How Long is Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty? Answered

The Phantom Liberty expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 is more substantial than you might think. Here's how long it takes to beat.

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The main story of Cyberpunk 2077 vanilla ran about 20-25 hours — possibly less — if you did nothing else, and with Phantom Liberty only adding a single new district, you’d think it wouldn’t be that long either. However, CD Projekt RED put its heart and soul into the expansion on top of the massive 2.0 update, and it’s much more significant than you might expect. So, how long is Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty?

How Long is Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty? Answered

The main story of Phantom Liberty is a bit padded out. You need to do three side gigs to progress it, but all of them are much more in-depth and better-written than many of the base game’s activities.

As such, a full playthrough of the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty is about 12-15 hours long. Considering the lightning pace of the base game, should you not do any of the tons of side content, the expansion is absolutely massive. This is especially true given its compact nature.

If you seek out most or all of Phantom Liberty’s optional activities, gigs, missions, and so on, you might easily get 30-40 hours out of it. That value isn’t even considering the changes to the core experience, the procedural ability to steal and sell vehicles, or starting a new playthrough to see everything with a fresh lens.

If you dive deep into Cyberpunk 2077 with the new Phantom Liberty expansion, you can easily get 100+ hours of entertainment. Plenty of hardcore players got much more than that out of the game before the 2.0 update and expansion’s release. Between the overhauled skill and buildcrafting system, bug fixes, and all the new gigs, missions, and activities, now is the best time to jump (back) into Cyberpunk.

That answers the question: how long is Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty? If you’re looking for more info about the expansion or the base game, check out our guides hub for other tips, tricks, and analysis.

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