Rehoming Cyberpunk 2077 Presets

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Cyberpunk 2077, despite its rocky release, has been a great success here at Nexus Mods. We've recently seen the total downloads for the game clock in at over 2.5 million! There are new and exciting mods shared every day and we're thrilled you've chosen to share them on our site. 


When Cyberpunk 2077 first launched, we allowed users to share their V preset through mod pages on the website. These uploads typically included either images or text files showing which options to choose in the character creator to copy their appearance. However, we recognise that these uploads aren't really "mods" and we've heard from many of you that you aren't happy with these uploads filling out the new mods feed, potentially blocking fully-fledged mods from being seen.


We still want you guys to be able to share your presets, but it doesn't seem right to have them in the mods section. So, starting from today, we ask that you use the Cyberpunk 2077 Image Share to upload your character presets. 





Here are some basic steps to get set up with a new image share page:

  1. Start at the Image Upload form. 
  2. Make sure the game is set to Cyberpunk 2077 and the category is set to "Character Presets". 
  3. Add a title for your image. 
  4. Add the preset choices you made to the description. To keep it interesting you might want to also add a little bit about your preset and which path you chose. We've prepared an example you're welcome to use as a template here.
  5. Add an image showing off your preset (we recommend using Photo Mode in-game for this).
  6. Click Upload to publish the image. 


When sharing your preset in the image share please make sure that your image doesn't contain nudity, as defined in our Adult Content Guidelines, unless you're posting it in the Supporter Image Share.


This change is effective from today on any new uploads. Existing mod pages featuring presets (and no playable game data) will also be removed starting 18th January 2021, which should give you plenty of time to copy them over to the Image Share. 


If you'd like to share something related to Cyberpunk that isn't content which is used in the game itself, we ask that you consider using the Image Share, Cyberpunk 2077 forums or the wiki


As a reminder to authors who might be new to Nexus Mods, you can earn points from your mods through our Mod Rewards Program, don't forget to opt-in! ThunderGod97 has also written a helpful guide on how to make your mods Vortex-friendly too! 



What about ReShades and Saved Games?

A smaller number of users have expressed their concerns about the number of ReShade presets and Saved Games uploaded to the website. We believe that as this content is used by the game itself, it still has a place in the mods section. You can block the "ReShade" and/or "Saved Games" tags in your preferences, which will prevent this type of content from appearing in search results or on the game homepage. 


My Preset includes a Saved Game, can I keep the mod page? 

You can keep the page up, provided you move it to the "Miscellaneous" category and add the "Saved Games" tag - both of these things can be done from the "Mod Details" page. 


What if I add a preset that can be loaded by the game?

If a mod were to be released akin to RaceMenu (Skyrim) or LooksMenu (Fallout 4) which allows players to import and export their character appearance in-game. It is likely preset files for use with this mod will be allowed, provided they are appropriately tagged. 

58 comments

  1. JohnCamicia
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    THANK YOU. Finally. It's impossible to browse through mods when the 90% is just presets no one actually care about.
  2. Thundercok
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    Delete them all. F-ing ridiculous.  And what low IQ Mongo wants to use a character someone else created. Yeesh.
  3. Senco81
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    1. EmpressYu1
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      Thank you so much! Those mods really cluttered the page.
  4. the1337azerty
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    Thank god ! Should be the same for savegames and reshade presets ! No one cares about your save with all jackets and tshirts in iconic legendary 6 slots or your oversaturated colors and sharpness reshade profile !
    1. Pickysaurus
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      From the news post itself:

      What about ReShades and Saved Games?

      A smaller number of users have expressed their concerns about the number of ReShade presets and Saved Games uploaded to the website. We believe that as this content is used by the game itself, it still has a place in the mods section. You can block the "ReShade" and/or "Saved Games" tags in your preferences, which will prevent this type of content from appearing in search results or on the game homepage. 
    2. Wizard5353
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      Amen! 
  5. highlore
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    Thank you for the addition!
    I would like to suggest putting a notice (that orange boxed message) when the person choses Character Preset as category, that they need to put the preset info in the description. Lots of Character Preset posts without the actual preset.
  6. MugenO
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    I think this is a good change, but isn't it easy to bypass by adding a save file? 
    1. Pickysaurus
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      If a savegame is added and it is appropriately flagged you can hide it using your account preferences :) 
  7. robotegg808
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    Thank you, this was unbelievably annoying before I blocked the tag, along with saves and ReShades.
  8. nexus666vid
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    So glad to hear it. Those "presets" really annoyed the s*** outta me. Waste of site bandwidth I think.

    Can you also remove all the save files as well? Since when save files became mods? 
  9. WalkingDED
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    My "mod" is just a collection of wallpapers made from game textures. What am I supposed to do?
    1. silencer711
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      Well, it serves as it's own unique purpose. I wouldn't worry out yours specifically. They are just going after the "presets".
    2. DrinkFromTheCup
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      If it doesn't interact with game itself - it's not a mod, IMHO. There are dedicated sites for wallpapers. This site is for game modifications.
    3. Pickysaurus
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      @WalkingDED - It would be preferable if you put the wallpapers in the Media share :) We already have a dedicated "Wallpapers" section there. However, as silencer points out, we are mostly looking at character presets at the moment. 
    4. WalkingDED
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      @Pickysaurus - I'll just delete the whole thing if it becomes a problem. Just let me know.
    5. Dimon6921
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      I think it's better if they were in Media, but "delete a whole thing" is a little bit too much
  10. Dimon6921
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    I think rehoming character presets is a good idea, but it should've been done earlier (for other games)
    The best (imo) would be to have a different section (like mods and media) for character presets, save files and similar stuff, but I understand that it can be... messy?