The highly anticipated expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, called “Phantom Liberty,” is nearly upon us. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will bring with it new stories, gameplay mechanics, characters, and much more – here is a detailed glimpse into its content!
What is the Release Date for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty?
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is set to be released on September 26. It’s a major expansion that will be accompanied by a significant update to the base game, known as the Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 update, which is already live and available for play.
Which Platforms Will Support the Expansion?
The game should be released across various platforms; the exact list has yet to be disclosed. As per updated system requirements, you’ll require an SSD in order to play this version – signalling an end to HDD support for newcomers.
What Can You Expect from the Phantom Liberty Trailer?
The cinematic trailer offers a three-and-a-half-minute look into this spy-thriller expansion. It gives a preview of the new area Dogtown, the characters involved, and what kind of action and storyline you can expect.
What’s the Story Behind Phantom Liberty?
CD Projekt Red describes Phantom Liberty as “a new spy-thriller adventure” inspired by various spy movies and series. You will reprise your role as V, hired as a government secret agent. Your mission is to save Rosalind Myers, the president of the New United States of America. The game is set in a new area called Dogtown, which is essentially a city within Night City ruled by a trigger-happy militia.
The expansion features a star-studded cast, with Keanu Reeves returning as Johnny Silverhand and Idris Elba joining as Solomon Reed, a member of the Federal Intelligence Agency. Other characters include Alena “Alex” Xenakis, a shapeshifter, Colonel Kurt Hansen, the antagonistic leader of Dogtown, and Songbird, the president’s personal netrunner.
Are There Multiple Endings?
Yes, the game will feature multiple endings, and one of those endings will even unlock a sixth ending for the base Cyberpunk 2077 game. According to game director Gabe Amatangelo, this new ending has to do with “your new relationships and characters and situations.”
What Are the Major Gameplay Updates?
Both Phantom Liberty and the Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 update bring in numerous gameplay improvements and changes. So much so that CD Projekt Red recommends starting a new game to fully experience these updates.
What Are the New PC Requirements?
With the overhaul, CD Projekt Red has updated its PC requirements. Notably, Cyberpunk will stop supporting HDDs, making SSDs a minimum requirement for improved performance and faster loading times. Players with systems below the new minimum specs can still play but should note that active support will be discontinued for such setups.
What Pre-order Bonuses Are Available?
Those who pre-order Phantom Liberty will receive a new in-game vehicle, the Quadra Sport R-7 ‘Vigilante.’ GOG accounts allow gamers to redeem additional pre-order content. Plus, if they own The Witcher 3 and/or Gwent on GOG they’ll even more goodies!
Phantom Liberty promises to be a much-needed expansion pack, giving players new storylines, characters, and gameplay features. The base game’s update also seems to be a major overhaul, offering an improved experience. With famous actors, thrilling narratives, and multiple endings, Phantom Liberty might just be the expansion that breathes new life into Cyberpunk 2077. Mark your calendars for September 26 to dive back into the gritty, complicated world of Night City.