One of the best things about Cyberpunk 2077 is the vast amount of side missions present in the game. What makes these side missions even better is that they can directly correlate to which ending you get in the game. Let me take you through my favorite side missions throughout Cyberpunk 2077.
No. 5: Riders of the Storm
This mission is an absolute must if you have a little crush on Panam Palmer like so many players around the world do. This is the best opportunity for V to romance her finally. Also, the mission is actually a little difficult, which adds some good playing mechanics to the solid story it has. Once you rescue Saul from the Raffen Shiv camp, a sandstorm will hit, causing V and Panam to share a little shack together for the night. As a plus, Panam will give you a solid sniper after the mission is over.
No. 4: Love Rollercoaster
If you head over to the rollercoaster and interact with Anel and Jean, you will be able to get it to work. The control panel can be found at the left end. There is no real purpose to do this mission but seeing Johnny ride on the coaster is reward itself.
No. 3: The Hunt
In order to even be able to do this mission you need to complete “I fought the law” and wait 24 hours. You will then be contacted by River Ward again and be able to meet him at 7 p.m.. The mission has V helping him find his missing nephew. You get to do a lot of cool stuff in this mission like break into the NCPD building and even go on a detective journey. This is not a mission that should be skipped as it shows off what Cyberpunk 2077 does so well.
No. 2: Burning Desire
This mission gets on my list because it is simply absurd. Head over to the marker in Little China to start this mission. Once you get there, you will find a guy with no pants bent over in agony while he holds his crotch area. The man calls himself Jesse and tells you that one of his implants is not working right, and he needs to get to a ripperdoc ASAP. The rest of the mission is basically V getting this fool some help as he yelps in pain in the passenger seat.
No. 1: Heroes
This mission had to be my No.1 as it allows you to pay your respects to the GOAT, Jackie Welles. In order to do this mission, you need to send his body back to his family. If you do this, V will get a call from his mother asking him to attend a vigil for Jakcie. You will get a chance to go into his apartment and speak to his friends and family. You also get to have his motorcycle. It seems only right that everyone should do this mission.
Well there you have it. My personal top five side missions in Cyberpunk 2077. I tried to throw in a mix of funny and serious missions for you. That is one of the best things about this game. You can go from riding on a rollercoaster with the guy who is stuck in your brain all the way to going to a vigil for your dead best friend. This game does it all.