Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Release date, gameplay details & all we know
The announcement of Cyberpunk 2077's expansion, ‘Phantom Liberty’, has rejuvenated the enormous hype behind CD Projekt Red’s futuristic sandbox monster, with details revealed during the Xbox Showcase highlighting its release and more.
Cyberpunk 2077’s pre-launch excitement was cause for some of the greatest heights and fiercest lows in gaming history after player expectations were simply set too high for the game's troubled launch.
Will the release of Phantom Liberty help shoot Night City back into the neon heights it strived for? Here’s the latest news on Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty’s upcoming release date, to its trailers and gameplay.
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When does Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty release?
As revealed at the 2023 Xbox Games Showcase Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is set to release on September 26, 2023.
This means fans don't have to wait too long before they can jump back into the street of Night City once again.
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What platforms will Phantom Liberty be on?
Upon its release, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is coming to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X and S.
Are there any Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty trailers?
Night City punks have been treated to three trailers that see main character V questionably pledging their allegiance to the New United States of America. Returning as a cyber-enhanced mercenary V, you'll embark on a high-stakes mission of espionage and intrigue to save the NUSA president.
Set in the dangerous district of Dogtown, you'll need to forge new alliances with a set of dangerous and mysterious figures.
You'll meet a host of characters during the new adventure through Night City including FIA sleeper agent Solomon Reed, played by Idris Elba.
It's also been revealed that the new expansion will come with fresh quests, gigs, weapons, vehicles, tech, cyberware, and even the new relic skill tree that gives you even more customisation when it comes to your play style.
Additionally, on June 12, 2023, CD Projekt shared a lengthy breakdown video, exploring the upcoming Phantom Liberty DLC.
In it, the developers discuss Dogtown, which was renamed by Kurt Hansen from 'Combat Zone', speaking about the character and the inspirations behind the environment itself. That's not all, though, as the 18-minute-long video also discusses other faces you'll come across, such as President Myers,
Lastly, the most recent trailer at Gamescom Opening Night Live showed off a few of the features that have been overhauled. Those include new vehicle combat and a revamped police system.
These updates will come to the base game of Cyberpunk 2077, so you won't need to purchase the Phantom Liberty DLC to use these features.
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Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty gameplay details
Back in late 2022, players were treated to details regarding gameplay updates and the road map during the latest Night City Wire Edgerunners Special from game director Gabe Amatangelo, which included mention of exciting and highly requested overhauls to both the police system and vehicle combat.
Many players criticised the lack of cop presence throughout Night City in the base game, and this looks to be finally making MaxTac a real threat for V to contend with.
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Amatangelo also added there would be: “A new kind of gameplay loop for melee. A bunch of new actions in the perk tree. More Cyberware-feeling Cyberware”. More options mean more ways to wreak havoc in Night City. CD Projekt Red knows it, and we're here for it.
Speaking to VGC on June 12, 2023, Creative Director Pawel Sasko touched on these further, highlighting the upcoming changes to the base systems of Cyberpunk 2077 that are also receiving substantial changes further. Alongside the changes to the police system and vehicular combat, the progression loop is also due some further tweaks.
Sasko details to VGC that the loot drops and their respective tiers are different, with UI changes and a new system that limits the amount of Cyberware you're able to install into V's body.
Skill trees are also set to change, further expanding the player fantasy of your character within Night City and how you will interact with enemies during battle.
So that's everything you need to know about the upcoming Phantom Liberty expansion for Cyberpunk 2077. Make sure to take a look at our Cyberpunk homepage for the latest news and guides right here at GGRecon.