New Game+ Mode, Release Date & More – Post Game Guide – Cyberpunk 2077

 New Game+ Mode, Release Date & More – Post Game Guide – Cyberpunk 2077

Since its release, CD Projekt Red’s aspirational open-world action RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, has had its justified share of ups and downs. However, presently, the dust has settled, and with the help of several updates, developers have optimized the game for current-generation platforms. Hence, players are now ready to venture into the darkness of the Night City.

Similar to most AAA open-world RPG games, Cyberpunk 2077 possesses numerous story paths, multiple side missions, and various hidden easter eggs undiscoverable during a single walkthrough. 

Due to this very reason, developers tend to roll out a New Game+ mode that enables you to replay the entire game with endgame stats and equipment. As a result, the Cyberpunk 2077 New Game+ mode has been the most requested feature of the game. But has the New Game+ mode made its way to Cyberpunk 2077 yet?

Unfortunately, the New Game+ mode has yet to be a part of Cyberpunk 2077 on PS5/PS4. Even though the developers at CD Projekt Red claim that they’re working on it, they aren’t making any promises, according to the game’s lead level designer. Since NG+ wasn’t a part of the recent patch update, it could be a part of Patch 1.7, which will most likely release around Spring 2023. 

Here’s more about the NG+ mode in Cyberpunk 2077, its release date, and the reason behind its delay!

Does Cyberpunk 2077 have post-game?

 New Game+ Mode, Release Date & More – Post Game Guide – Cyberpunk 2077
Nocturne OP55N1 in Cyberpunk 2077

Yes, Cyberpunk 2077 does have post-game. Once you complete the main story in Cyberpunk 2077 and the credits have rolled, you return to the point where V is in front of the Embers building from Act II: Nocturne 15 Op 55. Moreover, your inventory and experience will carry over, and you’ll be free to roam Night City. 

The game is fundamentally open-world and free roam, specifically after Act I, and until you go to the Embers Club for the mission, Nocturne Op55N1. There’s no going back to free roam after this point, which is why the game will ask you to create a save file when you complete this mission. Consequently, when you beat the main game in Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll return to this free-roam save file. 

Lastly, once you’re done with Cyberpunk 2077’s main story, you can aim for 100% completion by finishing all side quests and achieving the remaining four endings. 

What to do in Cyberpunk 2077 after beating the main story? (The Devil)

 New Game+ Mode, Release Date & More – Post Game Guide – Cyberpunk 2077
Gorilla Arms as Post-Game Reward

After you complete Cyberpunk 2077 and beat the main story, you can still do several things in Night City. Firstly, you should collect your post-game rewards by reloading the save file and equipping them at the nearest Ripperdoc. Secondly, you can aim for 100% completion and achieve all five endings. 

Players can 100% complete Cyberpunk 2077 by finishing the given tasks.

  1. Achieve all five endings
  2. Enjoy the Romance options
  3. Earn every Trophy (Achievement)
  4. Head for Adam Smasher’s Vault
  5. Craft the Best Weapons
  6. Complete all the Side Jobs
  7. Complete all the Gigs
  8. Complete all the Scanner Hustles
  9. Purchase all the Vehicles
  10. Give the NCPD what they deserve

Also, the various post-game rewards for each ending in Cyberpunk 2077 are as follows. 

  1. The Devil – Militech Berserk MK.5 and Gorilla Arms 
  2. The Star – Johnny Tank top and Johnny Aviators
  3. Temperance – Aldecaldos Rally Bolero Jacket
  4. The Sun – Liberty PRIDE
  5. Suicide – Nothing

Is the New Game+ mode a part of Cyberpunk 2077’s Patch 1.6 Update?

 New Game+ Mode, Release Date & More – Post Game Guide – Cyberpunk 2077
Tweet from Amelia “Lilayah” Kolat Before the Release of Patch 1.6

Cyberpunk’s Patch 1.6, also called Patch 1.6 Edgerunners Update, does not include the New Game+ mode for PS5 and PS4. The Senior Community Manager of Cyberpunk 2077, Amelia “Lilayah” Kolat, published a tweet a day before the patch’s release confirming the same. 

Such disheartening news came while players were awaiting the release of the New Game+ mode as part of Patch 1.6. Considering the contents of Patch 1.6, which was released on 6th September 2022, it’s safe to say it doesn’t include the NG+ mode. The primary contents of the Patch 1.6 Edgerunners Update are as follows.

  • Wardrobe
  • 3 New Gigs
  • New Weapons
  • Cross-Progression
  • Edgerunners Content
  • Arcade Game: Roach Race
  • Nibbles in Photo Mode

Furthermore, as of 3rd December 2022, CD Projekt Red developers or employees have yet to make any new mentions of Cyberpunk’s New Game+ mode. 

Why has Cyberpunk 2077’s New Game+ mode been delayed?

 New Game+ Mode, Release Date & More – Post Game Guide – Cyberpunk 2077
Tweet from Miles Tost Explaining the Delay in the Release of NG+

CD Projekt Red employee and Cyberpunk 2077’s lead level designer, Miles Tost, claims that they delayed the New Game+ mode because it is an “incredibly complex feature to make.” Moreover, he suggested that adding advanced cyberware early on in the game could interfere with progression and other aspects of the game. 

Tost’s tweets about Cyberpunk 2077’s New Game+ mode focused on the following complexities preventing them from releasing the New Game+ mode for PS5 and PS4.

  • Rebalancing the entire game (enemies, equipment, items) and tons of testing/tweaking.
  • Modifying the many skill checks in gameplay and dialogues while handling/balancing attributes + perk points.
  • Reworking on the part where you see the surgery with your hand.

In addition, he stated that the developers and designers will have to answer the questions given below before proceeding to work on the New Game+ mode in Cyberpunk 2077.

  • Does cyberware in the early game break anything new? 
  • Can the player get to places with a double jump they shouldn’t? 
  • What happens when you get your first Grip at Vik’s but have gorilla fists? 
  • Do you keep your vehicles? 

Subsequently, Miles Tost also mentions that it’s not impossible to work on the above-mentioned complexities and queries. But, he expects the Cyberpunk 2077 community to have patience as rolling out the New Game+ mode includes a lot more work than one can see at first glance.

If upon reading this, you feel that the new mode may never come, Tost did offer some assurance towards the end, albeit alongside the caveat of “No promises.”

Will Cyberpunk 2077’s Patch 1.7 Update include the New Game+ mode?

 New Game+ Mode, Release Date & More – Post Game Guide – Cyberpunk 2077
Waiting for Patch 1.7 is Your Best Bet

Although there’s no official news about when the New Game+ mode will be added to Cyberpunk 2077, there’s a good chance that it could roll out with the Patch 1.7 update scheduled for early 2023. Judging by the time difference between the release of Patch 1.5 and 1.6, Patch 1.7 will launch by Spring 2023 at the earliest. 

However, players have been waiting for NG+ to come on Cyberpunk 2077 since Patch update 1.2, and there’s still no sign of it. So, waiting for the mode to be a part of the next update might not be the wisest option, but sadly, it’s the only option. 

About Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is an action-adventure RPG developed and published by CD Projekt Red.

The game is set in Night City, a seemingly utopian megalopolis where anything and everything is possible, on the surface, that is. We play as V, a mercenary that is after an implant that serves as the key to immortality. The humongous game world offers a lot of pathways, choices, allies, and enemies. The best part; every single choice and action of yours will forge the story around you!

Cyberpunk 2077 released on PC,  PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia on December 10th, with a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X release set for 2021!