Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Guide: The Whos and Hows

As if it wasn't obvious enough already, romance and sex are a huge part of Cyberpunk 2077, both inside the game and outside of it.

The rampant selling of sex is prevalent in the game, and as the protagonist 'V', the game gives you an embarrassment of options when it comes to indulging yourself in sexual pleasure, including multiple romance partners to choose from.

Read on more below to find out all the romances available in the game in our Cyberpunk 2077 romance guide.

The Joy-Toys Over at the Jig-Jig Street

The game even goes as far as to mark the Joy-Toys (prostitutes) on your map.

Do you remember when we mentioned "embarrassment of options" earlier? We weren't lying.

CD Projekt RED really thought of everything in Cyberpunk 2077.

Seriously. If you just head on over to Jig-Jig Street at the Westbrook district of Night City, you'll find plenty of options as far as satisfying whatever fetish you may have, regardless of whether you're playing as a male or female V.

Available Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Options

First things first, to romance a specific character in Cyberpunk 2077, your character, V, must have achieved certain requirements. Also, certain romance options are not available for the entire game, so you'll have to know when and how to romance them. Not to mention, some romances are exclusive to Lifepath choices, as well as what gender or genitalia you chose for your character.

If it's any consolation, there are romance options in Cyberpunk 2077 that are available regardless of player choice.

So, without further ado, here are the confirmed Cyberpunk 2077 romance options:

Judy Alvarez

Judy is a friend of Evelyn and the braindance expert responsible for helping you plan on stealing the biochip from right under Arasaka's noses.

The first and most obvious Cyberpunk 2077 romance choice that you'll meet in the game is Judy, as the two of you will get acquainted sometime during the end part of Act One. However, she's only available for romance if you are playing as a female V.

You'll get another chance to encounter Judy some more during the main quest as you track down Evelyn. We recommend completing all optional objectives you find, in order to spend as much time as possible with Judy.

Eventually, Judy will stop being part of the main story, and instead will have an entire arc dedicated to her.

After completing a series of Side Jobs for Judy, you'll eventually come across "Ex-Factor", which is a Side Job that involves you helping her take over the doll club, Clouds, that you went to earlier on in the game when you needed more information on Evelyn.

Completing even more Side Jobs will result in a special mission known as the "Pyramid Song" where you'll finally get a chance to score with Judy.

If you decide to take advantage of the opportunity, Judy will ask you the morning after what spending the night together meant to you, and depending on your choice, the two of you could end up being together or it could end up being just another one-night stand for the two of you.

Whether or not you choose to date Judy will have serious implications for how the game ends.

Kerry Eurodyne

A former member of the famous in-game band, Samurai, Kerry is only available for romance if you play as a V with a masculine voice and body type.

If you're the sort who just breezes through a game, you most likely won't encounter Kerry Eurodyne. He'll really only be available for any form of interaction if you explore the Side Jobs, in particular, the ones revolving around Johnny and Rogue.

If you do decide to follow the said series of Side Jobs, you'll eventually find yourself trying to work to get the now-disbanded legendary rock band, Samurai, back together to perform for one last time.

After you successfully do this, Kerry himself will occasionally ask you for help, which will start a string of missions that end in a possible romance option.

Take note of the mission "Off the Leash", as it's when you'll first get an opportunity to kiss Kerry. However, things don't really ramp up until "Boat Drinks", and after this, you'll get a chance to start dating him if you want.

Meredith Stout

Meredith isn't exactly available for a long-term relationship as she's more into one night stands.

During "The Pick Up" mission early on in the game, you'll be prompted between giving Meredith Stout a call or not.

If you do decide to give her a call and use her encrypted chip to pay for the Flathead, she'll reach out to you later on, which leads to an invitation to the No-Tell Motel where the two of you will proceed to have fun.

Unfortunately, she's not into dating. The two of you will go your separate ways soon after.

Panam Palmer

Panam is only available for romance if you play as a male body type V.

Romancing Panam Palmer can get a little tricky, although if you're smart and you play your cards right, you can start things off on the right note, when the two of you are working together to look for a certain Anders Hellman.

However, it isn't until she calls you following the conclusion of her time with the Main Jobs of the game that a potential romance starts brewing between your character and Panam.

In particular, during "Riders on the Storm", the two of you will find yourselves trapped inside a little house with a sand storm ravaging throughout the Badlands. Although the correct decisions won't lead to a full-on romance yet, it will make her open up to you more.

A couple of missions more later, especially after "With a Little Help From My Friends" and "Queen of the Highway, that you'll really get your chance.

What's really interesting about Panam is that, even if you don't want to romance her, you'll still want to end up completing her series of Side Jobs. This is because she plays an integral part in the story of Cyberpunk 2077 and will allow you to explore the game's many multiple endings.

River Ward

River is only available as a romance option if your V has a female body type.

Unless you play through the "I Fought the Law" Side Job, you won't even get close to sleeping with River Ward.

In this particular mission, you'll get a chance to meet this cop as he is also looking into the recent death of the mayor. Then, after this, River will later ask for your help with another disappearance, and then another, and finally, he'll ask you out for dinner in a cleverly punned Side Job referred in-game to as "Following the River".

This is basically a date where River will put the moves on your V.

Depending on your decisions, the two of you will either sleep together and become a thing or if it becomes a one-night stand or if the two of you are better off as friends.

Similar to Judy, a relationship with River will affect how the game ends.

Are There Other Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Options?

Unfortunately, there aren't.

These five are currently the only available Cyberpunk 2077 romance options. However, if we are being technical, there are two more options available in the game.

Rogue Amendiares and Alt Cunningham are both available for romance in the game, albeit not in a conventional sense.

The former is someone you'll get a chance to go on a date with later on in the game. Meanwhile, the latter is more of a necessity than an option as you're essentially forced to romance her via the memory flashbacks you'll get from Johnny Silverhand.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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