CD Project Red, Cyberpunk 2077’s developer, has finally shown the first batch of free DLC, but it’s not quite what players were hoping for.
During a Twitch livestream, several CDPR employees showed what’s new for the third-person RPG. They discussed the recent changes in Patch 1.3, as well as showcased the four new pieces of content: two jackets, one car, and an alternative outfit for Johnny Silverhand.
All four pieces of DLC can be accessed in the game’s Main Menu under the Additional Content tab. The two jackets, both of Rare/Iconic qualities, are available in V’s apartment after completing The Ride mission. The Archer Quartz “Bandit” car can be bought after finishing Ghost Town. You can see the DLC pieces below:
CDPR senior level designer Miles Toast did state that these add-ons were small for a reason. Patch 1.3 is Cyberpunk 2077’s biggest update yet, according to Toast, so the DLCs function is to just give players a taste. Bigger, more substantive expansions for the game will come later.
“This patch is our biggest one to date,” Toast commented during the stream. “We’re put a lot of effort into this one, so consider the DLCs that we have now as sort of goodies, sort of cherries on top. The reality of course, and we’ve talked about this in the past, is that we differentiate a bit between different kinds of extra content, between DLCs, additional items of which we will have plenty coming down the road, and of course the giant expansion passes which we will have something to say about later.”
This is similar to how the studio handled The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. That game received 16 pieces of small free DLC before getting two massive expansions in 2015 and 2016.
Senior quest designer Patrick Mills said that some DLC for Cyberpunk 2077 will be bigger than others and all would be free, but they wouldn’t match the scope of the larger add-on the studio is working on. Of course, they didn’t mention what these expansions could be, but Mills did say what the expansions are “cool” and will cost players some money.
A release date for Patch 1.3 and these add-ons was not mentioned.