Cyberpunk 2077 modder fixes immersion-killing audio track issue in important side quest

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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 or side quest.


If you’re currently working your way through the latter or are a big fan of gritty NCPD detective River Ward, a new mod, which looks to rectify a long-standing issue present in one of his missions, might be worth adding to your load order.

Have you ever encountered this issue while playing through River Ward’s questline in Cyberpunk 2077?

The mod in question is called ‘Immersion patch - The Hunt quest missing audio restore’ and is the work of modder anygoodname. Some of their previous work has helped keep the populace of Night City calm when computers are turned on in their presence, and stopped cars that aren't built to fly from randomly floating of their own accord.

This time, they’ve decided to ensure that an audio track that’s supposed to play at a key moment during the quest ‘The Hunt’, which involves helping Ward save a kidnapped teenager from a rather terrifying farm, won’t be missing in action.


As anygoodname explains, the audio absence might not even have registered with you if you’re just playing casually and aren’t aware it was supposed to be there, but can also completely ruin things for those who’re seriously invested in the quest’s dramatic tale, by making some dialogue related to it seem incongruous.

The mod comes in two different versions designed to suit whichever method of installation you prefer, with one relying on awpsoleet’s ‘Cyber Engine Tweaks’ and the other using jac3km4’s ‘redscript’ and ‘cybercmd’.

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

Regardless of whether you’re now dressing up in full crime-solving cosplay ahead of replaying the quest to hear the missing audio, make sure to follow us for more interesting Cyberpunk 2077 mods and info on the Phantom Liberty expansion. You can also check out our mods of the month for January 2023.