Cyberpunk 2077 is Over 175 Hours Long on the Hardest Difficulty

Sarthak Khurana
Sarthak Khurana
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Łukasz Babiel, the QA lead at Cyberpunk 2077, recently Tweeted a screenshot from Cyberpunk 2077 showcasing 175 hours and 43 minutes of total playtime. Babiel, responsible for internal testing of the game, is the same person who unlocked the platinum trophy on Cyberpunk 2077 and shared a screenshot on Twitter. Two photos were shared in the Tweet, one that showed the Nomad lifepath captioned “How it started” and the other showcasing the playtime captioned “How it’s going”. Taking Babiel wording into consideration, I suppose it’s still going and you can easily spend over 200 hours in-game.

Dozens of people took their quiries and dumped them into the comments. Babiel answered a lot of them, uncovering previosuly unkown details about the game. When asked if the 175 hours was a completionist’s time, he answered

“Not really, that’s just one of my ongoing slow paced playtroughs on the hardest difficulty where I play more stealthy than usual, loot everything, use every feature the game has to offer, I take my time ;)”

He further goes on to mention that this time can change depending on your playstyle, difficulty setting and choices. A previously published report said that Cyberpunk 2077’s main story will be slightly shorter than Witcher 3. Considering that Witcher 3’s main story was about 50 hours long, you can rush through Cyberpunk 2077’s main story in some 40 odd hours. But that’s not how you’re supposed to play CDPR’s games. CDPR’s games are all about soaking in the world and going on adventures via side missions. Furthermore, if there’s a CyberGwent in the game or equivalent, say goodbye to another 20 hours of your time.

Diving deeper into the comments, Babiel mentioned that there is a censor mode to turn-off nudity. Even though Cyberpunk 2077 is an adult game, there’s a ton of content that would make an adult uncomfortable, so the censor mode comes in handy.

Here’s a complete list of adult content in Cyberpunk 2077 

  • Weapon Without Violence
  • Moderate or Hinted use of Illicit Drugs
  • Weapon With Violence
  • Criminal Act Without Violence
  • Description of Consume of Illicit Drugs
  • Derogatory Language
  • Verbal Aggression
  • Violent Acts
  • Sexual Pleasurement
  • Consumption of Illicit Drugs
  • Violence Description
  • Exposure to Danger
  • Exposure to Death Corpse
  • Body Injury
  • Foul Language
  • Sexual Language
  • Blood
  • Description of Illicit Drugs Consumption or Trafficking
  • Sexualization
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Intentional Death
  • Nudity
  • Prostitution
  • Sexual Relationship
  • Consumption of Illicit Drugs
  • Mutilation
  • Intense Sexual Relationship
  • Suicide
  • Cruelty

Cyberpunk 2077 comes out on December 10th on PS4, PS5, XBox One, Xbox Series S/X and Stadia. Despite a ton of delays, December 10th is the final release date for the game as retail units have started popping out of the wild.

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