Cyberpunk 2077 keeps making noise in the gaming community. After the success of the Edgerunners anime, many fans were left wondering what will bring the upcoming DLC expansion called Phantom Liberty. Well, it seems CD Projekt Red has finally some answers for us.
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So if you want to know more about Cyberpunk 2077, keep reading chooms as here we have the latest updates of Night City.
What is “Phantom Liberty”?
Phantom Liberty is an upcoming expansion of Cyberpunk 2077, announced in September 2022. The first trailer reveals that V (our protagonist) will get involved in an espionage plot related to the NSA government.
This new update will be released in late 2023 for all versions of Cyberpunk 2077 except the PS4 and Xbox One versions.
What Will Be New In Night City?
The latest trailer of Phantom Liberty showed what seems to be a new side of Night City called DogTown. It is hard to say, though, how big it will be in this new district and if it will have any physical or online casino sub-quests.
As for new characters, the famous actress Sasha Gray has confirmed on her Twitter that she will join the cast of Cyberpunk 2077 as Ash, the host of a new radio station in Night City. But, CDPR hasn’t revealed if Ash will have any relation to the Phantom Liberty plot or if she will physically appear in the game.
Ash won’t be the only new character in Night City, though. The famous actor Idris Elba will also join the game as Solomon Reed, an FIA Agent who will work alongside V during the new storyline.
Will There Be Any Updates In The Story Or Gameplay?
So far, it’s unknown how this expansion will affect the story of Cyberpunk 2077. In the latest trailer, we can see that Johnny Silverhand (voiced by Keanu Reeves) is still with us, so it’s fair to say that the new story won’t be set after any particular ending.
Gameplay-wise, CDPR has confirmed that the upcoming expansion will have new weapons and cyberware. Likely, the Phantom Liberty update will also add some rebalancing fixes to Cyberpunk weapons, just as the Edgerunners update did last year.
Will Phantom Liberty Fix The Bugs In The Game?
Since the release of Cyberpunk 2077, many players have complained about the buggy state of the game, and while the Edgerunners update fixed most of them, you can still see many bugs occurring during normal gameplay.
While CDPR has acknowledged these bugs, they haven’t revealed if the Phantom Liberty update will fix them or if they’re still working to fix them.
What Will Happen With Cyberpunk 2077 After Phantom Liberty?
After the announcement of Phantom Liberty, CDPR revealed that it will be the last expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, and the developer will move on to other games.
But this will not mean the end of the Cyberpunk universe, as CDPR revealed the development of new games, including a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 codenamed “Orion”.