It’s no secret that Cyberpunk 2077 has had a very difficult launch since its launch in December. The latest title from developer CD Projekt Red has come under fire for a game riddled with bugs ranging from humorous to game-breaking.
With the latest Cyberpunk 2077 patch released yesterday, fans were hopeful that the new version would fix many of the issues plaguing the open-world RPG. With only a day elapsed since the update was released for players to download it, it appears that the patch may have caused more problems than it fixed.
As players are still grappling with Cyberpunk 2077’s penchant for crashing, even with patch 1.10, it seems that a more concerning bug has been found. One of the most notable bugs in the game prior to patch 1.10 was in relation to the “Down on the Street” mission, which had a key character not calling the player. With patch 1.10, players now get the call in the worst possible way. In “Down on the Street,” players are supposed to receive a call from Takemura, one of the game’s central characters. Before the last patch, Takemura just wasn’t calling V, causing a sharp stall in the main story progression.
In Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.10, while the call will definitely go in, it introduces an entirely new “save by breaking” bug. When Takemura calls the player, instead of providing the dialogue to end the mission, Arasaka’s agent portrait simply sits there. While this would be a fun time if players could reload a save, it seems like this bug is much worse than the previous version. According to the players, even after attempts to load previous saves, Takemura will always call and proceed to stop the game. The new “fix” has made the old bug look a lot more tame by comparison.
Waiting for phone calls is a fundamental part of Cyberpunk 2077, much to the chagrin of gamers who are not captivated by the way stories are told. With players previously frustrated due to not receiving a required call, there is a bitter irony that now those who were once ghosts are now trapped in a perpetual video call. Although some players have found a way around this new version of the “Down on the Street” bug, fixing the problem seems impossible at this point.
Despite continued bad press for the latest CD Projekt’s Red release, the negative attention has not affected sales of the game. Reports indicate that Cyberpunk 2077 was the best-selling digital title of all time, breaking numerous records as gamers continue to flood Night City. Hopefully, those entering the game for the first time can avoid the Takemura call trap, although there is always the option of a refund for those unable to progress.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S console versions in development.