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The long-awaited Phantom Liberty expansion will be released on September 26, along with a major Version 2.0 update which will entirely overhaul the way the base game is played, according to CD Projekt Red.
However, the game’s lead scene programmer Filip Pierściński has taken to Twitter to warn players that the expansion may place extra strain on some PC setups, particularly when it comes to CPU workload.
CD Projekt Red will stream a new Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire presentation on Thursday, focused on the upcoming Phantom Liberty expansion and promising to “throw in a surprise or two”.
“Before [we] release Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 and Phantom Liberty please check conditions of your cooling systems in PC,” Pierściński tweeted.
“We all use what you have, so workload on CPU 90% on 8 core is expected. To save your time please run Cinebench or similar and check stability of your systems.”
Cinebench is a free program that tests a PC’s hardware capabilities. By running it in advance, players will be able to determine how well their PC will cope with Version 2.0 of the game.
Alongside the news that it was working on the next mainline Witcher game, the company announced in March 2022 that it had entered into a 15-year partnership with Epic that would see the companies collaborate on Unreal Engine projects including engine and game development.