Most of the recent changes have focused on boosting playability or improving the game's visuals on certain rigs. All vital stuff considering the condition in which Cyberpunk 2077 was released for all but the highest specs.
Despite the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 does not have a lot of features, players may be able to alter their appearance in small ways following character creation, and may even access items we weren't intended to see. That last one is crucial as it enhances the game's functionality. What starts with a shove one day may evolve into superpowers.
From the get-go, you should be aware of an important distinction. Some Cyberpunk 2077 mods require you to have a second mod installed that acts as a base. We highlight which of the following mods requires either the Cyber Engine Tweaks or the CP77Tools mod to be installed.
Cyber Engine Tweaks and CP77Tools
The Cyber Engine Tweaks mod can tinker with other things, such as being able to turn off TAA, unlock the debug menu, or skip the start menu if you want.
This mod is also a gateway to LUA scripts to modify other areas of the game. You may look at the wiki to see what you can accomplish with this mod.
The CP77Tools mod is also required to run some of the Cyberpunk 2077 mods, but it does not have the extras that Cyber Engine Tweaks does.
Better Vehicle Handling
Driving a vehicle in Cyberpunk 2077 is like manoeuvring a particularly stacked supermarket trolley, eventually colliding with someone else, and profusely apologising for the inconvenience. With Better Vehicle Handlings' work-in-progress configuration file, you can modify the steering for all vehicles so that they are more responsive.
This is probably the most useful mod on this list for many gamers, especially if you are controlling the game via a mouse and keyboard rather than a controller. It also improves how all motorbikes handle, giving you more control when you lean into a turn. Until CD Projekt Red fixes the handling, this is a must-download.
This mod requires the CP77Tools mod.
The minimap is another thing that is quite irritating for some people. You may make it bigger, more transparent, remove the border completely, or change it to a compass-only mode.
This mod may not be a perfect solution for you right now, but it's preferable to no options at all!
The Drone Companions mod by Scissors includes the TechDeck, a functionally similar operating system to the existing CyberDeck. This OS allows you to build many robot companions at the same time. Each of your drones has a rarity (rare, epic, and legendary) that indicates build quality, and you can find more recipes for better drones at weapon vendors.
You may also construct human-like androids and massive mechs to assist you in combat. You may even customize them with upgrades, such as invisibility cloaks or laser beams. You can find a crafting guide from GZMods to help you get started.
A Matrix mod was almost inevitable since Cyberpunk 2077 is a game set in a dystopian paradise and features Keanu Reeves. Sadly, by installing the catchily titled Matrix Colour Grading Reshade mod, you will not be able to add anything other than a green tint to the game. One of these is the PerfNormBeast wall hang mod, which allows you to dangle or jump off vertical surfaces. Its not exactly wall-running, but it'
The Time Dilation mod improves the Sandevistan operating system while rebalancing benefits for each of the seven manufacturers. It allows you to deflect bullets with a katana, use teleportation abilities, and even use the time dilation abilities while driving.
Even though Cyberpunk 2077 is a game set in the near future, it's strange that there aren't any flying cars you can drive around in Night City. However, with the Flying Car mod, you may now rise above your opponents, while completing your next objective.
The Breach Takedown mod gives would-be hackers a third option when it comes to battling their targets. In addition to knocking enemies out or killing them, you can also select the Breach Network option to open up the breach protocol screen. Doing so will automatically upload all of your hacks to your device in relative safety, which is handy the next time you need to disable all of the cameras and find yourself in a tricky position.
Alternate Crowd Behavior and Other Tweaks
In Cyberpunk 2077, the crowds are somewhat dumb, and it turns out that it's by design. You may alter NPC behaviour by installing the Alternate Crowd Behavior and Other Tweaks mod, which includes modifications such as changing how fast an NPC will despawn, increasing vehicle traffic, and even tweaking the AI to make enemies more intelligent.
There's also an alternate streaming feature that's described by the mod creator MelancholyMastermind, which allows more assets to be loaded per frame and reduces spawning based on movement speed to keep activity and crowds at their maximum. This mod does take a lot of damage to FPS, so only download this if your machine can handle it.
Config Overhaul for Cyberpunk 2077
There are a slew of hidden options hidden from the player, but the Cyberpunk 2077 mod allows you to access some of these hidden options. If you really want those extra precious frames, this mod will do just that.
Better Controls Menu
The Better Controls Menu mod allows you to modify the ones that CD Projekt Red does not want you to modify, including the following:
- Dodge Disables double-tap dodge in favour of a dedicated button, defaults to G because it wasnt being used for anything
- Slow Walk Hold and use your normal movement keys to walk. Defaults to the / key
- Primary Action Default F
- Secondary Action Default R
- Some UI Navigation Buttons
If you wish, this mod allows you to assign button configurations to the arrow keys.
Unlock Global Illumination settings
This mod merely unlocks global illumination settings, but it does a lot more. Youll also be able to adjust the FOV slider to higher values, and set the mouse sensitivity and zoom sensitivity to larger numbers, as well as the Better Controls Menu mod.
Arasaka Appearance Updater
After you've created your character, you're no longer able to modify anything about it. The Arasaka Appearance Updater mod allows you to make a few minor tweaks.
Before you use this mod, you may notice some subtle differences in how they appear in the character creation menu and how they end up looking when posing for a snapshot in the Cyberpunk 2077 photo mode. Thankfully this mod gives you a good first impression of what your character should look like before launching the update.
The Arasaka Appearance Updater is constantly being improved, so we were eager to see how it develops.
Ciri 2077 presets
Are you sure that Ciri would be included in Cyberpunk 2077? Were you surprised that this turned out to be a total lie? This Ciri 2077 presets allows you to recreate a Ciris character model from within the Cyberpunk 2077 character creation menu.
Romanceable Judy for Male V
This mod requires the Cyber Engine Tweaks mod.
This one has gotten people talking. Judy is allowed to play Male V, uncovering previously undiscovered secrets that were created in the game as part of the development.
Other Cyberpunk 2077 romance lines might have been recorded, although CD Projekt Red did state that Judy was always intended to be a partner to female V only. If you want to hear the lines that you werent meant to hear, this mod does just that.
Phils HDR Reshade
The Phils HDR Reshade mod changes the colours to create an excellent image with precise depth, color, and visual effects. The results speak for themselves, taking some of the red tint, and giving the black shades a bit more color, but this implementation attempts to recreate that effect without having to purchase new hardware.
By completely pixelating the living hell out of Cyberpunk 2077, you can also give the game a 90s look! The Doom ReShade mod transforms the screen into a massive S-VGA compatible CRT monitor, complete with scan lines.
We're not sure whether or not you'll be playing with this mod for more than five minutes, but just looking at those pictures is causing our retinas to swell, but at the very least, it makes for an awesome April Fools joke!
Breach Protocol Autohacker
The most efficient hacker move is to hack the hacking system, ensuring that you win all of the prizes each and every time. This autohacker mod guarantees that no matter how difficult the puzzle is, you will receive the best result.
Do you like the useless police in Cyberpunk 2077? This mod adds in different police vehicles to pursue you whenever you commit a crime. The amount of police that will hunt you down depends on your threat level.
As you drive round Night City, there are four threat levels, each with their own criteria that should decide which vehicles (if any) should pursue you down.
And those are the most impressive Cyberpunk 2077 mods weve discovered so far. We're convinced that the best mods are still to come, given how passionate the modding community is for Cyberpunk 2077. Over time, the best Witcher 3 mods will be of the same quality as the best Skyrim mods and, one day, will even outright rival the vast collection of the best Skyrim mods out there.