It is no secret that Cyberpunk 2077 is not a perfectly optimized game between all the bugs and performance issues, but on PC some of the game's base problems can be modded away.
The mod community has been busy fixing lots of known issues and released a massive number of tweaks that attempt to make the gameplay more enjoyable before the official patches come out.
This guide collects all the best modifications for the PC version of Cyberpunk 2077, including mods that fix the aforementioned bugs and glitches, low FPS, vehicle handling, AI behavior, and many others.
Cyber Engine Tweaks
Cyberpunk 2077 has been drowning in bugs and glitches since the very release. Many issues are yet to be officially patched, but players are impatient. That's why every Cyberpunk 2077 player on PC needs this mod.
It not only fixes GPU and CPU-related bugs, but also adds a special debug menu to the game, which allows you to customize many of the features of the gameplay itself.
The creators of the mod have also created a dedicated wiki page, which describes all the amazing possibilities of Cyber Engine Tweaks, so be sure to check it out, too.
Better Vehicle Handling
Vehicles play a huge role in Cyberpunk 2077, but unfortunately, the handling lacks the precision and flow of many other games.
If you're one of those players who constantly find themselves annoyed by the janky handling of cars and bikes in Cyberpunk 2077, then here is a mod to save you from all the frustration.
It's a very easy-to-use mod that mainly fixes braking and turning, especially on keyboard, which is a nightmare on the vanilla version of the game. Install it and give these improvements a whirl for yourself.
This True HDR mod is a real work of art. It simulates the HDR effect even better than the actual in-game HDR engine, which can be clearly seen on the HDR screens.
In any case, this mod will make your game look absolutely fantastic with all the added colors and details. Of course, you'll be experiencing some FPS drops due to higher demand on your hardware, but reportedly the drop is only slightly over 10%.
If you really care about your game look good and can sacrifice a bit of framerate, then this Reshade mod is a must-have.
Alternate Crowd Behavior
Bugs are not the only problem that Cyberpunk 2077 has been suffering from. There are some serious issues with the AI behavior as well, including both enemies and regular crowd.
Although this mod doesn't affect the intelligence of enemy NPCs, it does apply significant changes for the rest of the characters you meet on your way. It may not sound like much, but once you try it you will not be able to look back at the vanilla game ever again.
These changes alter turning rate, obstacle detection, spawn blocking, and many other behavioral features of the NPCs.
Instant Disassembling and Crafting
Crafting and disassembling items are two of the most important economy game features, but they can also take up a lot of time and require you to unlock special skills.
This mod overrides all that and gives you an instant access to any item crafting and disassembling, which saves your time and money.
The best part about this mod is that it doesn't take away anything from the immersion of the gameplay, but simply frees space for other better things to do in Cyberpunk 2077.
Non-Hideable HUD Removal
There is a way to remove some of the HUD elements from your screen using the in-game menu. However, it has certain limitations and doesn't allow you to remove such HUD elements like health bar for NPCs, crouch state icon, and HUD marker.
This mod will let you do all that, which can basically clear your screen of all the unnecessary information. Great for those looking for some more immersion in their Cyberpunk.
This mod adds ray tracing to Cyberpunk 2077. It makes all the lighting effects more realistic, which improves the overall image, especially during the night time.
Usually ray tracing effect is quite heavy and requires a high-end computer to work properly, but this mod also adds enough settings for you to balance out the FPS output with the improved lighting.
If you want to experience Cyberpunk 2077 in a literally new light, then this is the mod for you.
Arasaka Appearance Updater
Once you've created your character's appearance in Cyberpunk 2077, you're stuck with it. Normally.
This mod solves the issue and allows players to change the hairstyle and facial features of your character at any point in the game.
It simply takes your save file and modifies it with the new appearance. That's it!