The hype for Cyberpunk 2077 has died down and has been replaced with feelings of frustration and controversy. Needless to say, CD Projekt Red’s new game has had a rough launch. For one thing, the game doesn’t perform well on the last-gen consoles, namely the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, and players have since been requesting refunds from their respective storefronts.
To make matters worse, Sony has completely removed the game from the PlayStation Store until further notice, which means that interested buyers won’t be able to purchase it digitally from there.
We still don’t know when the developer will release a patch that will fix the game’s issues, let alone new content and features to amp up the gameplay. As such, players who have decided to stick it out and continue playing the game have decided to take things into their own hands by creating mods for Cyberpunk 2077 on PC. The most recent one allows players to change their character’s hairstyle.
For a game like Cyberpunk 2077 that touts extensive customization, it’s somewhat strange that it doesn’t give players the opportunity to change the protagonist’s hair after the initial character creation stage.
With CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt containing barbershops in-game that allow players to change how Geralt’s hair and beard look, one would expect the same thing from Cyberpunk 2077. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case.
PC gamers weren’t pleased by this fact though, so they decided to change it. Needless to say that they were successful in this regard, but the In-Game Haircuts mod isn’t exactly as convenient as one would have liked. While the mod lets players choose and change their in-game haircut as often as they want, they would have to alt+tab first to adjust the hair as the game continues to run in the background.
Still, it’s a mod that works and seems simple enough, so there’s nothing to complain about. In a player’s Cyberpunk 2077 save files lies a hexadecimal value, which is the setting that gives the character their hairstyle. With the In-Game Haircuts mod, however, players are given easy-to-do instructions on how to edit the hex value if they’re already tired of the hairstyle they initially chose for their character.
It’s worth noting though that the mod doesn’t offer some kind of in-game menu — players must first download a hex-editing program and then manually edit their game’s save files.
Here’s how it essentially works:
Players need to open the save file using the hex-editing program they downloaded. Now, it’s best to have a copy of the original save file just in case things go south, as any mistake could potentially corrupt the file.
Then, players need to look up the hex value of their character’s current hairstyle with the help of the included reference guide. Once the value has been located, players can proceed to change it to the hex value of a different hairstyle that they want their character to have. Save the file afterward and if successful, it should be ready for loading.
It may not be as convenient and as extensive as other mods, but keep in mind that Cyberpunk 2077 has only been out recently so it doesn’t come as a surprise that the available mods are still basic. We hope that a future mod will allow players to change the hairstyle via an in-game menu, but for now, this option will do just nicely.