Cyberpunk 2077 Beginner Tips

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Which life path should you choose? Do you upgrade your weapons or buy new ones? How should you prioritize mainline missions versus the side quests? Cyberpunk 2077 is a massive open-world experience that can seem daunting when players are first booting up the game. As you traverse the prologue, not only are you tasked with creating an ideal cyberpunk from a massive menu of options, but you'll also have to pick from three different backstories and figure out how you want to invest your skill points. But fear not, that's where your friendly neighborhood Game Informer editors come in.

Join Andrew Reiner, Liana Ruppert, and Kim Wallace as they walk you through the tips and tricks that can ease your experience traversing Night City and help you excel where others who didn't watch this video will struggle. As someone who has yet to play the game myself, I found their guidance on life paths and skill points extremely helpful, so we hope you do too.

If you have questions we didn't answer in this video, be sure to leave them in the comment section below, and we'll try to get to them in future content.

If you can't get enough of Cyberpunk 2077, you're in the right place. Be sure to check out Reiner's thorough written review where he tells you if CD Projekt Red's new game is worth your time. Also, check out Liana's insightful look into how to play the game if you have epilepsy or are sensitive to flashing light, and Ben Reeves' hilarious ranking of the best Cyberpunk release dates.

After many years of waiting, Cyberpunk 2077 releases today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Stadia. While you can play the game on Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 through backward compatibility, you'll have to wait until 2021 to play the enhanced version of the game.

One Dev Played Over 175 Hours Of Cyberpunk 2077 And Still Hasn’t Beaten It

CD Projekt RED has been sharing a lot about Cyberpunk 2077, especially since the game has seen several notable delays. From the open world of Night City to the dangerous outlands seen outside of those neon borders, CDPR's newest game looks to be massive. While we don't know how much time it will take to complete Cyberpunk 2077, we do have a better idea of its scope because one dev has tanked in over 175 hours and still hasn't run the credits. 

Łukasz Babiel is a QA lead on Cyberpunk 2077 and he took to Twitter to provide his own take on the "how it started vs. how it's going" meme that continues to trend: 

He also confirmed that this isn't even a full playthrough trying to 100% the game. 

While he is QA, the "not trying to 100% the game" kind of negates the every nook and cranny approach, but it's still important to note that it was previously confirmed that the main quest line would be shorter than the main story of The Witcher III. That being said, there are a ton of side quests. 

In our most recent hands-on time with the game, it took about four hours to get to the beginning credits of the adventure. Four hours. Some are even saying it took them up to six, and that's just the starting point for this game. 

The Witcher franchise, another game that this studio helmed, was also massive with the DLC for The Witcher III outscaling that of Witcher 2 as a whole. The team has also stated numerous times that there is "so much more" than what has been shared, with undisclosed new locations, main characters, and branching narratives. 

Pair that with the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 has so much replayability potential, we're going to go ahead and go out on a limb and say that for those that vibe with CDPR's latest title, they're going to be investing some serious time in the venture. 

Games of this scale are always a hit or miss with gamers. Some love a ride that seemingly never ends, while others feel that this scope can be overwhelming. What do you think? Are games of this size too much of a good thing, or do you wish this was more common with the $60 price tag? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below!