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Everything you need to know about Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer

Night City will be even more thrilling to explore with friends.

While Cyberpunk 2077's launch was less than stellar, fans are still eagerly awaiting future updates, DLC, expansions, and even the promised multiplayer update. While multiplayer was promised prior to Cyberpunk 2077's release, CD Projekt Red confirmed it wouldn't be there at release well before launch. Considering the game's rocky launch, we're lucky a multiplayer mode wasn't also there to take away focus.

As CD Projekt Red fixes Cyberpunk 2077, more focus can be put on post-launch additions like the multiplayer mode. A new data-mine has reportedly revealed a lot of new information about the mode, so this is everything that we know about Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer so far.

'Cyberpunk 2077' will eventually receive a multiplayer mode, but when exactly? CD Projekt Red

When is the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer release date?

CDPR announced in January 2020 that the game's multiplayer would not be ready for players until "after 2021." As such, the most likely release window for Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer is 2022. This could possibly be pushed back even further depending on how long the developer's need to patch the game up to a working state and complete all of the DLC and expansions.

Large-scale open-world games take a monumental effort to polish for release, so it's not uncommon for their developers to release multiplayer components after the single-player portion's release. Rockstar Games released Red Dead Redemption 2 Online in May 2019, about seven months after the launch of the game.

The developer's mentioned release window suggests that Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer won't launch until well over a year after the release of its single-player mode,

What platforms will Cyberpunk 2077 be on?

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia, with PS5 and Xbox Series X versions slated for 2021. As such, we would assume that the multiplayer expansion will be on all of the same platforms. Following the game's disappointing last-gen versions though, we wouldn't be surprised if the multiplayer abandons PS4 or Xbox One altogether.

The game's single-player already seems like too much for PS4 and Xbox One to handle, and multiplayer will only make things more intense. As CDPR has not officially commented on its platforms, we can't say for sure whether the multiplayer will come to last-gen systems or not.

It could resemble 'Grand Theft Auto Online' and 'Red Dead Redemption 2 Online.'CD Projekt Red

Is there is a Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer trailer?

Unfortunately, CDPR hasn't revealed any gameplay or even cinematic elements for Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer features. But during the company's November 25, 2020 earnings report, it shed some light on its vision for the complementary game mode and they sound much beefier than CDPR has previously teased.

What Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer details have been revealed?

Throughout Cyberpunk 2077's long march to release, CPDR has only provided tidbits of information about its multiplayer game mode. Back in 2013, managing director Adam Badowski told Eurogamer made it sound more of like a fun perk instead of a core element of the game.

"It will be a story-based RPG experience with amazing single-player playthroughs, but we're going to add multiplayer features," he said. But CPDR has recently changed its tune about the scope of Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer, which could make it more ambitious but also take even longer for it to launch.

'Cyberpunk 2077's single player mode has already been delayed multiple times and its multiplayer component is even further away. CD Projekt Red

For starters, CDPR CEO Adam Kaciński isn't even calling it a multiplayer "mode" anymore. He touted that it's a "standalone production" that sounds like it's getting close to the same kind of attention the story mode did. "We don't call it modes. It's a separate dedicated production, a big production," Kaciński said.

"We think about it as a standalone product. Obviously, it's not entirely standalone as it comes from the universe of Cyberpunk and is very much related to the concept of single-player Cyberpunk we came up with. But from our perspective, it's another independent production and independent team of people works on it."

On January 11, DSOGaming claimed to have a source that data-mined the game's executable file and found more information about its multiplayer. The leak claims that multiplayer will reportedly have two modes, Heist and Deathmatch. Heists appear to be a mission-based mode more akin to the single-player, while Deathmatch obviously is a competitive mode where players can fight each other.

The other code data-mined on reveals minor messages and details, most of which are related to character classes, players dying and respawning, and other player ranking information.

When will he hear more about the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer?

Kaciński didn't provide an updated release window for the multiplayer competent but he did mention when CDPR could have an update on it. The executive said he "believe[s]" a "Cyberpunk multiplayer" update is slated for the "first quarter of next year," which would begin on January 1, 2021, and end on March 31.

Now that we are within this window, it's possible that we'll hear more soon. The focus seems to be on fixing the game right now though, so CDPR might not talk about multiplayer for a while as they fix the game and its DLC.

The Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer is scheduled for release after 2021.

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