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Which Lifepath Should You Start With In 'Cyberpunk 2077'?

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Which Lifepath Should You Start With In 'Cyberpunk 2077'?

So, you're going to play Cyberpunk 2077, ay? Cool, cool, cool, have you decided where you're going to start? No? Well, this is the quiz for you. Here at GAMINGbible we love a good quiz, especially if it chooses major life decisions for us, like which bank we should switch to or what faction to start as in Cyberpunk 2077.


If you didn't already know, there are three starting background types (or Lifepaths) for the game - Corpo, Street Kid, and Nomad. Depending on the lifestyle you pick, you'll get a different way to begin your journey in Night City, with different strengths and weaknesses. Of course, the best way to experience all of these is by going back and replaying when you get the chance. But the first playthrough is the freshest and the juiciest, so let's get you on the right track.

Before you start we should say: just play as whatever you think you'd enjoy the most. This quiz is purely for fun, and uses some of the knowledge we've gained from hearing about the game's starting options over the few past months (and years). Whatever path you think is right for you, it's probably the one you should pick. So without further ado, let's get into it.

Cyberpunk 2077 / Credit: CD Projekt Red
Cyberpunk 2077 / Credit: CD Projekt Red

1. You hear your favourite musician is playing a surprise gig in Night City. Tickets sell out everywhere while you're away from your phone, but you're desperate to go. Do you:

  1. Look on the black market. You're sure you know someone who knows a reseller, and owing them a favour is no biggie.
  2. Find someone online bragging about getting a seat with a prime view. Send them a friendly message telling them to give it to you instead. Accidentally attach a document of some illegal activity they've been involved in this year. They kindly hand it over.
  3. Turn up to the concert on the day and work it out. You can find a way in, you're sure - maybe pretending to be an employee of the venue will work this time. A bribe might even get you backstage, too.

2. There's an exclusive party in the best club in Night City tonight. What do you do?

  1. Invite a bunch of your friends that aren't invited. Just tell them to look the part and the doorman won't blink twice before letting you into the party of the year.
  2. Turn up fashionably late. You can't be seen as overly enthusiastic and there are certainly people of influence there you can shmooz.
  3. Gross. Beers out in the desert with mates is way more your speed than the posers at the party.
Cyberpunk 2077 / Credit: CD Projekt Red
Cyberpunk 2077 / Credit: CD Projekt Red

3. It's high time you got some new enhancements - can't be getting behind with the body augmentation trends, can we? What do you get done?

  1. New legs - yours aren't nearly as fast as the ones they have on the market these days. Means you can chase down that one guy who still owes you money, too.
  2. Hacking upgrade. Your hardware is now struggling a little to keep up with firewalls and knowledge is power. Anyway, you already look great - this chip is hidden well, and subtle.
  3. Flamethrower arms. Need you say more?

4. A higher-up in your circle has caught on that you've really screwed up - like, REALLY screwed up. They're almost certainly going to give you hell for it. Do you:

  1. Take it on the chin and try to talk them down. You're not one to run away - and even if you were, you probably wouldn't get very far before someone ratted you out. At least this way maybe you'll earn their respect by owning up to the mistake.
  2. You have time - blame it on someone else. You know where a colleague puts all their info, it's not hard to transfer the offending information to them. Sure they're a colleague you like, but you can't afford for your boss to distrust you.
  3. The boss will turn up and you'll confront them first. Meet them with the anger you're expecting and blame the whole thing on everyone around you. Have a gun ready just in case things get ugly, but you know you were only trying to do the right thing at first. It's not your fault it went up in flames.
Cyberpunk 2077 / Credit: CD Projekt Red
Cyberpunk 2077 / Credit: CD Projekt Red

5. It's movie night. Time to chill out and watch:

  1. A film where a young guy and a professor work out how to time travel. Sort of weird that he has a thing with his mum, but you can't deny the second film in the series appeals to your sense of style - who doesn't like hover boards?
  2. That one movie where people sleep a lot. You love the story - most people find it confusing but you get it. Just try not to think about the fact that we all might be dreaming right now. You keep a spinning top on you at all times just to make sure you're awake.
  3. That flick about the guy who grunts and an angry woman with a bunch of cars. You can't remember the name but it's like Furious Frank or something - you just like that it's one long car chase.

6. You're invited to an awards ceremony by a famous friend - red carpet and all. What do you wear?

  1. The latest collection by Alexander McKing. You've always loved that designer and his take on Japanese streetwear fashion. Important to wear the most up to date clothes - your mates will see you on TV after all.
  2. Something classic. You're not going in flashy. A well-tailored outfit, classy shoes, and expensive jewellery will make it clear to the cameras you're not to be trifled with. Elegance and dignity are a must.
  3. Let's go a little more rock and roll than what they're used to. Leather jackets never go out of style and some boots will do the trick. You're not going to change for these asshats to judge you, so let's lean into being an outsider.
Cyberpunk 2077 / Credit: CD Projekt RED
Cyberpunk 2077 / Credit: CD Projekt RED

7. You're ordering from a sleazy fast food place, what do you order?

  1. The fries here are legendary. The toppings are pretty good too, but the base fries are to die for.
  2. Just a water - god knows what they've put in the food.
  3. The burger - nothing better than a greasy burger from this place, and you can make it a double if you're really out for the challenge.

8. You go over to a friend's place but it's empty and turned upside down. There's clearly signs of a struggle. What do you do?

  1. Call your friends. Rare that anyone can do something in this neighbourhood without being noticed by someone.
  2. Call the police. But not before you do a quick scan of the place yourself - maybe whoever broke in didn't find the valuable item they were looking for, and now's your opportunity to have a look yourself.
  3. Call your gang over. Together you'll find who did this, and there have to be signs of what's happened to your mate.
Cyberpunk 2077 / Credit: CD Projekt Red
Cyberpunk 2077 / Credit: CD Projekt Red

9. You're trying to flirt with somebody you really fancy at the bar. The music is pumping, the lights are low and there's a really good energy in the place. How do you do it?

  1. You look great. You know that, they know that. All you've got to do is make sure you haven't got something in your teeth before confidently approaching them. What's the worst that can happen?
  2. Observe the drink they've got. Ask the bartender to make them another one with your compliments. Be nonchalant and cool, they can come to you - you don't need to go over to them.
  3. Wait until they get up to dance. Show them your moves on the dancefloor and ask if you can buy them a drink, they're not worth your time if they can't party.

10. You click on a pop up ad that infects your brain implant with malware. It was worth it, though, because you clicked on:

  1. An ad for ultra-rare high tops.
  2. An ad for how to make 86,000 credits a day without leaving your hab unit.
  3. The 15 best ways to prepare desert rat (you won't believe number 3!).
Cyberpunk 2077 / Credit: CD Projekt Red
Cyberpunk 2077 / Credit: CD Projekt Red


Mostly 1s

Street Kid - Ah, so you're pretty savvy, ay? A street kid knows, well, the streets. They can size up a person from a single glance, know the places to be in Night City, and love to look good while doing it. They might not be able to handle some of the tougher conversations V has to deal with - it's not like a degree in economics ever came your way - but your ability to outsmart NPCs with wit and cunning is unmatched.

Mostly 2s

Corpo - You're not the first to get your hands duty. You prefer precision and breaking your enemies down through blackmail and power plays, all while sitting in a meeting room with some of the most influential people in Night City. It's who you know, what you know, and you'd prefer to send a hitman to your adversaries than knock on a door yourself. When you do hit the streets, you stick out like a sore thumb with a stick up your ass. People aren't going to trust you as easily as other choices, but who cares, you're not one to like having friends anyway.

Mostly 3s

Nomad - While street kids and corpos rule the metropolis, the desert outside of Night City is your domain. Miles of desolate land and a quadbike is your perfect Saturday afternoon - the city can seem too suffocating compared to the freedom you feel out here. You're not going to be as good with business or street smarts, but you have grit. You're never going to back down from a fight and have the guts to go through with the toughest decisions - because god knows you've had to make enough of those in your lifetime.

Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt Red

Topics: Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red

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