Cyberpunk 2077 did not release in a good way, and arguably the No Man's Sky redemption arc for CD Projekt Red is still some way short of its conclusion. But the game is at the very least getting to a more respectable state after several patches throughout 2021.
Next up is Patch 1.4 and it has the potentially to be one of the most significant in the game's relatively short history. But if CDPR do have any hopes of 'saving' the game with an update that can do for Cyberpunk 2077 what the Foundations update did for No Man's Sky, then it could be the first major post-launch addition to the game.
Here's everything we know so far and everything you should know about Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.4.
21 September 2021 -
The long wait for CD Projekt RED to roll out Cyberpunk 2077's 1.4 Patch continues to rumble on. By our own estimates we might yet have another month to go before the launch, if they were to release mid-October. For the time being though, the more recent 1.31 Hotfix appears to have had a mixed response. On the one hand, Forbes Writer Paul Tassi has lauded the latest update, suggesting Cyberpunk 2077 "looks fantastic" after Patch 1.31. Well, at least on PC. On the other hand, as per Gamerant, the game appears to still be having 'major issues' on older consoles. We suspect there's still a long way to go for the game and it's next significant game update.
14 September 2021 -
Once again, CD Projekt RED has released another small update for Cyberpunk 2077, albeit not the much expected 1.4 Patch.
The latest update for the game is Patch 1.31 and features a myriad of gameplay improvements, fixes and tweaks. Follow the link above for the full patch notes.
6 September 2021 -
It's not quite Cyberpunk 2077 1.4 Patch, but there is a new update for the game on PC today.
The latest hotfix for Cyberpunk 2077 on PC removes the use of AVX instruction set from the game executable. This will hopefully prevent crashes that occurred on older processors not supporting AVX.
What's next for Cyberpunk 2077 with Patch 1.4?
Whilst Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.3 might have added a few bits of minor DLC additions - such as new clothes, a new car and an alternative appearance for Johnny Silverhand - it was broadly speaking more about released another batch of all-important bug fixes and improvements to the game.
However, what is significant is that during the CDPR REDstream it was mentioned or hinted at multiple times that Patch 1.3 has more or less got the game to a state by which the developers can start looking to build on the game, rather than simply fixing it.
Here are just two instances where it seems as though the devs on the stream appeared to suggest that they can finally start improving the game:
"This patch is still mostly stability and bug fixing but we've got the game to a state where we're comfortably putting in these quality of life changes... we're going to start working on those things more in the future. I can't talk about those yet because we've learned out lesson about talking about things before they're done." Patrick Mills, Senior Quest Designer
"Now were sort of at a point in time where we can dedicate [time] to bigger tasks." Miles Tost, Senior Level Designer
So it sounds like the game is finally reached a point where we can start expecting new content and features to start arriving with the upcoming updates and patches.Hell, we're also still holding out hope for that Cyberpunk 2077 New Game Plusmode.
Cyberpunk 1.4 Update Release Date
We're going to start by being really upfront. Right now, there's is no official release date for Cyberpunk 1.4 update.
Likewise, we feel as though we should once again say what we did before the release of Patch 1.3, namely that the game's rocky launch has more than likely thrown any 2021 roadmap plans out of order.
That's before you factor in the extra difficulties that come with developing a game in a pandemic; because make no mistake the impact of COVID is still keenly being felt on studios.
Two months passed between Patch 1.3 and patch 1.23 and likewise, there was two months between Patch 1.23 and Hotfix 1.22.
So our best guess is that we'll see the next big patch - along with the new free dlc - released in mid-October. Although we wouldn't rule out another small hotfix between now and then too.
This could set up a potential Next-Gen Patch for PS5 and Xbox Series X around mid-December.
Cyberpunk 2077 'Leaked' DLC
Following the release of the Cyberpunk 2077 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, and posted to Reddit via a user called PricklyAssassin.
As a reminder, here are the names of the alleged leaked DLC:
- 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
However, it would appear as though these were nothing more than an elaborate fake. You should probably read this Reddit post by u/romulus_is_back on the Cyberpunk subreddit debunking it to understand the whole scenario.
By comparison, another leak reported by Paul Tassi of Forbes, could have a bit more validity. The list itself is still a bit of a mystery, but intriguingly CDPR has not attempted to debunk this leak as they did with the PricklyAssassin leak.
That said, they should still be taken with a big dumptruck of salt for the time being.
1) dlc1_swp - Possible “Smart” weapon pack
2) dlc2_jposes - Likely additional poses for photo mode
3) dlc3_kab01 – Likely Kabuki Market gig
4) dlc4_quartz – Possible new car(s), the Quartz is an existing car
5) dlc5_jackets – Likely additional clothing
6) dlc6_apart – Possible apartment customization
7) dlc7_pwp - Possible “Power” weapon pack
8) dlc8_mirror – Possible additional poses for the mirror, or maybe a way to alter your appearance at last
9) dlc9_arr06 – Likely Arroyo gig
10) dlc10_monster – Not sure, maybe they’re adding a literal boss monster to the map somewhere. Or it could be like a Monster Truck you can buy.
11) dlc11_jlook – Not sure, possibly the ability to change your look. If it’s similar to “jposes” it could be something for photo mode.
12) dlc12_mfinish – Likely melee finisher animations (The Witcher 3 got these)
13) dlc13_twp - Possible “Tech” weapon pack
14)dlc14_arr12 – Likely Arroyo gig
15) dlc15_ngplus – Very clearly New Game Plus, which I hope comes with higher difficulty settings
16) dlc16_jpn06 – Likely Japantown gig
17) dlc17_bwp – Possible “Blunt” weapon pack
Stay tuned for Cyberpunk 2077 updates and all the latest news as it arrives.