Cyberpunk 2077 is Back in Business: What Changed?

Cyberpunk 2077 is experiencing some sort of a revival after the release of Cyberpunk Edgerunners on Netflix followed by a patch and sale and people are just getting back into the game in huge numbers. There are players who are getting back and new ones as well who are playing the game for the first time and we all just can’t help but wonder what exactly has changed. 


Despite a really bad launch and a huge load of controversies, the surge in player count just doesn’t seem to stop, and for good reasons. Despite the game’s extensive updates and advancements, the bumpy beginnings have made it challenging to maintain a strong player base. Old and new gamers alike now have the chance to revisit and enjoy the best iteration of Cyberpunk 2077 thanks to the launch of a critically acclaimed Netflix series.


The developers have gone the extra mile at improving the game by listening to community feedback and delivering back. On the launch, the players were issued apologies and refunds as the bugs made the game almost unplayable, But now maybe is the best time to buy Cyberpunk 2077 and experience the beauty of this game now. 


The Patches

One of the main reasons why Cyberpunk 2077 is back in business is due to developers’ around-the-clock efforts in making the game better with frequent updates. Here is what has changed so far in terms of patches that were released.


  • Patch 1.1

This patch improved the performance issues a great lot, along with many quest progression glitches. This also fixed an issue with the save files as they kept growing bigger in size eventually to a point where they got corrupted but the patch introduced a big new problem, the Takamura quest bug which was later resolved in no time.

  • Patch 1.2

A massive patch this was that included performance fixes and the solutions to the in-game bugs like police spawning a little farther away rather than right on top of you, NPC would no longer stay frozen in the middle of ongoing combat and car controls being greatly improved on top of everything.

  • Patch 1.3

This patch was more like fan requests being implemented in the game which was not a bad gesture by the developers. Many changes were made that made the gameplay a little easier and as well as more interesting. 

  • Patch 1.31

Relatively small, from the previous patches but quite an important one, this patch includes graphical advancements and certain visual improvements that were essential for the game like improvements being made to wet/Reflective surfaces.

  • Patch 1.5

Probably the biggest patch that hit the game in February 2022. They almost entirely reworked the game prior to its launch on next-gen consoles. 

  • Patch 1.6

At last, launching a little ahead of Edgerunners, this patch has finally given the game its fair share of players and the number just keeps rising. The player count rose in no time just as more and more people got to find out how good the game was now and we are all happy about it.


Is Cyberpunk 2077 Worth Playing?

Cyberpunk 2077 is now more popular than ever. According to CD Projekt Red, every day of the week saw one million individuals playing the game. And looking at the stream stats, you can see a 100 increase in players over the past month! In fact, it’s the highest number of players the game has had in the past year, which is huge.


So, if you never played Cyberpunk 2077, is it worthwhile to do so now? Or is it worthwhile to return to it now, if you gave it too early before? well, despite the updates with patch 1.6, there still are a few minor issues. But besides that, many of the main game-breaking issues have allegedly been corrected at this time. 


Additionally, a significant expansion for Phantom Liberty is scheduled to release in 2023, and I am super hopeful that it’d turn the game on its head for the developer CD Projekt Red. So, it’s definitely worth playing if you haven’t already.


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