By now, you'll have seen the major Cyberpunk 2077 romance options: Judy, Kerry, Panam, and River. But there's more to love beyond the major side quests as you explore the fringes of everything Night City has to offer. When you're in search of some downtime in between the high-stakes story missions, or a diversion from the side-missions of all stripes, what better way to unwind than to find a special someone to shack up with?
Of course, you may not be looking for a lasting relationship, but Night City has you covered there, too. There are plenty of options available whether you're looking for a quick hook-up or a more meaningful, lasting love-interest. Cyberpunk 2077 has a Mature rating for a reason and while some of the sex scenes are kind of bad and awkward (opens in new tab), the first-person viewpoint really doesn't do these encounters any favours (no pun intended), that sticker's there for good reason.
So if you want to know which characters you should be looking out for to strike up something more than a friendship, this guide has you covered. There are four 'major' romance options in Cyberpunk 2077 but there are other choices too. Many of these are linked with making specific choices at certain times so it's easy to mess up a potential romance without realising.
With that said, do be aware that there are some fairly major spoilers ahead so click away now if you're still playing for the first time and prefer to let things develop naturally. Let's jump in and find out all the details on the Cyberpunk 2077 romance options.
Cyberpunk 2077 romance: Judy Alvarez
Interested in: V with female voice and body type (unless you have this mod (opens in new tab)).
Where: During the main story, as part of The Heist main story mission (Act 1).
Judy Alvarez is the Braindance technician that you meet during The Heist main story quest. You are introduced by Evelyn and Judy helps walk you through your first Braindance experience. You won't encounter Judy again until Act 2 during the Automatic Love main story mission. She'll be around for a few more of the story quests, but once you've completed Double Life, look out for Judy's call which should come sometime later and will put you on the first of her own chain of quests, starting with Both Sides, Now.
If you're hoping to start a relationship with Judy, you'll need to make sure you respond to and complete each of her side quests. Some time will need to pass between each one, so don't be alarmed if you complete one but don't hear from Judy again for some hours. Once you reach the Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution quest, make sure you agree to help Judy.
The next quest, Pisces, also has some important choices, so you'll need to make sure you refuse to go along with Maiko's plan and don't accept the payment from Maiko. Once that's done, wait for the final quest, Pyramid Song to finally get together with Judy. You'll then be offered the choice to enter into a relationship or leave it as a one-off encounter.
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Cyberpunk 2077 romance: Panam Palmer
Interested in: V with a male body type.
Where: During the Ghost Town main story quest (Act 2).
After you've finished the main story quest, Ghost Town, the nomad Panam will appear in several more main story quests. Once she's played her part in those missions and you've completed Life During Wartime, you should receive a call from Panam which will start you on her own questline. Like Judy, Panam will also wait a while between quests so just keep an eye for calls while you wait.
Panam's quests start with Riders on The Storm and it should be noted that it's very possible to fail the romance here, so you'll need to make sure you meet up with her in plenty of time. Pick dialogue options that show your interest and generally make sure you support her in everything you do. Follow this example with the follow-up quest, With a Little Help From My Friends and you should be fine.
If successful, you'll be rewarded with Panam's final mission, Queen of the Highway. After a bit of cosy time, you'll have the option to move into a relationship with Panam.
Find a roadmap to the nomad's heart with our Cyberpunk 2077 Panam Palmer romance (opens in new tab) guide.
Cyberpunk 2077 romance: River Ward
Interested in: V with a female body type.
Where: During side job, I Fought The Law.
River Ward is the first of the main romance options you won't meet automatically through the main story. He only appears during the side quest, I Fought the Law and that can only be obtained once you've unlocked Street Cred tier 2 and completed the Life During Wartime main story mission.
Like the previous two, River has his own quest chain—albeit a very short one—starting with The Hunt which is started when you receive a call from him after completing the initial side quest. It's possible to fail the romance requirements during The Hunt so you should make sure you go to the correct farm and don't leave the farm area until you've helped him. You'll also need to be supportive of him and not make him feel like he has to handle things on his own. If all these requirements are met, you'll receive River's final quest, Following the River sometime after.
Again, make your interest in him crystal clear during this last quest and after some time alone together, you'll get the option to enter into a relationship with him.
For more details, take a look at this Cyberpunk 2077 River Ward romance (opens in new tab) guide.
Cyberpunk 2077 romance: Kerry Eurodyne
Interested in: V with a masculine voice and body type.
Where: During the Holdin' On side job.
Kerry Eurodyne is first encountered during one of Johnny Silverhand's side quests so if you're wondering how to gain access to this particular romance character, keep working through those until you reach the Holdin' On mission.
As with other romanceable characters, Kerry has his own quest chain, but you'll need to work through the other quests he appears in first. Once you're done with Second Conflict and A Like Supreme, wait a while and you'll eventually receive a call from Kerry which puts you on the Rebel! Rebel! quest to start his arc.
There's not really anything you can do to mess up a chance at romancing Kerry in the first couple of missions so work through those until you reach Off The Leash. During this quest, make sure you're understanding and supportive and kiss him when the option presents itself. Once done, wait to receive his final quest, Boat Drinks.
Make sure you accept his offer to cruise around the bay and kiss him again when you get the chance on the yacht. Once you've had an intimate encounter with Kerry, you'll have the option to start a relationship with him once you're back on the beach.
For more info, check out this Cyberpunk 2077 Kerry Eurodyne romance (opens in new tab) guide.
Interested in: Any V
Where: During The Pickup main story quest
Meredith Stout isn't a main romance option like the previous four and she only offers a brief fling, providing you make the right choices during your time with her.
First off, make sure you actually meet up with her before heading to the All Foods warehouse during The Pickup quest. It's possible to miss her entirely if you don't do this step. So, if you fancy some alone time with Ms Stout, make sure to make contact before proceeding with the main mission.
You'll need to make some important choices during the rest of this quest if you don't want to mess things up with Meredith, so make sure you shoot Royce if you refused her infected credchip or buy the Flathead with the infected credchip or shoot Royce if you did.
This will lead to a meet-up with Meredith later on. She'll call you and invite you to a motel, but she makes it quite clear that she got what she was after when the deed is done.
For a step-by-step, take a look at our Cyberpunk 2077 Meredith Stout romance (opens in new tab) guide.
Interested in: Any V
Where: The side job Blistering Love (if you became friends with Johnny at the end of Cyberpunk 2077 Chippin' In quest (opens in new tab)).
You'll first meet Rogue during the main story quest, Ghost Town. She's an old flame of Johnny Silverhand and you can miss out on a very brief intimate scene with her if you don't complete the requirements. Rogue won't enter into a long-term relationship.
During the first of Rogue's side quests, Chippin' In, make sure you become friends with Johnny when you're at his grave at the end of the mission. You'll then need to call Rogue when given the opportunity which will start the Blistering Love quest.
You'll go on a date with Rogue (Johnny has taken over you body at this point) and pick the dialogue options that will lead to a very short intimate scene with her. This never develops fully, however, and Rogue will change her mind before things get too heavy.
Interested in: Any V
Where: During the Never Fade Away main quest.
This is another encounter that takes place with Johnny. There are no special requirements for this to happen, as it's automatically shown during a flashback of Johnny's memories during the Never Fade Away main story mission.
Interested in: Any V
Where: During the Chippin' In side job
Johnny can meet up with Ruby while using V's body during the Chippin' In side mission. This won't develop into anything serious and just serves a quick fling for the old rocker.
Interested in: Any V
Where: Westbrook. Two are available from the start of the game, the other two are unlocked during the Off The Leash side job.
As the name might suggest, Joytoys are Night City's prostitutes. If you're after a quick hook-up without any of the hassle or decision-making required for one of the other romance options, one of these might be the answer. Of course, you'll need to pay them—their services don't come free—but if you're prepared to part with your eddies, you'll be rewarded with a brief sex scene.
Two of the Joytoys, one male and one female, are available from the start of the game. You can find them on Jig-Jig Street in Westbrook and they'll set you back $100 eddies for their undivided attention.
If you're prepared to pay more for your pleasure, there are two other Joytoys that are unlocked during the Off The Leash side mission. They're found in the Dark Matter club but you'll need to pay them $3000 eddies if you want some quiet time with one of them.
For more details, check out our Cyberpunk 2077 Joytoy locations (opens in new tab) guide.