Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Updated System Requirements End Support For HDDs

The system requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 have been revised to provide players with a clearer understanding of the necessary specifications to run the game and its upcoming expansion, Phantom Liberty, after the next update.

The updated system requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 indicate a noticeable increase compared to the initial launch requirements. To enjoy the game at 1080p with low settings, players will now need a minimum of an Intel Core i7-6700 or Ryzen 5 1600 CPU, GeForce GTX 1060, Radeon RX 580 8GB, or Arc A380 GPU, along with 12 GB of RAM. However, for those interested in utilizing ray tracing, the requirements are significantly higher. CD Projekt Red recommends an Intel Core i9-12900 or Ryzen 9 7900X CPU, RTX 3080 Ti or Raden RX 7900 XTX GPU, and 20 GB of RAM for an optimal ray tracing experience. For the impressive ray tracing Overdrive mode, which introduces experimental path tracing for superior visual and lighting quality, a minimum of 24 GB of RAM and an RTX 4080 or higher are necessary.

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Notably, the updated system requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 indicate the exclusion of HDD support, signaling a potential trend for future releases, particularly large open-world games. This is further exemplified by the upcoming game Starfield from Bethesda, which will also require an SSD for optimal performance.

Considering the higher hardware requirements, it is reasonable to anticipate that the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion will showcase stunning visuals. Moreover, the expansion will introduce gameplay enhancements that will elevate the overall experience, as highlighted during the recent Play Days event at Summer Game Fest 2023.

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Currently, Cyberpunk 2077 is available on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One worldwide. However, it’s important to note that the Phantom Liberty expansion will be available exclusively on PC and current generation consoles starting from September 26th.