Cyberpunk 2077 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know
Despite CD Projekt Red’s best efforts, Cyberpunk 2077 problems are plaguing PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Windows PC users.
At long last, Cyberpunk 2077 is out. The open-world RPG is available across a number of platforms and the game has received praise for its world, its story, and its characters. While good, it’s far from perfect.
We’re hearing about a great number of problems with the game. These issues range from minor annoyances to deal-breaking issues. Problems are impacting every version of the game though PS4 and Xbox One users may have been hit the hardest. None of this comes as much of a surprise.
The developer was forced to delay the game numerous times and Cyberpunk 2077 is a massive and complex game with a ton of moving parts. Issues were always going to play a part in the initial release.
- Cyberpunk 2077 Problems
- Cyberpunk 2077 1.0.4 Update
- How to Fix Cyberpunk 2077 Problems
- How to Report Cyberpunk 2077 Problems
- Cyberpunk 2077 Support
With that in mind, we want to take a close look at the current state of Cyberpunk 2077 problems. Our guide will also go over places to look for fixes, what you can expect from CD Projekt Red, and more.
Cyberpunk 2077 Problems
The first thing you need to know if you’ve bought Cyberpunk 2077 or if you’re thinking about buying the game, is that Cyberpunk 2077 is riddled with issues.
In the hours since launch, players across all platforms have discovered bugs and performance issues. Some of them are relatively harmless, others are rather nasty.
The current list of Cyberpunk 2077 issues includes download and installation problems, graphical issues, crashes, issues with quests, AI problems, issues with hotkeys, animation issues, camera problems, issues with the game’s dialogue, language bugs, and many, many more.
It’s still early and we expect complaints about the game to pick up as more and more people download and install Cyberpunk 2077 on their console or PC.
Of course, this is something to consider if you’ve bought the game or are considering it. If you have a hard time dealing with widespread issues, you might want to wait a few weeks for the developer to issue important bug fixes.
Cyberpunk 2077 1.0.4 Update
If you just picked up a copy of Cyberpunk 2077, note that CD Projekt Red has issued two very important updates for the game.
The first patch is the “Day 0 Update.” The developer highly recommends installing this update before starting the game because it has a number of improvements and bug fixes on board. Here are the specifics:
- Improved graphics and animations
- Improved performance and stability
- Improved combat and economy balance
- Improved UI
- Trophy and achievement fixes
‼️ If you bought a boxed copy, on PC and on Xbox the game & Day 0 update will download together (between 60-75 gigs, depending on platform) while on Playstation the game and Day 0 update will download separately and will weight around 110gb. ‼️
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) December 9, 2020
The developer has also issued a new Cyberpunk 1.04 patch and it brings a more specific batch of bug fixes and improvements with it.
Here’s what on board the Cyberpunk 2077 1.0.4 update:
- Fixed an issue with completing the final objective in Gig: Freedom of the Press.
- Fixed an issue with starting conversation with Johnny at the end in Life During Wartime.
- Corrected a rare issue with NPCs no longer calling V if A Like Supreme quest was abandoned mid-way.
- Fixed an issue with Nix not going into his default state in Spellbound and KOLD MIRAGE.
- Fixed issues blocking progress in I Fought The Law if the quest area is left.
- Fixed inability to find Delamain in Epistrophy.
- Fixed issues related to remaining in the second phase of the quest after finishing Pacifica fight with Ozob if played after Finals.
- Fixed an issue with Nomads no longer present if V leaves the quest area mid-combat in With a Little Help from My Friends/Queen of the Highway.
- Adjusted mappings and re-enabled quest tracker in M’ap Tann Pèlen/I Walk the Line/Transmission.
- Fixed constraints on freedom to get up and sit down if neither blueline condition is met in Violence.
- Fixed issues with time and space resulting from leaving the quest area or abandoning the quest in Following the River.
- Fixed an issue with conversation with Johnny not starting after leaving the hotel in Tapeworm.
- Fixed an issue with quest being blocked upon leaving the quest area before climbing the hill in Following the River.
- Fixed the objective “Go into booth 9” not completing if the room’s entered too fast in Automatic Love.
- Fixed Jackie’s issues with sitting still in The Ripperdoc.
- Other quest fixes
- Fixed the preview in weapon crafting.
- Reduced vehicle appearance pop-in.
- Speeded up switching first person perspective to third person perspective in a vehicle.
- Fixed issues with animations missing from important quest NPCs during cinematics.
Performance & Stability
- Improved stability, including various crash fixes.
- Modified the flashing effect on braindances to reduce the risk of inducing epileptic symptoms. The effect has been smoothed out and the flashes reduced in frequency and magnitude.
- Removed copyrighted songs incorrectly present in the game with “Disable Copyrighted Music” feature toggled on.
- Switching language to default in the in-game settings now correctly sets it to the language of your Steam client.
- Improved reflections quality on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to eliminate the smudge effect.
- Fixed “The Wasteland” achievement being stuck on 97% after completing all relevant missions in The Badlands on Xbox.
- Fixed an issue with missing PT-BR VO for Xbox players in Americas.
The developer says the update is live on PlayStation consoles and PC and that it will be coming soon to Xbox systems.
How to Fix Cyberpunk 2077 Problems
If you’re dealing with Cyberpunk 2077 issues, and you can’t wait for the developer to issue a new patch, you should try fixing your problems on your own.
We’ve released a guide that will help you fix some of the general problems with the game. Issues like download problems, trophy issues, and crashes.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, we recommend heading to the official Cyberpunk 2077 forum, CD Projekt Red’s support pages, or the Cyberpunk 2077 Reddit for assistance.
If you’re playing the game on a Windows PC, you should also check out the game’s forum on Steam.
How to Report Cyberpunk 2077 Problems
You can, and should, report Cyberpunk 2077 problems as you come across them. Reporting these issues will help the developer correct them in future updates.
If you want to contact the RED Tech Support Team directly, you’ll want to head to the developer’s official tech support website. This developer says this is the only way to insure your issue is properly reported and registered.
You can report an issue with the game on the official Cyberpunk 2077 forums. We expect CD Projekt Red’s engineers to use those forums to gather feedback about bugs and performance issues.
Before you do, here are some guidelines straight from the developer:
- Post or report only one issue at a time. It is much easier to reply to issues for everyone — other users, moderators and REDs — when one topic contains input regarding one issue.
- Please, use the platform-specific sub-forums.
- Providing information on the platform, the format (disks or digital download, as applicable), the context, and the frequency of the issue’s occurrence is required.
You can also report a bug on social media sites like Twitter or on the growing Cyberpunk 2077 Reddit.
Cyberpunk 2077 Support
At this point we think it’s worth noting that CD Projekt Red will continue supporting this game for years to come. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
That support will come in the form of DLC content, but it will also come in the form of patches. Cyberpunk 2077 updates won’t roll out every single day, but you can expect the developer to issue a number of updates in the weeks ahead.
CD Projekt Red hasn’t confirmed the next Cyberpunk 2077 update, but you can expect those details to emerge on the official forums and on social media in the near future.
You’ll want to bookmark those pages and check in regularly if you’re experiencing issues or you simply want to stay informed about the current state of the game.
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