A big update is on the way for Cyberpunk 2077, the game that has been eagerly awaited since its release in 2020! CD Projekt Red launched in early 2023, where the game chronicles its work on skill trees, armor systems, and police AI. But the real surprise was the “Update 2.0” that came with this update. The first look we’ve been waiting for so far has been unveiled with the Phantom Liberty expansion, along with its new toys.
Probably the biggest innovation to Cyberpunk’s internals will be skill trees. These trees will be equipped with new perks that will replace the old 100 percent minor upgrades. Some examples in the trailer include a deflecting ability for katanas, new kills for melee weapons, an air jump, a power ability that virtually hurls spent bodies, and a nifty revolver ability that looks similar to Cassidy’s Deadeye ultimate.
While these new perks add to the core Cyberpunk experience, they depart from the “Relic” abilities that are exclusive to Phantom Liberty owners. These look pretty strong; Like an upgrade that lets Mantis Blades splash you on targets like a Left 4 Dead Hunter, or a Gorilla Arms upgrade that turns your fists into gravity hammers.
If you’re hesitant about whether to launch a new Cyberpunk 2077 game while waiting for Phantom Liberty, I believe you should officially launch a new game. While it might seem possible to re-spin an existing character into new perk trees, abilities look so different that it might be less surprising to slowly unlock them.
Vehicle Wars Coming with Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0
Moreover, there are other changes that will make old missions feel new. Update 2.0 also adds vehicle combat, which actually includes a few different things: V can now use weapons while driving, hack other vehicles, Watch Dogs-style, to knock them out of control, and some vehicles are actually self-armed (though this last one is probably unique to Phantom Liberty) . Filling these vehicle chases is the new and improved NCPD AI that chases V, tries to block the road and try to divert V from the road. CDPR seems to have moved away from teleported police ambushes.
It looks like players will be able to access Phantom Liberty content towards the middle of the main story. It seems like a good idea to get there before you go too far to explore the new section called Dogtown, as CDPR says you can find “new outfits, weapons, cyber gear and more” here.