Cyberpunk 2077 players are coming up with crazy stunts to generate photo mode lighting

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Cyberpunk 2077 photographers are using the muzzle flash from their guns to generate some stunning lighting in their photo mode shots.

In the post below on the official Cyberpunk 2077 subreddit, you can see one player using a pretty unorthodox method of casting the perfect lighting on Judy sat on the edge of a bath. It is a pretty stunning shot, with some equally stunning physics at work from the player's V.

When you gotta get the lighting right... from r/cyberpunkgame

Players are resorting to this method because, as one user points out in the replies to the original post, Cyberpunk 2077's photo mode doesn't allow you to drastically change the game's lighting. Unlike, say, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, where you can generate and change multiple sources of lighting when you're using the game's photo mode, there's no such feature for Cyberpunk 2077, so players are forced to get creative if they want a new source of light for that perfect shot.

Elsewhere in the replies to the original post featuring Judy, players are using Cyberpunk 2077's photo mode to closely examine the character's tattoos. It turns out that Judy has references to songs by Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Radiohead, as well as a firetruck. If you're slightly confused at the firetruck, this is a reference to the time Judy constructed a firetruck from scrap when she was younger. Problem is, no one believed she reconstructed it herself, and so she was arrested and charged with stealing a firetruck.

Now that I think about it, I can't say I've actually seen a firetruck for myself in my time spent in Night City so far. Would a futuristic city set in the year 2077 even have firetrucks? Or would they instead use drones fitted with water cannons to put out a fire?

If you're still putting time into CD Projekt's massive open-world RPG, you can head over to our complete Cyberpunk 2077 tips guide for a full walkthrough of every aspect of the huge game.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.