Now that PC players have had a few months to get to terms with what they can do with the game, Cyberpunk 2077 mods are getting bigger and stronger all the time, and the latest news that Cyberpunk 2077 now has official mod support from CD Projekt Red can only help boost this in the long run. As modders hone their talents, their updates are growing in sophistication and go well beyond basic cosmetic modifications.
This is not to say that in the early days there were not any spectacular and valuable mods available for Cyberpunk 2077, though. Initial mods fixed problems such as modifying the hairstyle of V, which was something players upset with not getting access to a hairdresser or barbershop quite often called for, whereas the Cyberpunk 2077 mods are now going on to fix areas such as the minimap, car handling, as well as a third-person camera selection.
We’re here to find the most suitable mods for Cyberpunk 2077, and also describe how to install each of them on the CD Projekt Red PC version of the game.
How to get the best 2077 mods for Cyberpunk
First of all, you definitely want to ensure that you have installed Cyberpunk 2077 on your computer and that your version of the game is upgraded to the new edition of CD Projekt Red. It’s important to note that different patches and improvements have been released for the game, so before downloading any mods, you’ll still want to check if there’s an upgrade available.
Speaking of this, you can directly download Cyberpunk 2077 mods from the NexusMods game page. If you are unfamiliar with the platform, it is used by numerous games as a key modding delivery hub, including the last endeavor of CD Projekt Red, The Witcher 3, which now has hundreds and hundreds of mods around five years since its first release.
Our wrap up of the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods we’ve discovered so far can be found below.
Better Vehicle Handling
For Cyberpunk 2077, another basic but highly powerful mod. Let’s not get it twisted: there’s not exactly brilliant vehicle handling in the game. No matter what car you’re driving, while trying to corner, you’re liable to fly off the road or unintentionally drive to the other side of the lane.
These modern engines are hard to tame beasts, and the Better Vehicle Handling mod aims to make the task even simpler. It seeks to make the handling of vehicles “a whole lot less stressful,” and as a perfect example uses the highly overpowered Kuzanagi motorbike jumping off corners.
To help them move through Night City, gamers have been crying out for updates to the minimap, and the Improved Minimap mod goes a long way to solving these. You can render the minimap wider, more translucent, erase the border, or just replace the compass with the globe, and there are four zoom levels available.
There are some known difficulties with the minimap upgrade at more distant zoom speeds, although it is assumed that these are due to game constraints rather than the mod itself since the engine was not designed to view data from further out.
Draw Distance Boost
On PC and other systems, Cyberpunk 2077 often suffers from comparatively short drawing distances. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it means the distance at which objects such as buildings, persons, and vehicles are made so that you can see much further in the distance.
The Draw Distance Boost mod boosts the drawing distance of the game so that Night City is entirely made further from you at more distances. For starters, if you’ve seen a building pop into the game, this mod removes this by making items even farther removed, like buildings.
If you are more involved in the Cyberpunk 2077 role-playing aspect, then this might be just the mod you are looking for. The Unlock NightCity mod helps you to enter unique parts of the mission and other locked-off spots at any time so that you can enjoy their stunning interiors without disturbances. You can enter areas like Clouds, Voodoo Boys Underground Base, and Delamain HQ so far, and when we discover them, the author is introducing new places.