Cyberpunk 2077's massive free 2.0 update dropping earlier than expected
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Despite its troubling launch, I think most of us can agree that the comeback made by Cyberpunk 2077 is most certainly a rise-from-the-ashes moment.
Prior to its launch, Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most highly anticipated games in years. After all, this sci-fi RPG is from CD Projekt Red, the same studio that brought us the critically acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Check out the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty trailer below!
During its launch, Cyberpunk 2077 was plagued with bugs, performance issues and a lack of promised content. In fact, the sci-fi RPG was considered to have launched in such a poor state, that Sony removed it from the PSN Store.
Cyberpunk 2077 would later return to the PSN Store in 2021, but after several patches, it was still far from an ideal state on PS4 and Xbox One. Thankfully, the new-gen update arrived on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in February 2022, and the game was much closer to the one we had been promised during an E3 presentation years prior.
Now that Cyberpunk 2077 was in a much better place, CDPR announced its massive expansion Phantom Liberty, which will include a new area of Night City, along with new missions, and abilities for V as well as Idris Elba playing a starring role as the brooding Solomon Reed.
However, during Gamescom ONL this August, we were not only treated to a new gameplay trailer for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, but CDPR also announced that the game will benefit from a massive free update, regardless of whether you purchase the expansion or not.
Dubbed ‘Update 2.0’, it will improve enemy AI during combat, implement a new Relic skill tree and finally improve the AI of the NCPD resulting in the cops of Night City responding to “player actions in more realistic and engaging ways, including setting up roadblocks, attempting to ram players off the road" and more.
What’s more, “Driving around Night City will also see upgrades with the introduction of vehicle combat, which allows the player to shoot while driving and quickhack enemy vehicles from cars and motorbikes,” a press release detailed.
It was believed that Update 2.0 would launch alongside Phantom Liberty, but it now seems that the update will be released a little earlier than expected. In recent days, a tweet shared by PlayStation Game Size revealed that Update 2.0 was added to the PlayStation database, which suggests that the update could be released very soon. Some hope that it will arrive as early as this week. Though we should still take that assumption with a pinch of salt.
Furthermore, PlayStation Game Size also revealed that the download size for Phantom Liberty (at least on PS5) will require around 36GB of hard drive space.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will be released on 27 September for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.