow Meredith’s tasks, her Militech bosses won’t be too happy. You do get to see her again (major spoilers).

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Where to find Joytoys in Cyberpunk 2077

Joytoys are the sex workers of Cyberpunk 2077. Despite all the overly lewd advertisements in Night City, you can only find a few of them.

The Joytoys can be found in Japantown’s red-light district. Much like Meredith, we’re stretching the usage of “romance” here. You can have one-night stands with Joytoys, but that’s about it.

You’ll see a lips icon on the world map that denotes their location:

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You can choose a male or female Joytoy and V’s gender won’t matter. Just pay them $100 to initiate the romance scene.

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You’ll spot two more if you head to the Dark Matter club. This location is part of a side quest involving Kerry Eurodyne, so I’m not sure if it’ll be available if you haven’t finished those tasks yet.

Anyway, once you use the fast-travel point, right-click on the lips icon so you can be guided to the elevator.

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Once you reach the Dark Matter bar, you’ll see two Joytoys here (male and female). Their “services” can be a bit costly since you need to shell out $3,000. You can decide if it’s worth it, but if you want to experience this without actually paying them, save right before, do the deed, and then load and carry on with your business.

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How to romance Alt Cunningham in Cyberpunk 2077

Again, the term “romance” is a bit of a stretch when it comes to Alt Cunningham. You can’t really form a relationship with Alt, but you can romance her.

You’ll encounter her a bit later in Cyberpunk 2077’s campaign during the “Never Fade Away” main quest.

During this mission, V gets to relive some of Johnny Silverhand’s memories.

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This particular flashback shows Johnny with his girlfriend Alt. The two enjoy some intimacy, then end up fighting afterward.

As the two argue in an alleyway, Alt gets kidnapped, which leads to Johnny’s rescue attempt.

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How to romance Judy Alvarez in Cyberpunk 2077

Judy is a tech wiz introduced to you by Evelyn, and she’s someone you can have a genuine romance with. She ends up helping you learn more about Cyberpunk 2077’s braindance mechanics. Later, you’ll be able to romance Judy as long as you’re playing as a female V.

During the “Both Sides, Now” side quest, Judy will ask you to help her find Evelyn. This is fairly straightforward and you shouldn’t have problems here.

After several days have passed, Judy will message you about Evelyn again. After responding, she’ll call you and you’ll get the “Ex-Factor” side quest. Again, this is also straightforward.

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The next part is “Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution” which is mostly just V meeting some of Judy’s pals. Decline Judy’s offer of payment.

Once V gets her Johnny Silverhand-induced headache, Judy will ask if you’re okay. You should choose to spend the night at her place (though the romance will come later).

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Judy will message you once more and, after replying, you’ll get the “Pisces” side quest.

Important: Once you reach the Tyger Claw meeting room, don’t go with Maiko’s plan. Instead, watch out for the dialogue prompt where you can draw your weapon. This lets you kill Maiko and the Tyger Claws. Judy will need a bit of time to think, though these actions do let you proceed with the romance further.

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After several days, Judy will ask you to go diving with her. This is a cute moment for her and V, and it’s also one of the coolest moments in Cyberpunk 2077. Once the two have surfaced, choose to spend the night with her. If you don’t, that ends the romance.

While she and V are in the sauna, go kiss her to start the “romance” scene. Don’t forget to converse with Judy the morning after to tell her whether you want to continue the relationship or not.

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How to romance River Ward in Cyberpunk 2077

River is a former cop who’s a romance option for the female V. You’ll first meet him during Cyberpunk 2077’s “I Fought the Law” side quest.

This one is given by the Peralez couple and you’ll be examining braindance sequences to look for the mayor’s killer. River will then join you while investigating.

When you finish this part, Mr. and Mrs. Peralez will have other side jobs for you. But, the River romance continues with “The Hunt.”

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This has you scanning for clues inside the NCPD’s lab to find the whereabouts of River’s kidnapped nephew, Randy. The duo ends up getting busted, so try to stick up for him.

River will then drive you to a trailer park to investigate Randy’s room. Scan all the glowing/yellow clues here and use the key on the desk to open Randy’s drawer.

Then, look at the computer under the bed:

  • You need 10 Intelligence to initiate a Breach Protocol minigame. If not, scan the record player to reveal the password.
  • Go to the “Net” tab and click on the red image of kids in the “Drugs Are Bad” page to reveal a hidden site.
  • Go to the “Files” page then watch the cartoon in the “Files” tab.
  • You can reveal the kidnapper’s IP address if you have 12 Intelligence.
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After a short scene, you’ll receive the kidnapper’s braindance memories. There are three sections here and you need to find all the clues:

  • Cafeteria – Teacher, two bulletin boards, and trophy case.
  • Farm 1 – Cow, father, generator, cattle injector, and dietary supplements.
  • Farm 2 – Panel, clock, electrical parts, fuel barrels, victims, trash dump (audio), infusion pump, FDNC certificate, terminal, signage, and towers.

Important: If you scan all the clues, River will tell you that the farm is Edgewood. If you didn’t discover them all, you’ll need to guess correctly that it’s Edgewood. If not, you’ll end up at the wrong farm and you won’t be able to rescue River’s nephew. This will prematurely end any possible romance with River.

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In Edgewood, you can disable the turrets or just run past them (while avoiding the mines) to reach the barn’s roof. You’ll find Randy and the other kidnapped victims in the chamber below.

River will thank you and swear vengeance on the kidnapper. Tell him that you’re willing to help him still.

After a couple of days, River will contact you once more. Choose some positive/flirty options and, after this, wait until he calls you back. Towards the end of this final mission, you’re presented with two opportunities to kiss him. The second kiss initiates the romance scene and you can continue on with your relationship (or not).

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How to romance Panam Palmer in Cyberpunk 2077

Panam is a former Nomad of the Aldecaldos clan and she’s also a romance option for a male V in Cyberpunk 2077. You meet her during the “Ghost Town” main quest, though she has her own questline later.

After completing “Ghost Town,” do some other stuff in Cyberpunk 2077 until Panam contacts you. It’s a shame that only male V gets to romance Panam because I think this is the best romance track in the game.

To successfully romance Panam, you’ll need to complete a couple of side quests in succession.

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Towards the end of the “Riders on the Storm” mission, you have the opportunity to flirt with Panam by touching her leg.

She’ll rebuff you regardless of V’s gender. That’s totally fine since the romance will happen eventually.

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In “With a Little Help From My Friends,” stick up for Panam. Then, once she and V are alone in the tower, tell her to follow her impulses. Later as everyone’s at the campfire, do “the moves” by getting close to her and wrapping your arms around her.

Note: These kinds of dialogue options won’t be available if V is female.

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In the final quest while V and Panam are inside the Basilisk tank, you can let Panam touch you. This initiates a steamy scene.

After this, take out the Raffen Raiders. There are a few more scenes and the Nomads will relocate. After a brief walk, V can kiss Panam before heading out.

Note: The completion of Panam’s side quests cements your alliance with the Aldecaldos, which means they’ll play a role during Cyberpunk 2077’s endings. This also applies even if you play as a female V and can’t romance her.

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How to romance Rogue Amendiares in Cyberpunk 2077

Rogue Amendiares, like Alt Cunningham, is one of Johnny Silverhand’s old flames. She plays an important role in Cyberpunk 2077’s story.

You’ll encounter Rogue after Cyberpunk 2077’s first act. It’s a flashback mission that shows you Johnny Silverhand’s memories.

Later, you’ll meet her in present-day Night City during the “Ghost Town” quest. She’s actually the one who introduces you to Panam Palmer.

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Anyway, after doing several main quests (and probably other side quests involving characters who can be romanced), you’ll get “Chippin’ In” from Johnny.

This involves a drunken night out and some heart-to-heart with Mr. Breathtaking. Try to be friendly and supportive towards Johnny here and tell him that you’ll call Rogue.

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The next part is “Blistering Love” and it involves Johnny taking control of V to “date” Rogue. Try to be mushy and romantic all throughout. Likewise, avoid leaving the car while you’re driving Rogue to the destination or it’ll fail the quest completely.

After a bit of dialogue in the drive-in cinema, go ahead and kiss Rogue. This will initiate a scene. Unfortunately, Rogue will find it super weird since Johnny’s using someone else’s body. This is one of my favorite romance options in Cyberpunk 2077 because of how interesting and bizarre it is.

Note: Although V doesn’t pursue a relationship with Rogue, completing these two side quests opens up additional options for Cyberpunk 2077’s endings. Plus, you’ll obtain the side quests required to romance Kerry Eurodyne, Johnny’s Samurai bandmate.

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How to romance Kerry Eurodyne in Cyberpunk 2077

Kerry Eurodyne is another Cyberpunk 2077 romance option, but only for the male V character. Although you see him during some flashbacks as Johnny Silverhand, the side quests and romance occur during the present-day arc. Due to certain quest requirements, it’s likely that he’s the last character you’ll encounter as V.

To meet Kerry, you’ll need to do Rogue Amendiares’ side quests. The mission that lets you visit Kerry becomes available after either “Chippin’ In” (if you were hostile towards Johnny) or “Blistering Love” (if you were friendly).

A majority of Kerry’s side quests have dialogue options, but these don’t seem to impact the romance. Indeed, you could just breeze through some of these missions and encounters without problems.

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They are, I think, some of the coolest side quests in Cyberpunk 2077, so be sure to do them.

After all, these involve reuniting Samurai’s band members for one final gig. You’ll even have a run-in with a K-Pop trio whom Kerry can befriend. Awesome, right?

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Eventually, you’ll get “Off The Leash.” This is an important side quest since you can kiss him as a male V.

Later for the final quest, Kerry will ask you to visit him and sail on a yacht. Agree to help Kerry destroy the yacht and another option to kiss him will be available. When the romance scene is over, you can choose to continue your relationship with Kerry or not.

Note: If playing as a female V, you’ll see an option to kiss Kerry (“Off The Leash”) and a moment filled with sensual tension (“Boat Drinks”). However, Kerry won’t be interested. You can still finish these side quests without problems, though.

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