The Ascent: CyberSec Pack DLC Available

CyberSec Pack is the first piece of premium DLC for Neon Giant and Curve Digital's cyberpunk action-RPG The Ascent that launched earlier this year. Priced at $4.99 or your regional equivalent, the pack expands the game's arsenal with two new weapons, a cluster grenade, and a bunch of new cosmetic options.

Speaking of which, the free update accompanying the pack adds the transmogrify feature that allows you to make your gear look like your other gear. The update also fixes a number of miscellaneous issues. So, here's the trailer for the DLC:

Its official description:

CyberSec Mega, the largest mil-tech manufacturer and main supplier of CorpSec, have released a brand-new set of weapons, tactical gear, armor and animated skins.

Disclaimer: This pack is not for the faint-hearted.

The CyberSec Pack includes everything you need to make a bang, including:
  • Two new weapons, the NEWT MGL Grenade Launcher and the RECOIL ballistic burst rifle
  • As well as one tactical: the GR00P Cluster Grenade. Who said you can’t wreak havoc in style?
Speaking of style, CyberSec Mega cares deeply for all their clients, that’s why they’ve also produced four brand-new pieces of armor, protecting you from your explosive mayhem, while also making sure you look good doing it.
  • The Boomblock Vest for Advanced Torso Protection
  • The Boomblock Shin Protector for Medium Leg Protection.
You’re probably thinking, but what about my head? CyberSec has you covered, with:
  • The Boomblock Scalp for Medium Head Protection
  • And the Boomblock H-HD for Advanced Head Protection.
And to look extra cool, four new animated weapon skins:
  • Blue Digital ; Hypno 01 ; Hypno 02 ; Red Digital
CyberSec Mega appreciates your business.

And an overview of the free update:

Dear Indents,

We’re happy to announce that we have now added Transmog in-game for all players across all platforms.

Today’s update, patch #5, also contains 8 free new fashion items and some general improvements listed in the patch notes below.

Haven’t visited Veles just yet? From December 2nd to December 16th, you can enjoy a 33% discount on Steam. Perfect time to travel to a new arcology!

We hope you will all enjoy this update and the additional features. A big thank you to our amazing community for the love and support, the team continues to work hard to improve the game, all thanks to your feedback.

The Ascent team


Transmogrification (commonly referred to as Transmog) provides the ability to replace the appearance of your armor with other items, or to hide certain pieces of armor. You can now do so in The Ascent by visiting the Stylist, who can be found in each safe-zone: Cluster 13, The Node and Arcology Highstreet. For a small fee, the stylist will allow you to transmog any armor item currently equipped and replace its appearance with the chosen transmog. If your new look is becoming outdated, you can always reverse your choice, and select a new look!


Want to pay a visit to the Punk Bladder, but without all the heavy armor, just as a regular Habber? Now you can! We’ve added eight new fashion items for you to experiment with the new Transmog feature and recently added photo mode.
  • Street Cap
  • Habber Cap
  • Street Headset
  • Habber Shirt
  • T-shirt: Blood Direct
  • T-shirt: 2 Blob 3 Blob
  • Slick Trousers
  • Habber Jeans

Patch #5 is now live on all platforms and addresses the below:

Performance (PC)
  • Fixed some instances of slow loading for Client Players when entering new areas in Online Coop.
Stability (all platforms)
  • Fixed some rare crashes on the Xbox One Game Pass version of the game.
  • Fixed a crash experienced by some Players on Xbox Series X during ‘Trading Places’ (Mission 3) that could occur during the ‘Access Ship Bridge’ objective.
Save Progress (all platforms)
  • Fixed an issue for some Players where applying the Halloween Skull Ink resulted in other inks vanishing.
  • Fixed numerous stability issues.
  • Improved joining stability on Game Pass for hotjoining Players.
  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Select Profile’ screen appeared on the Start Screen for hotjoining Client Players in some circumstances.
  • Various Local Coop fixes made to improve interactions with Vendors.
  • Fixed an issue where the Client Player would sometimes not be able to overwrite a Profile after accepting an invite if there was a connectivity issue.
  • Fixed an issue experienced by some Players where Main Menu UI elements would disappear after the Player closed the Select Profile tab, before accepting the invite to a game.
Gameplay (all platforms)
  • Fixed a navigation issue that could occur during ‘Empowerment’ (Mission 4) where Client Players could be taken in the wrong direction during the ‘Override Distribution Hub’ step.
  • Fixed an issue where the Player could be unable to close the Taxi overlay if they trigger a Taxi at the same time as a Vendor.
Photo Mode
  • Fixed an issue where the Player could trigger a Taxi ride, whilst in Photo Mode.
  • Fixed several issues where a softlock could occur when using Photo Mode during Taxi or Tier Elevator usage.
  • Fixed some minor Photo Mode UI glitches.
  • Fixed several issues with Photo Mode in Local Coop, such as Player 2 being unable to close the UI after activation & the Pause UI not appearing.
  • Fixed an edge case crash in Photo Mode that could happen when picking up an item at the same moment that Photo Mode is invoked.
  • All Coop Players should now be able to hear each other's bullets.
Achievements (all platforms)
  • Fixed the ‘Flatliner’ Achievement issue where the Codex entries for Celine & Hung were sometimes not unlocked correctly.
  • Fixed an issue experienced by some Players where the ‘Hygiene’ Achievement was not being given when using certain sinks/toilets.
Translation (all platforms)
  • Fixes and improvements made to localisation across the game.
  • Fixed some minor UI issues.
Misc. Fixes (all platforms)
  • Numerous minor collision fixes addressed.
  • New ‘Downloadable Content’ button has been added to the Main Menu so you can easily find new content for ‘The Ascent’ for Steam and Xbox consoles. It will be added for Game Pass PC in our next patch.
  • We’ve added a build number to all versions of ‘The Ascent’, this is to aid in debugging future community issues. The number can be found in the lower right hand corner of the Main Menu. Please use this number when reporting issues, many thanks!