Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 & Phantom Liberty DLC Features: What's Free & What's Paid?


Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 & Phantom Liberty DLC Features: What's Free & What's Paid?

Dhruv Bhatnagar
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Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty DLC and Update 2.0 are set to release this month, bringing improvements and changes to the base game.
With a price tag of $30 USD, Phantom Liberty DLC brings new content to game, such as car chases, weapons and more.

From being plagued with bugs at the launch to becoming reasonably playable, Cyberpunk 2077 has had quite the journey. There's no end to the debate about whether it can deliver on what CD Projekt Red promised, but the game will get another chance to prove itself with the upcoming free Update 2.0 and the 26th September launch of Phantom Liberty DLC. Naturally, players were left wondering what's free and what's paid with the next Cyberpunk 2077 updates. 

Interestingly, CD Projekt Red confirmed the split between new features coming to Cyberpunk 2077 in the much-anticipated Update 2.0, and those arriving only for players who purchase the upcoming Phantom Liberty DLC.

Here’s all you need to know about that.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC: Free & Paid Features

Until now, players didn't have a clear picture of what was coming as a part of Cyberpunk 2.0 Update versus the paid Phantom Liberty DLC. To avoid confusion, CD Projekt's official X account posted graphics laying out changes that will be a part of the game's 2.0 Update and those that will be exclusive to the Phantom Liberty DLC. This detailed explainer helps understand the features very clearly.

While players still don't have an official release date for the 2.0 Update, it is a certainty that it will be released before the Phantom Liberty DLC drops on 26th September 2023. The 2.0 Update is more of a system patch that's mainly aimed at improving the game experience and bringing quality-of-life changes, whereas the DLC expansion brings new content alongside fixes and tweaks.

What's Coming In The Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0?

While there's still no update release date, it's likely going to happen before the Phantom Liberty DLC launch as mentioned before. Here's what players can expect from the free 2.0 feature –

  1. Revamped skill tree and perks

  2. New cyberware and capacity systems

  3. Car chases and vehicle combat

  4. Revamped police system

  5. Combat AI improvements

  6. New radio stations

  7. Loot, items and crafting changes

The completely revamped skill tree, perks, and new cyberware systems are major changes designed to help players better craft their characters. Cyberware enhancements will allow players to become more powerful but also come with risks, such as affecting V's health.

What's Coming in the Phantom Liberty DLC?

Phantom Liberty DLC comes with a price tag of $30 USD unlike the free 2.0 Update, but it does make up for it with completely new gameplay for players. The DLC expansion takes players to the unlocked area of Dogtown to complete new questlines and NPCs. Here's what you'll find in the Phantom Liberty DLC:

  1. A dangerous new district called Dogtown

  2. Brand-new characters and storyline

  3. New quests, boss fights, and more

  4. All new relics and abilities

  5. Vehicle missions and airdrops

  6. 100+ new items

  7. Vehicle missile launchers

  8. Increased level cap to 60

Vehicle missions are one of the most anticipated additions to the game as part of the Phantom Liberty DLC and will be a fresh experience for players. The relic tree will bring in new things such as Limiter Removal, Spatial Mapping, and Capacity Override.

It looks like CD Projekt Red is going all out with Phantom Liberty DLC, which makes sense as it's the studio's only planned expansion for the game.  

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