Cyberpunk 2077 1.5 Patch Update: Release Date, Next-Gen Update, Leaks Everything We Know So Far

SHARE
share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook

Cyberpunk 2077 update 1.5 is coming sometime in 2022, and it's possibly stepping on the bones of Cyberpunk 1.4 to get here. CD Projekt RED CEO Adam Kiciński told Polish publication Rzeczpospolita that the next update is 1.5 and that it's coming sometime in 2022 alongside Cyberpunk 2077's next-gen update. The existence of 1.5 comes as a slight surprise given CDPR's roadmap included Cyberpunk 1.4 for almost a year, but here's what we know about the next Cyberpunk 2077 update so far.

Read more: Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer might be back in development after all

Latest News

17 January 2022 -

Advertisement

Not to alarm anyone, but fans have noticed that a new build of Cyberpunk 2077 has been added to Steam. As first noticed by fans (Via Forbes), this is the first new build of the game since October. It's worth noting, a new build on Steam doesn't always mean a new patch is about to drop. As we mention, a new build was added to Steam in October, but the last official patch for the game was even further back when Patch 1.31 was released in mid-September. Either way, it's good to see some progress for the game and hopefully, we could see the next major update for the game in the next couple of weeks.

A new build of the game was added to Steam on 14 January 2022.
click to enlarge
+ 4
Credit: Forbes
A new build of the game was added to Steam on 14 January 2022.

11 January 2022 -

Advertisement

There's still zero info on when we might see this elusive next patch for Cyberpunk 2077. As a reminder, it could be up to the end of March before it eventually arrives if the developers opt to use the entire Q1 to get it finished. In the meantime, we'd suggest having a read of Paul Tassi's latest story for Forbes, which looks at 'the bare minimum' that the next patch must deliver to keep fans onside. It's certainly interesting, especially when you consider Patch 1.4 was skipped over entirely. Give it a read and let us know what you want to see when Patch 1.5 eventually launches.

click to enlarge
+ 4
Advertisement

4 January 2022 -

No sooner had the 'leak' surfaced has CD Projekt Red poured cold water on the rumours surrounding Patch 1.5 and the so-called 'Samurai Edition' of the game. Responding on Twitter to Paul Tassi of Forbes, CDPR Global PR Director Radek Grabowski replied “This thing does not add up.”

Hopefully, CDPR will be able to give fans some indication of what to expect or when to expect news on the next patch at some point soon. Otherwise, we could see quite a few of these 'leaks' on 4chan.

3 January 2022 -

Take this with a massive grain of salt but a new 'leak' from an anonymous user on 4chan (Via Forbes) appears to have spilled the beans on what's to come with Patch 1.5. The post is no longer available online and leads to a 404. According to the leak, Patch 1.5 will act as a 'soft relaunch' for the game, which would be rereleased as the 'Samurai Edition' of the game. Supposedly this will all be revealed at some stage in February, featuring a vast array of new content for the game, including free DLC and new game plus.

3 December 2021 -

One thing that seems certain is that we won't see Cyberpunk 2077 come to Xbox Game Pass or PS Now anytime soon. As reported by VGC, CD Projekt Red president Adam Kiciński believes It’s “Too Early” for the game to join either of the two big console services

We always consider any business opportunity, but this kind of subscription model is good at a certain moment of the lifecycle of the product, so not too early. Witcher 3 was for some time in a subscription, but we have to weigh the benefit and cost each time, so we have to compare it to sales, so it’s a decision based on data. It’s way too early for Cyberpunk.
click to enlarge
+ 4

When is the Cyberpunk 2077 1.5 Release Date?

Advertisement

Kiciński didn't tell Rzeczpospolita a specific date for Cyberpunk 1.5, but he did say the studio plans to release both it and the next-gen update in 2022's first quarter. The company's fiscal year begins January 1, so the first quarter would be sometime between then and the end of March 2022.

What's New in Cyberpunk 2077 1.5?

A lot, potentially. Assuming CDPR scrapped Cyberpunk 1.4 or folded it into the 1.5 update, we'll probably see the 1.4 content, including new quests, outfits, cars, and an alternate appearance for Johnny Silverhand. Dataminers found evidence of much more in store for the game, though, including New Game+, additional story missions and NPCs, new areas that were previously blocked off, and possibly a new "monster," though file information was less clear on what that might be.

Whatever CDPR has planned, we can expect future updates to focus on new content over bug fixes. The dev team recently said they believe Cyberpunk is at a satisfactory level of stability following a range of hotfixes since the game's release in November 2020.

click to enlarge
+ 4
Advertisement

What Happened to Cyberpunk 2077 1.4?

That's a good question and one we don't really have an answer for yet. Kiciński made no mention of the 1.4 update during the lengthy Q&A, and while it's possible 1.5 could have been a typo, the nature of the publication and article makes that seem unlikely.

The interview is oriented towards investors, and Rzeczpospolita is an economics publication. Typos are possible, of course, but the article originally appeared on November 25. We expect such issues would have been corrected by now if they were incorrect.

What About Cyberpunk 2077 DLC?

Kiciński focused on the "major" update with 1.5 and made no mention of specific Cyberpunk DLC, including the free packs CDPR promised they'd release periodically. For now, it sounds as though Cyberpunk 1.5 will include, if not everything the dev team promised since launch, a good bit of it at least.