When Cyberpunk 2077 launched back in December 2020, the PC build was sufficient but clearly not the finished product. On console, the situation was very different and it would be fair to say PS4 and Xbox versions of the game were unmitigated disasters.
Despite how shocking it might have been at the time, it really is no surprise that Sony did pull the game from PlayStation digital stores. To the studio's credit, since the turn of the year, CD Projekt Red have done their best to turn the tide and improve the game with several updates and emergency patches.
The most recent update, version 1.2, launched on March 29 and featured a frankly massive list of changes. For the most part, the studio was looking to address a broad range of issues, including adjustments to NPC behaviour, driving, game stability, and so much more.
The question is, what are the studio planning next with the inevitable Cyberpunk 2077 1.3 update? Here's everything we know so far.
Cyberpunk 2077 1.3 Update Latest News
August 17, 2021 - CDPR revealed an extensive set of changes coming to Cyberpunk 2077, alongside the game's first DLC packs. We've covered the 1.3 patch notes elsewhere, but here's what to expect from the DLC:
- Johnny Silverhand alternative appearance - accessed through the Additional Content section of the Settings tab
- Multilayered Syn-Leather Deltajock Jacket - obtained in V's apartment after completing The Ride. Can craft for better upgrades
- Luminescent Punk Jacket - obtained in V's apartment after completing The Ride. Can craft for better upgrades
- Archer Quartz “Bandit” - available for purchase after, or given as reward for, completing Ghost Town. You'll receive a message from Dakota or Rogue depending on choices made during the quest.
There's no release date yet, but CDPR said it will launch "really soon."
You can watch below using the YouTube embed below, though we've yet to finally get confirmation of the long overdue Cyberpunk 2077 New Game Plus mode.
August 16, 2021 - CD Projekt Red has finally given us an Update 1.3 teaser, confirming changes to certain story decisions, a larger minimap when driving and skill point adjustments. You can read more here.
Or have a quick watch of the below, which is just one of three new videos released today showing improvements to the game.
However, if you want the full lowdown on the Cyberpunk 2077 1.3 Patch Notes, just follow the link.
July 20, 2021 - It looks like the next big 1.3 update for Cyberpunk 2077 could be sooner than we realise.
On Monday the Global Community lead at CDPR, Marcin Momot, responded to a now-deleted tweet asking when patch 1.3 was coming.
To most people's surprise, Momot actually replied, writing back that it was “on the way.”
The CDPR Senior Level Designer Miles Tost also replied, albeit simply with some eyes emoji.
Clearly, this isn't confirmation of sorts, but is slightly strange to see the Global Community lead stick his head above the parapet like this, so we're inclined to think Update 1.3 could be dropping soon.
It's also safe to assume that whatever is coming next is big, and not another itty-bitty hotfix as we've seen with the games more recent patch updates.
July 8, 2021 - Within a new ad for Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red has been teasing the game's “biggest update yet”. As spotted by DSO Gaming, a new ad has appeared on Instagram and YouTube, though CD Projekt RED hasn't issued an official statement at this time.
June 24, 2021 - Following the release of the 1.23 update last week, CD Projekt Red has highlighted the top reported issues for Cyberpunk 2077 at the time of writing. Whether we see fixes for these in the 1.3 update or as part of another hotfix in the future, is far to say, but it's good to know nonetheless. The top reported issues at present are:
• Play it Safe – Takemura doesn’t call even after completing other main quests, objective’s stuck on “Pursue other leads or wait until Takemura is ready".
• Cyberpsycho Sighting: Smoke on the Water – Quest may get stuck in the journal without an objective even though it’s complete.
• Sweet Dreams – Stefan is missing and it’s not possible to progress the quest.
Remarkably, that's it. These issues have been shared with the development team and they are being investigated as we speak (surely alongside other longstanding issues too).
June 17, 2021 - There's a new update available for Cyberpunk 2077. Unfortunately, it's not the 1.3 Patch, but does still bring plenty of fixes and changes. Cyberpunk 2077 Update 1.23 is now available on all platforms (PC, Console & Google Stadia) and if you follow the link above you can take a look at the official patch notes.
June 11, 2021 - Could we see Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 2021? Crazier things have happened. If it was to occur we'd probably wager that we'll see it at the Xbox Press Conference on June 13.
Cyberpunk has featured heavily in previous E3 outings and with a big marketing spend on the game from Team Green, you'd hope they wouldn't abandon it just yet. We know the developers are working on more post-launch content and updates, but with details thin on the ground, now would be a perfect chance for CD Projekt Red to unveil what's coming next. [Update - It did not *sad face*]
June 5, 2021 - it looks like there's a new update being tested by the devs on Steam. Could a new Cyberpunk 2077 update or hotfix arrive in June? We think there's. good chance.
May 28, 2021 - The game has a new Game Director. Find out more here.
May 17, 2021 - It's been exactly seven weeks since the games last major update. Whilst Cyberpunk 2077 did receive two hotfixes in April, fans also don't have much insight into when they'll next see some improvements to the game. Nor, what the next update might include. Fingers crossed, CD Projekt Red has something in store for fans towards the end of the month.
April 28, 2021 - CD Projekt Red has released a further hotfix, dubbed Version 1.22. They've stated this is to address "the most frequently reported issues since the last patch and introduces further improvements to stability and performance of the game."
Like before, it's not a particularly big update compared to what's expected for Version 1.3, but a welcome addition in preparation for it. You can find more details below.
April 14, 2021 - Cyberpunk 2077 has released a new hotfix for the game. According to the team: "In this update we focused on further improving the overall stability of the game and fixing the most common issues that could block progression."
It's not quite as big as we imagine Cyberpunk 1.3 Update will be, but it's a step in the right direction. Find out all the latest changes and patch notes on the link below:
April 12, 2021 - As noted by users from the CD Projekt Red forums, there's clearly still work going on with the game, but how much of this could be released with Update 1.3 remains to be seen.
"I'd love to get some info from CDPR when next patch is going to roll out, is it the end of the month?" wrote Surma on the forum.
The user then added: Steam showing once again 7 hours ago new branch was loaded into steam service so they definitely haven't stopped working on the game."
As users can see (by following the link), a new build of the game was uploaded to Steam for testing on April 8, so the devs have certainly not downed tools.
Fingers crossed we get some news on the next update sometime soon.
Cyberpunk 1.3 Update Release Date
The first thing worth noting is that, given the games rocky launch, any 2021 roadmap plans have been completely thrown out of whack.
Couple this with a whole heap of extra issues and it's possible any best-laid plans could shift at any point throughout 2021.
The ongoing impact of COVID on studios could mean updates take longer to arrive; plus the CD Projekt Red cyber attack in February 2021 already pushed back the 1.2 patch by an extra month.
Given all these challenges, CD Project Red has stopped short of giving any sort of concrete release dates for upcoming updates or content drops.
Our best guess, don't expect to see any significant updates for the game until at least the end of May, if not June.
Cyberpunk 1.3 Update Leaked DLC
Following the release of the games 1.2 patch, some fans appeared to discover the existence of nine 'free' Cyberpunk 2077 DLC expansions for the game.
This was supposedly leaked via the Epic Game Store, but it's worth noting that right now they are just that, leaks, and not an official confirmation.
Reddit user PricklyAssassin noticed that CDPR had updated some of the information in the Add-Ons section on Epic Games Store. Upon checking he found the names of Nine expansions which could be coming later this year, likely as part of future updates.
The DLC expansion names are as follows:
- Ripperdocs Expansion
- Body Shops Expansion
- Fashion Forward Expansion
- Gangs of Night City
- Body of Chrome
- Rides of the Dark Future
- The Relic
- Neck Deep
- Night City Expansion
Cyberpunk 2077 Expansion Price
Although all of the above mentioned DLC was listed as free on Epic Games Store, PricklyAssassin also noted that there was an additional 'Expansion Pass' priced at $14.99.
Based on the developer's previous expansions with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, $14.99 would be the same ballpark and likely contain some additional story-based expansions.
That said, given the state of the game (even after the 1.2 update) we would imagine that any paid DLC expansions for the game are unlikely to arrive until much later in 2021.