Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Guide

Published: Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 14:12 | By: Robert Grosso
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CD Projekt Red
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CD Projekt Red
Release Date
December 10, 2020
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Who Can You Romance in Night City

If the pretty overt advertising peddling sex on almost every street corner was any indication, sex and romance are a big part of the style of Cyberpunk 2077. Let’s face it, sex sells, and despite the relative crassness of the advertising seen in Night City, a lot of players are likely looking for something more for their romantic fantasies.

Thankfully, CD Projekt Red has players covered with a number of romances available for both male and female V players. So let’s take a look at all of the romances available in Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 Major Romances - Companions

Cyberpunk 2077 Meredith Romance 2
Before you ask, yes, the sex scenes can be pretty explicit. 

There are four major romances you can find in Cyberpunk 2077, all four tied to characters considered companions to V. You have two male and two female companions, each with their own romanceable preferences, specifically tied to your voice (masculine or feminine) and your body type (masculine or feminine).

All four of the companions require some work to get into the full romance, but the methods to get through them are fairly simple to follow. You can also just go for sex only with the companions, but that is also less fulfilling, and will not net you an achievement either. All four companion romances also have implications for the game's ending, so it is actually worth pursuing romances if possible. 

 
 

Players need to keep the romance going with characters throughout a series of side jobs involving them. Options to flirt or pursue a romance are fairly obvious for every character, so there are rarely any surprises when they do come up. So long as you are attentive and make moves with your romantic partners, you will eventually get a romance cutscene. 

At this point, spoilers ahead. Though I won’t be going into any particular specifics on questlines if I can help it, there will be some story and narrative elements that will come up, as well as the names of potential partners you can find in the game.
 

Cyberpunk 2077 Judy Alvarez Romance
One of the poster girls of Cyberpunk, Judy is the only prominent lesbian romance in the game. 

Cyberpunk 2077 Romance - Judy Alvarez

Romanceable Only with Feminine V

Judy is a Mox who is a braindance expert you meet during the main quest titled "The Information." After this meeting with her in Act 1, she becomes entangled with the main questline due to Johnny Silverhand. Judy offers a number of optional objectives that players should pursue if they want to romance with her as well. 

Eventually Judy will be involved in a ton of side jobs, but the big one to look out for is titled "Ex-Factor." From there, a string of side jobs from Judy will commence, eventually ending with "Pyramid Song," where female V characters with a feminine voice can finally attempt to romance Judy. 

Cyberpunk 2077 Romance - River Ward

Romanceable Only with Feminine V

River Ward is a cop with a heart of gold. Interactions with him are pretty unique, because he is a companion that is actually easily missed if you don’t play any of the games side content. River is first encountered in the side job named "I Fought The Law," a rather hefty side quest that involves the mayor of Night City. 

After "I Fought The Law," River becomes involved in a series of side missions with V, most of which involve his own personal agenda that I won't spoil here. Once you complete these missions, River will actually invite you out to dinner during the mission "Following the River," where he will eventually come out and ask you if you want to get together. Players can initiate the romance then, and stick with River to the game's end, if they so choose. 

 
Cyberpunk 2077 Panam Palmer Romance
Panam the nomad is a pretty solid romance choice. 

Cyberpunk 2077 Romance - Panam Palmer

Romanceable Only with Masculine V

Panam is another companion that is introduced during the main storyline, in this the quest is called Ghost Town. She is a no nonsense Nomad who, like the other companions, will be involved in a series of side jobs that need to be completed in order to trigger her romance.

Panam is one of the few companions where you need to constantly make moves to initiate a romance with her, with the first major attempt during a job titled "Riders on the Storm." You have other jobs where this is possible too, pretty much any choice that involves the “touch” option almost every time. Panam will rebuff you each time, until the end of the side job Queen of the Highway, where you get the option to kiss her, which triggers the full-on romance. 

Cyberpunk 2077 Romance - Kerry Eurodyne

Romanceable Only with Masculine V

Kerry Eurodyne is a unique romance option because he is one of the few actually based on the tabletop version of Cyberpunk 2077. Kerry is a band member of Samurai, the very band that lead singer Johnny Silverhand front-manned generations ago. Players will only really get to meet and romance Kerry if they look into the side jobs that actually involve Silverhand and another character, Rogue Amanderson. 

After a mission where you basically try to get the band back together, Kerry will begin calling you for several secondary missions. Eventually, you will be led to the mission "Off the Leash," where you can flirt with Kerry on a rooftop bar. After that, the mission "Boat Drinks" will eventually lead to the romance being triggered. 

 

Cyberpunk 2077 Secondary Romances

While the four major companions are the big romances in Cyberpunk 2077, there are also a few secondary romances that the player can get involved with. These secondary romances focus on rekindling lost relationships, or simply just having fun on the side with players. 

Cyberpunk 2077 Meredith Stout
Meredith is cold and calculating.

Cyberpunk 2077 Romance - Meredith Stout

Romanceable for Any Incarnation of V

Meredith Stout is one of the few romances that is all about sex. Stout is involved in the early story mission "The Pickup," where you need to side with Militech in taking down the Maelstrom Gang over some stolen cargo. 

There is a lot of rumor regarding Meredith’s romance, but it is really easy to initiate the romance so long as you meet with her first before going to the Maelstrom place. For the most part if you meet with her, act agreeable with her, and eventually kill the Maelstrom gang during the mission, she will appear at the end of the mission to give you a compliment.

Later, she will initiate a questline called "Venus in Furs." Simply respond positively to her flirty text message and meet her at a No-Tell Motel for a fairly explicit sex scene. After the scene, you get a few goodies from her, the most notable being an iconic weapon, a large dildo club nicknamed Sir John Phallustiff.

Cyberpunk 2077 Romance - Rogue Amanderson

Romanceable for Any Incarnation of V

Rogue is a unique romance option, partially because she is really only a romance option for Johnny Silverhand. Another character from the tabletop, Rogue is one of the top fixers in Night City, and is intimately tied with V once Johnny comes into the picture and becomes a literal ghost in his head. 

Silverhand is to the plot of Cyberpunk 2077, where he and Rogue were former lovers in a previous life. During the mission "Tapeworm," you effectively can pursue a romance with Rogue by letting Silverhand take over your body to visit her. If you agree, it will eventually lead to a date with Rogue and Johnny (as V), though it doesn’t go much further than this.

Cyberpunk 2077 Romance - Joy-Toys

Romanceable for Any Incarnation of V

For those less interested in romances and just want to have a good time, there are always Joy-Toys. Joy-Toys are basically sex workers that are found in Jig-Jig Street, west of Japantown. For a fee, both male and female Joy-Toys are available for players to just... well, have fun. 

Final Thoughts

Cyberpunk 2077 Jig Jig Street Joy Toys
Have some fun if you want at Jig-Jig street.

And that about covers every key romance option in Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red followed a pretty standard pattern with how you can intimate the romances among the companions, and the amount of choices available do make for a pretty unique mix of experiences for players. 

Which romance, in the end, was your favorite to pursue? Leave your comments below.


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