How to romance Judy Alvarez in Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 Judy Alvarez romance
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Looking for a way to romance Judy Alvarez in Cyberpunk 2077? Evelyn will introduce you to Judy during The Heist main story mission so don't worry, you can't miss her. She is the Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance (opens in new tab) technician that helps ease you through your first encounter with the Braindance technology at Lizzie's Bar. But there are a few key requirements that you'll need to meet if you want to turn this acquaintance into something a bit more serious. 

Judy Alvarez is the first of the four main romance options that you'll encounter throughout the course of your time in Night City. But if you've got your heart set on Judy and aren't quite sure how to impress her, this is the guide for you. It should be noted that there are spoilers below but if you're ready to get started with the Cyberpunk 2077 Judy Alvarez romance, read on.

How to start the Cyberpunk 2077 Judy Alvarez romance 

Before we go any further you should know that Judy will only be interested in getting romantic with V if they have a female voice tone and body type—if you meet those requirements, you're good to go. That said, there is a mod (opens in new tab) that now means you can romance her if you're a male V, too.

You'll first meet Judy at Lizzie's Bar in Watson during The Heist story mission but it will be a while before you see her again. So let's fast forward to Act 2 where you'll encounter her when you're searching for Evelyn during the Automatic Love story quest. A few more missions that include Judy will follow on from this so you should carry on with those until you receive the Double Life main story quest.

Once that's complete, wait about 24 hours and you'll receive a call from Judy which will begin her questline, starting with Both Sides, Now.

From this point on, you'll receive more missions from Judy as you complete each one so it's worth keeping an eye on your phone so you don't miss one. After Both Sides, Now, you'll get Ex-Factor, then Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution, which is where you'll want to start paying attention to the choices you make. You must agree to help Judy when prompted or the rest of the questline will be locked out, including the option to romance Judy. 

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Cyberpunk 2077 Pisces choice: Seal the deal with Judy 

With those quests out of the way, you'll receive the Pisces mission a little while later and you'll need to tackle the Cyberpunk 2077 Pisces choice. There are a few timed options that you'll need to deal with here so it might be a good idea to do a manual save before you start the Pisces side mission. Basically, make sure you either refuse to go along with Maiko's plan or if you do, don't accept the payment that Maiko offers you.

Once you've successfully finished the Pisces mission, wait for 24 more hours and you'll receive Judy's final quest, Pyramid Song. This is the point where you'll get to be with her—just be sure to give her attention whenever you can and hug or kiss her when you're given the option. After you've gotten close, you'll be given the chance to start a long-term relationship with Judy or keep it as a one-off encounter.

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Sarah James
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Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.