Cyberpunk 2077 may have just received update 2.0 and its Phantom Liberty expansion, but developer CD Projekt has promised that patch 2.01 is coming “soon”, with performance improvements in Dogtown and a fix for corrupt save data on PlayStation 5.
Patch 2.01, announced on the Cyberpunk 2077 support site, doesn’t contain many additions to the groundbreaking Update 2.0, but it does attempt to address the two biggest issues: the slowdown in the new Phantom Liberty area and the fact that some PS5 Users find that their previous saves are broken.
The full patch notes can be viewed below, but CD Projekt said “these are just the highlights,” meaning other bugs will also be fixed in the update.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
“[We] “The issue of corrupted saves on PlayStation has been resolved by increasing the maximum save file size limit,” CD Projekt said in the post. However, it is noted that “This will not fix pre-update corrupted saves.” If you experience the issue, keep a working save (for example, resave it as a manual save) until version 2.01 is available.
As for the issues in Dogtown, where some users are experiencing occasional slowdowns and pop-ins, which thankfully are only minor complaints compared to Cyberpunk 2077’s original launch, CD Projekt said that there are “performance improvements for both PC and for consoles, particularly in the Dogtown area”.
Phantom Liberty was released on September 26th, with Update 2.0 laying the foundation a few days earlier. It completely overhauled Cyberpunk 2077 with features like a new perk system and improved AI, while also bringing closure to an Elon Musk fan theory, a nod to late racing legend Ken Block, and bizarre additions to the game’s biggest mystery.
All of this led to a surge in Cyberpunk 2077’s popularity on Steam, a number that grew even further once players got their hands on Phantom Liberty, and players are discovering all sorts of great Easter eggs and references in the new content. Idris Elba’s Solomon Reed, for example, is already deep in the shadows before the events of Phantom Liberty, and Dogtown reacts harshly to players driving police vehicles.
Oddly enough, CD Projekt even offered players the option to opt out of the paid expansion’s events entirely, with certain dialogue options locking the missions outright.
In our 9/10 review, IGN said: “Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty marks a huge turnaround for CD Projekt Red’s future role-playing game, which began with the anime spin-off Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and its latest 2.0 update.”
Notes on Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 2.01
- The distorted effect created by selecting a specific dialogue option when speaking to Johnny at the end of “Automatic Love” no longer persists on screen.
- V will no longer die from falling through the elevator when going to the 42nd floor at low FPS in The Heist.
- Fixed an issue where the UI could display controller input when playing with keyboard and mouse.
- Allows you to properly switch to weapon cyberware by cycling through weapons.
- “Gig: Breaking News” triggers properly upon approaching the quest area.
- The volume of the vehicle radio is adjusted so that it is not too quiet compared to other sounds in the game.
- Fixed the issue of corrupted saves on PlayStation by increasing the maximum save size limit. Note: This will not fix saves that were corrupted before the update. If you experience the issue, keep a working save (for example, save it again as a manual save) until version 2.01 is available.
- Performance improvements for both PC and consoles, especially in the Dogtown area.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.