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How to get Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox for free – sort of

Published: 9/Sep/2020 1:17 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 11:40

by Tanner Pierce

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Thanks to a new deal between Rockstar energy drinks, Cyberpunk 2077 and Microsoft, fans will be able to get their hands on a free copy of the game…if they jump through a few major hoops.

After an insanely long development cycle that included an announcement in 2012 and a re-announcement during E3 2018, Cyberpunk 2077 is nearly upon players. With the release only a little more than two months out, it’s no surprise that the developers are already ramping up marketing for the game.

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One such piece of marketing is that of a new deal between Rockstar energy drinks, Xbox and CD Projekt Red, which allows fans to purchase special Cyberpunk 2077-themed drinks in order to win prizes, including Xbox gift cards. With it, you’ll be able to get a free game simply by buying these cans. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Players will be able to purchase special Cyberpunk-themed cans in order to unlock $1 Xbox gift cards.

What prizes are available with the Cyberpunk 2077-themed cans?

Players will have a chance to win Cyberpunk-themed gear, including jackets, hats, headsets and more. The grand prize for the competition is a custom real-life muscle car, inspired by the Quadra Type-66 featured in the game.

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In addition, players will also be able to unlock a digital tie-in comic series titled “Where’s Johnny,” and every can will include a $1 Xbox gift card code. Yes, you read that right: every can will include a $1 code that can be used on the Xbox store.

How do I get my free copy of Cyberpunk 2077?

This is the part where it gets a bit complicated. You won’t just be able to simply redeem a free copy of the game, you’ll have to do a bit of work. Specifically, you’ll have to buy 60 cans of the Cyberpunk-themed Rockstar energy drinks.

  1. Go to 2077.rockstarenergy.com
  2. Create an account at the top of the screen
  3. Enter the code found on your Rockstar energy drink in the box
  4. Your Xbox gift card codes will appear on the left side of the following screen

After that, you should have $60 of credits to spend on your Xbox account, which can be used to redeem any game, including Cyberpunk 2077. You won’t be able to get more than $60, however, as that’s the cap per account.

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Prices for the cans vary depending on where you’re located, however, generally speaking, each can costs anywhere between $1.25 and $2.00, meaning 60 cans could cost you around $75 to $120. It’s currently unknown if you’ll be able to buy the cans in bulk.

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Cyberpunk 2077 weapons list, gameplay features, and combat changes

Published: 19/Oct/2020 17:20 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 11:37

by Andrew Highton

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After many delays, CD Projekt Red’s newest game – Cyberpunk 2077 – is finally heading for its big release. To make sure you’re up-to-date, we’re breaking down the different weapons the game has, its key gameplay features, and how to make the most of combat.

The original release date of April 16th, for Cyberpunk 2077, seems a long time ago now. The game has seen multiple delays, such is the perfection required, and now it’s nearly time to play it. Which means that there is a lot of information to absorb, and we’re going to break that information down for you.

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Cyberpunk’s futuristic, almost dystopian, setting allows for unconventional gameplay in the form of creative augmentations, multi-purpose weapons, and vehicles straight out of 2077.

Furthermore, the game will offer a wide array of weaponry, graciously provided by the 12 different corporations that make up the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. So let’s have a look at all the definite weapons and gameplay/combat features we know of so far.

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A character being shot in Cyberpunk 2077
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If you so choose, the gameplay can be loud, violent, and bloody.

Weapons in Cyberpunk 2077

Given that the game is set way into the future, lots of sophisticated, cutting-edge firearms and melee weapons are to be expected for the player to use.

Weapons are manufactured by 12 different corporations and their availability is determined by a colored tier system – in terms of rarity. There are also 3 different types of weapon too:

  • Power Weapons – Standard guns with typical ammo. Can be an SMG, Pistol, Shotgun, Machine Gun, and Revolver. High recoil. High rate of fire.
  • Tech Weapons – Powered by rail gun technology to fire electromagnetic projectiles. Have strong penetrative effects. Strong damage. Low rate of fire.
  • Smart Weapons – Uses lock-on technology to fire caseless, guided ammo. Doesn’t require manual aim. Does less damage.

Here are the 12 Corporations and their weapons that we know of at this moment:

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  • Arasaka – Ronin HS8, Tki- 20 Shingen, HJSH-18, Masamune, Mantis Blades, Thermal Katana, Gorilla Arms
  • Budget Arms – Blunderbuss, Carnage, Slaughtomatic
  • Consistutional Arms – M2067 Defender, Unity
  • Darra-Polytechnic –
  • Kang Tao – G-58 Dian, Type 41, KK-68, L-69 Zhuo
  • Malorian –
  • Midnight Arms – SOR-22
  • Millitech – ARK-44, Crusher, PDU-5 Mine, M-10AF Lexington, M221 Saratoga, RKD-12, M-179 Achilles
  • Nokota Manufacturing – Genesis 19:24, D5 Coppherhead
  • Rostovic – DB-2 Satara, DB-4 Palica
  • Tsunami Defense Systems – Tsunami Nekomata, Tsunami Nue
  • Textpohnka – RT-46 Burya

Gameplay features and combat guide

A character looking at a screen in Cyberpunk 2077
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Augmentations are a big part of the game’s narrative

Cyberpunk has adopted conventional RPG tropes by having a perks system. It provides different skill trees that can shape your character, meaning your version of V can be a stealthy assassin or a gung-ho aggressor. Perks are very influential – particularly with health – as the game offers no regenerative health until you unlock certain perks.

Equipment and technology is going to be key in Cyberpunk with specific augmentations giving you access to environmental, and enemy, information. You’ll be able to scan your surroundings and identify enemy strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, your Nanowire – a tool connected to V’s arm – can also hack into equipment, and hack into enemies.

Your playstyle can also be a factor in choosing what tools the game affords. For example, if you’re aggressive, you can claim an enemy as a hostage to provide you a buffer. If they survive, it’s up to you what their fate is. If you prefer stealth, you might want to make use of the versatile melee weapons that can be used up-close, from a distance, and quietly to remain undetected.

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Cyberpunk 2077 guns and combat trailer

To give you an idea of what Cyberpunk’s weapons look like, here’s a short gameplay trailer showing off some of the game’s shiny toys.

This is already a stellar showing of some of the awesome things you can expect to get your hands on in Cyberpunk 2077.

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As we get even more information on guns and additional gameplay and combat features, we will update you with any applicable changes.