Wondering which Cyberpunk 2077 life path to choose? When you first depart Night City, you will have the opportunity to choose a backstory for the protagonist, V, as part of creating the Cyberpunk 2077 character. There are three options, each offering a different setting, a status Unique character lines and dialogue branches as the game progresses.
Cyberpunk 2077’s three life paths are Corporate, Nomad, and Street Kid. Choosing a life path will not only give V a backstory, it will determine which district of Night City you will start the game in, as well as the characters you will meet along the way. Not only that, but his relationship with Jackie Welles is determined by his chosen life path. If you’re corporate, Jackie is already a trusted friend and partner, for Street Kid V he becomes an ally after a botched deal, and for Nomad they come together after a messy fight in the Badlands.
So what is the best life path to choose in Cyberpunk 2077? Here’s everything we know about life’s paths so far, including where it will start in Night City. This guide contains spoilers, so don’t read on if you want to keep these details as a surprise.
A high-pressure corporate position as Arasaka’s agent, with a corps chock-full of the highest military grade software (and plenty of drugs). You’ll start at the Arasaka Tower and get to explore the fast-paced, neo-military megacorp. This is where you will meet Agent Jenkins and begin your story in Night City. In addition to the Arasaka Tower, Lizzie’s Bar is a place where you can meet friends and probe the internal affairs workings within the corporation. You will also find Jackie here, along with the Mox gang. Unique to the corporate life path is a character named Abernathy, another Arasaka executive envied by his subordinate, Agent Jenkins. The corporate life path provides a wealth of information on the twisted corporate lifeblood of the city.
Nomads are usually found in groups, but you’ll start alone in the Badlands, a wasteland dotted with abandoned buildings where you’ll meet Jackie Welles. This Cyberpunk 2077 life path will take you from the stretch of desert that surrounds Night City directly to its border, where you will be interrogated while transporting a precious cargo: an iguana. You will also meet a bailiff on your travels who protects a remote city from corruption and crime.
As a street child, you will know the city like the back of your hand, immersed in urban sprawl where your connections are deep and you have a lot of credibility and intelligence on the street. Your journey will begin at El Coyote Cojo, at the Heywood dive bar, where you have many friends with connections. The bar is where you’ll meet Kirk, a resourceful ally in Night City who will assign you one of your first tasks, and Father, an old friend of Vs, a seasoned repairman with his own personal driver.
These are the Cyberpunk 2077 life paths, but that’s just the first step in creating your Cyberpunk 2077 build, you will also be assigned perks, as well as being able to play with Cyberware and implants.