Things That Need To Be In Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Expansion – TheFantasyTimes

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Things That Need To Be In Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Expansion

On September 26th, 2023, Cyberpunk 2077 fans worldwide will be immersed in the new Phantom Liberty expansion, set in the dangerous Dogtown district of Night City. Once again, V finds themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, hoping to do the right thing. It’s up to the players (and developers) to determine the price they will pay this time around.

CD Projekt Red (CDPR) hopes to attract new players while also pleasing their loyal fanbase with new stories from the dark world of Night City. Fans eagerly anticipate the expansion’s potential for new narrative elements, specifically how Phantom Liberty will impact V and Johnny’s story.

While Cyberpunk 2077 already has multiple endings, fans remain unsatisfied with the limited choices presented in the canon endings. The Phantom Liberty expansion offers a possible escape from this fate, with the potential for a cure for V’s situation. The expansion will also see Johnny and V’s story evolve, with fans expecting more involvement from Johnny as he takes over V’s body at times.

In addition to new storylines, the expansion promises new cyberware upgrades that can make V even stronger. However, players must balance these upgrades with the risk of becoming cyberpsycho.

New friendships will also emerge, including Solomon Reed, an NUS Federal Intelligence Agency agent, Songbird, a netrunner, and President Myers. Fans speculate on the potential for a clash of interests and which side V will take.

The Phantom Liberty expansion will also feature new Easter Eggs, with fans eagerly anticipating the developers’ creativity. The expansion will also include new side missions, allowing V and Johnny to explore Night City even further.

Finally, fans are curious about Johnny’s backstory and his relationship with the new characters. The expansion’s release date is set for September 23, 2023.

In summary, the Phantom Liberty expansion promises to deliver new and exciting narratives, characters, cyberware upgrades, Easter Eggs, and side missions. It remains to be seen what the future holds for V and Johnny, but fans eagerly anticipate their next adventure in Night City.

On September 26th, 2023, all Cyberpunk 2077 fans are going to be busy discovering the new Phantom Liberty expansion and the new and dangerous Dogtown district, where most of the action will take place. V will once more be in the wrong time at the wrong place, hoping to do the right thing, and it’s up to the players (and the developers) to see at how big of a price they will pay this time around.


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While Cyberpunk 2077 has a lot of loyal fans already, CDPR is hoping to gain some new ones that will give their game a chance to shine once more and for a new story to emit from the -admittedly- dark place that is Night City. As for the old fans, they can’t help but speculate what the new Phantom Liberty expansion will add to V and Johnny’s story.

7 Alternate Ending

Cyberpunk 2077 Ending

Cyberpunk 2077 might have five different endings and one secret one, but fans are not exactly okay with any of them, since it means choosing between a rock and a bad place. It’s normal for the players to want V to have more choice in her path after the game, which is not the case with any of the canon endings.

The trailer for Phantom Liberty Expansion though offered the gamers a possible escape from the doomed fate, since there is talk about a potential cure for V and her situation. Whether that will come to be realized or not, it remains to be seen, but it definitely fired up new hope to the fans.

6 More Of Johhny And V’s Story

Cyberpunk 2077 Johnny and V

They might fight all the time, but Johnny’s and V’s arguments end up being like the ones someone would expect from siblings, so it’s normal to come to love both of them and want to see them survive and, why not, succeed in their crazy plans (at least the ones that don’t involve risking the lives of civilians).

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With the new main mission and the expected side quests in the Phantom Liberty Expansion, fans expect to see V and Johnny’s story evolve, change, and be as complicated and exciting as it is in the main game. It wouldn’t be enough for Johnny to be just the sidekick one-liner in this new adventure, and hopefully, he will be more involved, maybe even taking over V’s body at times.

5 New Cyberware

Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberware

It’s always an interesting feature when the character the gamers are playing with can get his armor, whatever that armor may be, upgraded. In Cyberpunk 2077V can get a lot of different updates, not only with clothes and weapons but also with cyberware that they can get from different ripperdocs.

Depending on the battle style the player wants, V can get some superbly helpful upgrades in the base game. Now, the Phantom Liberty Expansion is promising even more upgrades that can make V even stronger. One has to wonder though, how many upgrades are too many? And do they risk going cyberpsycho?

4 New Friendships

Cyberpunk 2077 Idris Elba

With Idris Elba coming to the game as Solomon Reed, an NUS Federal Intelligence Agency agent that’s going to be on the side of V, there is a lot of excitement about forging new friendships that can prove helpful, not only emotionally but in practical manners as well.

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Apart from Reed though, there is Songbird, a netrunner who seems to know a lot, and, of course, President Myers, the President of the NUS, who is in need of V’s help. These three main characters in the new expansion are already firing up speculation among the fans as to a possible clash of interests and questions as to which side V is going to take.

3 New Easter Eggs

Cyberpunk 2077 Easter Eggs

The base game had a lot of funny, unexpected, and plain weird Easter Eggs, and the fans can’t help but wait for the same thing to happen in the Phantom Liberty Expansion. The theories have already started to circulate and thankfully, it’s not a long wait until the players get to see who was wrong, who was right, and what completely unique ways the developers are going to find to reward the over-explorers.

While a lot of gamers expect some kind of Easter Egg from the world of the Witcher games, CDPR is known to surprise its players, so the Easter Eggs can vary from secret locations to legendary weapons to just a poster on the wall “winking” at the players and full of hidden meaning.

2 New Side Missions

Cyberpunk 2077 Side Missions

While the idea of a new main mission in the beloved Night City sounds amazing – and even more amazing is the fact that it’s going to be in a whole new district – the need for some good old side missions is always there, in the hearts of the fans.

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Whether it’s simple side quests like finding cyberpsychos or giving a helping hand to someone in distress, the Phantom Liberty expansion would be so much better if there are side missions that V and Johnny can explore together and get to make some choices.

1 More Of Johnny’s Backstory

Cyberpunk 2077 Johnny Silverhand

Along with V, the fans are curious to learn how the Night City was in the past, and how Johnny saw and understood everything that was happening around him. In the base game, there is a lot of information given in this regard, either through conversations between V and Johnny or through missions.

In the expansion, players are already thirsty for more info, even if this comes in the simple form of a clever remark from Johnny about V not understanding something or how he used to do things when he was around. It is also worth wondering what the relationship between Johnny and the new characters will be and if they share any kind of common past.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty is set to release on September 23, 2023.

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