Cyberpunk 2077’s 1.2 Patch Fixes Many Glaring Issues
The month of November 2020 was one that will go down in the history of gaming. The reason being that Cyberpunk 2077 finally launched after eight years in development. However, what was went to be a joyous and momentous occasion soon turned sour.
The game would hit the digital shelves and fans would soon discover that the product they bought was a broken, unfinished and underwhelming mess. Many last gen players reported that the game was simply unplayable and those that could were deeply disappointed with the abundance of bugs and game breaking issues.
This would lead to a mass of fans seeking and receiving refunds. Plus, the game would then be pulled from digital storefronts to prevent any further issues. This was damage control after one of the worst game launches in history and since then, CDPR have been quietly working to turn the tide and fix this game. Well, thanks to the 1.2 patch, it seems that a lot of the glaring issues have been addressed.
The Path to Redemption
It would take us an age to list all the fixes that have been applied in the 1.2 patch. So if you want the complete list, head over to the official Cyberpunk 2077 website and check it out. We will give you the highlights.
Firstly, the game has made major improvements to how NPC’s and the police force react to the player. No longer do the police turn a blind eye to blatant criminal actions. Nor to random NPC’s pull a T-pose when overwhelmed.
Secondly, the game makes a myriad of fixes to its quest lines. There were several quests that would break, leading to the player needing to soft or hard reset to continue, while some saves would be corrupted.
This patch brings a widespread sigh of relief to players when playing these quests. The majority of them seem to work as they should now, meaning players can actually get from start to end without any major hiccups.
The other major fixes include improvements to the quest wayfinding system, the handling of vehicles, the introduction of a rolling motion for cars like in GTA: V, and this is by no means an exhaustive list. It seems that CDPR are dedicated to making this game the success that it should have been upon launch and that’s good to see.
Is Cyberpunk 2077 Worth Playing Now?
Honestly, it really depends on how patient you are. While the game is significantly better than the launch version, it is still a flawed game. There are still performance issues, the game still isn’t a completely smooth experience and while a lot of the game-breaking bugs have been irradiated, not all have been.
We would urge players to hold off a little longer until the finalized version of CP2077 is available before you jump back in. A good indicator would probably be the game returning to digital storefronts. So keep you eyes peeled for that and when it pops up, we deem it safe to return to Night City.
So that’s our news regarding Cyberpunk 2077’s new patch and if the game is fit for consumption. What do you make of the new patch? Do you think the game is good enough as it stands? Do you think this game will ever reach its true potential? Let us know in the comments section below.