- CD Projekt Red will release another Cyberpunk 2077 patch next week.
- The update will address some common issues that have emerged following Cyberpunk 2077 update 2.1.
- The studio’s track record indicates that the patch will drop during the workweek, so between January 29 and February 2.
Cyberpunk 2077 is set to receive yet another update next week, CD Projekt Red has confirmed, in addition to sharing a few more details about the upcoming patch. The studio’s announcement should be welcome news for the fans who have been experiencing an uptick of issues following the last major update for Cyberpunk 2077.
Despite its infamously troubled launch, CDPR’s dystopian RPG has become synonymous with a well-supported game, having been treated to over a dozen impactful patches over the past three years. The latest such major release arrived in the form of Cyberpunk 2077 update 2.0, which transformed many of the game’s core systems and introduced over 200 changes back in September. But as is often the case in complex software development, that large-scale revamp also introduced some new bugs.
Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.1 Added The ‘Sad Keanu’ Meme To The Game
The recent Cyberpunk 2077 2.1 Update adds many exciting new features, including a reference to star Keanu Reeve’s infamous ‘Sad Keanu’ meme.
Cyberpunk 2077’s First 2024 Patch Will Address ‘The Most Common Issues’
Although CDPR managed to address most of those issues in the months that followed, the studio is not yet done polishing the game, having said as much in a recent social media update. Taking to Twitter, a company representative revealed that yet another Cyberpunk 2077 patch is in the works and slated for release during the week of January 29. The update will aim to address “the most common issues” that the players continue to report, including some of the bugged finisher animations that were broken by Cyberpunk 2077 update 2.1.
Given CDPR’s historic reluctance to push out game patches over the weekend, it is likely that the next patch will roll out sometime between January 29 and Friday, February 2. The rough contents of Cyberpunk 2077‘s first 2024 update were already leaked in early January, having been scraped via the Steam web application programming interface (API).
No More Cyberpunk 2077 Content Is in the Works
Back in December, CD Projekt Red said it was done with Cyberpunk 2077 following the debut of the RPG’s 2.1 update. But as its latest announcement demonstrates, this end-of-life period clearly won’t preclude or be immune to hotfixes. It hence stands to reason that the developer will keep fixing critical issues with Cyberpunk 2077 should any such problems arise in the future. After all, that is precisely what it kept doing with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt long after it was done with churning out content for the hit 2015 game.
That notwithstanding, should the upcoming patch perform as intended, there is a decent chance that Cyberpunk 2077‘s first 2024 update will also be its last. As for its much-anticipated follow-up, CDPR recently said that it is currently focused on the fourth The Witcher game, implying that the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel—code-named Orion—that’s presently in pre-production won’t see the light of day anytime soon.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an RPG set in a future dystopian world. Players take up the role of V, who works as a mercenary in Night City in California. Gameplay involves branching dialogue, open-world exploration, character classes, and combat.
- December 10, 2020
- REDengine 4
- M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Alcohol
- How Long To Beat
- 25 Hours
- PS Plus Availability