Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 Pays Homage To The Edgerunners Anime

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  • Cyberpunk 2077 has been on quite a journey ever since it was released to the world at the end of December 2020, going from its disastrous state to being more than just playable now.
  • In 2023, CD Projekt Red’s ambitious project has been thoroughly revitalized with what the devs refer to as Update 2.0—an extensive overhaul of the title that improves upon many of its systems. 
  • Update 2.0 also happened to add an easter egg to the title that is reminiscent of the game’s spin-off anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, released in September 2022. 
  • Make your way to the Columbarium in Night City to find niches of the various characters that were a part of Edgerunners, including David Martinez, his mom Gloriza Martinez, Rebecca, Lucy, and others. 

I’m not crying, you are. Anyone who’s watched the 2022-released Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime knows how it ends, and that’s not in the most pleasurable of ways. Well, thanks to the new Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.0 reinvigoration, fans get to relive the dystopian tragedy to some extent all over again. You’ll now find niches of David Martinez, Rebecca, and the rest of the gang in the Columbarium

Thanks to Redditor u/Slowhike for being an eagle-eyed player, we now know that the Columbarium area in the Westbrook District of North Oak. From what we could tell gauging the written inscriptions, the writing appears to come from Edgerunner’s Lucy, an introverted netrunner and the deuteragonist of the anime who ends up surviving Night City at the very end. 

David and the gang now have niches at the columbarium.
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If you cast a lens on the niches shown on the wall, four different entries can be observed, with each of them dedicated to the characters of Edgerunners. The first image goes out to David Martinez, the show’s protagonist, while the second mural is focused on David’s mother, Gloria. In the third and fourth sections, there’s the rest of David’s gang, including Rebecca—someone who became a fan-favorite in the anime.

Under the comments section, one Redditor says that there’s another mural as well, and it’s particularly for Kiwi. The writing for her reads, “You taught me never to trust anyone in Night City,” and quite rightfully so. In the latter stages of the show, Kiwi ends up backstabbing her folks, indirectly leading to the demise of most of the characters. All of this was certainly quite the downpour of emotions for us who were took aback by the tragedy of Edgerunners.

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Cyberpunk 2077’s redemption arc is going strong at this moment in time. Slowly but surely, the developer CD Projekt Red has seemingly turned the tables on the title, picking it up from the depths of post-release hell and breathing new life into it. As of Update 2.0, a practical revitalization of the first-person shooter RPG is afoot, comprising a deluge of improvements and changes to the freshly revived RPG. 


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The game’s one and only DLC expansion titled Phantom Liberty is due to hit shelves in less than a week at the time of writing, and it’s looking pretty tight from what leaks have shown us so far. Alongside the new content for the base game, the timing of Update 2.0 appears to be fairly impeccable, bringing a massive array of new changes that span combat, perks, netrunning, weapons, vehicles, and more. 

Cyberpunk 2077 was released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in December, 2020, and later arrived for the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 in 2022. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is scheduled to make landfall on 26 September, 2023. 

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