My life as a corp in Cyberpunk 2077 started off quite promising, including a ride in my own private flying limo to kick off my first mission. Admittedly, things went off the rails almost immediately when I lost my job and had the ghost of Johnny
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It’s hard to tell if this was an oversight or a feature they didn’t have time to add, but a modder has skillfully corrected this omission. Let there be theft (opens in a new tab) is a mod for Cyberpunk 2077 by Jack Humbert (opens in a new tab) which puts flying cars in the game and lets you take to the skies over Night City. And it looks really stylish:
You don’t just jump in a car and dash through the air like you’re using a noclip cheat mode. The mod adds custom thruster models with a nice glow to the cars undercarriage, so it really looks like your car should to be able to fly. There are also custom sound effects, so if you watched the video above on mute, go back and turn up the volume. There’s a nice buzzing and buzzing noise when you take off, like when you’re sitting in a plane and the engines are throttled.
Throw in the ability to roll over, and I can’t think of a better way to get around Night City, especially considering that AI citizens are exceptionally poor drivers. Traffic jams are a thing of the past.
There are a number of different flight modes depending on how you want to play, whether you prefer mouse and keyboard or a controller. You can switch between them and even customize flight controls, and the mod also adds a new trail camera if you like flying in third-person mode. You can get out of the car while it’s airborne, but probably don’t because you’ll most likely fall to your death. And don’t think your hovercar makes you an invulnerable driver: you can still take damage and your car will explode if it hits zero health.
It’s not a one-click install unfortunately: Let There Be Flight depends on a number of other mods, so be sure to check the requirements when you download it. You’ll find it (and the mods you need to make it work) here on Nexus Mods (opens in a new tab).