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When Is Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Set?

Do you understand the Cyberpunk timeline?

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a high-octane, action-packed anime that hits the ground running. Since its release earlier this week, fans and critics have welcomed the show with open arms. However, unless you’re up to date with your Cyberpunk lore, you may not understand the exact period that Edgerunners takes place. So When Is Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Set in the timeline?

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When Does Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Take Place Compared to Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is set during the events of Cyberpunk: 2077. Players of 2077 will likely notice the locations, factions, and even characters from the game during the show’s runtime. The events in the show are cannon to the game. To be exact, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners takes place at the beginning or middle point of V’s journey through Night City. The appearance of a character – we won’t spoil it but you can check out the guide linked above if you want to know – from 2077 backups this assumption.

While the show Edgerunners focuses on its original cast of characters, your V is somewhere in the city, becoming a Night City legend. CD PROJEKT RED even introduced crossover content into 2077 with the 1.6 update to the game.

Another dead giveaway is that certain factions such; as Arasaka and Militech have not felt V’s impact yet from the main game. The writers of Edgerunners and 2077 crafted the narrative of Edgerunners to enhance the overall lore of Cyberpunk.

However, the success of Edgerunners could spark enough interest for a season 2. If this were to happen, the show would either pick up right where season 1 left off or jump the timeline forward by taking into account the actions of V. While this approach is interesting, the writers for season 2 would have to canonize one of the endings from Cyberpunk: 2077. And that would become tricky if the showrunners and game writers wanted to maintain consistency with the lore.

That is everything you need to know about when Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is set. For more information about the timeline and overall lore for Cyberpunk, stay tuned to Twinfinite.


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Travon Wimberly
I'm a huge gamer that enjoys writing about the industry! I got my bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and I've written for various places such as law firms, life insurance companies, and much more. Currently I'm getting my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling but I do freelance content for Twinfinite. Generally speaking, I've been gaming my entirely life and I'm extremely familiar with various genres and trends. Right now I have a PS5, Gaming Laptop, and Switch. Usually I play First Person Shooters, RPGs, and fighting games, but I'm always open to new experiences.