Cyberpunk 2077 - Mod lets you add a cost of living crisis in Night City

Cyberpunk 2077's Night City and Aerondight car.

Cyberpunk 2077's Night City and Aerondight car.

While Cyberpunk 2077 has endured a difficult lifespan since its 2020 release, with a barrage of bugs and glitches on various platforms originally putting off players, things are finally looking up for the Keanu Reeves friendship simulator. There's a new mod that allows you to implement a cost of living crisis to Night City, just for that extra touch of realism.

Following the release of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, a lot of people have been tempted into giving the game another chance. This has led to some massive player numbers that have only grown stronger since the announcement that the game will be getting a sequel, as well as the upcoming Phantom Liberty DLC.

Now, a group of new mods might help lure back those who’ve long struggled to manage their cyber finances. Introducing a cost of living crisis to Night City gives players a chance to offset their cat food bills by actually making other items in the game easier to acquire and possibly more affordable. It sounds counterintuitive, but you can use these mods to create whatever economic position you wish.

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The first of the mods in question is called ‘Better Vendors’ and is the work of prolific modder yakuzadeso, whose previous work has made getting a good night’s sleep more rewarding and given V the ability to land like a superhero whenever they like.

This time, they’ve unleashed a barrage of changes on the game’s economy, with that first mod working to ensure that vendors always have massive, well-stocked inventory. Additionally, this mod gives them a never-ending supply of funds with which to buy whatever you happen to be selling. However, the opposite can also be achieved, which means Night City will be plunged into a cost of living crisis, almost like the real world.

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While some of these features are already included in existing vendor mods like Scissors123454321’s ‘SVE - Simple Vendor Expansion’, E3roKK’s ‘Rich Vendors’ and MrCoby220’s ‘Street Vendors’, by combining them all into one mod, yakuzadeso’s work might be a good option if you’re looking to downsize your load order.

Set prices to introduce a cost of living crisis

However, if instead, you’re on the hunt for a mod that’ll let you set the prices these vendors will be charging for their goods to whatever level you’re comfortable paying, yakuzadeso also has you covered there.

If you’re coming towards the end of a playthrough and think your bank account’s becoming a bit too inflated, then another of their new mods, ‘Expensive Night City’, should combat this via inflation. While ‘Almost Everything Is Free’ does the opposite ‘Buy Prices Cut In Half’ initiates a permanent sale that can act as a middle ground between the two.

Regardless of where you lie in Night City’s economic strata, make sure to follow us for updates on the wacky world of Cyberpunk 2077 modding, as well as info on the game’s upcoming Phantom Liberty expansion, which is set to debut in September 2023. We've also got some other awesome mod guides for CD Projekt Red's technological masterpiece, including how to romance Johnny Silverhand, as well as how to turn Night City into the Matrix.

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