Cyberpunk 2077 players can now succumb to cyberpsychosis thanks to a PC mod that adds Cyberpunk Edgerunners’ risk-reward system into the game.
As reported by Games Radar, Nexus Mods user DJ_Kovrik uploaded a Wannabe Edgerunner mod that adds a humanity stat into Cyberpunk 2077.
The mechanic hails from the Cyberpunk tabletop RPG, but has recently been a big topic of discussion between fans thanks to the new Edgerunners anime. The mod has your humanity stat lower as you install more cyberware, kill more people, and use Berserk mode or the Sandevistan operating system from Edgerunners. Letting the humanity stat drop to zero will cause you to turn cyberpsycho.
While middling humanity only causes a few visual glitches and other minor side effects, entering full cyberpsychosis will cause heavy visual glitches to reflect the hallucinations seen in Edgerunners.
Players will gain the “positive” side effects too, though, getting buffs to their movement speed, armour value, and health regeneration. Again, just as it happens in the show, police will also arrive to take out the player if they go cyberpsycho.
It can be somewhat prevented however, as Edgerunners’ Neuroblockers have also been added in the mod, letting players temporarily remove low humanity side-effects and halt it from dropping any lower. You can also sleep to ward off some earlier visual glitches.
Preventative measure are also available, as cyberware has a different impact on players’ humanity level depending on its quality. Installing more expensive, minor implants will have a small effect on humanity, for example, while installing major, cheap ones will have a big impact.
While the mod may not be terribly practical (per design) for those looking to embrace every aspect of Night City, it does appear to be a good way to fully role play a character from the Edgerunners anime.
The show’s release on Netflix last month appears to have triggered a resurgence of interest around Cyberpunk 2077, as developer CD Projekt Red confirmed that more than one million players had been playing each day towards the end of September.
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