Since its much-awaited and inevitable launch final December, CD Projekt Red’s newest—Cyberpunk 2077—has been on a highway to redemption, courtesy of a number of huge patches and hotfixes. Cyberpunk 2077 has definitely come a great distance and has nonetheless an extended highway to go forward. But with the sport now seemingly in a “playable state,” followers are beginning to anticipate the promised free DLCs.
Unfortunately, when Cyberpunk 2077’s DLCs would begin to arrive continues to be an enormous thriller, one thing that CD Projekt Red has but to clear. According to the preliminary Cyberpunk 2077 roadmap, these DLCs had been slated to launch within the first half of 2021. But since that ship has now sailed, this is when followers may anticipate these to reach.
It’s no shock that fixing and optimizing Cyberpunk 2077 on each platform is CDPR’s at the beginning precedence. Since launch, the studio has launched two main patches—1.1 and 1.2—that mounted a myriad of quest bugs, visible glitches, and efficiency points, with one other patch seemingly proper across the nook.
Interestingly, patch 1.3 is not a part of the preliminary roadmap, although CDPR’s world group lead Marcin Momot has since confirmed it is “on the way.” The closing patch that was presupposed to launch earlier than CDPR targeted on releasing free DLCs and next-gen upgrades was patch 1.23, which was launched in June 2021. Given how Cyberpunk 2077‘s roadmap has drastically modified over time, it will not be shocking if CDPR decides to membership some, if not all the free DLCs with this upcoming patch. After all, the studio appears assured in regards to the present playable state of the sport on each platform. Cyberpunk 2077‘s return to the PlayStation retailer after being notably absent for six months can also be a great signal for the upcoming DLCs, as builders may now deal with releasing new content material slightly than simply churning out fixes.
As such, followers may anticipate Cyberpunk 2077 DLCs to both begin dropping with patch 1.3 or, not less than, hope to get an replace on them. Patch 1.1 and 1.2 had been launched in January and March of 2021, respectively, and ideally, patch 1.3 ought to have been out by May. However, issues may have modified as 1.3 wasn’t included within the preliminary roadmap.
Before diving into when Cyberpunk 2077‘s DLCs may launch, it is necessary to think about the scope and dimension of those DLCs. The most secure guess is to anticipate one thing just like the 16 free DLCs of The Witcher 3. CDPR began rolling out these new content material—which included new quests, new sport plus mode, different costumes, and extra—proper after the sport launch. CDPR might need had comparable plans to launch Cyberpunk 2077‘s DLCs, however issues took a unique flip after the sport’s damaged launch.
Whether CDPR’s technique to launch Cyberpunk 2077 DLCs has modified or not stays to be seen. Like talked about earlier than, it may collectively launch all of the free DLCs with patch 1.3 or launch them separately to maintain gamers engaged till Cyberpunk 2077‘s next-gen upgrades arrive later this yr. The latter makes extra sense, however followers must await an official announcement. Strangely sufficient, CDPR hasn’t formally revealed something about what followers may anticipate from the upcoming DLCs, though a current Reddit leak has shed some mild on it.
Reddit consumer Saint-Pirate posted about their discovery of Cyberpunk 2077‘s upcoming growth packs. After scrutinizing the leaked supply code of Cyberpunk 2077 from earlier this yr, they discovered an inventory of names for the DLCs and two growth packs labeled EP 1 and EP 2. These names check with the addition of recent poses for picture mode, new weapon packs, new character customization choices, new sport plus mode, and map reworks of particular areas. The Reddit submit mentions a complete of 17 DLCs which can be apparently deliberate for Cyberpunk 2077, exterior of the 2 meaty growth packs that may supposedly be just like The Witcher 3‘s Heart of Stones and Blood and Wine growth packs. Reddit consumer Saint-Pirate additionally mentions that these DLCs additions had been presupposed to roll out in early 2021 however had been delayed resulting from CD Projekt Red’s information breach earlier this yr.
The aforementioned Reddit leak means that Cyberpunk 2077‘s DLCs are being held again purposely from releasing. It makes narrowing down the DLCs launch window all of the extra difficult, as CDPR may maintain it again additional till the state of affairs appears extra very best or launch them instantly. The latter appears extra affordable as Cyberpunk 2077 followers are keen for brand spanking new content material, and this looks like an ideal alternative to make up for the disastrous launch that occurred over seven months in the past. However, all of this needs to be taken with a grain of salt, because it is, in spite of everything, a leak.
Granted that Cyberpunk 2077‘s next-gen upgrades land someday this fall, CDPR has a window of three months to launch these free DLCs. Coincidentally, The Witcher 3‘s free DLCs had been additionally launched within the span of three months. If CDPR had been to observe that sample, then Cyberpunk 2077‘s DLCs—if deliberate to launch individually—may begin rolling out within the first week of August.
Cyberpunk 2077 is now obtainable on PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One, with PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades coming in 2021.