Be careful when playing Cyberpunk 2077 as save files for the game are corrupting when they get too big.
Cyberpunk 2077's save files are the latest problem in a launch that has been plagued with a host of game-breaking bugs. The PlayStation Store has even pulled Cyberpunk entirely because of all of its issues.
All open world games end up having very large save files because there is a huge amount of data to track. The game's save file tracks everything from crafting to collectables.
Cyberpunk 2077's game save file can get very large, to the point where it corrupts. If this happens, the player won't be able to craft items or pick up collectables.
How to Prevent Cyberpunk 2077 Save Files Corrupting
A simple solution to preventing your Cyberpunk 2077 save file from corrupting is to make sure that the file doesn't go over 8MB.
Be sure to go into your system's save data storage and check the size of your Cyberpunk save file. You can then see how much space you have left before the file gets too large.
Developer CD Projekt Red has suggested that players don't horde items or craft too often to keep the file size as low as possible. This is not a solution for the problem, however.
Players shouldn't have to limit themselves in an open-world game, especially as crafting and collecting are staples of the open-world genre.
How to Restore Corrupted Save Files
Redditor MagicTacoSauce posted a PSA, warning players of this game-breaking bug and linked the developer's response to the issue.
"Unfortunately the save is damaged and can't be recovered," CD Projekt states. "Please use an older save file to continue playing and try to keep a lower amount of items and crafting materials."
CD Projekt Red informs players on GOG.com that, unfortunately, there is no way to restore corrupted save files at the moment. It also said that it might increase the limit on save file size in the future.
Alternatively, players can load an old save file that is smaller than the dreaded 8MB and continue to play. Despite this, they will still have to be wary of increasing the size of their save file.
Even after releasing Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.05 to fix a number of bugs and increase the game's stability, save file corruption is still a huge problem.
If this, or any other of the game-breaking bugs have affected you, it might be worth trying to get a Cyberpunk 2077 refund.
This is just the latest in a series of seemingly never-ending problems for CD Projekt's latest title. Can Cyberpunk 2077 still be successful or will it remain broken forever?