Cyberpunk 2077's locations and map have been revealed ahead of next month's release as a forum user posts a picture of the whole of Night City online.
The Night City map, a physical foldout from one of the boxed versions of Cyberpunk 2077,appeared on ResetEra alongside some other collectibles like sweet postcards.
Cyberpunk 2077 map
You can check out the Cyberpunk 2077 map below, featuring all of the main areas which have been shown off in some of the recent Night City Wire video updates. The map itself is a little smaller than CD Projekt Red's other hit RPG The Witcher 3, though the devs have said that central areas are stacked high on top of each other with skyscrapers and plenty of verticality.
Cyberpunk 2077 locations
Cyberpunk 2077's map is split into six major areas, which themselves are split up into smaller named regions giving hints as to what you can find on their mean streets. Outside of these areas, as you can see on the map above, is a huge Badlands surrounding the city, with plenty of different features and terrain to explore. The six major urban areas in Cyberpunk 2077 are:
- City Center
- Santo Domingo
Watson is an area to the north of City Center, eventually leading outside city limits into the Northern Oilfields. This appears to be the most heavily East Asian-inspired area of the map, as it includes industrial regions mixed with small diaspora communities. As a result, the area is contested by two gangs in Watson: Maelstrom and the Tyger Claws. This is also the area of the city where V's apartment is. Here are the named locations in Watson:
- Northside Industrial District
- Arasaka Waterfront
- Little China
South-east of Watson, across a river inlet, and directly east of the City Center, is some more built up inner city petering out into mountainous hillsides and valleys. Japantown, across the river from Little China, means the dominant gang in the area is the Tyger Claws.
The sparseness of roads and buildings out here should tell you this is an area of more affluent houses, similar to Los Angeles' Hollywood area. North Oak is home to the elites of Night City, with no gangs in residence. But further out in the mountains, however, you could encounter nomadic groups of outsiders. Charter Hill is home to the corpos that haven't quite made it rich yet. Here are the named locations in Cyberpunk 2077's Westbrook:
- North Oak
- Charter Hill
To the south-east of City Center and directly south of the hills of Westbrook is the Latinx-inspired area of Santo Domingo, on the outskirts. Naturally this is the home of the 6th Street gang. This area is mostly suburban housing (which at some point was probably lovely but is now terribly degraded) with some factories, an aging nuclear plant and a few newly-built high-tech corpo facilities. Classic gentrification. Further south-east from Rancho Coronado is a huge dam with a mountainside road leading up to it. There are two named sub-districts in Cyberpunk 2077's Santo Domingo region:
- Rancho Coronado
Directly south of the City Center and east of Santo Domingo is the collapsed region of Pacifica. This was supposed to be a sort of vacation resort, looking out over the Del Coronado Bay, but economic collapse halted development, leaving a mix of high-tech architecture and luxurious buildings half finished. Including a huge stadium.
The lack of defined purposed and community in the region means it is a lawless battlefield, mostly controlled by the Voodoo Boys gang squatting in abandoned hotels like Batty's Hotel and The Rindo, or commercial buildings like the Grand Imperial Mall. There are two named sub-districts in Pacifica:
- Coast View
- West Wind Estate
On the central island of Night City, alongside the City Center, is Heywood. Where the urban center to the north is pristine skyscrapers, the southern side is more rundown with poverty. Wellsprings still has some of the sheen of the corpo lifestyle, The Glen is the home of local government and City Hall, and Vista Del Rey is the poorest region where you're likely to encounter street gang activity. The main gangs in Heywood are the Valentinos and 6th Street gangs. There are three main sub-districts within Heywood in Cyberpunk 2077:
- The Glen
- Vista Del Rey
The central region of Cyberpunk 2077, simply called City Center, is the most heavily developed part of Night City. Huge skyscrapers are everywhere, filled with corpos doing who knows what. Arasaka, Militech, Biotechnica, Petrochem and Kang Tao headquarters can be found here, in Corpo Plaza. Then to the west of that, heading down to the waterfront, is Downtown which is where you'll find all the seedy nightlife of Night City.
Further out into the water of Del Coronado Bay you'll find the Space Port. Where you can go to space. That'll probably never be relevant though, I mean who can afford that? There is no overall gang here, unless you count corpos as gangs, which you should. The two sub-districts of City Center are:
- Corpo Plaza
Which of Cyberpunk 2077's map locations will you be exploring first when you get your hands on the game on November 19?Load Comments