Cyberpunk 2077’s Latest Patch is Breaking Save Files, Here’s How to Bypass it

Cyberpunk 2077’s first big update landed recently and fixed up the game quite a bit. In addition to general bug fixes and optimizations, the update also made improvements to stability on all platforms. However, it turns out that while it did patch out quite a few bugs, update 1.1 for the game unintentionally introduced a game-breaking bug.

The bug in question (via Forbes) occurs during a phone call with Takamura in the Down on the Street quest. According to player reports, continuing through the quest normally will make you unable to progress as Takamura won’t say anything due to the bug. As of now, the only way to fix this is to load an older save file and perform a series of steps before the bug occurs.

According to CDPR support, players can make use of a workaround to progress through this point of the story before an official, more permanent fix is released. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Load an older save file before Takamura and V leave Wakako’s office.
  2. V must finish the conversation with Takamura outside the office right away.
  3. Right after the conversation and updated quest progression, skip 23 hours.
  4. Wait an additional hour and the story should progress normally. 

While the fix does seem to have done the trick for most, some players weren’t as lucky. There is a chance that once you have encountered the bug, the glitched phone call will persist even after trying the fix. In that case, try calling someone else manually and once the call ends, the issue might be fixed.

Barely a month after release, this is Cyberpunk 2077’s second instance of a save-breaking bug. A few weeks ago, a similar issue was found in which players collecting too many items would corrupt their game save forever. Although a fix was swiftly released, a lot of players had to face the loss and were rightfully upset. Hopefully CDPR deploys a permanent fix for this issue soon.

Farhan Ali
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