For Cyberpunk 2077 fans, two major releases are coming this month. We have the big 2.0 update coming to the base game for free. Meanwhile, there is the only expansion planned for the game, Phantom Liberty. The 2.0 update might persuade you to venture through Night City again if it’s been a while since you started the game. Today, a new blog post on the official Cyberpunk 2077 website offered a new post covering car chases and combat.
With the big 2.0 update coming, several revamps and updates are coming to the game. This should make the gameplay experience feel fresh and even more immersive. Today, a new blog post offered insight into car combat and chases. For instance, there are now chases that will take place more naturally. So, if you find yourself getting on the NCPD’s bad side, they might venture out in their vehicles and hunt you down in the mean streets of Night City. That means gunning it out of the area and staying out of sight long enough to give the police something else to go after. Of course, we already know the more you’re wanted, the more backup they’ll take with them to deal with you.
Of course, with this update, you’re not entirely helpless in your vehicle. Instead of using the vehicle to gun it out of the area or ram enemies down, you can now use weapons. There are a few options detailed for car combat within the blog post. For instance, you can now shoot SMGs or pistols from the back of your motorcycle, through the car windshield, or through the side of your window. If you’re dealing with CrystalDome tech, you can shoot out from your sliding door.
There are also new mounted weapons that are available with certain nomad cars. These Gatling guns will help mow down anything that gets in your way. If you’re on a motorcycle, it looks like you can use melee weapons to damage your enemies or even slice down some tires. Lastly, if your specialty is netrunning, you’re in luck. You’ll be able to use your hacking skills to cause vehicles to blow up, stop abruptly, or cause the vehicle to accelerate with no means of controlling it. Apparently, there are even some additional options for netrunners if you’re skilled enough.
We’re still waiting on when exactly we can expect the 2.0 update to be released. We should see the update launch before Phantom Liberty launches on September 26, 2023. Meanwhile, this update, alongside the expansion, will only land on the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S platforms.