Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC is out now. It gives players access to a whole new area called Dogtown and adds new content such as weaponised vehicles, side missions and a completely new storyline that can even give you a new ending. In this Cyberpunk 2077 guide, I go over how you can start the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC Expansion.
How To Start The Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC Expansion
There are a couple of different ways in which you can start playing the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion DLC:
- Skip ahead to Phantom Liberty
- Completing the Transmission main mission
- Loading an old save game file where you have completed the Transmission mission
Skipping Ahead To Phantom Liberty
When you start a new game, Cyberpunk 2077 will have you choose whether you want to start off from the beginning or you want to skip ahead to right before the events of Phantom Liberty. If you choose to skip ahead then you will be half way through the main storyline. Your character will automatically gain level, street cred, gear and skills. Your weapons and gear will be better than what you would organically have.
It is worth mentioning that CDPR recommends starting the game from the beginning so that you can craft your own build and complete companion missions and form relations as you seem fit. This is also what we did and would recommend to all players. But if you are looking to get right into the new content then you do have the option to skip ahead to Phantom Liberty.
If you bought the Cyberpunk 2077 + Phantom Liberty bundle and are new to the game then we do not recommend skipping ahead. If you have already gone through the main storyline and are a returning player then you might as well.
Completing The Transmission Main Mission
The main requirement that you need to fulfil in order to access Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion DLC is completing the Transmission main quest. You can do this if you started a new game but you can also load a save game in which you have not reached the mission yet.
Transmission involves you going to Pacifica and interacting with the Voodoo Boys for the first time. Once you have completed the mission, you will get a call from Songbird. Which will kick off the events of Phantom Liberty and give you access to the new content. If you are having trouble figuring out which missions are from the base game and which ones are new then remember that the Phantom Liberty missions have an image with them in your journal. This will differentiate them.
Loading A Save With Transmission Completed
If you have already completed the main storyline or the Transmission main quest then you can load your save file and jump into Phantom Liberty. I had a save file at the point of no return and loaded it to get the call from Songbird.
This is what you need to know about starting Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion DLC. If you want to learn more about the game then you can check out our best build guide. You can also check out our guide on the best skills that you can get after update 2.0. For more content, check out our Cyberpunk 2077 guides hub.