Cyberpunk 2077 Modding Tools Released by CDPR

01/26/2021 - 13:43 | By: Robert N. Adams
Developer
CD Projekt Red
Publisher
CD Projekt Red
Release Date
December 10, 2020
Genre
RPG
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CD Projekt Red has announced that Cyberpunk 2077 modding tools are now available, paving the way for the creation of some truly interesting user-created content.

Cyberpunk 2077 is the latest release from Polish developer CD Projekt Red. It didn't have modding support at launch, although that's not too unusual; a not-insignificant number of games both large and small only add modding support several weeks, months, or even years after a game is available for purchase. Now, Cyberpunk 2077 modding has just gotten a whole lot easier.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Modding Tools Open Up a World of Possibilities

Three separate Cyberpunk 2077 modding tools have been released, each of which has its own purpose for creating custom content. Here's what's now available for modders to use:

 
 
  • Metadata – Per game release, required by some of the tools
  • ArchiveDump – A utility for listing contents of game data archives
  • TweakDump – A utility for listing contents of game Tweak DB (game settings) binaries
    • TweakDB IDs – A list of IDs of Tweak DB entries. Generated using TweakDump and tweakdb.str metadata

Anyone making use of these mod tools will need to agree to an EULA also released by CD Projekt Red today.

These tools are far from an inclusive list of everything you'd need to make a mod for Cyberpunk 2077. Take The Witcher 3's modding tools, for example — back in 2016, a dozen separate things were needed to create custom content for the game.

Things have progressed a fair bit since then, though. The fan-made WolvenKit project is a robust suite of tools that makes it much easier to mod The Witcher 3 and the creators of that project are already working on adding support for Cyberpunk 2077. The release of these first official tools might just make their job a little bit easier.

A fair few mods are already hosted on NexusMods, although most of these are very basic changes to the game. With these new tools in hand — combined with the hard work of the WolvenKit team and other community creators — we're sure to see some really interesting stuff make its debut in the coming months.

What Cyberpunk 2077 mods would you like to see? Do you think modders can fill some of the gaps in the game's content? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!