Cyberpunk 2077: Every Romance Option in the Game

Looking for love in Cyberpunk 2077? Here's how to romance every known potential partner in the game:

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This Cyberpunk 2077 article contains spoilers.

In the grand tradition of Mass Effect and other RPGs, Cyberpunk 2077 does let you romance some of the notable characters you’ll meet during CD Projekt Red’s massive adventure. However, it’s entirely possible to go through the game without realizing that these romance options are available to you.

In fact, Cyberpunk 2077‘s romance requirements are so specific that even if you are keeping an eye out for the right opportunities, one false step can permanently prevent you from being able to pursue even a temporary fling much less a long-term relationship.

So while some romances are impossible to pursue unless you create a certain kind of character at the start of the game, it might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the game’s available romance options if you want to avoid missing your chance at some of Cyberpunk 2077‘s most memorable interactions.

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Judy Alvarez

Requirements: Feminine V Only

One of the internet’s favorite Cyberpunk 2077 characters is also one of the game’s most impactful romance options. However, it’s going to be a while before you can start a relationship with Judy. If you’re interested, though, (and if you’ve chosen a female V avatar) here’s what you need to do:

  • Call Judy when prompted to during the main story.
  • Follow the Judy questline that becomes available a little later in the game.
  • During the “Pisces” mission, refuse Maiko’s plan.
  • Complete the rest of Judy’s quests to unlock the Pyramid Song quest. You’ll receive a pretty clear prompt asking if you want to make your move. Choose that option.,
  • The morning after, Judy will ask you what last night meant. If you want to start a relationship with Judy, say that it was the beginning of something special.

Not only does a relationship with Judy result in certain story alterations (which can include changes to the game’s multiple endings), but you’ll gain access to her apartment and an additional item stash.

Panam Palmer

Requirements: Masculine V Only

Panam is an interesting romance option as you’ll actually have several chances to flirt with her during the game’s main quest. However, she’ll refuse you every time. While it is possible to actually start a relationship with Panam, doing so will require you to complete this specific series of steps:

  • Finish all the main Panam side quests until she calls you and offers you the Riders on the Storm mission.
  • During Riders of the Storm, choose every dialog option that lets you flirt with Panam.
  • During the With a Little Help from My Friends quest, choose not to tell Saul about the plan. When Panam asks why you did that, don’t choose the option related to money.
  • During the Queen of the Highway mission, you’ll be able to make a move on Panam. Be sure to choose the “Oh yeah, let’s go” dialog option during this sequence.
  • At the end of that quest, kiss Panam when given the option to do so. This will properly start the relationship.

Much like Judy, a relationship with Panam can impact the game’s ending, but the significance of your decision to start dating her also depends on some of the other choices you make throughout the game.

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Kerry Eurodyne

Requirements: Masculine V Only

Kerry is actually one of the “easiest” romance options in Cyberpunk 2077 as starting a relationship with him only requires the following steps:

  • Follow Johnny’s request to meet Kerry as part of the Johnny Silverhand questline.
  • Break into Kerry’s house to meet him and then follow the rest of the Silverhand questline involving Kerry.
  • During the Off the Leash mission, choose to flirt with Kerry when you have the chance to do so.
  • Accept the Boat Drinks side job and kiss Kerry when prompted to do so.
  • After the Boat Drinks job, you can choose to start a relationship with Kerry or make it a one-time thing.

Unlike Judy and Panam, starting a relationship with Kerry has less of an overall impact on the game’s ending and storyline. However, a few minor things will change if choose him as a partner.

River Ward

Requirements: Feminine V Only

River is by far the most unique long-term romance option as he’s the only potential relationship partner you won’t meet during the course of the game’s main story (at least based on what we know so far). While that makes it very easy to miss this character, you can start dating him by following these steps:

  • Accept the I Fought the Law quest.
  • By following that questline, you’ll eventually meet River who will offer you a side job called The Hunt.
  • This is where things get complicated. During The Hunt, you’ll need to keep River alive. That means you’ll have to find every piece of evidence in the braindance sequences included as part of this mission chain. If you miss any evidence, you can still save River by knowing that the name of the farm that you’re looking for is called “Edgewood.”
  • Do not leave River alone at the farm or he will die.
  • After completing The Hunt, indicate you’re interested in River when given the chance to do so.
  • Take the side job called Following the River. As part of this mission, you’ll have the chance to begin your long-term relationship with River.

While River doesn’t have as much of a possible impact on the game’s endings as some of the other potential partners, the side quest associated with this relationship is absolutely one of Cyberpunk 2077‘s best. As such, you’ll probably want to follow this path even if you don’t pursue intend to start a relationship with River.

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Meredith Stout

Requirements: Masculine Corpo V Only

One of the game’s earliest romance options is actually easy to miss given the number of paths you can take at this point in the game. If you want to romance Meredith, though, here’s what you need to do:

  • Choose to make a deal with Meredith before The Pickup mission.
  • There’s some debate about this part, but it seems the safest play is to accept the chip that Meredith gives you and not decrypt it.
  • During The Pickup, choose to pay for the bot with the chip Meredith gave you.
  • Open the message that Meredith sends you after the mission and meet her at the motel.

Unfortunately, that’s pretty much the end of the Meredith romance line. There doesn’t seem to be a way to continue your relationship with her and it doesn’t have an impact on the game’s story.

Rogue Amendiares

Requirements: Any V

One of Cyberpunk 2077‘s most memorable quest givers isn’t a long-term romance option, but you can initiate a brief fling by following these steps:

  • Work your way up to the Tapeworm mission by following the main story.
  • Honor Johnny’s request to visit Rogue by taking over your body.
  • Following the quests and story moments that come after will eventually lead to Johnny and Rogue going on a date.

Rogue may not be a “commitment” romance option, but choosing to romance her can alter certain elements of the game’s ending. We don’t want to dive too much into those spoilers here, though, and it’s possible for this romance to not amount to much in the end if you decide to pursue other options near the story’s climax.

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Alt Cunningham

Requirements: Any V

This is actually the only romance option that all Cyberpunk 2077 players will encounter during the course of the game’s campaign. Just follow the Johnny Silverhand story until you reach an early sequence involving Alt. It’s seemingly impossible to miss this romance unless you just ignore the main story entirely.

While brief (at least in the player’s mind) this relationship ends up playing a major role in the final moments of the game.


Requirements: Any V

We’re kind of stretching the word “romance” here, but Joy-Toys are Cyberpunk 2077‘s version of prostitutes. They’re clearly marked on the game’s map by the “lip” icons which will lead you to male and female Joy-Toys.

Your time with Joy-Toys will set you back a 100 eddies, and choosing to utilize their services will trigger a cutscene featuring nudity.

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