By FileTrekker 12 days ago, last updated 12 days ago
Even if you've decided to leave Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty on the table, a huge upgrade to the base game, known as Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Update, will bring long-desired fixes, improvements and changes that are almost more important than the DLC it's attached to.
The patch, free for every player on PC and Gen 9 consoles, launches before the Phantom Liberty DLC. It doesn't contain any new mission content or characters, but it will overhaul the base game experience by adding brand-new vehicle combat mechanics, overhauling skill trees, and adding some new radio stations to boot. Most importantly, a brand new police AI system will be added to the game, addressing the long-standing complaint that police in Night City are, largely, absent without leave (unless they're randomly spawning behind you on a rooftop).
Given the sweeping nature of the changes, I'm likely going to start a brand new playthrough from scratch to absorb things as they're intended. Unfortunately, this leaves me with little time to clear out the base game and move back onto the DLC, so I'm a little conflicted, should I play the DLC first, or try Cyberpunk 2.0 at release? With Starfield taking up much of my time right now, it's a tough choice.
Speaking of Phantom Liberty, if you do buy the long-awaited DLC, you'll get access to three new build options that are unavailable in the base game, these being Bullet-Time Ninja, Hack & Slash Netrunner, and Savage Slugger Solo, each with trailers showcasing the new skills and perks.
Phantom Liberty will change pace from the base game, being a spy-thriller that will undoubtedly feature a greater emphasis on hacking, espionage and stealth tactics than simple run-and-gun missions. It's still a few weeks away, but there's already a new build planner that you can use to get ahead of the curve.
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