Get ready Cyberpunk 2077 fans - the 1.2 patch update that is imminently due at some stage in February.
The Polish developers are still committed to bringing the best content possible to their beloved game.
Here's what you can expect from Patch 1.2 in Cyberpunk 2077.
Patch Delayed - February 24
Following a recent hack, CDPR has delayed the 1.2 patch to late March.
“While we dearly wanted to deliver Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 in the timespan we detailed previously, the recent cyber attack on the studio’s IT infrastructure and extensive scope of the update mean this unfortunately will not happen,” a tweet thread said.
“Our goal for Patch 1.2 goes beyond any of our previous updates. We’ve been working on numerous overall quality improvements and fixes, and we still have work to do to make sure that’s what you get. With that in mind, we’re now aiming for release in the second half of March.
“It’s not the news we enjoy sharing, but we want to make sure we launch this update properly. Stay tuned for more information as the time draws closer. Thank you for your continued patience and support.”
Update Roadmap - 13th January
Cyberpunk 2077 has revealed its update roadmap, including a look at the next two patch updates.
Release Date And Time
The 1.2 patch is scheduled for release in February 2021.
If we were to guess, we'd expect the update to arrive towards the end of the month.
CDPR will be eager to get out a big fix as users are dropping off the game rapidly and they had ample time before the Christmas break to sort something out.
There is a chance the next update will be delayed due to the recent data breach at CD Projekt Red.
Although this is unlikely to happen, there's always a chance the developers want to play it safe in these situations.
What To Expect In Future Updates
CD Projekt Red have a good track record for post-launch support and they've obviously dedicated themselves heavily to getting Cyberpunk 2077 to a point at which they are happy.
So what have they done in the past?
With the Witcher, the game released back in 2007 and updated with four major bug-fixing patches.
The free Enhanced Edition released in 2008, incorporating all prior fixes while overhauling many models, animations, and improving translations.
Three years later, the Witcher 2 launched followed by four patches.
Patch 2.0 introduced an entirely new tutorial, a higher difficulty level, and a combat arena mode.
Fast-forwarding to Patch 3.0, the free Enhanced Edition incorporated prior fixes while adding new quests, cinematics, locations and cutscenes, along with more fixes.
This was then finalised with four smaller patches allowing for mod support.
Launching in 2015, the game had received 18 patches over the space of a year.
Patch 1.30 launched alongside the GOTY edition, which had all DLC, both expansions and many more fixes.
Consoles received more patches to improve performance on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.
Return to Consoles?
Will Cyberpunk return to the PlayStation and Xbox with the next update? Unfortunately not, but progress is being made.
From looking at the road map, we can expect Cyberpunk to return to the consoles later this year. For now, you'll have to continue playing on your current platform until we hear otherwise.
We hope CD Projekt Red can stick to their deadline and release the game as soon as possible!
- December: Patch 1.0, 1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 1.06
- January: Expected to see 1.1
- February: Expected to see 1.2
Cyberpunk 1.2 Patch Notes
While we don't have any confirmed notes, 1.05 worked through a laundry list of bugs ranging from AI issues to textures and more, while 1.06 was much narrower in scope, focusing on quest progression issues.
It's expected this new patch will dramatically overhaul the game and make it a much smoother experience on the Xbox One and PS4.
Here are the patch notes so far:
- Fix bugs
- Fix crashes
- Improve overall experience
- Fix prominent problems on last-gen consoles
- Bring last-gen experiences closer to PC and next-gen experiences
From CDPR's apology, it sounds as though 1.1 (assumedly the January patch) will be focused on Xbox One and PS4 base consoles, although expect fixes for PC and next-gen players, too.
It's worth noting that while the game is getting next-gen enhancements, there's a very good chance those will be delayed while the team works on the existing console versions.