Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief

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After the thrilling release of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty earlier this year, we’re excited to now offer players the full package in the form of Cyberpunk 2077: Ultimate Edition! Containing the base game, its spy-thriller expansion, and the game-changing Update 2.0, it’s the ultimate Cyberpunk experience — and it’s out today! You can snag a physical copy for your Xbox Series X at select retailers or download the digital version for Xbox Series X|S.

To celebrate the game’s availability, we’re also launching the free Update 2.1, featuring brand-new features like the much-requested Radioport, a functional metro system, hangouts with partners in V’s apartment, and much more. Later in the month, we’ve got a treat for every Night Citizen — a full game booklet containing developer interviews, insights into the game’s creation, and a healthy dose of inspiration straight from the people who created the game.

Before the full booklet comes out, we’ve got an exclusive excerpt to share with you, featuring ten things you’ll definitely want to try your hand at, whether you’re a brand-new merc or an Afterlife legend. Let’s dive in!

Shoot some street photography

Every district here has its own flavor and feel, so what’s one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the local vibes? Photography! Take in the sights and see life through the lens of an NC native by taking preem shots across every district. That’s right, time to enter full-on Photo Mode. If you wanna admire the sights but don’t wanna cross paths with scavs, cyberpsychos, or bored street gangoons, use those handy new sightseeing binos and enjoy the city’s vista points from a safe distance.

Travel on the NCART

Who said getting around has to be a chore? Travel in NC is surprisingly efficient, and we say the NCART sky metro is one of the coolest (and safest) ways to get from A-B. Tickets are pretty cheap, so consider taking a smooth ride on public transit before going bumper to bumper with gonk city drivers.

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Ride the rollercoaster in Pacifica

Pacifica was supposed to be a booming vacay resort, the perfect place to chill and indulge in all the pleasures the oh-so-wonderful megacorp bottom line could muster. Obviously, it all went to hell, but you can still find some moments of joy amidst the ruins. The broken down roller coaster seems primed for a jumpstart, so if you’re up for a thrillride and willing to put the work in, you might just be able to capture a moment of what this forgotten district should have been in the first place.

Discover preem arcade classics

Back in the day, kids and kid-like adults would burn eddies and hours breaking their fingers to get high scores in the local arcades. It’s a bust business now, what with BDs and the like, but we’ve recently discovered some absolute classics — playable if you find an arcade machine in working order. Roach Race and Trauma Drama — ahhh, now they take me back.

Explore Dogtown

Okay, yes you’d have to be desperate to even try to break into Dogtown — and we don’t usually encourage our readers to risk their lives getting into what most people call the ‘deadliest district’ of Night City — but if you’re dead set on seeing all there is to see in Night City, it might be worth it. Who knows, with a little patience, an opportunity to get through those impenetrable walls in Pacifica might even present itself to you. Crazier things have happened! Anyway, from what we hear, you can bag some sweet deals in that black market… just try not to piss off Hansen and Barghest while you’re at it.

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Join the gig economy

Corps might rule Night City but we also have a thriving business of badass entrepreneurs. Mercs, edgerunners, cyberpunks — they go by many names, but the best thing about them is there’s always work to be done. Fixers are always in need of individuals with special skills, so if you wanna try your hand then keep an eye out for lucrative gigs. Eddies and street cred await!

Help fight crime

Gangers think they run this town. Sure, it’s hard to argue when they’ve got a gun in your face with their finger on the trigger, but it’s high time someone put these gonks in their place. The NCPD is understaffed and… well, let’s just leave it at that — so if you’ve got the gear to lend a hand and chip away at the daily crime statistics, you’re bound to be well rewarded. Stay tuned for NCPD alerts across the city; there’s always a crime in progress.

Change your entire self!

Y’know what they say: Night City Changes Every Body. Whether you’re bored of your looks or you just wanna try something new, head to any ripperdoc and they’ll be able to sculpt your appearance however you wish. And hey, while you’re at it, why not get chipped with some chrome? Can you really say you’ve been to Night City if you haven’t refreshed your implants?

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Indulge in some romance

Got a special someone you just love spending time with? First, good for you! Who knew you could find love amidst the chaos of Night City, huh? Sometimes a quiet moment with your soulmate is all you need to recharge and feel content, and believe me that’s a rare thing in this screwed up world we live in. So go on, give that lucky person a call on the holo and forget about everything else for a bit. Date night ftw! Or, you know, if you’re not currently seeing someone, you can always go visit Jig Jig Street for some late-night fun…

Settle down

Can’t stop digging Night City? Try out life in different districts by checking out the apartment rental market! EZEstates on the Net has you covered, whether you’re yearning for the high-life in Corpo Plaza or the gritty feel of Japantown. And what the hell, while you’re in the shopping mood check out the Autofixer site to claim some sweet wheels of your own. A house and a car: ain’t that the life?

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Feeling inspired? Jump into Cyberpunk 2077: Ultimate Edition and try out the full list! The game and the free Update 2.1 are out now Xbox Series X|S — so see you in Night City.

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