Cyberpunk 2077 is getting “a lot” of new Phantom Liberty features for free in 2.0 update

V in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
(Image credit: CD Projekt Red)

Last night (August 22) during Gamescom’s Opening Night Live 2023, a brand new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077’s one and only DLC expansion, Phantom Liberty, was revealed. Excitingly, it was also confirmed that many of the features showcased in it are also going to be added to the base game for free in its upcoming 2.0 update - but only for those playing on Xbox Series X|S, PC, or PS5.

The explosive new trailer had plenty to show off - so much, in fact, that it literally had to round everything up in a handy list at the end. If you don’t want to watch it again, I’ll save you the time - fans can look forward to: “A dangerous new district, dozens of new story quests and gigs, vehicle combat and mounted weaponry, revamped police system, combat AI overhaul, endless dynamic events, and missions, redesigned cyberware and perks, all-new Relic skill tree and abilities, increased level cap, 100+ new items - weapons, cyberware, and fashion.”

Speaking on stage with host Geoff Keighley after the trailer was shown, CD Projekt RED gameplay designer Yulia Pryimak said: "I'm really happy to announce that a lot of what we've just seen in the trailer will also be coming to Cyberpunk base game for free for current-gen consoles and PC.”

A news post published on the CD Projekt RED Press Center site has since confirmed that vehicle combat, redesigned skill trees, and the overhauled police system are all coming for free as part of the 2.0 update. However, the Relic skill tree will be exclusive to Phantom Liberty.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is set to release on September 26, so there’s now only just over a month to wait for it. 

For more games like Cyberpunk 2077, you can check out our list of the best open-world games on PC. You can also read our roundup of the best RPGs for even more recommendations.

Catherine Lewis
News Writer, TechRadar Gaming

Catherine is a News Writer for TechRadar Gaming. Armed with a journalism degree from The University of Sheffield, she was sucked into the games media industry after spending far too much time on her university newspaper writing about Pokémon and cool indie games, and realising that was a very cool job, actually. She previously spent 19 months working at GAMINGbible as a full-time journalist. She loves all things Nintendo, and will never stop talking about Xenoblade Chronicles.