Like many other open-world games, Cyberpunk 2077 also includes some story missions that can only be started at a specific time of the day in the game. But, how can you skip time if you’re tired of wandering around or doing side missions and just want to get on with the main mission which can only be started at a specific time? Worry not, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, we’ll explain how to skip time in Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077: How to Skip Time
Other than tech, it’s also quite easy to manipulate time in Night City but it’s not explained through an extensive tutorial in the game. Contrary to what many people believed at first, time skipping is not obtained as a Quickhack in the game but rather available as an option in the pause menu.
You can access the time skip menu by opening up the pause menu; press ‘I’ on your keyboard for PC, press the Touchpad for PS4/PS5, and press the View button for Xbox. The Pause Menu contains different options such as Crafting, Inventory, Map, Character, and Journal, etc. On the same screen, you’ll find the Skip Time option on the bottom left below the Crafting option. Once you click on the Skip Time option, a prompt screen will pop-up asking you to choose how long you want to wait. You can then choose how many hours you want to skip. For your ease, the current in-game time is also displayed next to the Skip Time option.
Skipping time may not sound to be the best thing to learn in Cyberpunk 2077 but you can’t ever doubt its functionality. Several missions in the game need you to be at a location at a certain time of the day because either the person giving you the mission isn’t available 24/7 or the mission in question is only doable at a certain time of the day, i.e. Bars open at night and banks are open all day. An example of the importance of time skipping is “The Information” quest, in which you have to visit Lizzie’s bar between 6 PM and 6 AM. Apart from that, you can also use this mechanic to roam around night city during your favorite time of the day, i.e. during the night when Night City is in its full neon glow.
And that’s all you need to know about skipping time in Cyberpunk 2077.