When Cyberpunk 2077 launched in December 2020, it’s safe to say it was a complete mess. While the PC version of the game was good to go for the most part, the versions on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were in some cases unplayable. The game was riddled with bugs and performance problems that were so bad that Sony pulled the game from the PlayStation Store and both Sony and Microsoft were offering refunds on the game.
In the months since the game’s release, the developers at CD Projekt Red have been working tirelessly to stomp out the bugs and tighten up the performance. While a good number of gamers never went back to the game, others played through the game shortly after the immediate patches were released in late December 2020 and January 2021. The game still suffered from various bugs, but it was still playable.
CD Projekt Red continued to work on the game not only fixing bugs but adding quality of life changes to the game. The result of this is patch 1.3, the game’s biggest patch to date. CDPR hosted a stream on Twitch detailing some of the improvements coming with the patch, which includes things like minimap improvements, improvement in crafting, and being able to carry a body on an elevator. More than 100 missions and gigs have had some sort of improvement or tweaks to make quality of life in the game a bit better.
In addition to the changes and improvements to the game, the patch also includes free DLC. They’re mostly cosmetic items like a couple of jackets, an alternative Johnny Silverhand look, and a new car to purchase of earn as a reward.
You can see the entire list of changes that come with Patch 1.3 here and watch the team explain some of the things they worked on below:
The question remains, however, are gamers willing to come back to the game?
Cyberpunk 2077 was just put back into the PlayStation Store in June, and it still had a warning about possible performance issues. Now, eight months after the game’s release, CD Projekt Red is expecting people to still be excited about the game, while a good number of gamers have moved to other titles like Resident Evil Village, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, or Returnal. Plus the anticipation for Halo Infinite, Far Cry 6, Back 4 Blood, and Battlefield 2042 continues to grow.
Are you looking to jump back in the game or will you wait for a more substantial DLC that might be worth playing? Or have you totally moved on? let us know!