This Cyberpunk 2077 FAQ was updated on 23 July 2020.
What is Cyberpunk 2077?
Cyberpunk 2077 is a new first-person action RPG from CD Projekt Red, the developer behind the top-selling Witcher series. The game is based on the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game written by Mike Pondsmith and published by R. Talsorian Games in 1988.
What is the release date?
The game now has a final release date of 10 December 2020.
What is the game about?
CD Projekt describes the game as follows:
Set in the year 2077 in Night City in the Free State of California, a city that’s been overcome with deprivation for the majority of the populace while the wealthy are living the high life. Gangs roam the streets vying for territory. Night City is a foreboding violent city.
Players take on the role of a character called “V” who can be played as either female or male depending on selection. You will take the riskiest job of your life and go after a prototype implant that is the key to immortality.
Does the game have classes?
Cyberpunk 2077 has what is called a fluid class system with three categories. A player can mix and match their character build between these three classes. Each class is geared toward a different playstyle whether it be all-out action, stealthier, or technologically advanced character. In effect, the game is designed so you can play the way you want to.
Can you customise characters?
Yes. Players will be able to customise features such as body type, tattoos, hairstyles, makeup, skin tone and more.
Are there skills?
Yes there are skills. These are assigned to five attributes with each having its own Perks.
Each attribute contains skills and each skill comes with 20 Perks.
What are Life Paths?
At the start of the game, players will choose a Life Path. Each Life Path features a different prologue sequence. Life Paths include Nomad, Street Kid, and Corp.
Is the story linear?
Players will be able to make choices as they undertake missions which will determine how the game progresses. The game includes a dialogue system that drives the gameplay. How you respond will determine what happens next.
Can you complete the game by not following the main questline?
Yes. This has been confirmed by CD Projekt in interviews.
Can V join one of the many gangs in Night City?
No. V is a mercenary. This has been confirmed by CD Projekt.
Reminder that V is a mercenary. He/she can do jobs for/against gangs and factions, but won't be able to join them. pic.twitter.com/zHUTyF8Zwn
— Cyberpunk 2077 News (@Cyb2077) April 28, 2020
Gang territories can be found on the Cyberpunk 2077 interactive map.
Can you use vehicles?
Yes, Players will traverse seamlessly around Night City in a variety of vehicles including cars, bikes, and more.
Can you drive boats?
No. However, players will be able to ride on them.
Can you customise vehicles?
No, at launch at least, there will be no vehicle customisation.
How do you get around Night City?
Originally it was thought the Metro would be one way to travel around the city. This is not the case. Players travel on foot, in vehicles, or using the fast travel points dotted around the city.
Is there a map of Night City in-game?
Yes. There is a 3D fully rotational map for players to use with zoom functions.
To find out where key locations, NPCs, Fixers, and much more can be found in Night City, check the Cyberpunk 2077 interactive map.
What kind of weapons and items are there?
Players will be able to utilise all kinds of different weapons which can be found as either loot or at purchased at vendors. The most technologically advanced weapons are Corporate weapons and weapons can be modified with modules. Modules add extra functionality to weapons when added.
Examples include weapons such as smart weapons which can track and follow targets, or tech weapons which can penetrate walls or cover with alternative modes that can deal more damage. In other words, there should be enough customisation to suit different play styles.
What is Cyberware?
Cyberware is additional body augmentation which can enhance V’s abilities. These are attached at Ripperdocs throughout Night City.
Can you hack and how does it work?
V will be able to hack systems as well as NPCs in the game.
Are there Resistances?
Yes, there are four types of resistances.
- Physical Resistance (impacts from melee)
- Thermal Resistance (temperature specific such as heat and cold effects)
- Chemical Resistance (toxic resistances)
- Electrical Resistance (shocks etc)
Is there destructible environments?
Yes, there are.
Will there be microtransactions or future charges?
No, CD Projekt confirmed this in 2017
Will the game have multiplayer?
On release, the game will not have multiplayer. However, CD Project has said that multiplayer will come later after free DLC releases. This was confirmed in September 2019.
The plan, for now, is to deliver Cyberpunk 2077 in April, then follow up with DLCs (free!) and single-player content, and — once we’re done — invite you for some multiplayer action.
Can the game be played in third-person view?
No. Cyberpunk 2077 is a first-person RPG.
Is there a Photomode?
Yes, there is a photomode and players will be able to put V in various poses using photomode.
Is there an FOV slider?
Is there a day/night cycle?
Yes, players will see the seamless world of Night City move from daytime to night.
How long is a Night City day in real-time?
Based on the demo played by the press, 1 day in the game is 3 hours in real-time.
Will there be Cyberpunk 2077 DLC?
Yes. There will be DLC and it’s expected to be a similar amount to The Witcher 3. During the CD Projekt 2019 end of year financial call, they said Cyberpunk 2077 will have “no less DLC than The Witcher 3 had”. These offered around 30 hours of extra gameplay content.
CD Projekt has said that there will be free DLC, this may include smaller additions such as items or customisations. Full story addition DLC is likely to be charged for. It’s the same as the Witcher 3 model.
What Systems will the game appear on?
The game will be coming out on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The game will also be backward compatible with next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles on release. The game will also be released on Google’s Stadia.
CD Projekt will release a free upgrade for next-gen owners in 2021.
Can the game be pre-ordered?
Yes, it can and there is also a Collector’s Edition of the game (see pre-orders). See the unboxing video below.
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