"Our goal for Patch 1.2 goes beyond any of our previous updates"
Cyberpunk 2077 was a mess on consoles at launch, but it has gotten a bit better over time as new patches and hotfixes roll out. Still, we're waiting for the game's most significant patch yet that will drastically improve the dismal performance of the game on base PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
Fans are expecting these much-desired improvements to come as part of Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2. If it truly does make the game a lot better, this could be the most important patch out of all of Cyberpunk 2077's post-launch support. This is everything that we know about Patch 1.2 thus far.
When is the Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 release date?
According to a tweet from the original CD Projekt Red account, Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 will be released in the second half of March 2021. This is about a month later than was expected.
Originally, in its December 14 apology for the rocky launch of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red promised to release Patch 1.2 in February 2021. As Patch 1.1 managed to make its January 1.1 release window, Patch 1.2 seemed like it was on track to release as expected. Unfortunately, something very big came up.
CD Projekt Red got hacked and the data obtained was sold. "While we dearly wanted to deliver Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 in the timespan we detailed previously, the recent cyber attack on the studio’s IT infrastructure and extensive scope of the update mean this unfortunately will not happen," a tweet explains.
The thread goes onto confirm the late March window before defending the delay. "It’s not the news we enjoy sharing, but we want to make sure we launch this update properly." This mindset makes a whole lot of sense following the buggy launches of both the game and Patch 1.1.
Whenever it does arrive, we can expect CD Projekt to announce the patch and its changes across PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Stadia on the day it comes out.
What will Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 fix?
Cyberpunk 2077's Patch 1.2 is expected to be a very significant one for the game. As is well documented by now, Cyberpunk 2077 had a troubled development and was rushed to release. As a result, the game was extremely buggy at launch and the base PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game were nearly unplayable.
On December 14, CD Projekt Red put out the aforementioned apology that promised two major updates in the first two months of 2020. "These should fix the most prominent problems gamers are facing on last-gen consoles," the statement says.
"They won't make the game on last-gen look like it's running on a high-spec PC or next-gen console, but it will be closer to that experience than it is now." When Patch 1.2 was delayed into March, CD Projekt Red once again teased the scope of this update.
"Our goal for Patch 1.2 goes beyond any of our previous updates," a tweet said. "We’ve been working on numerous overall quality improvements and fixes, and we still have work to do to make sure that’s what you get."
While Patch 1.1 made some stability improvements to performance and memory usage, it wasn't the massive overhaul on consoles that we were hoping for and even added a game-breaking glitch.
It seems to have laid a lot of the groundwork for Patch 1.2 and this new patch appears to be the most significant overhaul for the console versions of Cyberpunk 2077 yet. When Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 drops in March, we will update this post with its patch notes.
What is the Cyberpunk 2077 updates rodmap?
With the launch of Patch 1.2, we will be about halfway through CD Projekt Red's shared roadmap, which you can see above, and at the end of the well-detailed part. Throughout the rest of 2020 after the launch of Patch 1.2, CD Projekt Red is just saying we can expect "multiple updates and improvements."
What exactly these updates and improvements are is yet to be determined, but CD Projekt Red will most likely squash bugs that pop up following patch 1.2 and then continue to optimize and fix glitches in Cyberpunk 2077. Free DLC for the game will also drop at some point after patch 1.2.
An official next-gen release for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X is expected in the second half of the year, and Cyberpunk 2077's expansions and multiplayer expected to be released beyond that window. The effectiveness of Patch 1.2 will ultimately determine how much longer we'll have to wait for the DLC and ports, so Patch 1.2 needs to live up to expectations.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.