Cyberpunk 2077 gives the illusion of choice with a lot of different text options throughout the game. Each one leads to a slightly different path throughout Phantom Liberty but essentially ends you up in the same place. After you have rescued Myers from her crashed ship, she proposes a deal. Take the oath as one of her FIA agents, and rescue Songbird from the clutches of the Big Bad of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. But should you do this and swear fealty to the government?
Should you take the oath?
Taking the oath to Myers means swearing your loyalty to the FIA. They are a government-run secret hit squad tasked with upholding the will of the president, no matter how shady the deal is. Taking the oath means siding with the government and becoming another one of their pawns. What you decide makes no difference to the ending of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, so don’t worry.
Take the oath in Cyberpunk 2077
Do you really want to be another one of the poor souls chewed up and spit out by the government? Sell your soul to a political ideal that doesn’t care if you live or die? Talking to Reed, Songbird, and Alex reveals that they have not been treated well. Their lives and time were as disposable as the bullets they represent.
However, you will win the approval of Reed and Myers as you loyally entrust them with your life, so taking the oath will win you their favor in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.
Refuse to take the oath
Refusing to align with the president and refusing to take the oath is very Cyberpunk 2077 of you and is what I would recommend. You just saved this person from a burning ship, risked your life for her, and have lived under her yoke of power forever, and now she wants you to sign your life further away? Absolutely not, and Johnny agrees.
I vote to keep your independence and continue living life under your own direction. Sure, you’ll get a bit of stick from the president, but not taking the oath in Cyberpunk keeps you as the free agent you should be.
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