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Cyberpunk 2077 Cosplayer Takes on Rockerboy Johnny Silverhand

May 10, 2022

Cosplayer NitsVetov channels their inner rebellious rockstar and becomes the spitting image of Johnny Silverhand in an awesome Cyberpunk 2077 cosplay.

Though Cyberpunk 2077 had an initial rough start, the game has since taken off due to a number of major updates and changes. Fans continue to get lost in the world’s neon-drenched cities and dark back-alleys, playing out their versions of an epic sci-fi journey.

As an action-RPG, Cyberpunk 2077 is home to a host of incredible characters ready for players to interact with. Fans loved Judy Alvarez, Panam Palmer, and of course, the charismatic Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Silverhand. It’s largely due in part to these characters that the game’s conflicts felt high stakes and tangible.

One Cyberpunk 2077 fan was so struck by the game’s characters that they decided to pay tribute in the most stylish form possible – cosplay. Decked out in dark leather and tattoos, cosplayer NitsVetov transforms themself into Cyberpunk’s Johnny Silverhand.

U/NITSVETOV’S CYBERPUNK 2077 JOHNNY SILVERHAND COSPLAY

A personality as loud and flamboyant as Johnny Silverhand’s can be intimidating to adopt, but cosplayer NitsVetov utterly nailed this cosplay. Slipping perfectly into the charater’s tough exterior (literally – check out that metal arm!), NitsVetov is every bit as broody as Johnny.

Additionally, the shiny neon glow adds a clear sense of a high-tech aesthetic. The photo captures not just the attitude of the character, but also the attitude of the world. It’s an incredibly impressive cosplay that truly transports the viewer into the game!

Johnny Silverhand, also known as Robert John Linder, is an influential musician within the world of Cyberpunk 2077. Not just the lead singer of ex-band Samurai, Johnny Silverhand is also a rebel, fighting against authority through musical revolts.

Along with his influence in the game world, Johnny Silverhand plays a particularly unique role in the game. Technically dead, his personality lives on in digitized form, sharing V’s body. As players continue through Cyberpunk 2077, their decisions impact the future of Johnny Silverhand – whether he manages to find his own body, or stay with V.

Of course, the character blew up in online communities due to the popularity of Keanu Reeves, the actor portraying Johnny Silverhand in the game. As charismatic and tough as his character, Reeves was priased by critics and fans alike for his performance.

For more of NitsVetov’s cosplay work, check them out on on Instagram and Twitter. Otherwise, Cyberpunk 2077 is available on Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Google Stadia, and PC.

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Natalie Schmidt
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Natalie (She/Her) is a writer and game design enthusiast hailing from way-too-sunny Los Angeles. She loves to dissect game narrative and analyze mechanics, but she doesn’t even want to think about how many hours she’s spent playing D&D or The Witcher 3. Aside from triple-A adventures, she’s passionate about RPGs of all kinds and meaningful representation in games

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