At long last, Cyberpunk 2077 has received its next-gen upgrades in a surprise drop this morning, alongside a massive 1.5 patch for all versions. The patch contains a ton of new features of varying sizes and scopes, many of which are delighting the Cyberpunk community as they discover them.
One of the best-received updates is the ability to change the protagonist’s appearance after the game’s prologue via the mirror in their apartment. You can’t change everything — cyberware and tattoos are off the table, for instance — but there seem to be new hair colors and other small adjustments added to the creator. There are also a few new apartment options to change up the look of the place, including the option to move to a different apartment in a different location with a completely different view and floorplan.
Fans are also delighted by the announcement of extended romances with Panam, Kerry, River, and Judy, including added interactions in their homes. The announcement of this change is prompting a number of players to start the game all over again to romance the same characters they did the first time, just to see the full breadth of interactions. Especially with Judy.
Also being celebrated are a lot of smaller touches, such as the ability to reject phone calls. This was likely added in response to complaints that the phone calls were constantly interrupting other things going on in the game, such as story-relevant conversations or even just quaint exploration. You can also now skip the braindance tutorial, which players found to be long and tedious. And even smaller notes are being praised as well, such as the new effects added to water.
Overall, it seems like players are happy with the update, as it seems to address a number of quality of life issues that players have been complaining about since launch. The hope at the moment seems to be that the update will breathe new life into the Cyberpunk community, especially as new players pick the game up for the first time on PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.
The Cyberpunk 1.5 update is available now, though some PS5 players are unable to download it at this precise moment due to a region issue. If you’re on the fence, you can take a look at some official next-gen gameplay on either PS5 or Xbox Series X, or even download a free five-hour trial to give the game a shot yourself.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.
Source: IGN Video Games All