Great news for those who’ve been patiently waiting for CD Projekt Red to drop the first and biggest (and only) major expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, Phantom Liberty, because it’s finally out today.
In case you need a refresher, Phantom Liberty adds a brand-new, 15-20 hour storyline to the base game, set in the district of Dogtown and introducing new characters like Idris Elba’s Solomon Reed. It also comes alongside the recently-released 2.0 update for Cyberpunk 2077, which adds a ton of game-changing features like revamped progression, vehicle combat, improved AI and more.
CDPR has also let folks know what kind of storage tax they’re in for to add the 2.0 update and Phantom Liberty to their relevant machine, which you can see below is around 57GB total on PC, 71GB on PS5 and a substantial 90GB on Xbox Series X|S:
Yes, and if you don’t already own it you can buy it in a bundle with the Phantom Liberty DLC – right now the base game is on special on some platforms as well, meaning you’ll get a decent deal on both:
If you’re on console and have a disc drive, you could also hunt down a cheap, physical last-gen copy and score the free upgrade, though that might be more trouble than it’s worth for the slight saving.
To play the Phantom Liberty DLC you’ve got three options. You can either start a fresh save and play through Act I and Act II (around 10-15 hours of the game) until you finish Transmission – the last quest in the Automatic Love questline. From here, you should receive a call initiating the story in Phantom Liberty and you’ll be free to tackle it.
A new second option when starting a fresh save is to skip straight to the Phantom Liberty content, which will allow you to create your character, then have them dropped into the game at the kicking off point of the DLC and already levelled to level 15 and with a bunch of cash in the bank. You’ll automatically have your attribute points assigned but you can reset them. You’ll miss out on a bunch of main game story this way, so only do this if you’ve played Cyberpunk 2077 before.
Lastly, if you’re reloading an existing save from later in the game, you’ll simply receive the call kicking things off – although if you’re coming in after the 2.0 update you might want to spend some time re-specing your character with the new progression and perks system.
How Long Is Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty?
The main quests in Phantom Liberty should take you around 15 hours, maybe more if you’re exploring thoroughly. There’s naturally plenty of stuff to do outside of main missions though, so that time could easily double.
Is Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Worth Buying?
We think so! We gave the expansion a massive 10/10 in our review, saying “On the back of Phantom Liberty, along with a really substantial rebuild of all of the game’s core systems, Cyberpunk 2077 manages to wash its hands of its past failures and emerges as the genuine article. At last, it’s the intoxicating escape I once thought it was and stands out, to me, as the premiere role-playing resort in what might very well be a modern golden age for the genre.”