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You Probably Missed This GTA Reference In Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Cyberpunk 2077’s one-and-done expansion, Phantom Liberty, arrived on September 26, 2023, bringing with it a new story and a new location to explore. But fans have found another unique addition the expansion introduces: a subtle reference to another open-world game also set in a fictional take on California.

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Early on in Phantom Liberty, V must make a phone call to a certain character to get the plot moving. As some fans have pointed out, there’s a cryptic set of numbers scratched into the phone:

Cyberpunk sleuths have been quick to call out the similarity to a particularly epic fast food order in 2004’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

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Early on in San Andreas, CJ, Sweet, Ryder, and Big Smoke hit up a Cluckin’ Bell, one of GTA’s fast food parodies. While everyone else orders one meal, Big Smoke takes the opportunity to get in his day’s-worth of calories with the following order:

I’ll have two number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 with extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and a large soda.

Cyberpunk 2077 is no stranger to video game references and easter eggs. During the Delamain side quest, a certain homicidal AI sounds an awful lot like another digital lady prone to killing. Naturally, there are several references to The Witcher 3 which, like Cyberpunk, was also developed by CD Projekt Red. There are other San Andreas references in Cyberpunk too, such as another instance of Big Smoke’s order at a Capitan Caliente restaurant, and a recreation of Grove Street, a key San Andreas location, in the Santo Domingo district of Night City.

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The same phone in Phantom Liberty can also be used to dial up other cute game references, such as The Witcher 3’s theme.

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