- CD Projekt Red is bringing new ways to play to Cyberpunk 2077, including revamped skill trees, a redesigned police system, vehicle combat, and much more.
- Unveiled at gamescom 2023’s Opening Night Live, the latest trailer showed off the exciting new location and exclusive gameplay elements coming with Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.
- Players also had a chance to see the massive game overhauls arriving as part of the free Update 2.0.
We at CD Projekt Red were thrilled to unveil just some of what we’ve been working on ahead of the launch of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. The latest “New Ways to Play” trailer, which premiered at gamescom’s Opening Night Live, took players inside Dogtown to show off some of the new open-world activities, gameplay mechanics, vehicles, and more arriving with the expansion this September 26. But as we mentioned onstage, some of what we showed off will be free to next-gen players as part of Update 2.0! Let’s dive into the trailer to tease out just what cool features are coming to Phantom Liberty — and what to expect for the rest of the game.
Most of the high-octane action in the trailer took place inside the walled-off district of Dogtown, an exclusive Phantom Liberty location and the heart of its spy-thriller story. The crumbling high rises and abandoned construction sites littering the area are a testament to the living conditions under the rule of local warlord Kurt Hansen. Unsurprisingly, a district this deadly and lawless comes with some fun new ways to make eddies.
You may have noticed an interesting orange case spewing smoke in the trailer. Due to its separation from the rest of Night City, Dogtown has some… interesting methods of getting supplies in. And hey, it’s only fair to share the wealth, right? In Phantom Liberty, we’re adding infinitely replayable airdrop missions with a variety of enemies and scenarios to face, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take down scavs and other opportunists in Dogtown.
On top of that, expect a brand-new type of gig: courier missions. Race through the streets of Dogtown and Night City to deliver preem rides — just be careful, you’re not the only one who wants to get their hands on these wheels. We’re going one step further and introducing vehicle-mounted weaponry in Phantom Liberty, meaning you can rule the road like never before. Of course, you can always shoot through your windshield or hack enemy vehicles if you prefer a more subtle approach.
We’ll also be adding a whole new Relic skill tree — the trailer gave a taste of some of the abilities coming with it, including the possibility of upping the ante with various types of cyberware. We can’t show off everything just yet, but it’s the perfect complement to the spy-thriller adventure you’re about to embark on.
The Relic skill tree slots in well to the skills and perks overhaul we’re introducing in Update 2.0, created for the purpose of giving players new ways of developing meaningful and unique builds. Want to knock out your enemies by throwing their downed friends at them? The new Savage Sling perk is perfect for you! For those interested in evasive maneuvers, Dash and Airdash make it harder for enemies to target you while helping you get right into range. And with new, unique finishers, there are plenty of ways to zero an enemy in style.
And vehicle combat isn’t just a Phantom Liberty exclusive — with Update 2.0, expect roadblocks, high-octane shootouts, and of course, MaxTac. Police will respond accordingly to your heat level, setting additional traps, trying to ram you off the road, and eventually calling in the big guns once they’re convinced you’ve gone full cyberpsycho.
From ripperdocs and cyberware to overhauled combat AI and a revamped take on perks, there will be plenty to discover when Update 2.0 launches. And with Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty coming out on September 26, we at CD Projekt Red can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on this spy-thriller adventure. Stay tuned to our socials for more information ahead of the launch — Dogtown’s waiting!
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