Cyberpunk 2077’s Massive 2.0 Update Releases Sooner Than You Think

A serious upgrade.

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Image via CD Projekt Red.

CD Projekt Red announced on Twitter today that the 2.0 update to Cyberpunk 2077 is coming on September 21. The update is free to all players, regardless of whether you’ve purchased the Phantom Liberty expansion or not.

This massive update comes a week prior to the one and only expansion, Phantom Liberty, slated for a September 26 release. The update “fixes” many core issues with the game and adds a ton of free content and features that don’t require the expansion for players to experience:

  • Vehicle combat, including new mounted weapons, car-hacking, and window fire
  • A completely reworked perk system and skill tree
  • Reworked (read: functional) police mechanics
  • New vehicles
  • Combat AI overhaul
  • Redesigned Cyberware

It’s a great time to start, or restart, a playthrough of Cyberpunk 2077. After marathoning the anime, I was personally longing for a return to Night City, and even now, before the patch, the effort the developers put into the game post-launch is pretty evident. Many of the bugs are ironed out, visual glitches are much less prominent, crowd density and permanence seem to be fixed, and the whole experience feels more polished. Of course, if you want the best possible version, I’d suggest waiting until the 2.0 update next week, but there’s no harm in dipping in early.

Original plans for support of Cyberpunk 2077, including a multiplayer mode, were scrapped due to the tepid release of the game, with the devs choosing to iron out all the kinks and put their efforts into the singular Phantom Liberty expansion dropping on September 26. Is it too little, too late? According to Steam reviews: apparently not, as even before the 2.0 update the game sits at a respectable 90% positive overall. Here’s hoping things get even better very soon.

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