Best side quests in Cyberpunk 2077 2.0: Dream On, Sinnerman, more

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Johnny Silverhand and Judy in Cyberpunk 2077.

Side quests in Cyberpunk 2077 play a part in adding to the game’s lore in the long run, with some even unlocking a secret ending if you make the right choice. So here are the best side quests or side jobs in Cyberpunk 2077 and the Phantom Liberty DLC that you shouldn’t miss.

Cyberpunk 2077 is teeming with quests, each offering a unique glimpse into the intricate lore, and the game’s first and final expansion pack, the Phantom Liberty DLC, only added more to it. From main missions to side quests, every task is a new opportunity to delve deeper into Night City’s and Dogtown’s rich narrative.

While main quests are necessary for progressing the campaign, side missions are also important as they are not just tasks to be completed for rewards; they are windows into the lives of the characters that inhabit this dystopian world.

With so many quests to choose from, identifying the best ones can be challenging. To help you out, here are the best side quests in Cyberpunk 2077.

10 best side quests in Cyberpunk 2077

Here’s a quick rundown of Cyberpunk 2077’s best side jobs or quests:

10. Tomorrow Never Knows

Misty reading Tarot Cards in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty.
There are four different graffiti that players need to collect for this side job.

Added in the Phantom Liberty DLC, the Tomorrow Never Knows quest, which is given by Misty, is set in Dogtown and involves a lengthy search by the player for tarot graffiti, some of which are hidden, and then scan to collect them.

After successfully locating and scanning all four graffiti, the player can return to Misty for a reward – a fresh tarot reading that is connected to the major choice V has to face during Phantom Liberty’s main story.

9. Dream On

Jefferson Peralez in Cyberpunk 2077.
Dream On becomes available after completing the ‘I Fought the Law’ side quest.

Steeped in mystery, with each advancement triggering more revelations, Cyberpunk 2077’s Dream On side quest features hidden passages, surveillance vehicles, a pursuit sequence, and more. It commences in the residence of the prospective mayor, Jefferson Peralez, and as you conduct more scans, additional elements of the puzzle start to align.

This side mission truly excels in providing a distinctive experience, immersing you in a conspiracy and shadow government-style narrative. It makes you ponder how your decisions could potentially unfold exactly as per their scheme.

8. Chippin’ In

Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077.
The right dialogue choice in this quest is critical to unlock the secret ending of the game.

If you want to get your hands on Johnny’s special jacket and car and also unlock a secret ending, then the Chippin’ In side quest in Cyberpunk 2077 is a must. The quest follows Johnny taking over V’s body and doing reckless things such as drinking a lot, making bad decisions, almost killing V’s body with fire, and getting a tattoo of either a goat or something else.

It is quests like this one that keep the game lighthearted and interesting after grinding away on a tough one for many hours.

7. Blistering Love

Rogue in Cyberpunk 2077.
The Blistering Love side quest is easy to miss as it requires a specific dialogue with Silverhand.

Sequel to Chippin’ In, the Blistering Love side quest is a gateway to the backstory and character development of some of the game’s characters, specifically Rogue and Johnny, ultimately providing an opportunity for Johnny and Rogue to share a final romantic interlude at the drive-in movie theater.

The mission is devoid of combat scenes and doesn’t impose a time limit, making it a relaxed and enjoyable experience designed to prolong players’ engagement with the story. It is also accompanied by some truly captivating music that enhances the atmosphere as you progress through it.

6. Big In Japan

Dennis in Cyberpunk 2077.
The Big in Japan quest is given to the player by Dennis Cranmer.

The Big in Japan side job in Cyberpunk 2077 starts right after the prologue of the game. In this quest, you are tasked to get a “package” that turns out to be a human being. You will have to fight a lot of thugs who want to kill the person you are carrying.

This side quest is one of the best ones in the game because when you finish it, you will get an iconic weapon — a rare katana named Scalpel.

5. Sinnerman

Joshua Stephenson in Cyberpunk 2077.
Joshua Stephenson, the main character of the quest, was convicted in 2065 for armed robbery.

Although unexpected to stumble upon, the Sinnerman side quest involves a death row escapee named Joshua Stephenson who seeks redemption for his wrongdoings. His method of seeking atonement is nothing less than biblical, as he plans to emulate the act of crucifixion.

He holds the belief that this act of penance, mirroring the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, will grant him absolution. Interestingly, he intends to convert the entire event into a brain dance. The dialogue options are designed to instill a deep sense of moral dilemma in players.

4. Money For Nothing

Katya's stash in Cyberpunk 2077.
Katya’s stash can be found in an abandoned parking garage in Longshore Stacks.

Not only is the Money For Nothing side job in Cyberpunk 2077 one of the fastest to finish, but it is also one of the most rewarding quests in the game. Also added in the Phantom Liberty expansion, the quest rewards players with up to €$17,500 in eddies and a Sweet Dreams Armored-Laminate BD Wreath – making it one of the most lucrative missions in the DLC.

The quest just requires one step to complete and that is sparing Katya’s life during the Spy in the Jungle gig. If V chooses to spare her, she will give them the coordinates to a hidden stash. Once the gig is completed, the player can retrieve Katya’s stash from a location near Kress Street, as indicated on the map.

3. Pyramid Song

Judy in Cyberpunk 2077.
The title of this job comes from the Radiohead song “Pyramid Song.”

Involving a lot of underwater exploration, Cyberpunk 2077’s Pyramid Song side quest sits at the third rank in this list of best side quests. While for some players, going underwater can be a little challenging, it’s great for keeping things interesting.

This is considered the female V version of “Queen of The Highway,” since it has a big role in developing a romance option for Judy and can make the NPC stay in Night City, while with male V, Judy will leave.

2. Riders on the Storm

Panam Palmer in Cyberpunk 2077.
Riders on the Storm is a reference to The Doors Song “Riders on the Storm.”

The Riders on the Storm offers you a high degree of autonomy in determining your approach. You have the option to storm in with guns blazing, take on the role of a long-range sniper, or adopt a stealthy infiltration strategy the choice is yours, based on your preferred play style.

You’ll also have the opportunity to acquire the potent Problem Solver SMG which makes it a good side quest. If you’re able to execute this mission with stealth, you can bypass a particularly intense and challenging drive-by-shooting segment of the mission.

1. Heroes

Screengrab of the Heroes side quest in Cyberpunk 2077.
Completing the Heroes quest will reward the player with Jackie’s ARCH motorcycle.

Being one of the most emotionally charged side missions in the game is what makes Heroes the best side quest in Cyberpunk 2077. It presents you with numerous choices to consider, some of which may be morally questionable. Upon reaching the garage, you’ll find a plethora of items to scan, each contributing to the backstory and lore, enhancing the realism of the game.

You’re tasked with choosing an item for the Ofrenda. After scanning all the items and delving into the rich lore, deciding on the most suitable item can be an incredibly challenging decision.

And with that, we wrap our list of best Cyberpunk 2077 side quests. For more on the game, have a look at:

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