During their latest REDstreams broadcast, CD Projekt RED offered fans a glimpse into the upcoming update 2.1 for Cyberpunk 2077 and the expansion of Phantom Liberty. This update is slated for release on December 5th, 2023—the same day Cyberpunk 2077: Ultimate Edition goes on sale—and brings a wealth of improved features for the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC editions.
A primary feature of update 2.1 is the activation of the Night City Area Rapid Transport system, a network of trains that players can use to traverse Night City with ease. Gamers will unlock access to the metro after receiving an in-game message from NCART, which will lead them to use the service that spans five lines and 19 different stations across the city.
Furthermore, the developers have integrated a novel radio port into Cyberpunk 2077 as part of the fresh update. This allows the protagonist, V, to tune into various radio stations while meandering through the city streets or taking the metro, with a user-controlled volume setting that smartly pauses for essential game dialogues.
Boss battles, particularly the confrontation with Adam Smasher, receive a formidable upgrade in the 2.1 update. Players will encounter a more challenging Smasher who dynamically adapts to their strategies, exhibiting greater resilience and employing the speedy Sandevistan technology as seen in the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners series.
Automotive enthusiasts are treated to an influx of new content, including an array of fresh vehicles like motorbikes, a convertible Porsche 911, as well as the introduction of replayable races and intense car chases. Enhancements to the motorbike mechanics now permit in-game characters to engage in various stunts such as knife throwing, leaning into turns, executing wheelies, or even performing aerial flips. Additionally, new stretches of highways are accessible for exploration.
Update 2.1 does not stop at gameplay enhancements but also emphasizes the importance of accessibility. The update rolls out various new accessibility options, hosting features like colorblind modes, enlarged text, aim assistance, and others that cater to creating a more inclusive and enjoyable experience for a wide range of players.