5 Things to Do in Cyberpunk 2077 Before Starting the Phantom Liberty DLC

A few things you should handle before heading into the fray.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Johnny Silverhand
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Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty DLC is finally here. There’s a lot to be excited for, naturally, with a whole new storyline, the new district of Dogtown, and tons of new cyberwar and weapons to use. With so much changed and to be excited for, though, you may wonder how you should prepare to embark on the spy thriller. Here are five things to do in Cyberpunk 2077 before starting the Phantom Liberty DLC.

5 Things You Should Get Done Before Starting Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty Expansion

Remember that some of these suggestions are things you might’ve already done with the 2.0 update, released on September 21. If you have, then congrats! That’s one less thing to worry about. Otherwise, all of you should find something that helps you out.

1. Refresh Your Cyberware

Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberware Screen
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While many of you may be cybernetic killing machines at this point, there were many changes made to cyberware with the 2.0 update that increased their effectiveness. For example, you have Cyberware Capacity to worry about now, which indicates the amount of cyberware you handle. If I may suggest, you should pick up some Leg Cyberware that allows you to charge your jumps. Various places in Dogtown make it immensely useful.

2. Respec Your Perk and Attribute Points

Cyberpunk 2077 Skill Tree
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While you can only do it once, it’d be a good idea to respec your Perk/Attribute Points and place them in new spots. Each skill tree has been vastly changed, with new skills going into different spots and each Attribute providing a specific skill. I focused my points on the Body skill so I could have some nice health regeneration, but you can experiment however you’d like.

3. Get Some Fresh Clothes

Cyberpunk 2077 Clothes
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With the release of the 2.0 update, clothing only rarely changes a stat. These stats have been moved over to cyberware, so you’re now free to dress V up in whatever clothes you think look the best. While this doesn’t change gameplay much, it’s nice to immerse yourself in the character just that little bit more.

4. Buy Some New Weapons

Cyberpunk 2077 Weapon Malorian Arms 3516
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If you step into a new expansion, you may as well bring some new hardware to compensate. Unless you’re already happy with your current weapons, you should head to a store and see what sort of guns they have for you to snag. Be sure to grab some ammo while you’re there as well. The stronger the tools, the easier time you’ll have.

5. Run a Few Side Jobs to Get Used to Combat Again

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Since you’ll be doing a lot of combat in Phantom Liberty, you should wipe that rust off your bones and run a few side jobs once you’ve done all the other suggestions on this list. This will get you back in the groove and make that transition just a bit easier. The jobs you take don’t matter too much so long as you get to fire a bullet.

If you’re looking for some opinions before purchasing or getting started, check out our Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty review.

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Shawn Robinson

Shawn is a freelance gaming journalist who's been with Prima Games for a year, writing mainly about FPS games and RPGs. He even brings several years of experience at other sites like The Nerd Stash to the table. While he doesn't bring a fancy degree to the table, he brings immense attention to detail with his guides, reviews, and news, leveraging his decade and a half of gaming knowledge. If he isn't writing about games, he's likely getting zero kills in his favorite FPS or yelling at the game when it was 100% his fault that he died.