Gaming and cannabis have long co-existed like peanut butter and jelly. Join any matchmaking server and you're bound to see players repping their love for the plant with names such as xX420sniperXx, xxKushington420xx, and DankyKong.
Some use cannabis as a means of improving their reflexes and performance, while others use it to help unwind after a long day. Today, gamers across the world will be receiving a gift they’ve been impatiently waiting for 8 long years to play — Cyberpunk 2077. Set in a...well...cyberpunk atmosphere, Cyberpunk 2077 offers a vast open-world to escape the highly restricted one we currently live in.
At the start of the game, players will have the option to choose between 3 lifepaths to begin their journey. Wikileaf has compiled the best strains to accompany you down each of these paths, so gaming and cannabis enthusiasts can dive deeper into the cyberpunk lifestyle.
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- Style: Hybrid
- Attributes: Reflexes, Intelligence
- Weapons: Handguns, Rifles
Growing up as a Street Kid, you know Night City like the back of your hand. You’ve survived the unforgiving gutters of the city by using your street smarts to build relationships and endure the pain you’ve received from rival gang members. To excel in these dark alleys, you’ll need a strain that has been reported to improve social skills, energy, and euphoria. Based on these requirements, a Sativa would be the perfect tool to go along with your cybernetic enhancements, but which one?
Named by cannabis connoisseur and avid gamer Snoop Dogg, Green Crack is legendary for its intense energizing effects. These dense and pale green buds will give you the boost you require to pull off your next high-stakes job. The Night City Police Department will be hopeless on the chase, as you’ll have the extra hop in your step to make a chaotic, albeit successful getaway. Green Crack will also help you thrive in the streets of Night City by putting you in a euphoric state that sharpens your focus. With this strain, you could light up a joint in a bank vault to help you zero in on creative new ways to achieve your missions. Thanks to Green Crack, you’ll be wired to face any challenge or unfortunate Solo that comes your way.
- Style: Guns a Blazin
- Attributes: Body, Technical
- Weapons: Shotguns and Two-Handers
Born and raised as a Nomad, you’ve grown up being uncorrupted by the madness that consumes Night City. Unfortunately, the Badlands breeds its own unique type of madness. As an outcast of ‘civil’ society, you’ve found meaning through the bonds of family and survived the harsh deserts fighting rival Packs, pirating, and repairing. To thrive amongst wolves, one requires a strain that makes you the Alpha among them. You’ll need a tool that helps you stay relaxed on the road while uplifting your mood to lead your clan to greatness. For this, there’s no better candidate than the widely celebrated, OG Kush.
The origins of this strain and its name have been disputed for years, but when it comes to OG Kush’s reputation, there is no debate, it’s an absolute classic. Covered in silvery-white trichomes, OG-Kush’s sticky buds will stick to your heart. The high from OG kush will give you a sudden headrush that makes you more aware of your surroundings, as sounds and colors intensify. You’ll be able to keep your hands on the wheel during pivotal caravan raids that will help your family attain the coveted resources needed to survive in the Badlands. When the fighting is over, and the clan gathers around the campfire, you’ll be able to pass around a blunt of OG kush and keep your moods positive so you can enjoy what truly matters, family over all.
- Style: Stealth
- Attributes: Intelligence, Cool
- Weapons: Blades and Handguns
Working for a large corporation can do a number on your health, but working at Arasaka Corporation can end it. As a young executive making your way up the ladder at one of the world's most influential megacorporations, you’ve learned one thing, trust no one. To survive you’ve weaponized information and used it to exploit those who stand in your way. Friends are overrated in this world, subterfuge and persuasion are the true keys to attaining a seat on the board. To rise to the position you deserve, you’ll need a strain that energizes you through long workdays and increases your mindfulness to discover new blackmail opportunities. For this, there’s no better option than Durban Poison.
Durban Poison is a purely South African Sativa landrace. Cultivated since the 14th century, this forest green bud will be the ultimate companion for your venture into the world of 2077. Perfect for in-between meetings, Durban Poison’s focused high will hit you right away and provide a cerebral experience that energizes you and keeps your mind on the prize. While most users consider paranoia one of its undesirable effects, this is exactly what you need to stay alive. Your rivals' plots will come as no surprise, as you’ve foreseen their treachery while ripping Durban Poison on work calls. The high blood pressure and anxiety you suffered during your time at Arasaka Corporation will be a thing of the past, and ultimate control of Night City will be yours.
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Still unsure which path you’ll choose? Check out our quiz to find the perfect match for you. Now that you’re well prepared for Cyberpunk 2077’s release, all that’s left is to buy the game and jump into the Mecca that is Night City. In the comments below, let us know which life path you’ll be choosing, and what your favorite gaming strain is and why.