Cyberpunk 2077 is teasing a transmog system

Cyberpunk 2077

There’s no doubt that Cyberpunk 2077 has a tumultuous past, but one thing everyone agrees with is the awful clothing equipment system – only now CD Projekt RED is teasing it’ll finally get an upgrade.

To recap, in Cyberpunk 2077 clothing acts like armor does in traditional RPGs with stats given based on the clothing you wear. Initially, at launch, this was one of the most criticized parts of the game, with players being forced to trade style for statistics or statistics for style often leaving your character looking like a circus clown towards the end game.

With the recent version 1.5 patch to Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red addressed this issue by changing the statistics on items to match their appearance. Gas masks give you more poison resistance, tech suits make you a better hacker, and so on.

This alleviated the issues a little bit, as particular builds would now come with similarly themed items – however it did not completely fix the system, especially on the harder difficulty options where every stat counts.

Now, with Cyberpunk 2077’s first expansion pack on the horizon, it appears that CD Projekt may finally be providing a solution to this problem, if a slight tease is anything to go by.

I genuinely love Cyberpunk 2027 but I personally cannot get back into it until it has a transmog system. I don’t wanna sacrifice stats for style. And I don’t wanna sacrifice style for stats, cause I end up looking goofy as hell,” Twitter user Ren_Okage tweeted at CD Projekt RED. The developer then replied subtly with the eyes emoji.

So while this does not confirm any changes to the clothing system, it is confirmation that CD Projekt is aware of the problem and it would be safe to assume that this may be featured in an upcoming patch, or more likely in the future expansion pack.

Other games have solved this issue with a “transmogrification” or transmog system, where you can make equipment look like something more in line with your style – while retaining its stats. What do you think? Did the initial clothing system put you off playing the game? What features would you like to see in an expansion?

Cyberpunk 2077 is now available for Windows PC (via Epic GamesGOG, and Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Google Stadia. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough review on the original game here and our port report for its next-gen versions here.



Mineya is a mixed martial artist, comic book creator, author, and musician whose first video game experience was playing Laura Bow & Space Quest on his Grandfathers Dos Machine.

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