Modding is essential for Cyberpunk 2077 due to its rough state and missing features. Modders have released plenty of decent mods that improve close to all aspects of the game. If you’re new to modding, here’s a guide that explains how to install mods on a PC and what essential mods you need to improve your overall experience in Cyberpunk 2077.
Head over to Nexus Mods and select the mod you want to install. Download the mod and unzip the folder using WinZip, WinRAR, or any other tool you prefer. Store the unzipped files in a folder of your choice.
Steam Vs. GOG Modding: Steam users need to left-click on Cyberpunk 2077, go to Properties, then Local Files, and finally, Browse Local Files. GOG users must visit the Cyberpunk 2077 page in the library, click on Settings, then select Manage Installation > Configure. You will now be at the game file folders, where you should see the launcher and other files such as “archive and “r6.”
Go through the mod’s instructions available on its download page. Sometimes mods need to be installed in different folders, so you must know beforehand how your particular mod must be installed.
Make sure to back up any folder the mod page might ask you to overwrite with the mod file to protect your game files.
The final step is to paste the mod files in all folders as your mod’s instructions page instructions and then launch the game to see if the mod is working.
Essential Mods for Cyberpunk 2077
- Cyber Engine Tweaks: Gives performance boost, and frame rate increase for AMD CPUs.
- Loot Markers: Adds detailed loot markers to fallen enemies.
- Functional Metro: Adds a functional metro system to Night City with 19 stations for faster travel across Night City. Inside the metro, you can switch to third-person mode.
- Drone Companions: Adds powerful drone, android, and mech companions with various customization and crafting options.
That’s everything we have for now; leave a comment down below if you wish to add to our essential mods list.