Cyberpunk 2077 will begin receiving free DLC early next year, as discovered by a new update to the game’s official website.
While no details were given, including specific release dates or what the DLC would entail, the official Cyberpunk 2077 website has been updated with the news. The page can be seen here at the link, which reveals only that the DLC will be free and released early 2021.
Whether or not this is news might depend on how closely you watched the Cyberpunk 2077 launch trailer, released on December 8. As PC Gamer points out, at the end of the trailer, behind the game’s logo, text flashes on screen revealing CD Projekt Red’s plans for Cyberpunk DLC.
“Our planned expansions will take you even deeper into the world of Cyberpunk 207, offering substantial, story-driven content that’ll give you tough choices to make through impactful narratives that you won’t soon forget,” CD Projekt’s message reads (via PC Gamer).
“But before we get there, we’ll first be kicking off our free DLC program in early 2021. Just like with The Witcher 3, expect an assortment of free DLC packs to begin hitting Night City, dropping a bunch of cool stuff that’ll inject even more life into the world of the dark future.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt Red’s game before Cyberpunk 2077, received 16 pieces of free DLC on top of two paid major story expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. If this is anything to go off of, Cyberpunk’s DLC may feature new cosmetic and gameplay options. For example, Wild Hunt didn’t have New Game Plus until it was added as DLC. As of this writing, Cyberpunk also doesn’t have New Game Plus.
Of course, this news comes in the midst of a disastrous launch for Cyberpunk 2077, which was released buggy across all platforms and nearly unplayable on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Since Cyberpunk’s December 10 release, CD Projekt Red has offered refunds to frustrated players, had the game pulled from the PlayStation store, and is now facing a class action lawsuit from investors. Despite these issues and controversies, in a recent investor’s report, CD Projekt Red revealed it has sold 13 million copies of Cyberpunk 2077.