Cyberpunk 2077 dataminers have leaked the details of the game’s upcoming multiplayer mode, giving fans an idea of what to expect once the feature goes live. Although players understand that CD Projekt RED won’t be releasing this mode anytime soon, it might interest you to check out some of the features that may be introduced to the game.
CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 was once an incredibly anticipated game. However, it has been steeped in controversy ever since its launch in December 2020. Many individuals in the gaming community who were once looking forward to it either stopped playing or didn’t push through in buying it due to how many game-breaking bugs it has and how there’s not enough content. Not to mention that it performed so poorly on the last-generation consoles that players decided to get full refunds from respective storefronts.
In the case of one player, he wasn’t able to fully celebrate the fact that he obtained the Platinum Trophy because the game crashed while the credits were rolling. We can only imagine just how frustrating that must have been.
As expected of any major title these days, Cyberpunk 2077 also has its own dedicated dataminers who have been busily rifling through the game’s files since its release. Now, it appears that these digital spelunkers were able to successfully glean information about the upcoming multiplayer mode.
The dataminer who initially found the leaked information wanted to remain anonymous. However, you can easily verify the executable files found yourself if you examine them. In other words, those who have a copy of Cyberpunk 2077 can essentially unlock and verify the leak on their own if they want to.
According to the details discovered so far, the executable file has two different multiplayer modes. The first mode is called “Heists,” and it basically plays like your average single-player campaign. The leak also claims that the mode will allegedly have editor helper descriptions and other functions related to it. It was also found that based on these functions, the developer will be implementing a strict four-class selection system.
The second multiplayer mode is called “Deathmatch,” and it’s pretty straightforward. The Deathmatch mode’s functions more or less refer to the different text you see on the kill feed. Based on how it’s being written, fans speculate that CD Projekt RED probably wanted Johnny Silverhand to be an announcer at some point.
Among other things, the executable file also shows indications of P2P or “peer-to-peer” connections. It’s worth noting that these connections will allegedly be with some host authority instead of dedicated servers. That said, there’s still a chance that the developer will make the move to dedicated servers once everything has been made public.
Developer CD Projekt RED is currently focused on completely fixing Cyberpunk 2077’s singleplayer mode first before releasing its multiplayer mode, so it’s highly possible that some of the leaked information will be changed or removed at some point during its development.
It’s definitely interesting to see what CD Projekt RED has in mind for Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer mode, no matter how far off its launch date may be. Although, the addition of a Deathmatch mode is a bit strange, especially since the action RPG has always been touted as an open-world game.