Ten Issues I Want I Knew After I Began ‘Cyberpunk 2077,’ 2022 Version

September 24, 2022

Cyberpunk 2077 is again, and with it, an enormous surge of latest gamers which have simply induced it to beat The Witcher 3’s all-time playercount on Steam. As such, I figured it was time to warp again to December 2020 after I first wrote this “issues I want I knew” listing, to see what’s modified, what I can recycle, and what I would like so as to add.

Many items of recommendation I give are nonetheless true. Some have been rendered false as of this previous week (transmog exists now!). So let’s undergo them, and hopefully it will enable you to as you begin or restart your journey.

1. The Variations Between Launch And Now (new for 2022)

Right here, I’m going to reference a bigger article I wrote detailing the main adjustments of each main patch the sport has gone via since launch. It’s an enormous, big vary of issues, the place along with hundreds of bug fixes and efficiency will increase, we’ve got new weapons, garments, vehicles flats, missions along with issues like police and pedestrian and enemy AI adjustments. It’s…rather a lot, and finally, the explanations that now could be the second to return.

2. Your Life Path Does Not Matter (similar as 2020)

File this below “damaged CDPR guarantees,” however truthfully, don’t stress about which life path you select as a result of finally, it actually doesn’t matter in any respect. Exterior of a really, very brief intro mission and dialog choices that don’t essentially change something in the midst of the story, all of the life paths, Nomad, Road Child and Corpo, yield successfully the identical V and don’t affect any of the main storylines or endings in any manner. I’m saying this right here as a result of I’ve heard of individuals beginning over as a result of they needed to be one origin over one other after the intro, however belief me, it’s merely not well worth the bother.

3. Think about Beginning On A Increased Problem (similar as 2020, and even with problem rebalancing, “regular” continues to be a bit simple, when you ask me)

Cyberpunk might be very enjoyable, and but it isn’t a really well-balanced sport. I play most video games on Regular to begin with, however very early on I discovered that I used to be blowing via all enemies with little danger of demise. However even Very Onerous won’t actually pose a problem when you change to it later within the sport when you’re extra highly effective (2022 Replace: Very Onerous is tougher now). In brief, I’d most likely suggest enjoying on an issue one greater than you’d usually from the beginning. Regular to Onerous, Onerous to Very Onerous.

3. Get Leaping Cyberware As Quickly As Attainable (similar as 2020)

It is a large one. Whereas the sport by no means actually tells you to do that, I completely suggest getting your self one of many two jumping-based leg cyberware upgrades that don’t price that a lot, however essentially rework the way in which the complete sport is performed. I opted for the double bounce for my motion primarily based melee construct, however the cost bounce will get you greater. It transforms each encounter, not simply in open fight, however even for a stealth construct, the bounce alone will get you entry to locations you possibly can by no means attain in any other case for infiltration. Completely an important improve you may get.

4. It Is Very Onerous To Spec Unsuitable (similar as 2020, and now respec-ing prices have been dramatically diminished)

Actually, I’d not stress about happening the “flawed tree” by way of fight in Cyberpunk. As I stated, the problem of the sport makes it such that you could be stupidly overpowered when you deal with any space of fight, and there aren’t any flawed choices. I’d say probably the most highly effective builds to deal with are blades, hacking and pistols for one-shot revolver builds. However different weapons and blunt melee can work superb too. Decide one thing, decide to it, and you’ll most likely have sufficient factors by the tip to strive one thing else too. Additionally you may respec perk factors at ripperdocs for a value that has been patched decrease over time.

5. Throwing Knives Are Viable Now (new for 2022)

At launch, you possibly can get the flexibility to throw knives, however it was probably the most hilariously dangerous system ever, as you’d need to run over and choose up the knife and when you misplaced it, you needed to craft a brand new one, which was unattainable/costly for top degree knives. Nicely, in one of many previous patches, CDPR completely revamped the complete idea of throwing knives, making it a system the place the knife will routinely return to your hand, and new knives will “recharge” quicker. In brief, it’s doable to make a stealthy, knife-throwing ninja construct in a manner that it wasn’t at launch now.

6. You Can Discover The Finest Automobile In The Sport For Free (similar as 2020, automotive costs have been diminished however few are value shopping for when you may get this one at no cost)

Automobiles, particularly the nice ones, in Cyberpunk are very costly, however the sport has hidden a number of free good vehicles in missions or on the map, together with what I’d take into account the perfect automotive within the sport, the Caliburn, primarily a Bugatti, and it’s simply sitting there ready to be taken. Right here’s methods to get that, which may primarily be performed at any time. In any other case a distinct coloured model of it prices like $150K.

7. You Are Not Locked Into Your V’s Look Any Extra (new for 20220)

Since launch, Cyberpunk 2077 has now added the flexibility to vary issues like your coiffure and make-up within the mirror in your condominium, and with the final patch, the flexibility to truly reshape your whole face once more like with the character creator at Ripperdocs. Far as I can inform, the one factor you continue to can’t change after the actual fact are your tattoos. The sport has additionally simply launched a real transmog system the place you can also make outfits for your self at your condominium, and people will override the look of the gear that you simply’re sporting for his or her stats and mods. No extra wanting like a trash monster, which was not the case for the final two years.

8. This Is Why Judy Or Panam Is Rejecting You (similar as 2020)

I don’t take into account this a spoiler, however I simply don’t need you to get your hopes up about two completely different NPCs, as you’ll most likely get rejected by one when you pursue a romantic relationship with them, and the sport doesn’t clarify why. However it’s nothing you probably did flawed.

In brief, Judy, the BD editor, is simply romanceable by feminine Vs, whereas Panam, the Nomad, is simply romanceable by male Vs. It doesn’t matter what story choices you make, this doesn’t change, so simply know that your “selection” is basically predetermined. And when you favor males, River is simply romanceable by feminine Vs and Kerry is simply romanceable by male Vs. Ain’t numerous choices, and also you’ll need to accept being mates exterior of those particular paths.

9. Loot the Yorinobu Penthouse (new for 2022)

In attempting to determine new issues so as to add to this, I discovered one which I’ve missed for 2 years. Throughout the heist mission with Jackie, there’s a secret rooftop space you may entry in Yorinobu’s penthouse that can get you a sick katana and a datapad. Additionally within the penthouse itself is an iguana egg you may steal (this was added in patch 1.5) and later hatch in your condominium.

10. Accessing The Secret Ending Hinges On A Single Dialog With Johnny (similar as 2020 and I nonetheless hate that they did this)

Now we do need to form of get into spoiler territory right here, however I’ll preserve it mild. In brief, there’s a secret ending of Cyberpunk 2077 that many take into account the “greatest” one. I gained’t say what it’s, however it requires you to boost your relationship % with Johnny to 70% (it’s in the principle menu within the center). Unusually, this hinges on very, very particular dialogue decisions you make throughout one mission, along with doing most different Johnny-related facet missions. You’ll know the mission if you get to it (within the oil fields) and these are the dialog choices you will need to choose to get the ending. In any other case you’ll actually need to replay the complete sport to “do it proper.”

So, there’s the replace. Get pleasure from!

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