There is an interesting time mechanic in Cyberpunk 2077 where some jobs or side tasks need a certain time of the day to progress through.

Like all other RPGs with this kind of mechanic, including CDPR’s previous title The Witcher 3, it is fairly easy to manipulate.

This short guide will teach you how to skip time in Cyberpunk 2077.

Opening the Skip Time Menu

Skipping Time Tab

To skip time in Cyberpunk 2077, you can only access it through the game’s main hub.

You can open it by pressing “I” on your keyboard, or by pressing pause on your PlayStation or Xbox controller, depending on which platform you are playing on.

This is a bit confusing because if you open the game’s specific hub like the world map or the character’s attribute screen, you will not be able to see the skip time menu.

You will have to press “ESC” to go to the game’s central hub, and you will be able to see the skip time. If you press “I”, you will be directed immediately to this.

Skipping Time

When you are already at the game’s central hub, you will be able to see the current time in the game on the lower-left portion of the screen.

Beside it, you will be able to skip the time and adjust it to your choosing. Some jobs, including the main storyline, will require a specific time of the day to progress or complete.

You skip time immediately if you do not want to wait for it by finishing side jobs or bounties on the side. You can also skip time to have certain areas open up because some stores or locations are closed at certain times in the day – like in real life.

You can also try sleeping in your home to change the time, but this method is highly inefficient.

What to Do Next?

If you prefer doing side missions like defeating Matilda K. Rose or Automatic Love at night time or day time, you can skip time to your preference.

Some missions are easier finished when you can see clearly.