Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Guide
Game: Cyberpunk 2077
Content Type: Gaming Guides


We don’t need to hide it — one of the most exciting features of an RPG is romance, especially when our potential suitors have some story and personality to them. Cyberpunk 2077 offers a few complex characters, some of which you will already meet as a part of your main questline. If someone romanceable in the game catches your attention with attractive looks and personality, you can certainly expect to be taken on a dramatic, intimate adventure as a part of their questline.

Some of these characters are “Secondary Options,” which you will find in the second half of this guide. You will encounter some of these briefly as a part of the main questline, some are one-night stands, and then there are some unusual cases, complicated by your circumstances.

Yet, if you want something more personal and involved, the characters who have their own romance questlines are listed for you in the Primary Romance options.

But will that character be interested in you? Each character will have a body (sex) type: there are no bi characters available among those with a full questline, as far as we know, so all of the characters under Primary Romance Options will be either interested in Female V or Male V only. If you want to ensure that your relationship turns long-term and has a good ending, we prepared some tips and quest guidelines for each.

However, we have special no-spoilers sections for you, and if you would rather explore your romantic interest’s “correct choices” and story on your own, only read the “General Guidelines” we prepared for each character. After all, we don’t want to ruin the intended impression of these characters as real people and the fun that comes from it.

This is where the story of Cyberpunk 2077 shines the most: most of these characters will be tightly intertwined with your main questline, and getting more serious with your romantic interest will mean a whole personal questline and some exquisite intimate scenes.

Remember that none of these options have been confirmed to be bi-sexual, so they will either only have an interest in Female V or Male V (by body type). You will be able to play through Side Quests of these characters without a problem, but they will refuse your romantic advances if you do not match their preference.

Remember that we keep the General Guideline section spoilers-free for you to walk into things with as little information as possible, don’t read past it if you don’t want to know any specifics. However, you won’t find detailed walkthroughs or erotic novels in this guide, so if you want to make sure you make right decisions in a few critical moments, reading the Quests Overview section might be helpful.

(Male V romance option)

Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Guide Panam Discussing Night City

This Nomad lady isn’t quick to trust anyone, but she will warm up to you if you side with her in dialogue and treat her kindly despite the first impressions. When you need to pick sides, side with Panam. If you see an opportunity to flirt or show physical affection, go ahead and choose it even if it doesn’t go anywhere in the end. The rest should be fairly straightforward. Completing Panam’s questline will let you pick a happier ending as well (at least when it comes to your romances).

  1. You will meet her through the Ghost Town quest, as a part of the main questline and after you speak with Rogue. During this quest you can flirt with her by offering to get one room when she is ready to go to sleep. You will work with her again as a part of Lighting Breaks, and there you can show that you care about her well-being and offer to help her settle her score.
  2. When you take on the first Side Quest involving Panam, the Riders on the Storm, make sure to side with Panam in the conversation with Saul. If you start flirting with her again and try to go further, she will brush you off, but this will make your intentions clear overall. You will be able to stop Panam before she goes in the morning and talk about it.
  3. When you start With a Little Help From My Friends, keep Panam’s plan a secret from Saul. You can start telling Panam that you missed her and offer to stop tiptoeing around. It’s a good idea to talk about “following that impulse” and touch her hand, and later on scooch closer to her in front of the campfire and spend a moment gazing at the stars together.
  4. Finally, during Queen of the Highway Panam will start a suggestive conversation related to the “impulses”, and if you are ready for your romance scene you can let her touch you. After a special scene you can kiss Panam and officially romance her (i.e, complete her questline). There is still quite a bit of story and interaction ahead, so don’t expect this to be it!

Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Guide Panam Romance Scooching By The Fire Embrace

 

(Female V romance option)

River might be easier to miss since you need to pay attention to your side quests if you want to meet him (see below). Still, this good-willed detective will want to make things right, even if you are just pursuing your side of the case for the money. Yet, when things get a little personal, River will show his angry side. You are one of the only people willing to help River and he will really appreciate it. If you direct the friendship that’s developing between you into a right direction, River will show his appreciation for you… in some more pleasant ways.

Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Guide River Ward

After Life During Wartime, one of the Main Quests, you will get a call from Elizabeth Peralez — that will start the Side Job that will let you meet River and get more quests from him later on. As quests progress, show that you are interested and invested. Take River’s side in conversations with others and try to find as many clues as possible while doing detective work to come to correct conclusions.

Pay attention to what River cares about and make your choices accordingly. Pick flirty dialogue options and show physical affection when the opportunity finally comes. If you want to be extra-helpful, get your Intelligence up to 12. Sadly, unlike with female options in this guide, there is no special way to get one and best ending with River.

  1. Elizabeth Peralez will call you soon after Life During Wartime, one of the Main Quests. This will start I Fought the Law, a Side Job where you will be investigating a mayor’s murder. That’s where you will meet a good-willed detective, River Ward. River will introduce you to his line of work and will save you during a very dangerous situation. Don’t worry about your choices here too much, they should not affect your chances with River.
  2. Eventually, River will call you again. Read his text to start your next quest, The Hunt. This time the matter will me more intimate and you will see yourself become closer to each other — make sure to make yourself available for help and support River in moments that matter to him. During the encounter inside the lab you will get a chance to get on his side: when Dr. Packard discovers you, let her know that River hasn’t let you down yet, then pick “I wanna see for myself.”Johnny will start noticing that there is a bit of chemistry starting up between you two and he will tell you so after you walk out of archives. You can tell him that you think River is alright.

    As you ride with River and he promises to tell you a story over a beer sometime, reply “Sign me up for that beer.”

    As you conduct your investigation inside Randy’s trailer, make sure to find as many clues as you can inside the three Braindance sequences you will have to watch — this will help you find the correct location and is crucial for further development between you two to happen. If you do need to guess, pick the Edgewood farm.

    After you rescue River’s nephew, try to pick dialogue lines that show your interest in him. You should show understanding in what he is trying to do (it won’t change how River will deal with Harris in the end.) So, pick “I’ll help you” (do not pick “Do whatcha gotta do, but count me out). Tell him he can count on you.

  3. If you do so, River will text you after a few days. In reply to his question about the present, suggest a new record. You can try and focus on how he is doing, if you want. Then, offer to “knock a few back together” or “we should celebrate,” depending on which route you go. When he calls you later agree to join him and his family for dinner. Then you can tell him you missed him. This conversation will start a quest, Following the River.When you play with him and kids, River will sound happier if you follow his request, but you don’t have to. You can join in his Joss’s attempt to hook you two up at the table, but River will get you away regardless.

    Choices at the tower should be fairly obvious. If you go with the pick-up line angle, you will get a chance to tell some amusing stories. Then pick, “I can see what you’re doin'” and “Just don’t fall in love…”. The option to kiss River will come up, and a steamy sex scene will follow.

    After an amusing exchange with Johnny and some morning coffee, let River know that your intentions are serious. If you tell him that you can’t make plans for the future, you will have a chance to tell him about Johnny and you, but it won’t affect much on larger scale.

  4. Pursuing the Nomad ending (complete Panam’s questline) will end up separating you and River, unfortunately. The other “good” ending won’t be fully satisfying either, and there are implications that your relationship isn’t doing 100% great with both. There is hoping that CDPR will change this in upcoming DLCs, but for now there is not a single best ending you can achieve with River.

Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Guide River Ward City View

 

(Male V romance option)

Johnny Silverhand’s bandmate had to deal with a lot of emotional baggage after the events at the Arasaka Towers. Most of all, he had to deal with his new self, his new image, and his new fame. What starts as Johnny’s wish to learn how his friend is doing and make sure things go well for him becomes a chance for a new friendship with a rather interesting individual residing at the top of Night City’s social ladder. However, Kerry never let his true self get lost amidst the glimmering neon lights and shining luxury, and you will find his emotions very sincere. Keep pursuing more and Kerry’s unique outlook on the world will get you into some interesting situations.

Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Guide Kerry Eurodyne

You will get a chance to meet Kerry no matter what your relationship with Johnny is. There will be several Side Quests for Kerry: complete them, always accept his requests for help, and then chat him up and kiss him when the opportunity comes up. During the last quest accept to join him on his cruise and be open to his chaotic ideas after you do so.

  1. You will get the Side Quest that will allow you to meet Kerry either after Blistering Love or Chippin In’, depending on whether you are helping Johnny during Rogue’s questline or not, respectively. Finish Holdin’ On by visiting Kerry in his villa. Choices you make during this quest won’t affect your chances with him.
  2. Second Conflict and A Like Supreme will come next. Then, after about a day, Kerry will call you to offer you a job, which will start Rebel! Rebel! After that quest he will text you after a day, excited to do more with you. You can reply with, “Who doesn’t like explosions and races right? :)”. He will pay you and promise to keep in touch with you. He will call you after, starting I Don’t Wanna Hear It. With all of the quests listed in this step, the choices you make will not matter to your relationship.
  3. After several days, Kerry will call you and tell you to meet at Dark Matter to celebrate, which will start Off the Leash. Eventually Kerry will drag you away from the show and onto a balcony, one of his favorite spots in Night City. Kerry will talk to you about his emotions and fears related to him being a celebrity. Get him to talk to you about it, tell him “But you did make it.” Then, eventually, kiss him when the opportunity comes. Let him have his moment afterwards.
  4. Kerry will call you after some time. Agree to meet up with him immediately to start Boat Drinks. When you arrive at the docks at the right time, accept to join Kerry on his yacht cruise in order to progress your relationship. When Kerry gets up from his seat and things get a little crazy, join Kerry in destroying things on his boat. Tell him, “Let’s rip the whole fuckin’ boat apart.” Have some fun.Help Kerry when he tries to break off a pole and then proceed to kiss him to have a very… hot sex scene follow. So hot, in fact, that you will eventually need to evacuate yourself into the cold waters overboard. Watch the ship burn and the explosives go out. Feel free to show some appreciation. Then hug Kerry to tell him that you care about starting a relationship with him, then leave with him. This will complete your relationship Side Quest with Kerry.

    Just like with the other male romance option in the game, there is no one best happy ending to your relationship with Kerry as of yet. The most interactive one is probably the Hanako route.

Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Guide Kerry Eurodyne Balcony Scene

 

(Female V romance option)

Judy will be the lady you will meet at Lizzie’s bar as one of the prominent members of the Mox and in charge of the Braindance suite. She is known for her expertise around illicit BDs and their editing and she will show you how to get the information you need out of such footage. She is not easy to trust you, especially because she knows that her and Evelyn are getting themselves into a very dangerous mission. After some things go south you will need her help to get some answers. Once of the things you will quickly notice is that Judy has a big heart and deeply believes in the original mission of Moxes and Elizabeth Borden.

Cyberpunk 2077 Judy Alvarez Romance

Keep Judy updated when she asks you to, call her whenever you are prompted. Keep her involved when she wants to be and avoid irritating her when you can. Ask for her opinion and follow her plan as best as you can. If you care about getting a better ending with Judy, get Panam and her family help you against Arasaka (which means that you need to complete Panam’s questline as well). Without spoiling too much (see below if you want the spoilers), this will help you get an ending in the game that has a more positive outcome with Judy.

  1. Once you encounter Jackie and talk your plan over with Takemura, you will need to find Evelyn to give you some clues into your situation. Judy will have to get involved, which will come together in the Automatic Love main quest. Judy is cautious about helping you and when you do convince her she sincerely asks you to keep her updated. Call her whenever you have an option to stay on her good side.
  2. Once you are finished you will take on The Space in Between, then Disasterpiece, then Double Life. Keep Judy involved and updated on things as much as possible. Do not pick dialogue options that would clearly irritate her and go along with her plan.
  3. After this you will get a more personal questline for Judy, starting with Both Sides. During Ex-Factor you will talk to Maiko in Clouds, and the conversation along with the outcome is a mess. You will need to decide what to do with Woodman, and the best idea is to let Judy voice her opinion and go along with it.
  4. During the Pisces quest Maiko will cause you some problems. Follow Judy’s plan, draw your weapon when prompted. How you deal with Maiko is up to you — it won’t affect your romance with Judy. Still, if you want a more pleasant reaction from Judy in the moment, spare Maiko.
  5. Finally, after the Pyramid Song you will have an opportunity to take things up a notch with Judy and seal your relationship. Choose the option to [Touch] Judy inside the lake cottage and enjoy your warm night together. The morning after, as you share your coffee and Judy asks you what last night meant to you, make it clear to her that this wasn’t a one-time thing. This will conclude Judy’s questline and start a long-term relationship with her.

Cyberpunk 2077 Judy Romantic Scene 2 2

Gender does matter for the options you will find below. Some of them have a bit more story than others, but overall are much less involved than your primary options (see above).

“Thought you could blackmail me, bitch?!” What a wonderful start to what could be a rather interesting exchange inside the No-Tell Motel (yep, that same one).

Cyberpunk 2077 Meredith Stout Romance

Our feisty lady is a higher-up corporate who certainly learned how to earn her place and how to keep it. She is not about to gently hold hands with you — in fact, she will try to use you towards her end goal and get rid of you as soon as possible.

After talking with Dexter, call Meredith. Use her chip as is during the mission. Several main quests later she will message you. Be flirty.

During The Pickup you will get from Dexter DeShawn, go through with the option to call Meredith and meet up with her. It’s important that you agree to use the money chip and use it with the virus on it, despite what you might suspect or know about it. If you don’t, you will never hear from her again. After you walk out of the Maelstrom hideout Stout will thank you by letting you keep Flathead.

Several main questline missions later Meredith will message you with an update about Militech and ask you to pretend like you don’t know each other. Reply, “Shame. Was starting to like you…” and then, after she tells you to come to the No-Tell Motel, say “I’ll be there.” You can pick up a wonderful club weapon after you have your fun.

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RhiRhi
RhiRhi
2 months ago

Ummmm PLEASE tell me there is a good male option? As a female gamer I can romance females but I much prefer a male option… I really hope they’ve thought about this as female gamers make up a large percentage of RPG players. I actually would be pretty angry if there is no male options

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red
red
3 months ago

ummmm where are the guys? Ill be pissed if I can’t be with any guys

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nathan7
nathan7 (@nathan7)
4 months ago

O I love it, one of the best features in the game 🙂

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Tea
Tea
2 months ago

If I play a girl character will their be male romance options? Does anyone have an idea when they will have them? I have not bought the game yet should i wait? thank you some much

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Hyou_Vizer
Hyou_Vizer (@hyou_vizer)
1 month ago

Two male romance options
1 gay male
1 straight male

While others are all women
Its 5 females to two males choices
Wth guess I’ve been spoiled by Bioware roms options clearly

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Michelle van Haasen
Michelle van Haasen
3 months ago

only females?

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Leon
Leon
1 month ago

They should have just made every NPC bi that would have been SO EASY.
So if you wanted to romance Judy as a Male you can it’s your story.

For me I’m worried about the gay relationships. I’m a masculine Male and I like other masculine males. But I dont want to be forced to date men that are super feminine if that’s there idea of a gay relationship.

I dont want my Male body and masculine voice to make the game think my V is straight and lose chances to score with other dudes.

I suppose the same can be the opposite I’m sure a feminine lesbian wouldnt want to up her slider more masculine of she wants a specific girl.

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Marcy
Marcy
1 month ago

Panam, the nomad girl, is a confirmed romance option, I have seen her s*x scene with a male V

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Just Real
Just Real (@just-real)
3 months ago

hi, quick question. if i choose male character then i wont be able to romance Meredith Stout? or opposite goes with the Judy?

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Jak
Jak
3 months ago

When did CDPR confirmed evelyn as a romance option?

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Shoganza
Shoganza
1 month ago

For those asking about male options- I keep checking comment sections online and articles popping up, and these are the ones that have been mentioned. Take these with a grain of salt since they are not confirmed and many came from unsubstantiated reddit comments and could be incorrect:

Jackie
River
Kerry
Doc
Takemura
Some guy with lots of tattoos from the V trailer posted yesterday

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billybounce
billybounce
1 month ago

If you romance Panam do you actually do more than a kiss and can you fully romance her? Like I heard that you can move in with Judy and store your gear at her place which sounds pretty cool. It just seems like Judy’s one of the more interesting and connected story-wise out of romanceable options. But I was planning on playing as a male my first time. Just wondering if there are any good fully romanceable options for male main characters instead of temporary flings.

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Luke Star
Luke Star
4 months ago

Only females? Ofc like always.. sigh

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Conner
Conner
1 month ago

I wish Male V can romance River Ward. That dude is hot AF. I’m kinda mad there’s only one gay romance in this game.

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Dei
Dei
1 month ago

Is there any news about the male romance options? So far I’ve seen just one guy but he is only a romance option for girls. Was looking forward to this game, but I only wanted to play as a gay dude. Kinda sucks were being forced into being straight, yet again

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Izmeraldas
Izmeraldas (@izmeraldas)
1 month ago

This is actual number one on my reason list to wait before rushing out to buy this game. If this is another male centric game with nothing more than a paper doll female skin I’m not buying or recommending it. I don’t care about LGBT shit and that’s all I’m seeing. In my head it’s if your a guy that wants to do bi or gay or trans shit, it’s there. If you’re a girl that wants a hetero relationship, Gods forbid, oh well… but aren’t like all women closet lesbians… answer.. no. Judy is cute but obviously made to attract male gamers. While trying not to alienate the LGBT crowd (which I am a part of by the way and hate being pandered to. I decided after years of dating women, I’m done with the drama and want men. Call it bi, I don’t care. I call it not giving a shit and seeing people as people.) you’re alienating the other actual half of the gamer base. Women. Women that want hetero choices for them as well. It’s pretty easy CDPR.. if you’re gonna tease female romance options, tease the male options to. And not just for “gay” representation or “diversity”, but because women play these too. Might want some consideration. I’ll pass on the incoming crap I’m liable to get. Money is money. And my money can go to this, or Bloodlines 2. Give me a reason to buy this. Cos I don’t care about your current selling tactics. What does this offer me as a gamer? Also, eww on Jackie. I’m happy he has a family. Male options better be on par as the female options, not cosplay twinks or the Pineapple Pen guy *cringe* haha

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