November 30, 2023

Few video games have didn’t dwell as much as the hype the way in which that Cyberpunk 2077 did in 2020. Because the successor to CD Projekt Crimson’s award-winning fantasy RPG The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk appeared destined to dominate Recreation of the Yr lists, however a slew of technical points doomed its probabilities. The catastrophic launch led many players to put in writing it off solely, even because the builders labored to repair their damaged recreation. But when there was ever a time to offer Cyberpunk 2077 a second likelihood, it might be for the arrival of the two.0 replace and the Phantom Liberty enlargement.

What’s Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty?

Phantom Liberty is a single-player enlargement for Cyberpunk 2077. The enlargement is ready within the district of Evening Metropolis often known as Dogtown, which is managed by NUSA Colonel Kurt Hansen and his militia. You’ll group up with FIA agent Solomon Reed (performed by Idris Elba) to be able to rescue the president, who crash-landed in Dogtown after a missile hit her ship.

CD Projekt Crimson describes Phantom Liberty as a “spy-thriller journey” through which you’ll “infiltrate high-security buildings, take out enemies, and go toe-to-toe towards seasoned professionals.” Along with Reed, Hanson, and President Myers, the enlargement may even introduce the netrunner Songbird and the shapeshifting FIA agent Alex Xenakis.

The enlargement will introduce new abilities and talents, new weapons, new autos, new dynamic occasions all through Evening Metropolis, and an elevated degree cap of 60.

Worth, launch date, preorder, and platforms

Police chase in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. Picture supply: CD Projekt Crimson

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty releases on September 26, 2023, on PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, and PC for $29.99. The enlargement is not going to be obtainable on PS4 and Xbox One, despite the fact that the unique recreation is out on these platforms. You can too seize a bundle with the total recreation and the enlargement for round $80, however the worth differs between digital shops.

Listed here are the web retailers the place you’ll be able to preorder Phantom Liberty previous to launch:

Everybody who preorders Phantom Liberty will obtain a Quadra Sport R-7 “Vigilante” car. If in case you have a GOG account and a few of CD Projekt Crimson’s different standard titles, you’ll additionally get the next goodies whenever you buy the Cyberpunk 2077 enlargement:

Preorder bonuses for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.
Preorder bonuses for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. Picture supply: CD Projekt Crimson

File dimension and system necessities

Phantom Liberty shouldn’t be a standalone recreation, which suggests you will have to have Cyberpunk 2077 put in to be able to play the enlargement. It’s unclear exactly how a lot room the enlargement will take up in your PC, however CD Projekt Crimson says gamers will want at the least 70GB of cupboard space. Presumably, this consists of the bottom recreation as properly, however we’re undecided.

If you wish to ensure your pc is prepared, listed here are the system necessities:

System requirements for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.
System necessities for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. Picture supply: CD Projekt Crimson

What’s Cyberpunk 2077 Replace 2.0?

Even if you happen to aren’t within the enlargement, you continue to may wish to reinstall Cyberpunk 2077 to take a look at the big 2.0 replace. On September 21, everybody who owns the bottom recreation will get this replace totally free. CD Projekt Crimson shared a useful abstract of the modifications:

  • Redesigned ability bushes and perks
  • Revamped cyberware and new capability system
  • Automobile fight and automotive chases
  • Fight AI enhancements
  • New police system
  • UI and UX enhancements
  • Loot, gadgets, and crafting stations
  • New radio stations (together with Group Radio Station Growl FM)

Whereas gamers can proceed enjoying earlier saves after updating, CD Projekt Crimson recommends beginning a brand new recreation “as a result of variety of modifications.” Once more, you’re welcome to select up the place you left off, however you’re most likely higher off beginning contemporary.