13 Jul 2021 11:43 AM +00:00

A Cyberpunk 2077 38 GB Update Could Be Coming

It is no secret that CD Projekt Red's shooter has had a rocky few months.

After launching in an unfinished state and only just returning to the PlayStation Store last month, the sci-fi RPG is still plagued with performance issues. But, a new patch could be approaching in an attempt to revamp these issues.

Will this be the long-overdue Cyberpunk 2077 1.3 Update fans have been waiting on? It could be. Maybe then the devs will be able to shift their attention to the free Cyberpunk 2077 DLC that was promised some months back.

Here's what you need to know.

A Cyberpunk 2077 38 GB Update Could Be Coming

Using Epic Inspector, PricklyAssassin unveiled an unreleased 38.2 GB patch that is presumed to be announced in the immediate weeks.

There's a new update in the works that will hopefully fix some bugs and issues with the game. The update size is 38.2GB and it will likely release within 2-3 weeks. This update has also been uploaded to GOG and Steam for QA testing. This update is big but I doubt it will add anything new to the game.

Despite being a sizeable patch, PricklyAssassin claims the 38 GB amendment is unlikely to alter significant aspects of the game. Instead, the patch will add DLC capabilities:

People that purchased Cyberpunk 2077 from Epic Games will be forced to update their game to the latest version before playing, even in offline mode. This is likely because one of the patches or hotfixes included the required code to enable expansion and DLC functions. Datamining the game files, there's no DLC or expansion management system in the game as of now, so this upcoming update might add that.

It seems unusual for the patch to focus on adding an expansion management system, given the fact that considerate proportions of The Witcher successor still remain unsteady. However, the planned patch improvements have yet to be confirmed by CD Projekt Red directly, so any details can alter leading up to its release.