Elon Musk’s Alleged Cameo in Cyberpunk 2077: Fact or Fiction?

The likeness of an NPC to Elon Musk combined with the model change in version 2.0 set tongues wagging. But Patrick K. Mills has repeatedly stated that the NPC wasn’t based on Musk.

Unraveling the Controversy: NPC Model Change in Cyberpunk 2077

It’s not every day that a non-playable character (NPC) in a video game sparks such widespread debate. The latest version of Cyberpunk 2077 stirred up quite a storm, with some players speculating that an altered background character from the corpo prologue was originally a depiction of Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk. Yet, CD Projekt’s Senior Quest Designer Patrick K. Mills was quick to clarify, stating, “The character was never meant to represent Elon.” Despite the confusion and Musk’s rumored visit to the game developer’s office, Mills remained puzzled over the connection.

Thanks to social media, especially platforms like Twitter, the debate intensified, leading to even more speculation.

Musk’s Involvement: Delving Into Elon’s Connection With Cyberpunk 2077

Elon Musk is no stranger to the gaming world, and his apparent interest in Cyberpunk 2077 is well-documented. However, where the line blurs is the purported request for a cameo. While whispers about his visit to CD Projekt’s office are widespread, the real question remains: Did Elon Musk want to be part of the game? Patrick K. Mills’s answer is a firm no. He stated that even if Musk did visit their studio, it had nothing to do with the NPC in question.

Analyzing the Overhaul: Changes Introduced in Cyberpunk 2077 Version 2.0

Beyond the rumors, what’s concrete is the transformative changes CD Projekt has made in Cyberpunk 2077’s version 2.0. The game now boasts a new skill tree system, giving players more options for character growth. The game’s law enforcement has been revamped, providing a more realistic challenge. Car chases and vehicle combats are now a thing, deepening the game’s immersive nature. Additions also include tweaks to crafting, loot, and items, ensuring balanced gameplay. UI and UX haven’t been left out either, with changes offering more intuitive navigation.

Looking Forward: Expectations From Cyberpunk 2077’s 2.0 Update

Setting aside the celebrity cameo controversies, fans have their eyes set on what Cyberpunk 2077’s 2.0 update truly brings to the table. There’s a revamped skill tree, a realistic police force, and improvements in combat AI, cyberware, loot systems, and crafting. The overhaul also covers UI and UX, ensuring players can navigate through the game with ease. The update hopes to address past criticisms and elevate the gaming experience.


Elon Musk’s rumored cameo in Cyberpunk 2077 showcases the fascinating crossroads of celebrity culture and video gaming. But as clarified by CD Projekt, Musk’s digital doppelganger in the game remains just that—a rumor. Nonetheless, version 2.0 of Cyberpunk 2077 is proof that the gaming industry is ever-evolving, with or without celebrity appearances.

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