CD Projekt Red has released Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.1, one of two larger patches the company is working on.
The patch, which should automatically download, is aimed at addressing issues with the futuristic RPG. Cyberpunk 2077 was released in December but a significant number of players reported problems running it on ‘last gen’ hardware. The 1.1 patch includes fixes aimed at the Xbox One and Playstation 4 platforms as well as other platform independent ones.
You can find the full patch notes here, but some of the fixes include; optimising memory usage, optimising performance in other ways, resolving quest-breaking bugs, removing invalid loot items, stopping cars spawning incorrectly and various crash fixes. CD Projekt Red will also be releasing patch 1.2, likely during February, and has plans to improve the game going forward.
So how well does this patch work? The patch fixed the issue that stopped me going back to Cyberpunk 2077. I’d bid a temporary farewell to it when I ran into a bug that kept replaying the combat music, no matter what I was doing. So I’ll definitely be heading back to Night City.
However, it has been reported that the patch potentially introduces a bug which can stop the main quest from progressing. If you’re past that particular point in the game you should be fine but, if not, we’d recommend saving often just in case.
Patch 1.2 is set to be a “larger, more significant update”; apart from keeping players happy, there’s also a financial incentive to improve Cyberpunk 2077. As of right now, you can’t buy Cyberpunk 2077 on the Playstation Store after Sony removed it. Until CD Projekt Red can persuade Sony to re-list the title, they’re missing out on a chunk of digital revenue.
Provided you’re online, Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.1 should download and install when you next launch the game. We’ll keep you posted on further developments.