What are the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods? It's a somewhat strange question to ask, given how the RPG launched without official mod support, but one should never underestimate crafty PC fans, especially when driven by high levels of anticipation.
The Cyberpunk 2077 PC community mobilized quite quickly, releasing the first mods shortly after launch. Although they fall on the smaller end of the spectrum, those highlighted on our list of the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods address some of the game's issues or improve the way in which you can experience Night City.
Cyberpunk 2077 is bound to receive updates in the coming months to address optimization issues and bugs, which might negatively impact the mods below. Since everything's in a bit of an unstable state at the moment, it's a good idea to backup your saves before applying any Cyberpunk 2077 mods.
The Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods
Better Field of View Slider
Some PC gamers see the field of view option as a must-have and Cyberpunk 2077 already delivers a slider which satisfies that need. If, however, its values still aren't enough for you, the Better Field Of View Slider mod lets you go as low as 30 and as high as 150. The more you see, the less likely you are to get stabbed in the back, probably.
Cyberpunk 2077's more options mod lets you tweak even more stuff in its menus, unlocking certain options that aren't normally available to players. There's no guarantee that fiddling with them won't break your game, though, so handle with care.
If you're interested in modding yourself, rfuzzo has released an initial set of modding tools for the RPG. This comes hot on the heels of open-source project WolvenKit announcing plans to extend modding support to also include Cyberpunk 2077 alongside The Witcher 3.
Cyber Engine Tweaks
Go to any discussion thread where CD Projekt Red's latest RPG is mentioned and you'll find performance brought up. The Cyberpunk 2077 Cyber Engine Tweaks mod seeks to give players a frame rate boost and, in some cases, it's proven to succeed. You'll likely have more luck with it if you're running an AMD CPU, but it's worth giving a shot nevertheless until more permanent optimization arrives. This mod also lets you access the console.
Walk Key on PC
At launch, V was somehow missing the ability to simply walk through Night City. If this surprising oversight keeps bugging you, the appropriately named Walk Key on PC mod is just what you're looking for.
Better Vehicle Handling
Cyberpunk 2077's slippery car control takes a bit of getting used to, but even then it can end up feeling slightly off. The Better Vehicle Handling mod aims to make it easier to keep sliding under control and generally keep you from hitting half the things in your path when taking a turn, unless that's something you actually plan on doing.
User-Friendly Hairstyle Changer
Modder UTF_8x comes to the rescue of people looking to switch their initial hairstyle choice by letting them pick a different one after they leave the character creator. The Hairstyle Changer mod also removes the requirement of manually editing game files to give V a different hairdo.
High-Quality Shortcut Icons
If you've installed CP 2077, chances are that you noticed its blurry icon. While that's not the end of the world by default, it could ruin your desktop screen's aesthetics, which is why modder kostas96b put together this set of high-quality icons. If you'd like to both get rid of blurry icons and click on Todd Howard to start Cyberpunk 2077, there's a mod for that, too.
JB - TPP MOD WIP Third Person
Players looking to escape the RPG's first-person perspective can now finally rejoice, as the first functional Cyberpunk 2077 third-person camera mod is finally here. You'll need to install the Cyber Engine Tweaks mod to get it to work and can choose between four different camera angles while in-game. Do keep in mind that some weirdness like uncanny animations and, uh, missing heads could happen. The mod itself is labeled as work in progress and Cyberpunk 2077 wasn't originally meant to be played in third person. Grab it from Nexus Mod.
Instant Disassembling and Crafting
There's so much to do in Cyberpunk 2077 and spending time crafting or disassembling lots of items can keep you from finding out what Night City hides in its every nook and cranny. This mod expedites that tedious process without breaking immersion. If you gave up the habit of grabbing everything you see because of how long it took to get rid of it, you can now safely return to it. Find it on Nexus Mods.
The minimap is a trusty companion whose importance we often overlook, especially when met with a world as dazzling as Cyberpunk 2077's. But even so, it's always there, helping us navigate our surroundings. The Better Minimap mod then adds a series of improvements which include various zoom levels alongside options for transparent minimaps, removing borders and even a compass-only mode. Get it from Nexus Mods.
Alternate Crowd Behavior and Other Tweaks
The Alternate Crowd Behavior and Other Tweaks mod improves immersion by giving Cyberpunk 2077's crowds a more dynamic feeling. You'll also see slightly more traffic and parked cars, AI that handles races somewhat better and benefit from improved asset streaming, although the latter does come at an FPS cost. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Non-essential Cyberpunk 2077 Mods
Our list of the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods will likely grow over the coming weeks and months, so be sure to check back regularly for new additions.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out now on PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and Google Stadia.
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