It's almost time to jump headfirst into the enthralling Neon world of Cyberpunk. But what kind of Cyberpunk 2077 life path will you follow?
The wait is almost over. Soon players will finally have their hands on the most anticipated game of the year, or was that going to be next year at one point?
Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development for nearly a decade and although its release has been pushed back multiple times, fans have had a lot of time to anxiously trawl through content and start thinking about the ways in which they might want to play.
One important decision players have to choose right away, is what kind of life path they want to follow.
Cyberpunk 2077: Life Path Choices
The staple idea that a lot of popular RPG's aim for is the idea of 'limitless choice'. The idea you can be whoever you want and discover what kind of playstyle and personality you enjoy the most.
CD Projekt has wanted to represent this ideal through the use of 'lifepaths'. This feature allows the player to pick from three pre-selected backstories, all loosely based around the grand Cyberpunk narratives.
It's important to know your character's past, so you can scope out a potential direction for your character to move in. Cyberpunk 2077's life path directly affects the opening chapter, so it's an important decision.
Here is a breakdown of the different lifepaths in Cyberpunk 2077, so you can be sure of the right choice.
Cyberpunk 2077: The Corpo
The Corpo Lifepath directly focuses on a critical Cyberpunk narrative, that of the vast technological conglomerate. The player begins their journey at the Arasaka corporation, fulfilling a wide range of duties in order to help Business along.
However, it appears as though things might not be going as smoothly as expected. Cyberpunk 2077's Corpo Lifepath will focus on the harsh and cutthroat business world.
Players will be responsible for corporate espionage, security, banking, and even some good old fashioned killing. Being a business-minded individual, you'll find you have a natural proclivity for reading people and seeing through lies and deceit.
To summarise, this Cyberpunk 2077 lifepath is best suited for those players who feel comfortable in the business-minded world. If you won't shy away from success and are happy to do the dirty corporate jobs, pick this path.
Cyberpunk 2077: The Street Kid
The Street Kid Lifepath might be the more recognizable narrative of the Cyberpunk world. This Cyberpunk 2077 Lifepath focuses on the everyday Cyberpunk citizen, complete with a difficult past.
The player will adopt the role of a toughened individual living in Night City's rough and tumble underbelly.
As a Street Kid, the player will focus on their community and the bonds that come with this lifestyle.
You might be responsible for fulfilling jobs for the wealthy elite, taking on jobs as a 'Fixer'. Or you might find you're spending time evading the police after a gang scuffle gone wrong.
This Cyberpunk 2077 lifepath is suited for players who enjoy the rough lifestyle of a street dweller. By choosing this route you'll find that your character is involved in gang violence, with tensions reaching a boiling point.
Cyberpunk 2077: The Nomad
The Nomad Lifestyle is best suited for those individuals with a taste for the wild, wild west. Or prehaps you just like muscle cars and a glass of whiskey every now and again?
This Cyberpunk 2077 Lifepath places you outside of the hustle and bustle of Night City. Instead, the player will start their journey in the arid desert bordering the main metropolis.
The idea being the player doesn't feel an overwhelming connection to the Neon sprawl. Instead, players are more comfortable in their established clan and the rag-tag buildings that inhabit the desert. Just think Truckstop or Garage and you'll get the general picture.
This Cyberpunk 2077 Lifepath will focus on the player having to move away from this lifestyle and forge a new one in the heart of the intimidating city.
It is a life path that values freedom above everything else. These established connections will give you an advantage, once you inevitably arrive in the chaotic Night City.
Which Cyberpunk 2077 Life Path Will You Choose?
There are going to be a number of hard choices to make once the game arrives on December 10th. You can find out exactly what time the game will release for your region here.
If you are eager to play you may be able to switch your region in order to access the game a little bit earlier, this was a trick that explained how players were able to play Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War earlier than anticipated.
After you've spent the first thirty hours designing your character, this will be the next fun decision to make. Just make sure you are choosing the right path to suit your playstyle.
For a closer look at the different Cyberpunk 2077 life paths, you can watch the whole trailer here. However, in the meantime, you can look forward to more coverage of Cyberpunk 2077 both now, and after its release.