Cyberpunk 2077 - Mod stops Night City's citizens panicking

Some NPC crowds in Cyberpunk 2077.

Some NPC crowds in Cyberpunk 2077.

While a lot of Cyberpunk 2077 players are already imagining how sweet life will be when the Phantom Liberty Expansion arrives and they can ditch their old mate Keanu Reeves for a fresh celebrity friend in Idris Elba, some are still chilling in Night City while they wait.

When they’re not busy fighting for the best seats the metropolis has to offer or grabbing a few drinks at The Afterlife before they head home at the end of a long day, many of these chooms can be found shooting or quickhacking their way through dangerous foes to complete a gig for a fixer.

Many of these missions will involve infiltrating locations populated by just as many innocent bystanders as hostile foes. If you’re sick of these unarmed onlookers becoming terrified every time you interact with an object near them, a new mod might be worth adding to your load order.

Take a comfy seat and observe the sights and sounds of Cyberpunk 2077’s metropolis

The mod in question is called ‘Immersion patch - No crowd panic form using devices’ and is the work of modder anygoodname. Some of their previous work has helped add the ability to autoloot to V’s arsenal and stopped cars that aren't built to fly from randomly floating of their own accord.

This time, they’ve decided to rectify the immersion-breaking panic sessions that can be caused within certain NPC crowds whenever V does something visually innocuous, such as opening doors or hacking into computers and access points.

After all, if the aim of a job is to slip into a busy location undetected and either plant or download a file on a computer hidden away in a back room, it doesn't do to have NPCs whimpering in their boots. it’s pretty hard to justify not having failed it if you emerge to find everyone in the place surrendering to you.

Instead, everyone should remain cool as a cucumber until you do something that warrants them to take cover. Obvious things, such as firing your gun or unsheathing your katana. Then the panic is understandable.

Installing the no-panic mod in Cyberpunk 2077

The mod comes in two different versions designed to suit whichever method of installation you prefer. One relies on awpsoleet’s ‘Cyber Engine Tweaks’ and the other uses jac3km4’s ‘redscript’ and ‘cybercmd’.

Each version has its positives and negatives in comparison to the other. The former is much simpler to manage and the latter is less likely to be temporarily rendered unusable by fresh game updates. But this is assuming you have the modding savvy required to get it working as intended.

Regardless of whether Trauma Team is now thanking you for decreasing the amount of NPC heart attacks you induce by browsing the web, make sure to follow us for more interesting Cyberpunk 2077 mods! We also have all the new info on the Phantom Liberty expansion. But if you're looking for some more mods, we've got some handy guides on how to romance Johnny Silverhand, or how to turn Night City into the Matrix!

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