How to Read and Reply to Messages in Cyberpunk 2077

Messages screen of phone in Cyberpunk 2077.

In the sprawling metropolis of Night City, communication is a lifeline, and in Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll find yourself engaged with various characters who employ a range of communication methods to contact you. These channels encompass face-to-face conversations, phone conversations, and even the intricate in-game messaging system. To effectively navigate the labyrinth of quests that await you, it’s crucial to master the art of interpreting and responding to messages. Given the potential complexity of this system, this guide aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of its functionality, with a particular focus on the phone communication system.

How to Read Messages on Your Phone

How to access the phone from HUD in Cyberpunk 2077.
Access the phone by pressing the button displayed in the bottom left corner of the HUD.

Your smartphone in Night City is vital for communication, operating in two main ways. Firstly, you can receive messages from NPC contacts by pressing a designated button during quests or conversations. Secondly, you can open your phone with a button in the bottom left corner of your screen whenever you wish.

When you open your phone, it takes you to the Messages screen, where all your messages are conveniently located. It also has a contacts tab for easy communication with characters you’ve met during your game journey.

How to Respond to Messages on Your Phone

To engage in a dialogue and reply to a message, you must first ensure that there’s a message awaiting your response. Any message that’s open for your response will be adorned with a distinctive yellow “Reply” icon. Selecting one of these messages will allow you to delve into the conversation. To craft your response, you must physically select the blue text within the message thread. Once you’ve composed your message, it will be dispatched to the recipient.

In a city where information is power, mastering the intricacies of your phone communication system is paramount. It can unlock hidden opportunities, advance your questlines, and deepen your connections with the enigmatic denizens of Night City.

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  1. Miz Styx says:

    Can’t read the article due to an add covering it

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