Dialogue from Cyberpunk’s first expansion appears to have leaked, outlining the main quest
The DLC will reportedly explore new areas of Night City
Hundreds of lines of dialogue reportedly from Cyberpunk 2077‘s first expansion have appeared online, seemingly outlining the entire plot of the DLC’s questline.
The files, which have been widely circulated on social media, were reportedly datamined from a recent game patch and appear to suggest that the DLC will follow Songbird, a character that was previously datamined from the original game, and features a finished model.
It’s claimed that the files aren’t complete, with several side missions using placeholder text, but the leak appears to confirm that the expansion will include seven main missions.
According to Reddit users, the expansion will take players to the Combat Zone, an area of the Pacifica region which was inaccessible in the base game but did feature in the art book, The World of Cyberpunk 2077.
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Players will also visit the Sports Dome, the large inaccessible arena from the main game, which will be the location of one of the main missions.
Interestingly, there appears to be very little dialogue featuring Johnny Silverhand, the character played by Keanu Reeves, with several instances of him being silenced by another character, including Songbird. Whether this was due to Reeves being unable to record new dialogue is unknown.
However, the DLC does seem to change some of the dialogue in the game’s ending sequence. While the changes aren’t substantial, events in the DLC (including the conclusion of the Songbird arc which we won’t spoil) are referenced by both the player character and Johnny.
According to Reddit users, the files seem to confirm that the expansion will include fixer quests, world stories and new world encounters, as well as the seven main missions.
Last September, CD Projekt said a quarter of its development staff was working on the game’s first expansion.
And it revealed in April that the “major” Cyberpunk 2077 expansion will feature a new storyline.
CD Projekt also claimed last month that Cyberpunk 2077 sales have reached 18 million copies since its December 2020 release.