Cyberpunk 2077 fans have been waiting on the expansion release for Phantom Liberty. While the original game had a very troublesome launch that likely cost plenty of planned DLC and updates for the game, CD Projekt Red wasn’t scrapping everything. Instead, we’re getting one expansion for this title to give you another reason to step back within Night City. However, even if you don’t go for the new expansion, there are still plenty of reasons to give this game another go.
When CD Projekt Red showcased more of Phantom Liberty this month, it came with some tidbits of information regarding gameplay chances. There are a ton of adjustments being made for the game, which range from perks, and AI to even visuals of the game. We’ll have to wait and see how much of the game has been changed compared to the original release, but fortunately, one content creator had a chance to try the game out.
Suzi Hunter is a content creator with a notable YouTube channel called The Sphere Hunter. However, instead of being a content creator, Suzi unveiled that she will play a character in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty DLC named Stella. So fortunately, we’re getting some insight into the game thanks to a series of tweets that were posted online recently.
According to Suzi Hunter, CD Projekt Red essentially remade the entire game and improved on the fundamentals and mechanics. There’s now skill-based leveling with an overhaul to unlocking new attacks and abilities. Meanwhile, clothing no longer gives you stats unless it states that the piece of clothing is armor. Additionally, if you’re a fan of customizing your character with as much chrome as possible, you’ll find that your body has a limit before you start to see HP take a hit from the installed hardware.
Melee will also drastically improve with dedicated buttons for dodging and executions. Of course, don’t expect the combat to be easy, as AI was improved to give enemies a bit more of a buff, so now they’ll take cover. Best of all, while this was made to go along with the Phantom Liberty DLC, Suzi notes that all of these changes are coming to the base game.
We’re certainly interested in seeing what has been changed to the game and if it makes the game worth replaying all over again. With that said, we do know that playing Phantom Liberty might entice you as it could unlock a new base game ending. Currently, the Phantom Liberty DLC is set to launch on September 26, 2023. When it does, you’ll find that this expansion will only be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC platforms.