Those of you who are picking up Cyberpunk 2077 next week will have to sit through a hefty update in order to play the game as intended. According to early leaked copies of the game, the update files sizes vary from between 43.5GB to 50GB. However, the update which has appeared online thanks to leaked copies of the game is not the day one update. According to Fabian Mario Döhla from CD Projekt RED, there will be another update at launch.
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The actual Cyberpunk 2077 day one update will most likely be coupled with the recently-released 43GB version and sent out to consumers as the “day one update”. The current patch might be general improvements to help media get through the reviewer process of the game.
While day one updates are nothing new in gaming, it seems Cyberpunk 2077 might actually need it in order to greatly improve the gameplay. Reddit user Scorpo187 says he has been playing the game for six hours and while it is a one-of-a-kind experience, the game performance and bugs are hard to overlook. He claims;
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#F7FF33″ class=”” size=”21″](Currently 6 hours into the game on Xbox Series X and I just now got the title screen….this is a BIG game) Population density is wayyyy higher than I was expecting, runs at 60fps with some frame drops, the game is very buggy like repeated crashes, the dialogue just not being played sometimes, I’ve had the controller become completely unresponsive for several seconds a dozen times or so, some serious ghosting on objects when moving quickly, animations just not working properly, screen flickering a lot, vehicles and NPCs spawning and despawning out of thin air. And TONS of repeating NPCs. Like 3 identical NPCs standing directly next to each other. The game REALLY needs a patch. This version is nowhere near close to ready. I’m just hoping that that patch is magic because damn. Severe jank. But when everything works right…. Dude this game is amazing. It lives up to the hype. It really does.[/perfectpullquote]
The same user then claims that the recent “non-day one update” has since improved the game saying that it is “much more stable 60 (FPS) than before”. He also says that after the update, he has yet to encounter a single bug that he experienced before the patch. In addition, he claims that the game will not launch if the console was connected to the internet after the update was installed.
So there’s good news and bad news there. The good news is that the Cyberpunk 2077 update fixes a lot of the issues in the game. The bad news is that you will need to install it before you can experience the best the game has to offer. The 43GB update file size may increase even more by the time the game launches on 10 December.
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