Oh, Cyberpunk 2077…..you started so poorly and then somehow came back, against all odds, to be one of my favourite games in recent years. CD Projekt Red has been on a redemption quest since the game’s rocky launch. So, let’s chat about the new kid on the block – the Phantom Liberty expansion, and its sidekick, the free 2.0 patch. They’re here to breathe some fresh life into Night City, and we’re diving into the nitty-gritty of it all.
Cyberpunk 2077: Starting fresh
Our journey to redemption in Cyberpunk 2077 kicks off with a call from the one and only Viktor Vektor, the ripper doc. He’s got some seriously cool cybernetic implants up for grabs. But this ain’t just about new shiny stuff; it’s a whole new ballgame for buying, installing, and using implants. No more fussing over armour points from your wardrobe. Your defence now depends on the cyberware you slap on, allowing you to style your character however you darn well, please.
Cyberware is now more important, and arguably, as it should have always been. You’ve got a limit on how many augments you can pack, making you think twice about what suits your playstyle. Say goodbye to the scavenger hunt for specific implants; all the ripper docs now carry the full menu, making life simpler.
Now you can soup up individual pieces of cyberware with crafting components. This opens up new doors to fine-tune your character, and it plays nicely with perks and skills, which, by the way, have been given a major facelift.
Perks gone wild
Perks have gotten a serious makeover. When you hit up a ripper doc for the first time, all your perk points come back to you for a fresh start. The interface is different, and there are new buffs to play around with. Some are familiar, but you’ll also find some exciting new tricks to learn.
Driving in style
Get ready for some wild vehicular action. Cars handle better now, and you can beef them up to take less damage from crashes. Plus, you can now have epic shootouts between moving cars in the middle of Night City. Aiming from vehicles is smoother, and some rides come packing their own weapon systems.
V can dash and air dash now, which adds a whole new layer of excitement to combat. These moves, paired with weapons like the Mantis blades, lead to some jaw-dropping, limb-severing encounters with baddies.
The new and improved police
The cops have had a serious upgrade in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty. They’re not the laughingstock they used to be. They’re sharper and more aggressive, and their radio chatter adds some extra flavour to your chases. At higher wanted levels, you might even meet MaxTac, Night City’s SWAT team, packing some seriously heavy firepower.
Skills and UI
Skills, earned through in-game activities, now have their own screen, making it easy to track your progress and see how they boost your stats. It’s a clean and clear way to level up your character.
The user interface has had a makeover too. Inventory management, crafting, and other in-game systems are more intuitive. Plus, there are three new radio stations with loads of fresh tunes to groove to.
Stability and smooth sailing
One burning question on everyone’s mind: does it run better? Yup, it does. Night City 2.0 feels more alive and stable than ever. Crashes are super rare, and minor glitches are, well, minor. You can now play without worrying about your game taking a nosedive. The Phantom Liberty expansion and the 2.0 patch mark a turning point for Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red’s commitment to improvement is crystal clear, and Night City is back in action, better than ever. As you gear up to roam the neon-lit streets, remember – Cyberpunk 2077′s comeback story is in full swing.