CD Projekt RED shows a list of changes coming to Cyberpunk 2077 via patch 1.2. The list mentions more than 500 tweaks to improve performance and fix bugs. The patch also makes ray tracing with AMD GPUs possible.
Developer CD Projekt RED has divided the extensive patch notes into categories such as gameplay, quests, open world, environment and levels, graphics and stability and performance. There are dozens of changes per category. Patch 1.2 is not available yet, but according to previous promises should be released this month. The developer says the update is coming ‘soon’, for all platforms.
For PC gamers, support for ray tracing with AMD video cards is added. Until now, that only worked with Nvidia RTX cards. The developer has also made numerous adjustments to the engine, making the game more stable and performs better. This should be particularly noticeable on the consoles of the previous generation and on PCs with older hardware. CD Projekt RED states that there are less random crashes after the update. This is partly due to memory optimizations.
The gameplay improvements include changes to the controls of cars. A new steering sensitivity slider should offer a solution for players who use their keyboard. Also, the police will no longer just appear ‘out of the blue’ behind players; the radius in which the Night City Police Department spawns has been increased. CD Projekt RED already provided information about this before.
The list describes many specific adjustments that should solve problems with quests and cutscenes. Changes have also been made to improve ‘immersion in the open game world’, but they are not specifically mentioned. CD Projekt RED refers to improvements and solutions for meetings and performances in the open world.
Patch 1.2 is the biggest update for Cyberpunk 2077 to date. In January, CD Projekt RED released a first major update, version 1.1, which included bug fixes and stability improvements. The new patch should bring more significant improvements to the game that was released on December 10th last year. The game was then widely criticized for its many bugs and poor performance on previous generation consoles.