Cyberpunk 2077 is an Early Entry sport. It wasn’t labeled that method at launch, but it surely ought to have been (and whereas it could not have offered fairly so many copies, it in all probability would have reduce down on the outrage from gamers on the state of it). Cyberpunk 2077 was removed from completed when CDPR pushed it out the door a pair years too early, and regardless of a large patch launched earlier this week that made various enhancements, it is nonetheless removed from completed at the moment.
Cyberpunk 2077’s 1.2 patch, launched earlier this week, weighs in at 33GB and contains practically 500 fixes for the PC model of the sport. That is a hefty patch, and it accommodates tons of essential fixes for quests, gameplay programs, and the numerous, many, many bugs Cyberpunk 2077 shipped with. Regardless of the surprisingly lengthy checklist of fixes and tweaks, the expertise post-patch is finally about the identical.
After taking part in a pair hours with the 1.2 patch, I can not say I actually observed a lot of a distinction. Sure, the patch made it so cops and police drones spawn a bit additional away if you commit a criminal offense, however that does not actually make their response really feel any much less ridiculous, particularly if you’re in a distant space with hardly anybody round and may see them blip into the world. And regardless of the swarms of teleporting police, they’re nonetheless extremely simple to evade as a result of they offer up the second you are out of sight and by no means soar into vehicles to pursue you.
Put up-patch, I nonetheless get the bug the place I am out of the blue thrown a whole bunch of meters away from the spot I used to be standing. I nonetheless repeatedly see NPCs floating within the air. I nonetheless see these ridiculous 2D vehicles which are presupposed to simulate visitors at a distance, and I nonetheless see them in locations the place there isn’t any have to simulate visitors at a distance. I nonetheless cannot get the second a part of the merchandising machine quest to kick off, regardless of the hunt marker pointing me to the spot I have to go to kick it off. I haven’t got any mod conflicts, both—it is a fully clear set up of the patched sport. It is simply nonetheless closely damaged.
The very first thing I did after putting in the patch was run to the spot outdoors V’s house, the place on day one I witnessed cars repeatedly and hilariously smashing into a barricade on the sidewalk. They’re nonetheless doing that. There are fewer vehicles on the highway now, which makes it much less noticeable, however each automotive that does go down that highway nonetheless smashes instantly into that barrier and sends hunks-o-car flying via the air. It is nonetheless humorous to me, but it surely demonstrates simply how rather more there’s to repair. (Although not less than now V sleeps on their mattress like an precise human being would.)
Some gamers are having a better time post-patch, reporting that driving is way improved on PC utilizing the keyboard now that there is a steering sensitivity slider. Some say efficiency has improved as nicely, with extra constant fps and faster load occasions. Naturally, as occurs on PC with patches for nearly each sport ever made, different gamers are reporting a worse expertise. Extra crashes, decrease fps, and new quest bugs instead of outdated ones. The subreddit remains to be full of glitch gifs, because it has been since day one.
I do assume Cyberpunk 2077 remains to be price taking part in, each when it launched and proper now. There are many nice characters and a few actually fascinating quests. It seems to be wonderful and it is a stupendous world (if a hardly ever rewarding one) to discover. Sure, the glitches and bugs and half-assed programs like police responders can grate and frustrate, however the goofy physics bugs will be amusing, too, and at occasions the characters and story are participating sufficient that even distracting bugs do not fully smash them.
However for those who had determined to attend till the sport was actually completed till you performed it, or had been planning to select up the place you left off as soon as every part was mounted, you’ve got nonetheless obtained loads of ready to do. No single patch, regardless of how large, goes to end in Cyberpunk 2077 out of the blue turning into the sport it was meant to be. It is going to take a very long time, and plenty of work, and dozens of patches, till the sport actually feels prefer it’s completed. If that is what you are ready for, there isn’t any have to get up simply but, samurai.