Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.1 includes a horrible bug

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CD Projekt Red’s first major patch for Cyberpunk 2077 has introduced a new game-breaking bug that's hard to ignore.

Just three days ago, Cyberpunk patch 1.1 was released with a number of performance and stability-related bug fixes for quite a few quests across all platforms. However, Forbes reported that despite all the fixes, the patch introduces a severe bug to Cyberpunk 2077 that breaks one of the game's main quests effectively blocking a player's prgoression. 

When your character is on the Down on the Street mission, you’ll get a call from Takemura, but it doesn’t go anywhere from here. He will remain silent and you will just be stuck there. Long story short, you will not be able to go on with the mission.

Apparently reloading saves does nothing and even loading an older save will not solve this unavoidable issue. This will essentially sabotage your entire progress in the game.

As of right now, there is no way to permanently solve the problem. However, CDPR support has already shared a temporary fix:

  1. Before V and Takemura leave Wakako’s office, make sure to load an older save file
  2. Once outside the office, ensure that V finishes the conversation with Takemura right away
  3. As soon as the conversation is over and you’re able to update the quest progression, skip 23 hours
  4. The holocall should trigger and the dialogue with Takemura should start right away

Just a fair warning though: these steps may potentially result in some lost progress, depending on the save. 

Apart from the newly-introduced bug, the latest patch has been getting mixed reviews, particularly among Xbox One owners. While the fixes seem to have improved the gameplay experience for PC owners (which was not as bad to begin with), it seems like users of the last-gen Xbox are not satisfied with the level of improvements. Many have reported that there’s barely any difference when compared to the pre-patch gameplay.

According to developers, the upcoming February patch will feature a “larger, more significant upgrade." While it’s unclear whether the company is going to manage to meet the fans’ expectations, we can only hope that the upcoming fixes will not ruin the game even more.  

Denise Primbet
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Denise is a Life Reporter at Newsweek, covering everything lifestyle-related, including health, relationships, personal finance, beauty and more. She was formerly a news writer at Tom’s Guide, regularly producing stories on all things tech, gaming software/hardware, fitness, streaming, and more. Her published content ranges from short-form news articles to long-form pieces, including reviews, buying guides, how-tos, and features. When she's not playing horror games, she can be found exploring East London with her adorable puppy. She’s also a part-time piano enthusiast and regularly experiments in the kitchen. 

  • torres5
    Personally, I have seen a great improvement in the game after this major patch and the things have certainly gone in the right direction in the last few weeks for cyberpunk 2077 after several hotfixes and then this first major patch was released. The second major patch is also expected to release by the end of this month which will make the game even better and it is a general idea that this upcoming major patch will make the game significantly better for console players.