Cyberpunk 2077 secret ending guide: Don’t Fear the Reaper

Don't Fear The Reaper Cyberpunk 2077 Secret Ending Guide

Cyberpunk 2077 has multiple endings to cap off V’s journey in Night City. There’s also a secret ending called “Don’t Fear the Reaper.” Here’s our guide to help you out.

Note: For more information, check out our Cyberpunk 2077 guides and features hub. Likewise, please be reminded that this guide contains spoilers.


Don’t Fear the Reaper: Cybeprunk 2077‘s secret ending

Cyberpunk 2077 has two default ending paths. One has you going along with Hanako Arasaka’s plan (which Johnny Silverhand will detest) and the other has V committing suicide. Assuming you completed important sidequests from Panam and Rogue, you’ll also have two additional options.

As for the secret ending, “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” it will only show up if you meet these requirements:

  • Have at least 70% relationship with Johnny – Open your menu and mouse over “You Only Live Once” to show your relationship level. If it’s not 70%, it looks like this particular branch won’t appear. Anyway, you need to make sure to respond to Johnny in a nice and friendly manner when presented with these opportunities throughout Cyberpunk 2077‘s campaign. Try not to go overboard, though, or he’ll think that you’re just faking it.
  • Don’t do anything after Johnny presents you with your options while on the rooftop – Just look around and wait for roughly five minutes. Johnny will tell you that it’s hard to make a decision since you don’t want your friends to die. He then gives you another option to attack Arasaka’s HQ solo.

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In this solo run, Rogue and Panam/the Aldecaldos won’t be around to help. You’re on your own, but you won’t risk their lives at least. Plus, you’ve got to fight high-level Arasaka goons, including Adam Smasher. Make sure you bring the iron (all the big guns), select the best combat perks, and wear your most useful gear. Now’s not the time to think about your sense of fashion. If you die here, that’s it. It’s game over for V.

In the end, you’ll enter a realm of cyberspace where the Alt AI construct resides (similar to what you’ve experienced if you picked the Rogue or Panam branches). You’re also presented with a decision: live the life you’ve got left, or give Johnny control of your body. If you pick the former, the epilogue follows the “Path of Glory” epilogue. The difference is that, by going solo, Rogue’s still alive during the epilogue. Lastly, V still heads to Arasaka’s space casino, the Crystal Palace, at the behest of the mysterious Mr. Blue Eyes.

It seems YouTuber xGarbett is the first player to discover Cyberpunk 2077‘s secret ending. If you want to see how it unfolds, check out xGarbett’s YouTube video:

Cyberpunk 2077 is available via multiple storefronts such as GOG and Steam. For more information, check out our guides and features hub.

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