In Cyberpunk 2077, you'll be exploring Night City and the land surrounding it.
While the outskirts of the city are barren, Night City itself is a bustling metropolis. The city is run by a variety of corporations and criminal gangs, all of which are fighting for more control and power over the Night City citizens.
Here you'll find everything we know about Night City, including the map, districts and subdistricts.
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Night City map for Cyberpunk 2077 at a glance
Below you'll find the overview version of the Night City map, which you'll explore in Cyberpunk 2077.
While this map doesn't go into great detail, it does give us an idea about where each district sits in the unique geography of Night City, including the main roads you'll use to traverse the metropolis.
Districts and subdistricts in Cyberpunk 2077 explained
Night City and the land surrounding it are divided into seven districts for you to explore in Cyberpunk 2077.
Six of these districts lie within Night City, while the seventh, referred to as The Badlands or Outskirts, is the barren landscape that surrounds the city. The six districts you can explore inside Night City are:
Each district has its own unique look - from the appearance of the buildings, businesses operating there to even the people you meet - and contains a number of subdistricts.
In Westbrook, for example, you can find Charter Hill and North Oak, which are the residential areas for the famous and the not-so-famous. Japantown, described as the entertainment hub of Night City, is also located in Westbrook and is the place to visit if you have a heavy wallet.
It's also important to remember that, when exploring Night City, you're not confined to the ground. Night City spirals upwards, thanks to multiple street levels, hidden elevators and skyscrapers, so, to truly explore every district, always pay attention to what's above you.
Don't worry about getting too lost though - every street has its own name, so you'll soon have a mental map of Night City and there are a variety of transportation options, including drivable vehicles, for you to take.
Continue reading to discover everything we currently know about the seven Night City districts in Cyberpunk 2077.
The Badlands in Cyberpunk 2077 explained
The outskirts around Night City are known as the Badlands and, while these lands may be dangerous, they are certainly worth exploring.
There's the abandoned district of Rocky Ridge or one of the businesses that keeps Night City alive, such as the solar power station or the Blotechnica Farms, which produce synthetic protein. Delicious.
Though barren, the Badlands are not deserted as groups of Nomads roam the area, supporting their own community separate from Night City. Nomad is one of the three Lifepaths that you can choose at the beginning of Cyberpunk 2077 and choosing it will give you a deeper understanding of what this lifestyle is like.
There are always two gangs that operate in the Badlands - the Wraiths and the Aldecaldos.
City Center in Cyberpunk 2077 explained
Dominated by skyscrapers and megascreens, the City Center is the heart of Night City in Cyberpunk 2077 and it's home to two very different subdistricts.
Corporate Plaza is where the biggest deals in Night City are made, with profitable deals being brokered and unfortunate companies being broken. In this special plaza, corporations are given the freedom to govern themselves without any form of outside interference.
Once you've finished business, it's time to head downtown to - er - Downtown. In this subdistrict you'll find some of the best restaurants and nightclubs in Night City, including the famous 7th Hell. Started by a former mercenary, this club offers you the chance to be a famous outlaw for the night.
Heywood in Cyberpunk 2077 explained
South of the City Center you'll find Heywood, which is where the City Hall of Night City is situated.
It's also where Reconciliation Park is located, which, despite rumours, is definitely not constructed over a radioactive landfill. After a nice walk in the park, it's always a good idea to head over to Vista del Ray where you can enjoy one of Night City's many markets.
You can also find The Glen and Wellspring subdistricts, which is located on the border between the City Center and Heywood.
Crime-wise, Heywood belongs to the Valentinos, who often fall into conflict with the 6th Street gang of Santo Domingo.
Pacifica in Cyberpunk 2077 explained
To say that Pacifica, the former tourist hub of Night City, has fallen on hard times would be a bit of an understatement. In Pacifica you can visit the subdistricts Coast View and West Wind Estate.
With one of the highest crime rates in the city (and in Night City that says a lot), the only things that truly make their home in Pacific are poverty and slowly collapsing buildings. There are some, however, who view Pacifica as a place of opportunity just waiting to be capitalized on.
The Pacifica marketplaces, for example, are known for their wide variety of goods, including weapons, clothing and maybe even some cyberware. Still, if you want to reach this marketplace, you need to survive the Pacifica streets, which are often home to gang violence.
The Grand Imperial Mall has become the base for the Animals, a gang of extreme steroid users, and they're at war with the Voodoo Boys, who are the best net runners in Night City.
Santo Domingo in Cyberpunk 2077 explained
Divided into two main subdistricts, Santo Domingo is a district that, for all instances and purposes, is owned and run by the corporations that make Night City their base.
In Arroyo, you'll be able to explore a variety of factories and industrial complexes; some of which have been abandoned by their owners and now house a different type of business. Meanwhile, Rancho Coronado is where the factory workers make their home - with the permission of their employer of course.
This industrial district is also home to the 6th Street Gang, which consists of veterans and supporters of 'traditional' American values, who often clash with the Valentinos.
Watson in Cyberpunk 2077 explained
The northern district of Watson has risen to prosperity, only to fall and, now, seems to be clawing its way back to being one of the most powerful districts in Night City. If you consider an incredibly high crime rate, especially in the terms of gang related crime, an achievement that is.
Much of the design for Watson takes inspiration from both Japan and China, with the subdistrict Little China being the entertainment hub for this part of Night City. There's also Kabuki, a bazaar stretching across multiple alleyways and buildings, which is a great place to do some shopping or make a deal.
In the Northside Industrial District (NID for short) you'll find a range of different factories, but, if you'd rather enjoy some ocean views, you can visit the Arasaka Waterfront.
Westbrook in Cyberpunk 2077 explained
Westbrook is one of the more affluent districts in Night City. The North Oak subdistrict is where the rich and famous citizens make their home, while Charter Hill is where you'll find those still trying to climb the ladder.
Westbrook isn't just a residential district though, it's also where you'll find Japantown, which is considered the best place for any form of entertainment in Night City. Here you can enjoy hostess clubs, love hotels, clubs and much, much more. One particular club, called Clouds, is known as being the place that can fulfill any desire.
Though Westbrook is considered to have a low crime rate, it is the home of the Tyger Claws gang.