Download, Install and Setup
Downloading the WolvenKit application
Published: October 22 20 Created by @JJTurtle Updated by @manavortex, July 2023
This section will walk you through the process of downloading and installing Wolvenkit.
For detailed instructions on installing other software that you might need for mod development, see the section
Wolvenkit is mostly developed and used on Windows — if you're on Linux, you probably know what you're doing.
The Nightly is a build of the latest development stand, created automatically every night via pipeline (hence the name). It contains new features that are being worked on, but introduces the risk of bugs.
You will usually want to use the stable version, unless you want to try out new features, help with development and testing, or generally like to live dangerously.
Here are links to the most recent build for each repository:
If you're on Nexus, then you can only download the portable (default) version. In this case, head to the next section.
Github offers you more options:
If you don't know which one to use, use the default (portable) one, it's usually the first entry in the list.
You don't need to download Wolvenkti Console, unless a (not-outdated) guide tells you so.
WolvenKit is not technically installed, you extract the downloaded file into a folder and it runs as a portable application. When you update the application, you'll overwrite the existing files with those that you've newly downloaded — you don't need to delete the old files, unless you run into weird problems.
Your settings are saved in
This guide assumes that you install Wolvenkit and Wolvenkit Console to the following folders:
- Wolvenkit Console (optional):
If you use other paths, please change them accordingly.
- 1.Download the new release, extract the files (over your old install if you have one) and run it.
- 3.Troubleshooting: Delete everything in the install folder, then re-extract the downloaded files again.
If you don't have any old versions installed, you can proceed to the next section.
- 1.Delete all the files in
C:\Cyberpunk2077Mod\WolvenKitfrom the previous release so that any cached and orphaned files do not corrupt the updated release.
- 2.Delete all the files in
C:\Cyberpunk2077Mod\WolvenKit.CLIfrom the previous release so that any cached and orphaned files do not corrupt the updated release.
If you want to launch Wolvenkit without browsing to the folder every time, you can create a custom shortcut and pin it to the start menu.
- 1.Go to
- 2.Right-click the executable
- 3.Select "Create Shortcut"
- 4.You should now see something like this:
- 5.Click "OK"
- 6.Right-click on your shortcut again and select "Pin to Start Menu"
- 7.That's it! You can launch now!
When launching WolvenKit for the first time you will be greeted with a welcome form asking to set your preferences. We recommend setting the path to your game files immediately.
The Game Executable Path (.exe) is the file path or location of the Cyberpunk2077.exe file. This can be set by manually entering a file path, or using the folder icon to open Windows Explorer.
The Depot Path is where WolvenKit will keep extracted Cyberpunk assets and files that are required for regular operation.