Best Cyberpunk 2077 mods that revamp your gameplay experience
It’s been 2 years since Cyberpunk 2077 was released, and it still continues to reach its true potential as a game. The Cyberpunk 2077 modding community has consistently done a great job at improving the game with gameplay overhauls and additional game mechanics that were originally missed out. In this guide, we will take a look at the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods for patch 1.6 that revamp your gameplay experience.
Modding requirements for Cyberpunk 2077
These mods are required as a base for other mods to load & work.
- Cyber Engine Tweaks
- Native Settings UI
- Material & Texture Override
- Input Loader
The Cyberpunk 2077 mods you need to revamp your gameplay experience
- Let there be Flight
- Virtual Car dealer
- Drone Companions
- Time Dilation Overhaul
- AI netrunners enhanced
- Metro System mod
- Level Scaling and balancing
- Enhanced Police
1. Let there be Flight – Flying vehicles
The Let there be flight mod provides a great experience flying through the beautiful world crafted by CDPR. Flying around the Night City provides some gorgeous visuals like never seen before. The long tall buildings of Night City seem like they are meant to hover around and make it a perfect environment for sky traversal. Flying around in cars has provided some of the best sightseeing experiences through the city as you can now reach areas you couldn’t before.
The controls, the feel and features like air drifting make the mod feels like an integrated part of the original game. The modders have done a great job and introduced a feature which we all always wanted in our Cyberpunk 2077 experience. CDPR overlooked a lot of features and there was seemingly a ton of cut content in the game.
Let there be flight is without a doubt one of the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods out there. It is not limited to just adding a flight mode to the vehicle but it goes beyond that. As soon as the flight mode is activated the wheels of the car turn horizontally upside down and act like thrusters hovering over the car. In addition to that if you pay enough attention the wheels actually turn as you move around making the flight feel a whole lot more realistic. Read the full review of the mod including the Installation guide, common errors and more here.
Let there be Flight Installation guide
Download the Let there be flight mod by Jack Humbert here and extract its contents to the Cyberpunk 2077 directory. (where bin and r6 folders are located).
2. Virtual Car dealer
The thing I miss the most in the original Cyberpunk 2077 was the fact there was no proper Car Dealership System. It would always put me off that there was no way of ordering a vehicle and having it delivered to you. The only way to purchase them was to travel to the location manually. However, that’s not the case anymore the Virtual Car dealer mod brings all that to your computer screen inside any of your apartments.
The virtual car dealer mod adds an active Car dealership system to your computer and allows you to buy Cars via your computer without moving anywhere. The mod allows you to purchase every single vehicle in the game in addition to the already existing options it allows users to purchase some new exotic vehicles like the NCPD car or the Utility Truck.
Virtual Car dealer Installation guide Installation guide
In addition to the car dealer mod, you might also want to include the following car packs to get the best experience and service from the Virtual Dealer.
- Mizutani Shion Targa MZT
- Vehicle Pack – Basic
- Vehicle Pack – Corpo
- Vehicle Pack – Gangs
- Vehicle Pack – Utility
Download the Virtual Car dealer mod here and extract its contents to the Cyberpunk 2077 directory. (where bin and r6 folders are located).
3. Drone Companion mod
In the Dangerous and highly advanced futuristic city of Cyberpunk 2077, it only makes sense to have drones and robots as your pets and guards. The Drone Companion mod does just that by introducing drones and androids as your personal bodyguards in Night City. The Drone Companion mod introduces an operating system for your cyberwar called the Tech deck. Equipping a TechDeck allows the user to craft a set amount of Drones that will then follow the player around and fight with them until destroyed.
After equipping the TechDeck you can craft drones of your choice which surprisingly come with a lot of options. The Drones are categorized as flying drones, androids and mechs which themselves come in a lot of options based on the type of attacks they use including snipers, netrunners, shotguns and more.
The Drones are crafted under the ‘Drones’ tab in the Crafting screen and the materials required can be purchased from the vendors in-game.
Drone Companion mod Installation guide
Download the Drone Companion mod here, and to install, drag and drop the bin, r6, and archive folders into your Cyberpunk 2077 directory.
To uninstall, remove the Drone Companions folder or file from these 3 locations:
4. Time Dilation Overhaul
The Time Dilation mod fundamentally works to fix broken aspects of the way Time Dilation(In physics and relativity, time dilation is the difference in the elapsed time as measured by two clocks ) is handled within Cyberpunk 2077. This mod touches nearly every aspect of Time Dilation, and features 344 configurable variables to control it all!
This mod primarily does the following-
- Completely reworks the Sandevistan Operating System (including versions that make ranged weapons viable, allow Katana bullet reflection, activate time dilation in vehicles, and allow the player to teleport!)
- Provides some minor bug fixes and quality-of-life options.
- Changes the way NPCs behave in time dilation.
- Changes how Scanning/Quickhack Time Dilation works.
The Time Dilation overhaul mod introduces new mechanics like teleportation and Katana bullet reflection. These exciting features are implemented into the game by reworking the various sandevistan’s in the game. Read more about the ‘sandevistan’ overhaul here.
Download the Time Dilation mod here, and to install, drag and drop the bin, r6, and archive folders into your Cyberpunk 2077 directory.
5. AI netrunners enhanced
The Netrunners were supposed to be the most interesting gang in the Night city with amazing hacks and tech making them the most formidable type of enemies. However, a lot of content was cut which made them feel vague and no different than other gangs and enemies. The ‘AI Netrunners enhanced’ mod totally enhances the hacking abilities of the netrunners turning them into quite a formidable enemy. It allows them to perform and use hacks more often making the combat more challenging and less predictable.
The netrunners enhanced mod adds the following features-
- New attacks and hacks for netrunners.
- Variety in and less predictability in combat.
- Rewarding and diverse Cyberpunk experience.
Hacks that the netrunners can use after the mod and their description.
- Overheat (5s): low burning damage over time
- Burning (7s): high burning damage over time.
- Contagion (6s): moderate poison damage over time
- Short Circuit (6s): moderate shock damage over time
- Synapse Burnout (7s): does damage equal to 20-35% of max health. Higher damage if the player has lower health.
- Cyberware Malfunction (5s): disables jump cyberware, scanning/hacking, etc.
- Reboot Optics (3s): flashing blind effect
- Control – Weapon Glitch (7s): guns are disabled Cripple Movement (6s): very slow movement
- Imminent System Failure (15): Can kill you instantly.
- Download the mod here and extract the zip file into the Cyberpunk 2077 installation folder.
In addition to that, the mod fixes various bugs related to the AI hacking system!
6. Metro System
Modders have stepped up again after building an entire Metro System into the game. The mod introduces an interactable Metro station that can be used to travel across Night City in First-person and Third-person mode! The mod enhances the immersive-ness as the players need to go inside the metro and even wait for their ride.
Read more in detail about the mod here.
Metro System Installation guide
Download the Metro System mod here and extract its contents to the Cyberpunk 2077 directory. (where bin and r6 folders are located).
7. Level Scaling and balancing
The next mod you might want to install is the Level Scaling mod. This mod does exactly what it sounds like it balances the level scaling in the game as you once reach a point in the game after levelling up that it just gets too easy, you are able to one-shot all enemies with a legendary shotgun or an assault rifle with burn damage making the game too easy and boring at times. The level scaling mod fixes that by making the enemies a lot more dangerous and bringing them up to your level for a more challenging experience.
The mod is highly customizable and you can change the level and damage done by the NPCs to your liking and play around with the enemy’s difficulty helping you in creating a Cyberpunk experience of your own.
Level Scaling and balancing Installation guide
Download the Level Scaling and balancing mod here and extract its contents to the Cyberpunk 2077 directory. (where bin and r6 folders are located).
8. Enhanced Police
The cops in Cyberpunk were arguably the biggest letdown. I wouldn’t even notice them sometimes as it was so easy to lose them even with the highest threat level. The Enhanced Police mod makes things better as it improves the police in the game. The mod makes it possible for police to chase V in vehicles something that is a much-needed feature for a game where the protagonist is a street mercenary.
- Download this mod archive and extract it into your Cyberpunk 2077 game folder.