Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty – How to read shards

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty – How to read shards
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Wondering how to read shards in Cyberpunk 2077? In games like Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty, some of the run in the game is collecting any little lore and information tidbits that are scattered around the world. But once you uncover them, then you might be wondering how to look at them. So today we’ll tell you how to read shards in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty.

If you’re just coming back to the game, then you definitely will want to find all of the Phantom Liberty data terminal locations to earn Relic Points for the new perk tree and all the Phantom Liberty tarot card locations. Also check out our guide for the best builds for Phantom Liberty and Cyberpunk 2.0.

Cyberpunk 2077 - how to read shards: Shards option in menu

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty – how to read shards

If you want to read the shards that you collect in Cyberpunk 2077, follow these steps:

  • Open your menu. This is the same menu that you access if you want to skip time.
  • Hover over the Journal button, and in the drop down, you’ll see Shards. Selecting this will take you to a list of all of the shards that you’ve collected on your journey.

Here you can read through any shards on the list. If there are newly added shards that you haven’t read, then that will be notated with a NEW icon. If you happen to pick up a shard, you can read them right away by pressing Z on the keyboard, or left on your D-Pad on controller. This will open the current shard prompt

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty – Where to get shards?

Shards can be acquired all over Night City. There’s some that are randomly scattered throughout the world. But that’s not the only place you can get them. They can be obtained through main story and side quests. You also can come across the occasional shard after you defeat some enemies. That being said, there’s a lot of shards, so get to exploring the open world to find them all.

And that’s how you read shards in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty. These informational bits give you more insight into the world and are worth picking up if you’re a lore buff. For more, check out our guides on how to wait in Cyberpunk 2077, as well as our guide on Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty quest list for everything you can get up to in Dogtown.