Sensible Stamina and Athletics
This mod addresses two big holes in the game design at the same time:
Stamina is mostly something you don’t have to think about, so the stamina-boosting perks have low value.
Earning Athletics XP is completely overlooked. You get 20-22 XP every now and then if you use stamina, but it just stops after you get to about level 4 Athletics. Apparently there is some way to grind it using Berserk? That’s not good.
The solution is to make stamina something you should pay more attention to by increasing costs, and then awarding a sensible amount of Athletics XP for using that stamina. This mod introduces Workouts, which are sustained period of stamina use without exhausting. You get endurance bonuses for longer workouts, a combat bonus for combat workouts, and combo bonuses for workouts with multiple stamina-draining actions.
The idea is that you will naturally gain Athletics XP just by playing the game normally, maybe while putting in some effort to get bonus multipliers. You CAN grind the XP, but you shouldn’t have to!
IMPORTANT: This mod depends on redscript. Download and install that first!
To install this mod, extract the zip file into the Cyberpunk 2077 installation folder (the mod files go to “Cyberpunk 2077/r6/scripts”).