Cyberpunk 2077 version 2.0 is big enough to warrant a new playthrough, developer says

We know it’s serious because CDPR addresses us as “chooms.”

Cyberpunk 2077: a woman with blue hair standing at a bar.

Although massively controversial upon launch due to the game practically not being finished, Cyberpunk 2077 has come a long way. It’s a much more enjoyable (and complete) experience these days, and many are excited about version 2.0 of the game, as well as the DLC.

In fact, the next major patch for the game is so huge, developer CD Projekt Red (or at least its customer support) recommends a new save. A post on Twitter/X says that while 2.0 will let you continue your current Cyberpunk 2077 playthrough, a fresh start is recommended.

The post goes on to say that this is down to the sheer amount of changes that have been made to the game for this next update, which releases September 21.

Then there’s Phantom Liberty

A few days after Cyberpunk 2.0, CDPR will also be releasing Phantom Liberty. This new bit of content will be available from September 26, bringing with it a new area, characters, story, quests, gigs, boss fights, and more. Oh, also Idris Elba voices a character.

When the game originally came out at the end of 2020, it was met with immense backlash due to the poor state of the released product. It was so bad that Sony pulled the game from its digital store and began issuing refunds.

CD Project Red’s otherwise stellar reputation was ruined overnight. Fortunately, after a series of immense bug fixes, Cyberpunk 2077 finally became the game it was meant to be. Which is good, because no one would have wanted DLC of a game that was too buggy to play.

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