The upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 DLC called Phantom Liberty is all set to arrive in 2023. The game will also introduce a new character who will be played by Hollywood actor Idris Elba.
Fans of popular action role-playing game (RPG) Cyberpunk 2077 are in for a treat early next year. The game has received multiple patches ever since its initial launch in 2020 which improved playability and fixed many glitches, but the game has been due for a DLC update. For the unaware, downloadable content or DLC are major updates to a previously released game that adds new missions, characters, weapons and storyline. Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming DLC has been named Phantom Liberty and according to the developers CD Projekt Red, it will also feature a new player which is based on Hollywood actor Idris Elba.
The official Twitter handle of Cyberpunk 2077 posted a tweet recently where it announced details around the new DLC update. The tweet said, “Introducing Idris Elba as Solomon Reed, an FIA Agent for the NUSA. Team up and take on an impossible mission of espionage & survival in #PhantomLiberty, a spy-thriller expansion for #Cyberpunk2077 set in an all new district of Night City. Coming 2023 to PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X|S”. The tweet also featured a teaser video.
Cyberpunk 2077 DLC to feature Idris Elba
The Phantom Liberty DLC will add new missions and a new Night City district but the main highlight is the brand new character. FIA agent Solomon Reed will be part of this new update and the character is based on and is voiced over by Idris Elba. Keanu Reeves also returns to reprise his role as Johnny Silverhand.
The DLC is expected to pick up where the main story ended and will give an extended storyline to the Cyberpunk universe. It is unclear the role the new character plays in the storyline. Phantom Liberty was first announced during The Game Awards 2022 where CD Projekt Red released a trailer featuring Elba.
It is possible that the character of Solomon Reed can feature in the under-development sequel to the Netflix series of Cyberpunk 2077.
Phantom Liberty is going to be a paid DLC which means players will need to pay an additional amount to access and play the extended story. The price of the DLC is not known at the moment.
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