There is a time mechanic for Cyberpunk 2077 where some jobs or side jobs might need a certain time of the day to progress through.
Like all other RPGs with this kind of mechanic including CDPR’s The Witcher 3, it is fairly easy to skip the time. This short guide will teach you how to skip time in Cyberpunk 2077.
Opening the Skip Time Menu
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, 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 (pressing “M”) or the character’s attribute screen (pressing “P”), you will not be able to see the skip time menu browsing through these things.
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.
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 a certain time. You can also try sleeping in your home to change the time but it is highly inefficient.