Cyberpunk 2077’s current-gen console update is here [Update]

A year later, Cyberpunk 2077 might actually be a good game


Update 15/02/2022: As expected, CD Projekt Red (CDPR) has revealed that Cyberpunk 2077’s significant version 1.5 update and current-gen Xbox Series X/PlayStation 5 patch is now available.

The update comes in at roughly 50GB. PC and Xbox Series X/S players will receive an update to the existing game, while PlayStation 5 users will need to manually install a separate current-gen version of the title. The update is also available in the Stadia version of Cyberpunk 2077. All updates are free to those who have already purchased the controversial title.

“With the update, Cyberpunk 2077 takes advantage of the additional power of the newest generation of console hardware, allowing for ray tracing features and 4K with dynamic scaling, faster loading times, and a variety of other visual and technical improvements,” said CD Projekt Red.

Other changes include new perks, the ability to reset perks, detection underwater, improved driving mechanics, revamped AI, NPCs with weapons, the ability to change your appearance mid-game and more.

While some rumours pointed to Cyberpunk 2077 being added to Xbox Game Pass, that hasn’t happened yet.

As someone who gave up on Cyberpunk back when it was first released in 2020, I’m excited to dive back into the title now that several of its more significant issues have been fixed and the current-gen version of the title is available.

CDPR has a full list of Patch 1.5 notes on its website.

The original story remains below:

Despite Cyberpunk 2077 being a near-absolute mess when it was first released back in 2020, CD Projekt Red (CDPR) has continued to support the beleaguered open-world title with several patches.

However, the game’s anticipated current-gen Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 update hasn’t yet appeared, though it seems that might change soon.

Back in October CDPR delayed all fixes and free DLC for Cyperpunk 2077, stating that a “major update” would arrive in 2022 alongside its current-gen/next-gen “enhanced” update. Fast-forward to now and the developer revealed in a tweet that it’s set to make an announcement on Tuesday, February 15th at 10am ET/7am PT.

Adding to this rumour, Cyberpunk 2077 now shows up as “optimized” on the Xbox Series X/S, and a PS5 edition of the title appeared on Sony’s PlayStation Network back in January. The enhanced update also seems to already be hitting some players’ consoles.

The enhanced update will be free to anyone that already owns the Xbox One/PlayStation 4 version of the title. CDPR is also expected to release an upgraded version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the Xbox Series X/PlaySation 5, though it likely won’t release until Q2 2022.

Source: @Cyberpunkgame