Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.1 launches on December 5 and adds new vehicles, public transport, and accessibility
Just when you thought CD Projekt Red was done with Cyberpunk 2077, the developer unveiled a significant new update. Debuting on December 5, 2023, Cyberpunk 2077 update 2.1 will debut for all versions of the game, including the Ultimate Edition launching the same day. The update will add a number of new features to Night City, as well as a few new accessibility options.
CD Projekt Red revealed more about what's coming with Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.1 via a Twitch stream held on December 1, 2023.
One of the main updates will be a functional public transit system for most of Night City. In the current version of the game, Night City's NCART train stations are little more than fast travel points. Following the update, five working NCART metro lines and nineteen metro stations will be available in the game, allowing players to move around Night City without having to drive or walk there on their own. Described as a "roleplaying-centric" feature, taking the NCART allows players to sit down in a train car in first-person, enjoying views of the city and seeing the sites as they move from station to station. The train cars are also occupied by NPCs, some of which may attempt to interact with V or each other.
Players will also be able to listen to the game's soundtrack while moving on foot via the "Radioport" feature. The music will turn off automatically during important moments, like conversations or during quests that have bespoke music.
Boss fights were also retuned, particularly the game's final boss, Adam Smasher. Smasher will adapt more readily to player tactics, as well as use the Sandevistan cyberware, replicating some of the abilities demonstrated from his appearance in the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime series.
CD Projekt Red also further expanded vehicle-centric play in the game. Motorcycle gameplay will be enhanced, allowing players to do tricks like wheelies and flips, as well as use throwable melee weapons from the saddle. More driveable vehicles are being added to the game's selection, including a Porsche 911 Cabriolet, as well as new motorcyles with new looks.
Players will also have more car races and car chases to engage in, as well. After the race quest, "The Beast In Me" is cleared, players will be able to replay car races for money and discount tickets on AutoFixer, the car vendor website. Based on player choices during certain side missions and gigs, local gangs may begin sending parties of enemies after V in vehicles, kicking off a car chase and making those automotive perks more useful. Night City will also have a new highway opened that players can take between the Japantown and Wellsprings neighborhood.
Accessibility settings for Cyberpunk 2077 have also been moved to a new menu, with new options added that modify the size and visual effects used for the in-game HUD. Here's a full list of available options.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Update 2.1 launches on December 5, 2023. Check out our full slate of guides for the game, which have been updated to account for the major gameplay changes that accompanied the 2.0 update and launch of Phantom Liberty.