Modding Cyberpunk 2077 with Vortex
Cyberpunk 2077 is a 2020 action role-playing video game developed and published by CD Projekt. The story takes place in Night City, an open world set in the Cyberpunk universe.
This guide is designed to help you set up Vortex to install and manage mods for Cyberpunk 2077.
How it works
When installing a mod for Cyberpunk 2077, Vortex will extract the contents of the downloaded archive to the game folder, making an automatic backup of any vanilla files that get overwritten.
Supported mod types
The following types of mod are fully supported for installation with Vortex.
|Correctly Packaged Mods||Provided a mod archive it packaged relative to the root folder of the game, Vortex can install it correctly.|
Packing your mod for Vortex
In order to make your addon compatible with Vortex, it's very simple. Your mod needs to be packaged so it can be directly extracted in the game folder (Cyberpunk 2077, not bin/x64/). This may include creating some dummy folder levels to ensure the mod is extracted correctly. As an example, if you wish to add a script used with Cyber Engine Tweaks, you will need to package your file as [code]bin\x64\plugins\cyber_engine_tweaks\mods\myscript.lua[/code].
Can I download mods from other sources?
Vortex will allow you to install mods from any website. You simply have to download the zipped file and manually drop it into the "drop zone" at the bottom of the mods tab. Addons downloaded from Nexus Mods do, however, have the added benefit that you can track updates to them, endorse them to support the authors and directly open the download page from the right-click menu.