New Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Shows Off Phantom Liberty And Version 2.0 Changes

New Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Shows Off Phantom Liberty And Version 2.0 Changes

Phantom Liberty and version 2.0 revamp combat, adding vehicular fighting and new hacks.

Cyberpunk 2077 upcoming expansion, Phantom Liberty, just got another trailer at Gamescom’s Opening Night Live showcase. The Gamescom appearance also confirmed a version 2.0 update, which will add a bunch of combat overhauls for all players on current-gen consoles, without having to purchase the DLC.

This trailer gives us another look at the huge update’s gameplay, which will be available to demo at Gamescom over the week. It will be the same preview that’s currently on tour around the world, which has been met with a positive reception so far.

Check out the latest Phantom Liberty trailer below, going over some more changes we will get when it goes live next month.

Rather than taking us through Phantom Liberty’s story, this latest trailer shows us what V can get up to on their downtime – more gigs. This will give us a chance to test out some of the other new additions we can see in the trailer, like the new weapons, unique cyberware, and the completely overhauled perk system. These seem to let us experiment way more in combat, with V throwing themselves into battle, quite literally, to inflict massive damage in a way we haven’t seen before.

The new finisher moves are particularly nasty, letting you chainsaw someone in the face if you fancy it. My favourite has to be flinging a dead body at your enemies though – it’s just so wildly over the top. The relic skill tree has to steel the show though, since it looks like you’ll be able to “glitch” your way over to enemies before they know what hit them, giving you the perfect chance to drop one of those nasty finishers.

Vehicle combat has also been given a more in-depth preview here. Not only will you fire at enemies from your car, you’ll even be able to hack their vehicles, finally giving us the combat variety we were promised prior to launch.

Phantom Liberty will be playable at Gamescom itself, although only in person. It’s not clear if there will be a digital release of the demo beforehand, as CD Projekt Red might want to keep it exclusive to events to prevent any leaks.

So far, fans who have been able to play the game have shared some details themselves. This includes the fact that it adds a respec option so you can mix up your character build without having to restart the game. There are also new locations in Night City, giving you something to do in the base game once you’re done with the story expansion. This is all on top of previous details shared by the devs, revealing that huge parts of the game have been overhauled. We’ll have to wait and see if this leaves Cyberpunk 2077 looking more like the game we were promised at launch back in 2020.

This trailer is likely the last one we’ll get until launch day. Phantom Liberty is set to go live on September 26 and is both the first and last story expansion for Cyberpunk 2077. It will be available exclusively for players on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, with CDPR largely pulling support from PS4 and Xbox One.

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