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Cyberpunk 2077 Fans Are Fixing The Game Themselves

It's no secret that Cyberpunk 2077 had a disastrous launch that may stick with CD Projekt Red for some time. Despite breaking Steam records, CD Projekt Red had to apologize to fans for the many bugs, glitches, and oversights in Cyberpunk 2077. Even though its initial release was technically successful, Cyberpunk 2077 was removed from the PlayStation storefront, a stigma few games earn. Even though CD Projekt Red has released patches to fix the game, Cyberpunk 2077 players have reported that some patches only serve to ruin certain missions, making them unplayable.


One fan took repairs into their own hands by crafting a mod to fix one of the more common issues in the game. NexusMods user Floyd2099 created a mod called "Cyberpunk 2077 Audio Overhaul" for players who want to enjoy Cyberpunk 2077 without super-loud combat music blaring in the background. Floyd2099 performed a public service by patching the unmixed audio, describing the mod as "loud audio on a night club will be still loud, but [you] can now listen to what other people are telling you! Combat music is still loud [but it] less annoying because the difference between ambiant [sic] music is now acceptable." The mod essentially makes speech more audible by adjusting the sound levels of in-game music. Needless to say, some players found it annoying to have to strain to hear what vital NPCs are saying over the loud boom of electronica.


Floyd2099's mod doesn't completely fix the audio problem, but it seems to be a large step in the right direction. The hefty correction takes up a massive 11GB of space. Because the mod is a completely reformatted set of Cyberpunk 2077 audio files, of which there are many, it obviously takes up a considerable amount of space. Floyd2099 notes that their mod can't be used with any other mod that deals with Cyberpunk 2077's sound files.

Mods have breathed new life into the glitchy Cyberpunk 2077 as fans wait for a more permanent fix. Some mods come under suspicion from users, while others have just tried to provide different gameplay experiences the original game doesn't offer. Of course, some fans have gone too far with their changes, prompting CD Projekt Red to decry a mod that allows players to seduce Johnny Silverhand, played by Keanu Reeves. However, Floyd2099's contribution to the modding community probably won't be seen as a problem for the developers.