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This Cancelled Feature Is Making Its Way Into Cyberpunk 2077

Ever since the botched release of "Cyberpunk 2077," fans have taken it upon themselves to fix the game's issues. From modding in missing romance options to crafting a third-person mode and going swimming, the modding community has taken great steps toward making "Cyberpunk 2077" into the game they originally hoped it would be. Now, an ambitious modder is working to resurrect one of the game's most exciting promised features: wall-running.

According to modder Saturne, the wall-running mod is still a "work in progress." Even so, Saturne credits help from fellow modder PerfNormBeast for making wall-running in "Cyberpunk 2077" that much closer to a reality.

Wall-running was originally shown to be one of the game's intended parkour mechanics in early footage for "Cyberpunk 2077." However, like many other features that were left on the cutting room floor, including different weather patterns and the ability to dual-wield weapons, wall-running was absent from the final version of the game. CDPR was strangely vague when it came to its reasoning behind dropping the feature, simply telling Game Reactor that the omission was due to "design reasons."

While it's unclear what those "design reasons" were, it appears that Saturne has run into some issues of their own while designing this mod. The notes for the mod state that Saturne has already fixed a number of bugs that have interfered with that sweet wall-running action, including one that sends the player clipping through walls. Of course, there are plenty of other wall-clipping bugs already present in Cyberpunk 2077, including one that results in the player character getting trapped inside a vending machine, so it doesn't appear as though this mod introduces any new problems, so to speak.

Saturne also points out that not every wall can be used for running, but the mod still works on "95%" of all vertical surfaces. Just don't run up too high, or you may die from fall damage. 

As Saturne explains in the mod notes, "Don't expect anything sick, it's barely usable at the moment, it's more of a proof of concept for myself." Still, fans who were disappointed by the lack of wall-running in "Cyberpunk 2077" will probably be thrilled to have even a taste of the parkour action that could have been. Saturne also encourages users to report any bugs they find so that they can be fixed. Since "Cyberpunk 2077" fans are pretty well-versed in bugs by this point, there's a chance these issues will be found and sorted out in no time.