The contest tasks participants with creating the most authentic cosplay of an existing Cyberpunk 2077 character. Competitors can use any CD PROJEKT RED-released trailers, gameplay videos, screenshots and art for the game as reference, or turn to the studio’s official Cyberpunk 2077 character guides, which will be made available soon.

Anyone wishing to participate can submit their entry online via the official cosplay contest website, or take part in one of the offline qualifiers. The latter will be held at major gaming shows around the world throughout the year:

gamescom (Cologne, Germany), Aug. 21-24 
PAX West (Seattle, USA), Aug. 30-Sep. 2
Tokyo Game Show (Tokyo, Japan), Sep. 12-15
Igromir (Moscow, Russia), Oct. 3-6
Paris Games Week (Paris, France), Oct. 30-Nov. 3

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A total of 10 contestants — 5 finalists of the online qualifiers and 5 winners of offline qualifiers — will meet in a grand finale set to take place live and on stage. There they’ll compete for the lion’s share of the $40,000 prize pool and a chance to appear on the cover of a premier entertainment industry magazine, among other prizes. The exact date and location of the event will be revealed early next year.

For more details regarding the contest, including the complete set of rules and regulations, visit the official website. For more information regarding Cyberpunk 2077, go to cyberpunk.net.

About Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open world RPG set in the most vibrant and dangerous metropolis of the future — Night City. The game follows the story of V, a hired gun on the rise in a world of cyberenhanced street warriors, tech-savvy netrunners and corporate life-hackers. Featuring CD PROJEKT RED’s hallmark concept of choices and consequences, players will face difficult decisions that ripple through the entire game. Winner of over 100 awards at E3 2018, Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the universe of the classic pen & paper RPG system, Cyberpunk 2020.