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Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will be unplayable for a lot of gamers

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will be unplayable for a lot of gamers

Lots of Cyberpunk 2077 might miss out!

Phantom Liberty, the one and only highly anticipated expansion to CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is nearly upon us and fans can't wait to venture into Night City once more.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will not only add a new location in Night City called Dog Town but also new abilities, including a new Relic skill tree and of course new story missions and side-quests. Oh, and it will also star the charismatic Idris Elba as the brooding Solomon Reed. Like seriously, Keanu and Idris combined will be too much cool for us to handle!

Check out the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty trailer below!

Launching alongside the expansion (or perhaps slightly before) is Update 2.0 which will make a whole host of quality-of-life improvements, bring new gameplay features and improve NPC AI, such as the NCPD, who will behave more like corrupt cops than ever before (probably).

However, earlier this week, Filip Pierściński, the lead scene programmer at CDPR warned followers on Twitter that players should check the stability and capabilities of their PCs to ensure that CPUs and GPUs don’t overcook due to the demands of not only the expansion, but also Update 2.0.

“Before the release of Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 and Phantom Liberty, please check the conditions of your cooling systems on your PC,” warned Pierściński. He continued to say that a CPU on 8 Core could reach as high as 90%, which won’t do PCs any favours.

Yet, even if Cyberpunk 2077 fans quality control checked GPUs and CPUs, as well as updating the necessary drivers, it seems that the system requirement demands may be too much for many PCs to handle, and as such, Phantom Liberty could become unplayable for many gamers. Of course, there is the option of running the game on lower settings, but in an ideal world, nobody wants to do that.

In related news, the file size for Phantom Liberty has been confirmed and it’s quite a hefty one indeed, and a romance mod adds new content for the fan-favourite Judy.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will be released on 27 September for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt

Topics: Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red, PC