It’s no secret that Cyberpunk 2077 didn’t live up to expectations, but with CDPR’s release of modding support tools, modders have already gone to work at putting together some excellent additions. These are some of my favorite mods released thus far.
Some of these mods may have compatibility issues with the latest patch.
Realistic Driving Experience
The vanilla driving experience in CP77 is simply atrocious. Cars are squirrely messes that fishtail around corners with the slightest push. It’s just not enjoyable whatsoever. There were some early mods that helped smooth this out some, but Realistic Driving Experience appears to take things all the way to create the driving experience the game should have launched with.
Fashion & Cyberware
There are a number of these mods available right now, but the main takeaway is that it’s now possible for CP77’s character customization to live up to its expectations. All of those NPC items and cyberware you couldn’t customize your character with previously are now available via the magic of mods. Here are a couple to get you started, but you can find plenty more on the Nexus.
Another sore point for me in vanilla. It’s only possible to own certain models of cars and even when purchased they only come in a single color configuration without any ability to customize. A pair of mods on the Nexus get around this by letting you essentially swap car or bike skins, but it would be nice if CDPR included actual vehicle customization in a future patch.
Cyber Engine Tweaks
This isn’t a very sexy mod, but it includes a number of performance fixes for those who need it. But the real star of the show is the fact it enables the in-game console.
Arasaka Appearance Updater
Not happy with your appearance because your character looks different in game than they did in character creation? Just want a change of pace? Arasaka Appearance Updater lets you edit most of your character’s physical attributes, though it doesn’t appear to support body changes at this time.
This one is sort of self explanatory. It goes a bit farther than something like Arasaka Appearance Updater in that it also allows you to change your stats, inventory, and even quest facts.
Respector allows you to create what is essentially a New Game+ by transferring your character and equipment to a new playthrough, respec stats and attributes, save/load builds, and more. It’s a handy tool that isn’t as heavy handed as something like a straight up save editor.
What are some of your favorite CP77 mods? Link them in the comments below!