With The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red created an open-world RPG that combined the gritty feel of a dark medieval setting with the modern-day technological power of the PC. It was an ambitious undertaking and one that paid off in spades. Now they’re back with Cyberpunk 2077, another game set in a very different time period than their previous games. More importantly, though is how this game will be played: it’s from the first-person perspective only.
This means there are no cutscenes to watch or even dialogue choices to make; you will play as V (a customisable character) who can explore Night City at your leisure and interact with NPCs using either gun blazing or more subdued methods like hacking into people’s heads to read their thoughts or interrogate them for information.
The game is now available, and while there are lots of things to do, you’re going to need some mods. These are usually small mods that can be downloaded and added into the game by simply dragging and dropping them directly into the main Cyberpunk 2077 directory. For players on PC, this is simple enough but console players will have to use external software like Horizon. The following are our top picks for the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods you can download right now!
Guns take up a lot of space in your inventory. It’s really annoying when you’re trying to pick up new tech and guns without having to constantly manage your inventory. This mod removes all gun requirements from tech upgrades so that techs cost only money instead of components, – one that deserves even more mods than The Witcher 3 did. And now that it’s out, there are plenty of amazing Cyberpunk 2077 mods available. So without further ado, here are some of the best cyberpunk 2077 mods you can get your hands on right now!
There are two options for this particular mod. One version creates a new V character, with custom stats and traits, which is great if you want to play through the game without using your original save file. The other lets you select the skin colour of the main protagonist pictured in their official artwork, which is perfect if you’re not too fond of Caucasian characters like me.
Witcher 3 Equipment Overhaul/Transformation Mod
This mod changes many aspects of how the equipment works in Cyberpunk 2077. It adds some modern Witcher-esque flair to it by allowing players to alter weapon upholstery (for increased damage bonuses) as well as create collabs between different types of weapons like Night City mods (which need weapons from three different manufacturers) and energy weapons (which can do more damage to robots). It also allows players to transform their weapons into others like the Combat Rifle becoming a revolver.
Almost all Cyberpunk 2020 books are now in-game. Just for you veteran tabletop players out there!
Cyberpunk 2077 Playable Characters Mod
Possibly one of the ultimate mods for Cyberpunk 2077 is this mod that brings nearly every trait, backstory, and character class over from the tabletop game into CD Projekt Red’s grimy future world. By switching out certain files, you can make characters like Techie, Corporate, Rockerboy, Nomad, Combat Medic, Media, Cop, Fixer and many others available to play right from the main menu. This is a fan favourite mod for tabletop players who can’t wait to get their hands on Cyberpunk 2077.
This mod adds special exoskeletons like the Heavy Exo and Stealth Exos to the game. These add a new passive ability to your character without needing you to wear them, though we definitely recommend it. This includes an invisibility cloak so that you can sneak around Night City more easily and even be invisible during dialogue sequences with NPCs.
Skin Color Swatches
We haven’t seen any official news on whether or not players will be able to customize characters’ skin tones in Cyberpunk 2077, but since CD Projekt Red is all about letting fans do whatever they want with their creations, this mod gives players hope of being able to choose what colour the main protagonist has. Just pick your skin colour from a list and you’re good to go!
Proper First Person View
NPCs in Cyberpunk 2020 can see you during dialogue sequences so it makes sense that the protagonist should have the same feature. This mod adds eye-tracking to the third-person camera, which is perfect for taking screenshots of your character’s face while they appear to be engaged in a conversation with someone else. Just keep an eye out for when this mod goes live on PC because it’ll probably end up being one of the most popular ones shortly after its release.
Speaking of screenshots, with the Vampire Vision mod enabled your character will be able to gain access to a special night vision mode that makes it easier for you to explore in dark areas. But this also means that if you want the most realistic Cyberpunk 2077 experience possible, this is not a mod for you. After all, everyone knows vampires have red eyes!
Affinity Character Mods
This series of mods brings some additional characters from Cyberpunk 2020 into CD Projekt Red’s futuristic RPG including Feral, Galahad and Jajuba. Each one comes with its own custom backstory and dialogue trees when speaking to NPCs around Night City. You can even add these characters as companions for hire instead of the default ones!
One of the most fundamental mods on our list, this one adds new features to the game’s user interface. These include things like an objective marker for areas you haven’t explored yet or additional markers that show where your current quests are taking place. Since Cyberpunk 2077 is so open world-like already, these mods help players stay organized without cluttering up the screen even more than it already has to be. Experience Point Awards Mod If you just can’t wait to level up in Cyberpunk 2077, then this mod might make waiting a bit easier. It allows players to earn EXP from completed quests and kills by adding EXP popups at the end of every encounter, which also helps with keeping track of progression.
Customizable UI Colors
This mod gives players the option to change the colours on certain parts of their UI including health, focus and experience points. For some reason, the other colours in the HUD are locked, but you can still pick any colour that suits your fancy. This is one that you’ll probably want to try out before deciding if it works for you or not since it may block off some vital information depending on what colour choices you make.
V-sync Off Camera Shake Removal We’ve talked about mods like this before, they’re designed to remove annoying camera movement when playing first-person games like Cyberpunk 2077. It might not be quite as needed here since CD Projekt Red seems dedicated to providing an immersive experience, but it’s always nice to have choices especially if this one helps you enjoy the game’s trailers more. And if you’re interested in taking really good screenshots, these camera mods might be very useful for that purpose!
Night Vision Every Time You Go Underground
This mod is only available for Xbox One X users so far since it requires access to the system’s shader cache, which is blocked on all other platforms due to its ability to use hardware acceleration that can increase performance by up to 50%. We assume this will release on PC at some point, though the concept behind it sounds interesting indeed. It activates night-vision any time your character travels underground (which happens often), allowing them to see their surroundings better.