Cyberpunk 2077, update 1.2: will the new update arrive this week?

Cyberpunk 2077, update 1.2: will the new update arrive this week?

Cyberpunk 2077, update 1.2

As promised, the CD Projekt RED team has focused their efforts on a continuous process of improving the experience offered by the dystopian epic of Night City.

An important step in this direction was undoubtedly represented from the publication of the update 1.1 of Cyberpunk 2077, made available by the software house on January 22, 2021. At the same time as the release of the expected patch, the Polish team had confirmed the arrival of the 1.2 update of the title in a few weeks, thus identifying once again the month of February as its launch window. At the time of writing, it is about to kick off the last week of the month, but CD Projekt RED has not received any specific indications. detail that should worry the community: after all, the 1.1 patch of Cyberpunk 2077 was published as a surprise, without information on the date or time of the release being disseminated in advance. It therefore seems legitimate to imagine the same procedures for the arrival of the game's 1.2 patch. The software house has not so far announced delays on the post-launch support roadmap, not even following the announcement of a cyberattack against CD Projekt RED. At the moment, it therefore seems possible that the update will actually arrive in the next 7 days: to be sure, however, it will be necessary to have a little patience.





Is Cyberpunk 2077's 1.2 Patch Still Coming Out In February?

Cyberpunk 2077

CDPR

As ever, it’s been pretty much radio silence about the state of Cyberpunk 2077, though this time around, with an added complication.


CDPR did in fact manage to get out the promised 1.1 patch for Cyberpunk in January, but with a week left in February, the supposedly much larger, more substantive 1.2 patch has not been previewed or released yet, when it was supposed to arrive this month.


The complication, of course, is the recent, sprawling hack of CDPR which pilfered everything from employee data to the source code of Cyberpunk, The Witcher 3 and Gwent. There are conflicting reports about whether the code has actually been sold or not, and CDPR is reportedly trying to use takedowns to prevent anyone from doing anything substantive with it.


This means that it sure seems possible that the 1.2 patch could end up delayed if the hack has caused too much disruption as CDPR. Granted, teams chasing down hackers and those who would purchase stolen info from them are probably different than those chasing down bugs and glitches in Cyberpunk, but it’s logical that there may be some overlap if the chaos caused by the extensive hack is too damaging. For instance, it seemed as if the hackers encrypted CDPR’s servers, which they had to restore from backups. Who knows if any work was lost there.

Cyberpunk 2077

CDPR

Cyberpunk still badly needs a major patch, which it really has not had since release in December. There have been a number smaller scale hotfixes, and even the original 1.1 patch felt like a larger hotfix rather than anything transformative. Sony has still not allowed Cyberpunk 2077 to be sold on the PS Store digitally after it took it off shortly after launch due to technical problems and constant refund demands. That’s the version of the game for both PS4 and PS5, and console sales of Cyberpunk actively dipped in January because well, it wasn’t for sale on the digital store of the biggest gaming platform in the world.


It’s not clear what it will take to get Sony to deem the game “ready” enough to be sold again, but CDPR kind of burned that bridge when they told people to chase after Sony for refunds when Sony did not have a digital return policy at all (they had to make one just for Cyberpunk).


Cyberpunk remains full of bugs and performance issues, and longer term problems like traffic and police AI are not likely to be fixed in even a large upcoming patch, most likely. And no one expects the promised free DLC for the game, whatever that may be, until late spring or early summer at this point. The official Cyberpunk account has not tweeted since February 5 when it released a hotfix to patch an issue discovered with unsafe mods.


CDPR did slide in under the wire with the last patch in January, so it’s possible they’ll do the same this week. But the hack complicates things and the long, long term fixes for Cyberpunk including a next gen upgrade on consoles seem an eternity away.


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