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Cyberpunk 2077 Judy Alvarez quests, Judy's apartment location, and how to start Both Sides Now

How to work alongside Night City's braindance expert.

Judy Alvarez is one of the most prominent characters in Cyberpunk 2077.

Not only does she have a number of optional quests - which requires completing a number of main missions to start - but with the right requirements, is one of the game's romance options.

In either case, you need to Both Sides, Now by completing a specific set of main job missions. During these various side jobs in Cyberpunk 2077, you'll be prompted to make story choices that will affect your relationship with Judy and, ultimately, decide whether or not it will become romantic - provided you can, of course.

Once you enter a relationship with Judy, you can also go on Romance Hangouts with her.

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Side jobs and story choices for romancing Judy:

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How to start Judy's side missions in Cyberpunk 2077

Judy is first introduced in Act 1, The Information, but it won't be until Act 2 where you can start her dedicated side missions.

You need to complete the main missions quest line until you reach Transmission, which is seven missions into Act 2.

Once you've completed Transmission you'll be able to start the side job chain that will lead to romancing Judy. Like most of the side jobs in Cyberpunk 2077, the ones listed won't automatically unlock after you've completed the previous job. Instead, you'll have to wait a number of hours for them to appear, which you can do by completing other activities in the game or by using the 'Skip Time' option in the main menu.

These are:

  • Both Sides, Now
  • Ex-Factor
  • Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution
  • Pisces
  • Pyramid Song (available only if you agree to certain choices in Pisces)

Note if you want to romance Judy in Cyberpunk 2077, you not only have to select a number of dialogue choices in the above missions, but also have a female body type (and likely also voice tone). This is a choice you make at the start of the game, and cannot be altered later.

There are other romance options available to you if you don't meet this requirement.

Judy's apartment location in Cyberpunk 2077

Before we begin looking at the Judy side jobs, it's a good idea to know exactly where Judy's apartment is located in Cyberpunk 2077, because you'll be visiting it a lot and, unless you're dating her, it won't be marked on the map.

The easiest way to find Judy's flat is to fast travel to Charter St in Watson.

Once you've arrived at the fast location for Charter St, head west until you shortly reach an open gate with a blue building behind it.

Head inside this building and then up three flights of stairs to reach the floor with Judy's flat on it.

It's important to remember that Judy's front door won't open automatically for you and, unlike other doors, looking at it won't cause an 'Open door' prompt to appear. Instead, you'll open the door by pressing the ringer on the right-hand side, though Judy might not want you visiting all of the time.

How to start Both Sides, Now in Cyberpunk 2077 in Cyberpunk 2077

Both Sides, Now is the first side job in the chain that will, if you play your cards right, result in you romancing Judy in Cyberpunk 2077. Starting this side job is, however, a little confusing.

To start Both Sides, Now you need to complete the main missions, Transmission, in Act Two.

Roughly twenty-four hours after you've finished this mission you'll receive a call from Judy and Both Sides, Now will begin.

You can pass the time either by using the time skip function in the menu or simply by passing time doing various activities in Night City.

At the time of writing there is a bug that will prevent Judy from calling you after twenty-four hours have passed. We bypassed this bug by manually saving, closing Cyberpunk 2077 and then starting the game again. After doing this, Judy called us immediately.

It's important to note that you'll receive a message from Judy during M'ap Tann Pèlen. This is not the start of Both Sides, Now and won't have any effect on whether or not you can romance her, so feel free to pick whichever responses you prefer.

Ex-Factor choices in Cyberpunk 2077

Thankfully the decision you have to make in Ex-Factor to ensure you can romance Judy in Cyberpunk 2077 is quite an easy one.

First, you need to skip or wait 12 in-game hours for Judy to message you. It doesn't matter which option you choose, just make sure you reply.

Next, you need to skip forward an additional six hours and then wait a short while for Judy to call her. Make sure you're a good distance away from Judy's flat or else you won't receive the call - we found that hanging out in Heywood gave us the distance we needed.

There are a number of dialogue choices throughout this conversation, but the only response that affects your relationship with Judy is when she asks for your reply.

You must reply 'Yeah, I'll help' when prompted if you want to eventually romance Judy.

If you don't the mission will end and you won't be able to pursue a relationship with Judy.

After this, you simply need to play the side job through, taking whichever story choices you prefer.

Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution choices in Cyberpunk 2077

Like Ex-Factor, Talkin' Bout A Revolution only has one story choice that affects whether or not you can romance Judy in Cyberpunk 2077.

The side job itself will start when you receive a message from Judy six hours after you've completed Ex-Factor and then wait another six hours for her to call you.

Next, you need to visit Judy's apartment between 5pm and midnight to take part in the meeting she is holding.

You'll be offered a number of dialogue choices throughout this scene, but the only one that matters is when Judy asks if you're in on her plan. If you want to romance her, you'll need to reply with 'You can count on me.'

Towards the end of this mission, Judy will ask if you wish to be paid for undertaking this job and you can either work for free or say yes. This choice doesn't affect your romantic chances with Judy, so feel free to take the money.

Feel free to take the money.

Pisces choices in Cyberpunk 2077

Unlike the previous side jobs, the story choices that affect your relationship with Judy in Pisces are timed, so it's a good idea to know which decision you wish to make before you reach that point in the mission.

To start this side job you need to wait or skip roughly six hours for a text from Judy and then an additional six hours again for a call from her. Once you've received both, you can start the mission.

The story choices that affect your romantic chances with Judy occur when you reach Hiromi's office and, alongside Maiko, you confront members of the Tiger Claw gang. Your decision during this confrontation will be a major deciding factor in whether or not you get to romance Judy, but, remember, these choices have a timer, so don't dally in your decision making.

If you want to romance Judy you need to either declare Cloud's independence, siding with Judy and co, or agree to Maiko's plan, but refuse the payment.

To declare Clouds independence, you'll need to select 'Clouds declares its independence' when talking to the Tiger Claw bosses. Be warned - this will cause you to enter combat with three Tiger Claw members and any other enforcers who you might have left alive in the apartment.

Once the fight is over, you'll be able to confront Maiko and here you'll be given two choices - 'What?' or 'I do. Either you leave Clouds or I kill you next.'

Selecting 'What?' will lead to some more dialogue with Maiko and her staying alive, but, if you select the other option, you'll enter combat with Maiko. Killing Maiko will not affect your relationship with Judy, but she will be shocked by your murderous decision.

If you want to agree with Maiko's plan and have a relationship with Judy, you'll need to select 'Hiromi's has to go' followed by 'Maiko'll run things as she does now.'

Once the Tiger Claws have left, you'll need to reject Maiko's offer of payment by selecting 'Don't want your eddies.' Judy will be annoyed at your decision, but will, somewhat, understand it and you'll still have a chance to romance her.

If you agree to Maiko's plan and then take her money, however, you'll be unable to have a romantic relationship with Judy and her final side job, Pyramid Song, will be locked off from you.

Pyramid Song choices in Cyberpunk 2077

Pyramid Song is critical to deciding whether or not you romance Judy in Cyberpunk 2077, as you'll make a number of choices that will directly decide exactly what your relationship with her is like.

This side job will become available roughly two to three days (around 48 hours) after you've completed Pisces. We also found that it's become likely to occur during the day, rather than at night.

Remember - to access this side job and finally romance Judy you need to either disagree with Maiko's plan or agree but reject the payment during Pisces.

There are two story choices in Pyramid Song that will decide whether you enter a relationship with Judy.

The first is a timed choice and occurs when you find Judy in the bathroom after turning the generator for the bungalow back on. Judy will lean towards you and the correct choice for romancing her is '[Touch] It is ours.'

The second occurs in the morning when you find Judy out on the pier and will ultimately decide whether or not you enter a relationship with her. If you do select 'The beginning of something amazing' and you will now be dating Judy.

If you've changed your mind, then select 'A pleasant distraction,' but keep in mind that you will not be able to change this decision.

What happens with Judy following Pyramid Song in Cyberpunk 2077

If you have entered into a relationship with Judy in Cyberpunk 2077, a number of changes will occur.

The first is that Judy will have a new flirtatious line when you either call her or start a conversation in-person.

There is also a new, but small, conversation tree if you talk to Judy in her flat.

More important, however, you'll gain full access to her flat, which can be opened by simply pressing on her doorbell. The flat will now include a small locker which allows you to access your weapon stash, which, beforehand, was only accessible in your apartment.

Judy's flat will also now appear as an additional apartment on the map, making it easier for you to find.

Judy may also appear in the epilogue scene for whichever ending your path through Cyberpunk 2077 leads to. The nature of this appearance, however, will depend on which ending you want and whether you decide to call her when you have the chance.

Finally, before you ask, there aren't any additional sex scenes.

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