When Cyberpunk 2077 launched back in December 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 1.3 Update Latest News
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.