Eager Cyberpunk 2077 fans have uncovered an exciting detail about the upcoming Phantom Liberty expansion. Buried in the massive 2.0 patch notes is confirmation that players will be able to purchase iconic weapons from special vendors.
Cyberpunk 2077’s arsenal contains dozens of unique, handcrafted iconic weapons that stand out from generated loot. However, most are easily missed during normal play as they are tied to specific missions or rare random drops.
Fans No Longer Forced to Rely on Guides to Obtain All Iconics
This often forced players relying on guides to collect all 48 current iconic weapons in a single playthrough. But no longer, thanks to Phantom Liberty’s new black market vendors. This is just one of a ton of improvements from the patch.
Loading screen tips in the new 2.0 patch indicate these elusive merchants will provide opportunities to buy any iconic weapons players missed obtaining normally. This includes weapons previously salvaged or sold.
The tips reference “vendors” plural, implying multiple black market gunrunners scattered throughout the new Dogtown district. This aligns with Dogtown’s lawless reputation as a black market hub described in Phantom Liberty’s lore.
For completionist collectors, having unlimited chances to purchase iconic weapons will be a dream come true. No more worrying about accidentally vendoring a rare iconic weapon or needing expert knowledge to obtain them all.
While locked behind the $29.99 Phantom Liberty paywall, this feature is unlikely to generate much backlash. The meaty 2.0 patch already provides a wealth of free optimisations, overhauls and improvements as a show of good faith.
Reasonable Cost to Access Collector-Friendly Perk in Expansion
Fans won’t mind paying a reasonable fee for the bonus of easily filling out their armoury with unique weapons. They will go down nicely with the new perks that are on offer as well. Of course, the 10-15 hour Idris Elba-led spy thriller narrative is Phantom Liberty’s real draw.
This sneak peek reveal of being able to buy missed iconic weapons is just one of many gems CD Projekt Red has seeded into the massive 2.0 patch. It hints at the depth of content and polish coming when Phantom Liberty releases this fall.
Clearly CD Projekt has taken fan criticisms of Cyberpunk 2077’s rocky launch to heart., which how underwhelming the title has been, were plentiful. The 2.0 patch and ensuing transparency about features in the works demonstrate a developer committed to delivering on their promises.
Allowing another chance to obtain iconic weapons missing from not being able to locate them in a massive game shows thoughtful attention to collectors and completionists. It encapsulates the overall philosophy behind the RPG – enhancing and expanding everything players loved about the core Cyberpunk 2077 experience.
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With each new reveal, the expansion appears poised to meet high expectations. The base game’s ambitious vision seems to finally be coming into focus.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is scheduled for a September 26th release on Windows PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.
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