‘CYBERPUNK 2077’ RECEIVES MAJOR PATCH UPDATE
CD Projekt Red has released patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077, the game’s second major update. Several of the patch notes focused on fixing gameplay issues reported by players since the game’s December 10 launch. The patch touches every aspect of the game, from gameplay to story to technical effects.
Gameplay updates largely include correcting NPC actions, which previously included incorrect responses to being attacked, tripping and being teleported after being hit by a vehicle, among others.
In-game vehicles now have steering sensitivity, which allows for reducing steering speed. Additionally, vehicle steering codes have been adjusted for better functionality in low and high frame rates, and CD Projekt Red added an unstuck rocking/rotating feature to all vehicles.
The patch also disables several cheat actions. Players can no longer cancel fall damage by sliding when about to fall from great heights, or start a car by dumping a body in the trunk.
Quests — including Ghost Town, Path of Glory, Cyberpsycho Sighting, Gun Music and Double Life, among others — have received significant updates improving gameplay quality. Quests Stadium Love and The Pickup no longer have progression blocked by certain actions, while They Won’t Go When I Go updates correctly and players can no longer get stuck in certain areas such as the Rogue booth. Holocalls are now no longer interrupted, and characters in these quests speak the correct dialogue.
Night City’s open world has also been significantly updated to be more “realistic.” For example, NPCs will no longer freeze in the middle of the road during a chase, players can no longer start an altercation from a different apartment floor and urinary streams no longer appear after a player has stopped peeing and moved away from the spot.
The game’s visuals, environment, audio and levels received major changes to improve their quality. NPCs will no longer disappear, walk through solid objects, walk on air or move or shout after being killed. Several camera issues which inhibited player progression have also been fixed. Graphics and texture rendering have been improved.
According CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 updates roadmap, patch 1.2 is the last major scheduled update, though the timeline allows for updates and improvements as needed. Free DLCs and next-generation console updates are expected sometime before 2022.
The full list of patch notes can be seen here. The release notes the issues that this patch fixed did not affect all players.
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