Is Cyberpunk Edgerunners Canon? Answered

Come find out if Edgerunners is canon in the Cyberpunk universe.

Announced about six months before the game was officially released, Cyberpunk Edgerunners looks to dive even deeper into the lore of Night City. There are many beloved characters, locations, and even weapons from Cyberpunk 2077 that could theoretically make their way into the Edgerunners anime. However, one question could determine if that’s possible: Is Cyberpunk Edgerunners canon?

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Is Cyberpunk Edgerunners Canon? Answered

Thanks to some recent news, we can confirm that Cyberpunk Edgerunners will be completely canon. Every weapon, mission, character, location, and literally every little detail in this show will be relevant in the Cyberpunk universe originally laid out in Cyberpunk 2077. Besides that, it also means that events in Cyberpunk Edgerunners could have an impact on future 2077 DLC or any game sequels.

Even more exciting yet is the fact that this means multiple characters from 2077 will appear in Edgerunners. Seeing acclaimed anime studio Trigger’s interpretation of Johnny Silverhand would be a sight to behold. Yet, there’s no confirmation exactly who or what from the game will make an appearance in Cyberpunk Edgerunners.

As for the impact that Edgerunners is actually having on the game right now, the 1.6 update features new clothing, a new weapon, and a quest that introduces players to the story that will be told in the upcoming anime. As of right now, that’s all we know for sure about the tie-ins across both the anime and the video game worlds.

That’s all there is to know about the question is Cyberpunk Edgerunners canon? The anime based on Cyberpunk 2077 is available to binge exclusively on Netflix as of Sept. 13, 2022.

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