(CTN News) – Cyberpunk 2077 has been tarnished by its infamous launch. As a result of its initial bugs, the game quickly lost a lot of its player-base despite the massive community that had been waiting for it for years.
Considering this, Cyberpunk 2077’s major DLC is under immense pressure. While Phantom Liberty’s post-launch updates have saved the game a lot of face recently, the upcoming DLC is expected to be a true test of its post-launch strategy.
In line with the scale of this DLC, Phantom Liberty is set to include an array of new gameplay mechanics and content. There are already a lot of official details that will thrill fans as we get closer to launch.
Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty DLC: All Confirmed Features
In addition, as Cyberpunk 2077’s only major expansion, Phantom Liberty will boast its own engaging narrative. CD Projekt Red has hinted that Phantom Liberty’s narrative and gameplay revolve around themes of espionage.
Additionally, Phantom Liberty will take fans to a brand-new area of Night City. There has been no confirmation of the exact location, but many fans believe it will be the Pacifica Combat Zone.
Pacifica Combat Zone is a walled-off area of Night City, a highly-dangerous and geopolitically unstable area that would work well with the espionage elements of the expansion.
As well as taking control of Cyberpunk’s protagonist V, Phantom Liberty introduces some original supporting characters.
A range of wacky new figures are expected to appear in Phantom Liberty, some of which will be a major draw for the DLC.
Solomon Reed, played by Idris Elba, is one of the major characters of Phantom Liberty. Besides new characters, returning characters like Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Silverhand are also confirmed to appear in the expansion.
Cyberpunk’s Phantom Liberty expansion includes a new radio station for players to listen to. A major part of the cyberpunk genre has always been music, even though it does not play a large role in gameplay.
Cyberpunk 2077’s core story’s 11 radio stations were well-received by fans, who will appreciate the expansion’s broader music selection.
89.7 Growl FM will be a new radio station that will play up to 15 fresh tracks every week. A competition was held by CD Projekt Red to determine which fan-made songs would be included in Phantom Liberty, which will include songs entirely made by the community.
It is a great way to engage the community in the expansion while also giving back to a fan-base that has been through so much since 2077 was released.
With its already-announced features spanning a range of gameplay elements, Phantom Liberty is promising to be quite expansive. There will be more announcements in the near future, but Cyberpunk 2077‘s main expansion already promises a lot.