Revamping Night City: Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.1 Rolls Out New Features
- Dec 03, 2023
CD Projekt, the developer behind Cyberpunk 2077, has excitedly revealed the upcoming game enhancements in Update 2.1. A standout addition is a fully functional metro system, reminiscent of what the original trailers and expansion Phantom Liberty showcased.
Players can now navigate around Night City effortlessly using the new transit feature, opting for quick travel through any of the 19 metro stops or indulging in a scenic journey through the city's vibrant landscape. Access to the metro system opens up following the pivotal Konpeki Plaza heist mission, enriching the role-playing experience for players. Cyberpunk 2077's quest director Pawel Sasko emphasized that this feature was intended to envelop fans in the game's environment and narrative in fresh, engaging ways.
Complementing the travel theme, Sasko hinted at additional vehicles sprucing up the streets of Cyberpunk 2077. Players can anticipate the chance to obtain Johnny Silverhand’s iconic Porsche 911 through an all-new quest. Dynamic car pursuits are set to introduce an element of surprise on the streets, with belligerent gangs seeking retribution dependent on your in-game decisions. Furthermore, motorcycle enthusiasts have a reason to cheer, as new models and refined control mechanics mean you can now pull off daring stunts and knife throws, pushing the thrill-factor to the edge—much to the dismay of your in-game insurer.
Significant modifications are also in store for boss encounters. Notably, Adam Smasher is being overhauled to elevate the final battle intensity, addressing previous critiques that his fight lacked the challenge befitting his legendary status in the series lore and accompanying media like the Edgerunners anime series.
More subtle updates slated to roll out include added social interactions with preferred characters, race event replays, and better accessibility settings. These changes will be part of the Update 2.1 package, scheduled to land on December 5, coinciding with the release of Cyberpunk 2077: Ultimate Edition.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been a roller coaster ride since the game's release in 2020. Although CD Projekt Red has faced some setbacks, including a 10% staff reduction in July, the studio has successfully sold more than 4.3 million copies of Phantom Liberty since its launch on September 26, a testament to the game's enduring appeal and the team's tireless efforts to refine and improve the game experience.