After a shaky launch, Cyberpunk 2077 is beginning to get back on track, with a new patch aiming to fix the game's issues.
CD Projekt clearly knew what it was doing when it released Cyberpunk 2077 in its unfinished state. The futuristic open-world title is a contender for one of the worst launches in gaming history, yet the game shows a lot of promise.
Unfortunately, Cyberpunk 2077 is unplayable on PS4 and Xbox One. However, a new patch appears to be resolving some of the game's biggest issues on PlayStation platforms, giving fans a glimmer of hope.
What's more, the new patch also helps fix Cyberpunk's PC performance, but there's plenty more work to be done. It appears that Xbox fans will have to wait a little longer for their update to be ready.
Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix 1.05 for PS4, PS5, and PC
When booting up Cyberpunk 2077, players should experience better, smoother gameplay across PlayStation and PC. Not only does the new patch deliver a range of bug fixes to quests, but it also drastically improves performance.
Those on PlayStation consoles are reporting that the once-blurry Cyberpunk 2077 now appears sharper and in-focus. CD Projekt has also reduced pop-in issues where vehicles wouldn't appear until they were extremely close to the player.
Overall stability gets a boost with Cyberpunk 2077's new patch, and the game should also crash less. Currently, players are fixing Cyberpunk 2077 crashing by themselves, so it's good to see the developer taking responsibility.
The new update also reduces the risk of Cyberpunk 2077's epileptic triggers causing harm to a player with epilepsy. The fact that this issue was overlooked for launch is astounding, but at least the game is safe to play once again.
Has This Patch Fixed Cyberpunk 2077's Issues?
According to fans, this patch is a huge improvement that helps combat some of the game's issues. One Reddit user shares their experience on a base PS4 console:
"It’s ridiculous how much better this runs on PS4 now, most of the texture pop in is gone with some small pop in you would expect from a last gen console, frame rate still dips however but it is far better than the last patch."
Those running Cyberpunk 2077 on lower performance graphics cards have also noted a significant boost to frame rates. We're not sure what CD Projekt is doing, but we hope they can keep it up.
If you're downloading the hotfix on Steam, be sure to revalidate your files after installing the patch. Apparently, not doing so can lead to some further issues.
In short, this new patch is certainly helping fix Cyberpunk 2077, but it's only a drop in the bucket. The game is still plagued with bugs, performance issues, and an unfinished open-world experience.
There's no word on when the Xbox patch will be ready, and we still don't know exactly when the free Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen upgrade will come either.
However, we've certainly learned our lesson when it comes to pushing CD Projekt to release a product. This time, let's all agree to wait until the developer is completely done.
If you're running the game on PC, here are the best settings to improve Cyberpunk 2077's performance.