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Cyberpunk 2077 Mods that every player should install

Cyberpunk 2077 is no stranger to being buggy and complicated for players. With the beautifully crafted Night City at its core, the bugs along with little annoyances like locked controls and limited FOV have left PC players asking for more options to customize the game. We have found out the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods that every player should install.

Well, Fret Not! Cause today we present you a list of some essential Cyberpunk 2077 mods that will make your gameplay experience more immersive and improve the overall gaming experience. Thanks to talented modders at Nexusmods, PC players can easily mod their game to better suit their playstyle. You can truly experience the storyline and beautiful areas of Cyberpunk 2077 with the mods.

Note:- modding your game comes at a risk of saves breaking or the game not launching after updates, most of the time it is easy to find the cause and fix it, but sometimes you might need to reinstall the game to properly fix the issue, so it is advised to mod the game only after backing up game files and saves. 

Better Vehicle Handling 

Anyone who played the game knows how frustrating it is to drive vehicles in Cyberpunk. The controls and handling on Keyboard feel weird and often require a controller to properly drive around. Well thanks to Better Vehicle Handling mod by RB, driving vehicles on the keyboard will feel less frustrating and somewhat similar to the controller experience. 

Better Vehicle Handling mod is a simple INI configuration file that modifies some game values to make handling less frustrating. The mod is non-intrusive meaning it doesn’t modify any game files so it lowers the risk of game-breaking after every update. 

Get the mod here https://www.nexusmods.com/cyberpunk2077/mods/210

Better Controls Menu

One of the most infuriating things about Cyberpunk is the keyboard keybinds. While PCs have great functionality for mapping actions, the ability to rebind some actions is still missing. The default keybinds for some frequent actions like interact, slow walk, and dodge are not intuitive and don’t feel quite right.

Better Controls Menu is a simple mod by Nibrodooh that essentially adds options in the keybind menu for keys that are not able to be bound by default allowing players to simply customize some actions to their liking for a more immersive experience. This mod Adds options to the key bindings menu for Dodge (Disables double tap), Slow Walk, Primary Action, Secondary Action, A bunch of UI Navigation Buttons, Allows the arrow keys to be used in UI. 

Get the mod here https://www.nexusmods.com/cyberpunk2077/mods/102

Config Overhaul for Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of those games that offer players the ability to almost customize every graphical setting in the game. Even though it looks like every graphical setting is available to players to customize, developers still hid some settings from players that can be disabled in order to increase FPS.

Config Overhaul by derplayer is a tool that allows players to configure hidden settings in the game and squeeze out more FPS. According to derplayer, the tool works by generating configuration files that will enable players to edit the hidden settings. The tool will not modify any executables so it is less risky than using a Hex editor or other methods. 

Get the mod here https://www.nexusmods.com/cyberpunk2077/mods/183

Arasaka Appearance Updater

A great tool to edit the appearance of your character without deleting the character and restarting the story. Arasaka Appearance Updater is developed by Admiral and unlike other methods that involve using a hex editor, with this simple tool user only need to navigate the tool to their save folder and from there the tool will automatically select the latest save file ready to be changed.

With Arasaka Appearance Updater players can change the hairstyle as well as some facial attributes like eyes, jaws, ears, and mouth of their main character. A preview of the character is also available within the tool and as soon as any change is made to the character using the tool, the preview also gets updated allowing players to review their character appearance before saving. 

Get the mod here https://www.nexusmods.com/cyberpunk2077/mods/399

Instant crafting

A simple mod that allows players to adjust crafting time to their taste. 

Developed by hUUK45, rather than a mod, it is a simple DIY guide that allows players to change the crafting time to Instant craft, fast craft, etc. The player can simply choose the setting that they feel most comfortable with and edit the files according to the guide. 

Do remember that when you change the crafting time, the settings are also applied to de-crafting. So in short, you can craft and de-craft any item instantly without waiting. 

This simple DIY guide is godsent for players that are speedrunning the story or focusing mainly on experimenting with the game’s craft menu. Plus since update 1.06 removes the 8MB save file size limit, crafters and hoarders no longer need to fear the save corrupting bug. 

Get the mod here https://www.nexusmods.com/cyberpunk2077/mods/152

Better Field Of View Slider

A simple file that enables the ability to adjust the FOV of the game past the default values. This Cyberpunk 2077 mod also allows players to lower the FOV to as low as 30. It is useful for those playing on a widescreen monitor or players trying to adjust the FOV more precisely.

Developed by Jade – LordEmil1, this simple JSON file changes the Minimum FOV to 30, and Maximum FOV to 150. It also changes the FOV step to 1 instead of 5 allowing for more precise POV adjustments. 

Note- While the mod allows players to change FOV values to 150, players are advised to not play at such high FOV value or similarly higher values as they might experience motion sickness more often. 

Get the mod here https://www.nexusmods.com/cyberpunk2077/mods/20

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