Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton

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26th Sep 2022 16:33

Our list of the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods covers a selection of mods that will improve your experience tenfold, ranging from improving AI interactions during gameplay, to making your journey through Night City more immersive. Cyberpunk 2077 has been out for nearly two years as of writing this, and due to its extremely buggy launch, many modders took it upon themselves to refine aspects of the game. This has given birth to a tonne of modifications that add new features or change existing parts of the game, but with so many to choose from, it can be hard to know which ones are worth installing. So check out our list of the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods you can download right now. 

All of the mods will have links to their Nexus Mods page, and it goes without saying that this is only possible for players on PC. 

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Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Enhanced Police

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Enhanced Police
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One of the most notorious aspects of Cyberpunk 2077 is the absolutely terrible police and wanted system, which would routinely see police spawn in right behind you immediately after committing a crime. They were also unable to chase you down in a car, making it really unsatisfying to run from them. 

Enhanced Police fixes this by adding different police vehicles that can hunt you down whenever you commit a crime, escalating depending on your threat level. There are four threat levels, and each one determines which vehicles and how many police will track you down. 

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Cyber Tweaks Engine

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Cyber Tweaks Engine
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Cyber Engine Tweaks has too many functions to count, but it's one of the most popular mods on the Cyberpunk 2077 Nexus for a reason. A big aspect of CET is the extended scripting, making it a valuable tool for modders looking to push the game's limits. This also means it's imperative to download if you want to use more advanced mods. Another great feature of Cyber Engine Tweaks is the debug menu and unlocked console, which allows you to utilise Cyberpunk 2077 console commands

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Better Vehicle Handling

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Better Vehicle Handling
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The vehicles of Cyberpunk 2077 are some of the coolest in open-world gaming, but they control like a hot wheels car on butter, making it a chore to explore Night City in them. Better Vehicle Handling aims to fix this by tweaking the properties of cars and how they control to make the whole process much smoother. Enjoy the ability to drift properly without sliding into all of the pedestrians in the city. 

 

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Better Minimap

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Better Minimap
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Another aspect of Cyberpunk 2077 that many people disliked was the minimap. It didn't really show much in the grand scheme of things, and because of this you barely needed to use it, even in situations where it would have come in handy. Better Minimap is a mod that overhauls the minimap, allowing you to increase the size and zoom, make it transparent, remove the border, or change it to compass only. It's a small mod, but it makes a huge improvement to the experience, making for a perfect example of the power of mods. 

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Alternate Crowd Behavior

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Alternate Crowd Behavior
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Alternate Crowd Behavior is a mod that focuses on tweaking the properties of NPCs that wander the streets of Night City, essentially making them less stupid and improving the immersion factor. It gives you the option to set how long it takes for an NPC to despawn, so new NPCs are constantly loading in around you, along with different tweaks for traffic and behaviour. Alternate Crowd Behaviour is the type of mod that works best when you don't even notice it's there, and the author has clearly worked hard to ensure it works as smoothly as possible.  

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Drone Companions

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Drone Companions
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Drone Companions is one of the more involved mods on this list, allowing players to recruit and create new companions for their jobs and quests around Night City. The mod adds the TechDeck, an OS that gives you access to various components which are used for building drone companions, such as flying drones, mechs, and even human-like androids. Each drone has their own rarity that represents their overall combat quality, and you can kit them out with extra weapons like lasers if you want to create powerful killing machines.

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Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Immersive First Person 

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Immersive First Person
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Immersive First Person is another very small mod that adds a lot of immersion to the Cyberpunk 2077 experience. Essentially, it improves the camera in first person so that you can see more of your character when you look down, and adds the ability to look around with your head without rotating your whole body in unison. As a result, the camera is much less obtrusive to the experience, and you can really admire your futuristic clothing and body tech. 

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Metro System

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods: Metro System
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Ever looked up from Night City and seen the metro system as it shuffles across the skyline? The Metro System mod makes it so that you can now enter the metro cars to travel across the map, instead of just fast travelling and instantly appearing somewhere after a loading screen. This is certainly not for everyone, and some players may find it more tedious than just fast travelling to where they want to go, but it serves a practical purpose and allows you to take in some of the most gorgeous views in the game.

That's all for our coverage of the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods, and now you know what modifications you should download right now to improve your experience.

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