Cyberpunk Patch 1.2 is Out on Console and PC, but Nobody Really Cares.
CD Projekt Red has rolled out Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 for PC and Consoles with a Stadia update sometime this week. According to comments, the PC fix update will tank 33GB out of your storage, with at least double the amount free for installation to take place. Both console versions will take around 40GB. The patch aims to fix numerous game-breaking bugs that halt the progression of the game and even crashing it. These bugs are most notable in the missions Stadium Love, Play It Safe, Ghost Town, Blistering Love and more.
The patch notes span over 8,000 words addressing over 10 categories of issues and fixes. That said, it would seem the effort is too little, too late. For a game that once peaked at over 1 million concurrent players on Steam, it now only averages at 15 thousand concurrent players. That’s less than one percent of its initial player base. For comparison, even The Witcher 3 is averaging 20,000 concurrent players as of this week (March 30). Could these numbers improve over the weekend?
To rub salt in the wound, PlayStation has still not put Cyberpunk 2077 back on the store as of yet, making today its 100th day off of the online store. Considering the number of delays the game has gone through, only to monumentally disappoint, we’re not surprised if people aren’t bothered to revisit the title. Not to mention, there’s hardly a rig out there that can run this game, as the minimum spec requirements for PC were also severely inaccurate and misleading.
Cyberpunk 2077 Version 1.2 Summary
The patch notes for Cyberpunk 2077 version 1.2 sit at a whopping 8,010 words long. It covers gameplay, quests, open world, cinematic design, environments, graphics, audio, animation, UI, stability, performance, and more. It also has fixes specifically catered to console and PC, meaning hopefully the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the games are now at least playable. Over 15 incidents of blocked progression are addressed, and significant crash fixes have been issued.
Additionally, it also addresses some performance and gameplay issues. Driving and car mechanics are now more flexible, making it more convenient for keyboard users to maneuver. Moreover, the tank in framerate when using a vehicle has also seen improvement. A number of bugs that players could exploit for unfair advantages have also seen balance changes. Similarly, bugs that unfairly put the player at a disadvantage such as disappearing items and unresponsive UI have also seen fixes.
In addition to game-breaking bug fixes, CD Projekt Red has also brought in a number of quality of life improvements. NPCs have significantly improved, with better cop AI and civilians no longer moving unnaturally after death. For a full list of improvements, check out CDPR’s official Version 1.2 patch notes.