Cyberpunk 2077unique expansion, Phantom Freedom, arrived on September 26, 2023, bringing with it a new story and a new location to explore. But fans found another unique addition introduced by the expansion: a subtle reference to another open-world game also set in a fictional version of California.
At first Phantom Freedom, V must phone a certain character to advance the plot. As some fans have pointed out, there is a cryptic set of numbers engraved on the phone:
1 x 9L
Cyberpunk the detectives were quick to point out the similarity to a particularly epic fast food order in 2004 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.
At first San AndreasCJ, Sweet, Ryder and Big Smoke hit a Cluckin’ Bell, one of RGTfast food parodies. While everyone orders a meal, Big Smoke takes the opportunity to consume his day’s worth of calories in the following order:
I will have two number 9s, a large number 9, 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 murderous AI it looks a lot like another digital lady prone to killing. Naturally, there are several references to The Witcher 3 who, like Cyberpunk, was also developed by CD Projekt Red. There are others San Andreas references in Cyberpunk also, as another example of ordering Big Smoke at a Capitan Caliente restaurant, and a reconstruction of Grove Streeta key San Andreas location, in the Santo Domingo neighborhood of Night City.
The same phone in Phantom Freedom can also be used to compose other cute game references, such as The Witcher 3the theme.
It’s nice to see subtle nods and references to the game’s recent past. I just wish they didn’t make me so hungry.
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