Cyberpunk 2077 is set to receive a hefty update today headlined by the long-requested metro system. Players can now hop the turn style gates and travel between 19 metro stations. There’s an option to fast travel, or sit down and take the scenic view of Night City and its denizens. Awesome!
Now we all know Cyberpunk’s tumultuous history. Back in 2020, Night City was filled with bugs, the AI was broken, and the police were merely set dressing.
Fast forward to today, and you’ll find that CDPR has been hard at work righting those wrongs. The game was massively overhauled with Update 2.0 and the Phantom Liberty expansion. Thankfully, the changes worked in the developer’s favour and was met with critical acclaim. Update 2.1 expands on this by adding the communities most highly-requested features. We’ll list them down below.
Starting with the most obvious, there’s some cool in-game lore that explains the previous glaring omission of the metro stations. V has apparently resolved an issue with their NCART City pass and is now able to travel using the system. Simple yet effective.
Our protagonist can now freely travel between 19 metro stations scattered across Night City’s map. The NCART interior’s are fully detailed with other commuters making their way from point A to B. On odd occasions, these citizens will attempt to interact with V during a commute. Of course, you could just totally ignore them and gaze out the window while watching the world go by. So meta.
On the other hand, V will now be able to invite their love interest to spend time together in any of the purchasable apartments. These hangouts are repeatable, and become available once the romantic path is concluded. Allowing even more room for role playing immersion. If that’s your thing.
Moving on, one of my most requested features has arrived. The ability to listen to the radio on foot is finally a thing! It also blends seamlessly with the environment and switches off when in dialogue or when quest-specific music starts playing. Also, it’s now possible to adjust the volume directly in the radio window. No more pausing the game to tweak radio volume in menu settings. Music lovers, rejoice!
Last but not least, the Autofixer – Night City’s online vehicle vendor – has five more motorcycles for purchase. Plus, a cabriolet version of Johnny’s classic 911 Turbo S. Let’s hope it drives as good as it looks. V can also partake in re-playable car races scattered around Night City. CDPR says it has tweaked the racer’s AI to make it more challenging and fun.
There are a ton of bug fixes and extras both to the vanilla world, and the Phantom Liberty update. You can check that out, here. If you don’t have the game already, then grab it on Steam for up to 15% off. Update 2.1 goes live 11pm GMT, 6am EST, and 3am PST. See you there, chooms.