Cyberpunk 2077 is considered to be the biggest next-gen title of the last year in terms of graphics. For many players, Night City is simply too colorful to create a real cyberpunk feeling.
A mod now wants to remedy this. We took a closer look at »Darker Lighting«, took comparative pictures and took a look at the performance. Other popular and helpful mods can be found in the following overview:
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What does the mod look like?
The following comparison pictures show very clearly that the creator of the mod not only turned the brightness and saturation, but also made more profound changes to the color and co. They are also not so-called ReShade filters, which is why the HUD is not affected by the changes.
In the comparison picture above number one At first glance, you could actually think that the mod only turns on brightness and saturation.
In the second comparison picture however, it becomes clear that there is a lot more work in the mod. In our opinion, it actually makes Night City look more “grown up” – but that’s a matter of taste.
The comparison picture with the number three again underlines the work of the creator. The already dark scene changes only minimally due to the mod. If you only tweaked your monitor or in-game settings for all three images, the scene in the last image would be much too dark.
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Cyberpunk 2077 is too colorful for you? This mod provides a remedy – see screenshots
How is the performance?
On our test system with an Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080, we achieved 43.8 frames per second unmodified in the selected 30-second test sequence, with Mod 44.1 FPS (measured in 4K, Preset Ultra, without post-processing effects).
The difference of 0.3 FPS is within the measurement tolerance, so in our case the mod has no negative effect on performance
This is how you install the mod
If we have piqued your interest in »Darker Lighting«, you can easily download the mod yourself:
Download with an existing Nexus Mods account (download it here)
Extract the file and the contents of the folder DarkerLighting.archive in the directory Cyberpunk 2077archivepcmod copy (if not available the directory mod create beforehand)
If you want to uninstall the mod again, it is sufficient to delete the folder or the file.
Cyberpunk 2077 – You can try these 9 mods right now
Nine useful mods for the game we introduce you in the video above. We also have a great overview article for you with all of our guides, tips and the walkthrough for the game.