Surprising patch for "Cyberpunk 2077": Now there's an underground after all
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Surprising patch for "Cyberpunk 2077": Now there's an underground after all

Debora Pape
6/12/2023
Translation: machine translated

CD Projekt Red can't let it go after all: The "Cyberpunk 2077" developers released another free patch yesterday. It brings new content and some improvements.

Contrary to all expectations, there will be another patch for "Cyberpunk 2077" after all. The studio CD Projekt Red surprisingly announced this on 1 December. And lo and behold: Patch 2.1 went live yesterday and is a whole 28 gigabytes in size.

Outlook guaranteed: The new Metro

The most surprising new feature is definitely the metro. The network consists of five lines with a total of 19 stops. To be able to use the metro, you must have completed the quest in the Konpeki Plaza hotel in the main story, which is available after just a few hours of play.

At the metro entrances, select which line you want to travel in which direction. You will then be immediately teleported onto the train and can enjoy spectacular views of the Night City scenery during the journey.

Other new features of patch 2.1 are:

  • The portable radio: V can now listen to the radio outside the car
  • An hour for two: You can have your current romantic partner come to visit you
  • Repeatable car races: Previously, car races were only possible as part of one-off quests. In the new car races, you can win discounts on car fixing services, for example
  • New vehicles, including a Porsche 911 convertible
  • Improved motorbike control, also in battle
  • Binoculars at vantage points for more night city sightseeing

You can find an overview of all the changes in the patch notes.

Unexpected patch, unexpected metro

Patch 2.0, which came with the "Phantom Liberty" DLC in September, was supposed to be the last content update for "Cyberpunk 2077". Our colleague Domi tested "Phantom Liberty" extensively and was thrilled.

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The fact that a patch with new content saw the light of day after all was unexpected. And then, of all things, the underground railway, which caused a stir at the time: It was already prominently featured in the E3 trailer for the game in 2018. The footage played its part in fuelling huge expectations for 'Cyberpunk 2077'. However, the developer plunged into a crisis with the release: not only was the underground cancelled from the game, the release is considered one of the bumpiest in the AAA games industry due to many bugs.

This is where the Metro feeling really comes into play. There are also announcements.
This is where the Metro feeling really comes into play. There are also announcements.
Source: Debora Pape

While CD Projekt Red made improvements with numerous patches, the launch debacle has not been completely forgotten. Back in March of this year, Marcin Momot, Global Community Director at CD Projekt Red, dismissed circulating Metro rumours on X and emphasised that no Metro was planned in future updates. The Metro that has now officially been delivered - three years after release, five years after its announcement - is a statement: now the game really is finished.

Cover image: Debora Pape, «Cyberpunk 2077»

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