Free Cyberpunk 2077 update 2.1 release date and upcoming changes

Free Cyberpunk 2077 update 2.1 release date and upcoming changes
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Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the best comeback stories for any video game. It has had a fantastic retribution since its buggy launch back in 2020, and this year has been especially great with the Phantom Liberty expansion. CD Projekt RED has announced an Ultimate edition, and they have also now announced the release date for a free Cyberpunk 2077 2.1 update. The contents of this update haven’t been revealed yet, but they will be dished in an upcoming livestream everyone can watch.

The Cyberpunk 2077 Ultimate Edition is basically the full experience. It comes out in December, and it will include both the main game as well as Phantom Liberty. It’s important to note that, for consoles, it will be only PS5 and Xbox Series X/S as CD Projekt RED’s 2.0 update and Phantom Liberty expansion are exclusive to current-gen systems. If you haven’t played Phantom Liberty or CP2077, then the Ultimate edition is a must as it’s a brilliant game and no longer a horrifically buggy mess.

While everyone thought the Ultimate edition would be the end of the game, CD Projekt RED has announced that there is a free 2.1 update coming out for players. Here’s when you can expect it to drop.

Cyberpunk 2077 update 2.1 release date

The release date for Cyberpunk 2077 update 2.1 is Tuesday, December 5th, 2023. CDPR will launch the upcoming patch on the same day as the much-anticipated Ultimate edition. However, keep in mind that you cannot pre-order the Ultimate edition as of yet since it will only be available to buy physically and digitally on opening day.

Again, the Ultimate edition is CP2077 and Phantom Liberty in one package. It includes every update released for the game, including patch 2.0new weapons, added vehicles, unique clothes, and all other free pieces of DLC. As for the free 2.1 update, it is said to include ‘new and hotly anticipated gameplay elements’. It will be free for Cyberpunk 2077 owners on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

The contents of the update have finally been revealed after CD Projekt RED’s live stream concluded on December 1 at 7 AM PT/ 10 AM ET/ 3 PM GMT. As previously revealed by CyberpunkGame on X (formerly Twitter), you will be able to watch the live stream over on CD Projekt RED‘s Twitch channel. If you want to know exactly what the upcoming changes are, we’ve covered what you need to know below.

Cyberpunk 2077 update 2.1 changes

These are just some of the changes that CDPR will introduce to Cyberpunk 2077 once update 2.1 drops:

  • Fully functional Metro system
  • New places to hang out with romanceable characters
  • Mobile radio enabling you to listen to music anywhere
  • Five new bikes and the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
  • New bike mechanics (more tricks, including wheelies, flips, and knife-throwing)
  • Gangs will now react much more aggressively and will send hit squads in retaliation if you go against them
  • Completed previously unfinished roads and highways
  • HUD customization and more accessibility settings

As mentioned above, these won’t be the only new features arriving once the Cyberpunk 2077 update 2.1 drops, so make sure to stay tuned once the patch arrives next week. While you wait, kick back with your chooms and check out our pages on the Cyberpunk 2077 console commands, the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty quest list, and All Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty new weapons.