Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion - Release date speculation, platforms, and gameplay

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Image of a new character in the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion.

Almost two years on from its initial release, and our first look at the first Cyberpunk 2077 expansion is here. The new single-player expansion is officially called Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty, and is set to extend your time in Night City quite drastically. If you're completely unfamiliar with the expansion, we've got all the details you need to know.

In this Cyberpunk 2077 guide, we'll run through everything you need to know about the Phantom Liberty expansion. That includes when it's set to release, what the story is, and which platforms it'll release on. That way, you'll be completely ready for its eventual launch.

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September 6, 2022

Today, we got our first confirmation of the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion! During a livestream designed to promote the upcoming Cyberpunk Edgerunners anime series, CD Projekt Red debuted a trailer for the Phantom Liberty DLC. You can check it out here:

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When is the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty release date?

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All we know so far is that the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion will release at some point in 2023. That is the release window confirmed by CD Projekt Red during their Night City Wire livestream, and all we have to go off so far.

As such, we'll need to wait until next year before getting the chance to experience a new story in Night City. That may seem like a long wait, but Cyberpunk fans are already used to their fair share of delays and long waits for updates. Therefore, it'll probably breeze by.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty gameplay and plot

As you may well expect, Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty will retain the same first-person RPG gameplay as the base game. We don't get much of a look at gameplay, though a few shots of V wielding a two-handed cannon and sword prove that you can expect more of the gameplay that we saw in the original.

In terms of the plot, it seems like V has been brainwashed by the government and recruited to do the bidding of the American higher-ups. We hear V, this time in female form, reciting a pledge of fealty to the US government, before Johnny Silverhand warns her that she's made a big mistake. Yes, Keanu Reeves is returning as the gruff metal-armed rockstar once again, so expect him to play a major role. Perhaps he returns into V's consciousness somehow?

Image of a dead US agent in the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty platforms

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Interestingly, the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion will not release on all of the same platforms as the base game. At the reveal event, CD Projekt Red confirmed that it would discontinue support for the game on older consoles, namely PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

As such, the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC will release solely on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Those are also the only platforms that will receive future performance updates and patches to keep things running smoothly.

How much will Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty cost?

At the time of writing, we don't know exactly how much the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion will cost. Considering it's a fairly fleshed-out DLC pack set to add plenty of new areas to explore and baddies to shoot, it certainly won't be free.

All we need to do is take a look at the cost of previous CD Projekt Red DLC to get an idea of what the price may be. The first expansion for The Witcher 3, Hearts of Stone, cost £7.99/$9.99. Its sequel, Blood and Wine, was priced higher at £15.99/$19.99. If we had to guess, the Phantom Liberty expansion will probably be priced at the latter cost, given it seems to be fairly substantial.

That's it for all the information we have so far on the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC! Be sure to check back often, because we'll update this guide as soon as we know more about the expansion.

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