Recently there have been a few noteworthy Cyberpunk 2077 tweaks. Most of them have focused on making the game run at higher frame rates or improving the game's visuals on certain rigs. All vital, considering the state in which Cyberpunk 2077 was released for all but the highest specs.
Nevertheless, we are beginning to see Cyberpunk 2077 mods that change your facial features in small ways after you create your character, and even access information we weren't supposed to see. That last one is critical as it adds new functionality to the game. What starts with a shove one day could become your superpowers.
From the get-go, you should be aware of an important distinction. Some of these Cyberpunk 2077 mods require you to have a different mod installed that acts as a base. We highlight which of the following mods requires either Cyber Engine Tweaks or the CP77Tools mod to be installed.
Cyber Engine Tweaks and CP77Tools
The Cyber Engine Tweaks mod can be used to disable TAA, unlock the debug menu, or skip the start menu if you wish.
This mod is also a gateway to LUA scripts for altering other parts of the game. You may view the whole wiki to see just what you can accomplish with this mod.
The CP77Tools mod is also required to execute some of the Cyberpunk 2077 mods, but it does not have the same features as Cyber Engine Tweaks.
Better Vehicle Handling
Driving a car in Cyberpunk 2077 is like maneuvering a particularly long supermarket trolley, inevitably colliding into someone else, and profusely apologising for the inconvenience. With the Work-in-Progress configuration file, you can customize the steering for all vehicles to make them more responsive.
This is probably the most practical mod on this list for many people, particularly if you are controlling the game with a mouse and keyboard rather than a controller. It also improves how all motorbikes handle, giving you more control as you lean into a turn.
This mod requires the CP77Tools mod.
Another thing that is quite annoying to some people is the minimap. If you are one of those people, then the Better Minimap mod allows you to modify it in a few ways, including by expanding it, making it transparent, eliminating the border entirely, or turning it to a compass-only mode.
This mod may not be the perfect solution for you right now, but it's worth it if you don't have any options!
The best drone companions you can have are often the ones you make. Scissors' Drone Companions mod includes the TechDeck, a functionally identical operating system to the existing CyberDeck. This OS allows you to add multiple 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 additional recipes for better drones at weapon vendors.
You may also construct human-like androids and massive mechs to aid you in combat. You may also customize them with upgrades, such as invisibility cloaks or laser beams. Find a crafting guide from GZMods.
Given that Cyberpunk 2077 is a dystopian fantasy game with stars like Keanu Reeves, it was almost inevitable that the game would get a Matrix mod. Sadly, you are not getting any other enhancement than a green tint, but there are improvements on other mods that allow you to dangle or jump off vertical surfaces.
The Time Dilation mod simplifies the Sandevistan operating system while rebalancing benefits for each of the seven manufacturers. It includes the ability to slow down time (which Matrix fans will appreciate), deflect bullets with a katana, teleportation abilities, and even use the time dilation skills while driving.
Even if 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 can now go above your foes, all while completing your next objective.
The Breach Takedown mod provides would-be hackers a third option when it comes to defeating their targets. Simply select the Breach Network option to open up the breach protocol screen, allowing you to download all your hacks in relative safety.
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 also modify NPC behavior by installing the Alternate Crowd Behavior and Other Tweaks mod. Features include changing how fast an NPC will despawn, plus it tweaks the AI to make enemies more intelligent.
There is also an experimental feature for alternate streaming, which according to the mod creator MelancholyMastermind's description allows more assets to be loaded per frame, while also reducing spawn reduction based on movement speed to keep traffic and crowds at their maximum. This mod does take a big hit on FPS, so download this only if your machine is capable of handling it.
Config Overhaul for Cyberpunk 2077
The Config Overhaul for Cyberpunk 2077 mod provides you access to a lot of these hidden options, but you will need to buy those extra precious frames if you want them.
Better Controls Menu
The Better Controls Menu mod allows you to modify the ones that CD Projekt Red does not want you to alter, such as 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 prefer, this mod allows you to assign button configurations to the arrow keys.
Unlock Global Illumination settings
The purpose of this mod is to Unlock Global Illumination settings, but it also allows you to customize the game controls and settings in tandem with the Better Controls Menu mod.
Arasaka Appearance Updater
After you have made your character, you aren't really able to modify much about them. The Arasaka Appearance Updater mod allows you to make some minor changes.
Before you download this mod, you may notice some subtle differences between how they appear in the character creation menu and how they end up looking when posing for a photo in the Cyberpunk 2077 photo mode. Fortunately, this mod gives you an accurate preview image of what your character looks like before you save the change.
The Arasaka Appearance Updater is constantly being improved, so we're interested to see how it evolves.
Ciri 2077 presets
When everyone assumed Ciri would be included in Cyberpunk 2077, were you deceived that this was totally false? Now, with these Ciri 2077 presets, you may finally make that lofty dream a reality by tinkering with some files, with accompanying instructions to recreate a Ciris character model in the Cyberpunk 2077 character creation menu.
Romanceable Judy for Male V
This mod requires the Cyber Engine Tweaks mod.
Well, this one got people talking. This mod allows you to date Judy as Male V, revealing previously undiscovered details from the game's development.
Although CD Projekt Red did state that Judy was always intended to be a partner to female V only, it is unlikely that other lines might be recorded for the other Cyberpunk 2077 romance options. If you want to hear the lines that you werent meant to hear, then this mod does it.
Phils HDR Reshade
The Phils HDR Reshade mod changes the colors to create an excellent representation of depth, colour, and visual effects. The results speak for themselves, taking some of the red tint, while adding the black highlights a bit more.
The Doom ReShade mod transforms the screen into a solid S-VGA compatible CRT monitor, complete with scan lines! Those who love the 3dfx Voodoo 2 card (steady now!) will enjoy this.
We're not sure if you'll play this mod for more than five minutes, but just looking at those screenshots is burning our retinas, but at the very least, it makes for a fun April Fools joke!
Breach Protocol Autohacker
The ultimate hacker move is to hack the hacking system, ensuring you win all of the prizes each and every time. This autohacker mod guarantees you the best outcome no matter how difficult the puzzle is.
Are you sick of 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 pursue you depends entirely on your threat level.
As you drive around Night City, there are four threat levels, each with their own criteria to determine which vehicles (if any) should pursue you down.
Weve found that these are all of the Cyberpunk 2077 mods we like so far. We were convinced that the finest mods for Cyberpunk 2077 will still be developed over time. We anticipate that the best Witcher 3 mods will be of the same quality as the best Skyrim mods, and may one day rival the gigantic collection of the best Skyrim mods out there.