Playing for Time
This is a walkthrough for the first Main Job, or mission, in Cyberpunk 2077, Playing for Time.
Step 1: Approach the stranger
- In the broken digital environment, follow the red figure through the halls.
- When he stops at a long hall, tap him on the shoulder to end the sequence.
Step 2: Dig yourself out of the garbage
- Follow the prompts to help V escape from the garbage.
- Crawl through the trash until Dex and another person approach and drag V away.
Step 3: Watch the cutscene
- Watch the scene where V wakes in and out of consciousness and Takemura gives V an air hypo to help.
Step 4: Take out the assassins on motorcycles
- Use your gun to take out the assassin on the right and aim low to damage the pursuers.
- The final assassin switches to mantis blades after losing his bike.
- Fend off the assassin until Takemura pins him with a car, then finish him off.
Step 5: Seek medical attention
- V and Takemura are severely injured and need a Ripperdoc.
- Steer the conversation to call Delamain for assistance.
Step 6: Experience V’s rescue and Vik’s explanation
- Watch the flashes of V’s rescue and Vik’s explanation of the Relic’s effects.
- Understand that V and Johnny Silverhand are connected due to the Relic’s programming.
Step 7: Talk with Misty
- Misty will take V home where you can discuss the situation and Jackie.
- Misty will give V two sets of pills: one to slow Silverhand’s takeover and another to embrace it.
- Get some rest and V will inspect the bullet trinket before falling asleep.
Step 8: Confront Johnny in the apartment
- Wake up to an angry Johnny and talk to Silverhand.
- Attempt to leave the apartment, but Johnny pushes V back.
- V and Johnny realize their undeniable connection.
Step 9: Take control of V’s actions
- Wake up in the shower and complete optional tasks like putting on clothes, checking email, eating, and stocking up on ammo.
- Leave the apartment and receive a call from Takemura.
Step 10: Meet Takemura at Tom’s Diner
- Head to Tom’s Diner where you’ll find Takemura in a booth near the entrance.
- Sit down and listen to Takemura’s request for revenge.
Step 11: Choose your main missions
- Takemura suggests two main missions: Automatic Love with Evelyn and Judy, and Ghost Town at The Afterlife with Rogue.
- Johnny joins you at the diner and offers to work together.
Step 12: Decide on your next move
- Complete the mission or explore side jobs in Watson.
- Drive around Night City and explore now that the lockdown has lifted.
Congratulations on completing the guide for Playing for Time in Cyberpunk 2077! Enjoy the rest of your journey in Night City.