Everyone’s been wondering if a new game plus mode is coming to Cyberpunk 2077 or not, especially after the recent release of update 2.0 and Phantom Liberty.
The New Game Plus feature is already very prevalent in contemporary gaming, as it allows the players to replay the main quest using any upgrades/game points they earned during their initial run.
Therefore, read this explanation guide where we have tried to answer any of your queries concerning the Cyberpunk 2077 NG+ mode.
Is there a New Game Plus mode in Cyberpunk 2077?
The answer to that is a disappointing no. Cyberpunk 2077 has still not received a new game plus mode as of October 20, 2023.
This means that you won’t be able to keep your stats and gear while opting to play the whole game again and instead will have to create a new character and then restart the game from scratch.
Does Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty add NG+?
The new Phantom Liberty DLC has introduced some massive changes like revamping how you buy cars, among other notables, but they do not include a new game plus mode.
How to start a NG+ playthrough in Cyberpunk 2077
While Cyberpunk 2077 does not feature a new game plus mode, you can still start an NG+ playthrough thanks to some third-party mods on PC.
The most notable mod here is the Pseudo New Game Plus mod which you can find on NexusMods. It allows you to transfer your character (attributes, skills, and items) for a second playthrough at a higher difficulty setting.
The best thing is that the Pseudo New Game Plus mod is perfectly compatible with Update 2.0. In fact, the mod has become even better. Certain issues with the mod such as badly calculated perk points and damage scaling have now been fixed.
What CD Projekt Red has said about NG+ so far
CD Projekt Red has been pretty vocal about listening to all players’ feedback to make as many improvements to Night City as possible. When it comes to a NG+ mode though, there are some complications involved which suggest more delays.
Taking to Twitter last September, lead level designer Miles Tost noted that a new game plus mode is an “incredibly complex feature” to add in Cyberpunk 2077.
This is because of how CDPR will need to rebalance the entire game alongside tweaking almost all gameplay mechanics.
NG+ for CP2077 is an incredibly complex feature to make.
It’s rebalancing the entire game (enemies, equipment, items) and tons of testing/tweaking; there’s many skill checks in gameplay and dialogues, what happens here? How’d we handle/balance attribute + perk points?
— Miles Tost (@tostspender) September 6, 2022