In 2020, myself and many others were hyped for CD Project Red’s newest upcoming release, the awesome looking edgy first person shooter RPG Cyberpunk 2077. It made a lot of promises in terms of its environment, gun play, choices, and wild customization. Then, it came out. It wasn’t a game, it was an embarrassing interactive mess of patience and understanding, especially if you had planned to play it on PS4 or Xbox One. Instead of smiling at a thoughtful Christmas present from my confused wife, I grimaced, and told her I look forward to playing it; and I did whenever it became playable.
For those who quickly returned their copy of Cyberpunk, or destroyed it in some well-placed but poorly managed frustration and never gave it another thought, I have some news for you. The game has been very playable for awhile now, at least if you are on a current-generation console or PC. Not only is it playable, it’s actually a good time, even with its remaining flaws. And a lot of the gameplay, story, and unique character builds, are pretty darn swell.
Now Cyberpunk 2077 is only a few weeks away from its final update, leaving the game to remain as a slowly developed masterpiece, or the saving grace of a dumpster fire, depending how you see it. The update releases on Sept 26 in somewhat two tiers. The first is Cyberpunk 2.0 a free update that adds more features and items for everyone who still enjoys the game. The second is paid DLC called Phantom Liberty, that gives you a newly added adventure and district of Cyberpunk’s Night City.
Recently, Cyberpunk 2077‘s quest director took to Twitter/X to explain to those of us still himming and hauhing about the DLC, what we will get in said DLC and what will simply be free added material. Here are the details:
The Cyberpunk 2.0 Update Is Free to Anyone Who Owns the Game
With the update you will notice the following new additions:
*Redesigned skill trees and perks
*Revamped cyberware and capacity system
*Vehicle combat and combat chases
*Combat AI improvements
*New police system
*UI and UX improvements
*Loot, items and crafting changes
*New radio stations (including community radio station Growl FM)
Phantom Liberty Is the Paid DLC Coming to Cyberpunk 2077
For those seeking the paid expansion, get ready for:
*Dogtown, a dangerous new district
*Brand new storyline and characters
*New quests, gigs, boss fights and more
*Vehicle missions and airdrops – endless dynamic events
*All new relic skill tree and abilities
*100+ new items- weapons, cyberware, cars and fashion
*Vehicle missile launchers
*Level cap increased to 60
So what do you think? Is it enticing enough to buy the DLC? Or do you feel done with Night City? Let us know down in the comments!