Although CD Projekt Red have been hard at work patching Cyberpunk 2077 to get rid of bugs and crashes, some players are still left disappointed at the lack of any additional content. However, modders have been hard at work over the past few months. With WolvenKit, the premiere modding tool for The Witcher 3 recently adding in support for Cyberpunk 2077, the capabilities for modding has only been getting better. Even without WolvenKit though, there have been a wealth of amazing mods for PC players to get their hands on. These are 5 mods you should have installed for your next Cyberpunk 2077 playthrough.
5. GTA Travel
This is the type of mod you install and wonder why it wasn’t in the base game to begin with. GTA Travel takes obvious inspiration from Grand Theft Auto V, where switching characters would zoom out on the map and pan over to a new location. This mod implements the same mechanic but applied to fast travel instead.
Instead of only sitting through a mundane loading screen in between fast travel, you’ll now get a stunning overview of Night City and the surrounding area whenever you fast travel. Stunning shots of Night City at night as the camera pans over to the desolate Badlands add that much more to the overall experience of Cyberpunk 2077. It’s a relatively minor mod, but one that will never leave your game after.
4. The Porsche 911 Turbo II ”Outrun” Special Edition – A Special Conversion by DoctorPortal
The legendary Porsche 911 is among the most beloved cars in both gaming and real life. Belonging to rocker Johnny Silverhand, the Porsche 911 is the favorite daily commuter for many Cyberpunk 2077 players. For those looking to give the Porsche a new look, the Porsche 911 Turbo II ”Outrun” Special Edition gives the classic car a fresh makeover.
Although the mod doesn’t add anything further than a model swap, the stunning attention to detail on the car and being one of the only convertibles in Night City makes this mod a worthy download. Turning the Porsche 911 into a convertible, combined with unique decals and an optional classic Guards Red paint job, this conversion is sure to turn heads as you cruise around Night City.
DoctorPortal has also done a multitude of conversions for other cars in Cyberpunk 2077, ranging from a Nomad conversion of the Aerondight to a completely new car.
If you’re like me and you found the default Porsche 911 to be a bit tacky, this mod is perfect for you.
3. Purchasable Optical Camo Cyberware OVERHAUL
Despite dialogue still being in the game referencing Optical Camo, the cyberware was cut from the final release of the game. Thankfully, the talented Captain12 managed to salvage the cut content and reimplemented it back into the game. The Purchasable Optical Camo Cyberware OVERHAUL provides a new tool for stealth-inclined players, both in and out of combat.
The Optical Camo is a new integumentary system cyberware that cloaks the user upon use. It is activated with the middle mouse button. You can also activate it in combat to give yourself a boost of evasion and movement speed. The mod also has various tiers for the cyberware, just like all other pieces of cyberware in the game.
It’s a mystery why CD Projekt Red ending up cutting this from the final release. Optical Camo is an insanely fun cyberware that opens up a lot of new options.
2. Enhanced Police
The police in Night City have been under intense scrutiny ever since Cyberpunk 2077’s launch. From teleporting behind you to seemingly not even having AI to enable police car chases; there are some mods to even get rid of police entirely.
With Enhanced Police however, players will finally experience something that was figured out by Rockstar back in 2001 with Grand Theft Auto III. Enabling police chases and spawning cops even further back, Night City will no longer have the best first-response team in the galaxy.
The NCPD will even be able to use their cars as cover, adding an extra-layer of complexity to combat against the NCPD.
The mod is a bit buggy, especially around enclosed spaces where the NCPD vehicle may spawn in the wall and bug out. However, some bugs here and there are par for the course for Cyberpunk 2077, and it’s still infinitely better than cops spawning right behind you.
1. Immersive Roleplay
A giant and highly ambitious mod, Immersive Roleplay seeks to make the world of Cyberpunk 2077 dynamic, living, and breathing.
The list of things Immersive Roleplay seeks to implement in Cyberpunk 2077 is dizzying. The mod author, donk74, has already added in features such as gang wars, new apartments and housing, and being a taxi driver to name a few.
No longer will all the gangs in Night City be reskinned raiders and bandits. Now you can actually interact with them and increase your relationship with them. You can choose what gangs to help, what gangs to sabotage, and even fight alongside the gang of your choice. Alternatively, you can even help the NCPD instead, taking down gangs to clean up Night City.
Donk74 is also currently working on implementing a full-on corpo war system between Arasaka, Militech, and the Kang Tao.
Immersive Roleplay also helps you get more immersed in the world. The mod adds further interactions with your love interest, allowing you to text them for new conversations or even go out on dates with them.
This mod is still in its very early stages, so there may be some bugs and unfinished features at the time of writing. However, given what donk74 has managed to accomplish already is very impressive. This is a mod to keep an eye over for months to come.
Cyberpunk 2077’s modding scene is definitely still in its infant stages. However, what’s been made already has been very promising, and it can only go up from here.
There are a multitude of other amazing mods not covered on this list on Cyberpunk 2077’s Nexus Mods page, ranging from rebalancing the entire game to adding in numerous cosmetic options. The modding scene for Cyberpunk 2077 is just getting started.
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