Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 Launching Next Week; Cinematic Trailer for DLC Released

CD Projekt Red has announced that the massive 2.0 update for Cyberpunk 2077 will launch on September 21, 2023, a few days ahead of the September 26 date for the Phantom Liberty DLC expansion.

As of Patch 1.6, Cyberpunk 2077‘s previous-generation versions on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were no longer being supported, and that will continue for both this patch and the DLC, which are coming exclusively to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S consoles.

This update will completely rework the game’s perk progression again after a similar change was made in last year’s Patch 1.5, as well as revamping the way that the game handles the player’s cybernetic upgrades.

This new system is intended to bring the player experience more in line with how these upgrades work in the established Cyberpunk setting, including introducing a risk of going out of control to balance out the increased capabilities that body modification will bring to V.

The other significant addition is a large expansion to the game’s vehicular combat, which was previously one of its more lacking features. Players can now use their firearms while driving and hack into enemy cars to alter their behavior. This change is accompanied by an improved AI system for the in-game police officers, who will now behave more realistically and use escalating force depending on the player’s actions.

Finally, this update will add over 100 new items to the game, including new equipment, weapons, and vehicles.

Patch 2.0 will be free for all players on the above platforms. However, the additional quest, exploration, and story content will be restricted to those who purchase the $30 Phantom Liberty expansion, which also received a brand-new cinematic trailer.

This DLC will see Keanu Reeves reprise his role as legendary rocker and outlaw Johnny Silverhand, as well as introduce a new character played by Idris Elba. Phantom Liberty has been confirmed to be the only expansion planned for Cyberpunk 2077 due to the development team moving on to use Unreal Engine for future releases, such as The Witcher 4.

You can check out our review of both the original game as it launched, as well as the overhauled PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions.

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