Is Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty a sequel?

Is Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty a sequel?
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Is the Phantom Liberty expansion a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel? Stick with us to find out! Fans of the base game have been waiting since June to get their hands on the expansion where they can experience a crazier and more intense story. 

CD Projekt has been hyping the expansion ever since it was announced and undeniably it looks stunning. Before we dive into the details of the expansion and whether it is indeed a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, we suggest going over the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty start time to know exactly when the expansion will be available. 

A man riding a futuristic motorcycle on a city street in the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel.

Is Phantom Liberty a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel?

Not exactly. The Phantom Liberty expansion is not a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel but a DLC (Downloadable content) of the base game. However, the events of the DLC take place within the Cyberpunk 2077 campaign, and if you’re just starting the game, you don’t have to complete the Cyberpunk 2077 story to download and play the Phantom Liberty expansion. 

Unlike regular DLCs that mostly provide players with minimal new content and few characters, CD Projekt has revealed that the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion is its biggest DLC so far in a game and is easily one of the most graphically demanding DLCs we’ve seen in a while. 

So until we get our hands on the Phantom Liberty expansion after it becomes available on September 26, we’re not entirely sure how the events will play out. And like many other video game DLCs, CD Projekt has revealed that players will have to reach a certain point in the Cyberpunk 2077 story to unlock the Phantom Liberty expansion. 

Also if you’re yet to play Cyberpunk 2077, you should expect the Phantom Liberty expansion to impact the base game’s ending in some way, giving you multiple endings. And if you’re yet to know the graphic demands of this expansion, you should see the Phantom Liberty system requirements and make sure PC meets them before buying the DLC.

If you don’t own a current-gen console, then we suggest checking out our guide on whether Phantom Liberty is on PS4. And if you’d like to play the expansion on PC, then grab the epic RTX 4090 gaming PC and power your way through Phantom Liberty with ease.