In the ever-evolving saga of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red is releasing the game’s first post-Update 2.0 and Phantom Liberty follow-up, known as Patch 2.01, on October 5th. Marcin Momot, the global community director, confirmed the release in a tweet, stating that the patch is “currently being rolled out on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X and S.”
This update comes as a response to the diligent feedback from players who reported various issues related to the Phantom Liberty expansion. The primary focus of Patch 2.01 is to address the most significant problems, including the troublesome corrupted save data issue on PlayStation 5 and performance concerns within the expansion’s Dogtown area.
CD Projekt Red has shared comprehensive patch notes on their website, outlining a more extensive list of changes than initially disclosed. These notes encompass fixes for numerous Phantom Liberty quest bugs and promise general “performance improvements for both PC and consoles.”
Among the notable improvements, players can now seamlessly switch to arm cyberware while cycling through weapons. Additionally, obsolete mods will no longer clutter players’ inventories, and the enigmatic Night City Police Department car that previously haunted the streets has been removed.
Phantom Liberty, introduced on September 26, was preceded by Update 2.0, which laid the foundation for significant changes within Cyberpunk 2077. This update ushered in a new perk system, improved AI, and resolved various mysteries and references within the game world. Furthermore, it allowed players to opt out of the paid expansion through specific dialogue choices, a unique feature in the gaming world.
In light of these developments, “Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty” marks a substantial turnaround for CD Projekt Red’s ambitious RPG, aligning with their future plans, including the anime spin-off, “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners,” and the ongoing support for Update 2.0.
Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 2.01 Full Notes (Highlights)
Phantom Liberty-specific Fixes:
- Resolved issues blocking quest progress, such as in “Balls to the Wall.”
- Fixed problems related to quest objectives, like earning multiple Relic points in “Dog Eat Dog.”
- Addressed glitches causing V to get stuck after Finisher moves in quests like “Firestarter.”
- Improved traffic behavior and quest flow in “Moving Heat.”
- Fixed gate accessibility in “New Person, Same Old Mistakes.”
- Various fixes in “Somewhat Damaged,” “The Killing Moon,” and “You Know My Name.”
- Enhanced visuals, animations, lighting, VFX, and more.
- Performance improvements for both PC and consoles, particularly in the Dogtown area.
Quests & Open World Fixes:
- Corrected distortion effects in “Automatic Love.”
- Unstuck the “Ghost Town” quest.
- Resolved various issues in gigs like “Breaking News,” “Going-Away Party,” and “The Lord Giveth and Taketh Away.”
- Fixed progression blockages in “Killing in the Name.”
- Ensured visibility of the Bartmoss Collective website.
- Addressed issues in “Playing for Time” and “Space Oddity.”
- Fixed incidents involving “The Heist” and “The Prophet’s Song.”
- Improved vehicle radio volume balance.
- Sound additions for the Basilisk.
- Fixed issues with “Trauma Drama” scoring.
- Website visibility enhancements.
- Multiple miscellaneous fixes and improvements.
- Enabled proper switching to Arm cyberware.
- Fixed invulnerability issues.
- Removed the infamous NCPD cruiser.
- Cleared obsolete mods from the Inventory and Stash.
- Adjusted weapon Tiers.
- Reduced Attribute check requirements.
- Many more gameplay adjustments.
- Addressed UI and achievement issues on PC.
- Fixed internet connection prompts on consoles.
- Several PC and console crash fixes.
- Various PC and console-specific improvements.
- Adjusted vehicle radio volume.
- Added missing Basilisk sounds.
- Fixed “History” song behavior with the “Disable Copyrighted Music” option.
- Addressed shadow issues with Ray Tracing.
- Provided compensation for missing pre-order content.
- Ukrainian localization improvements.
- Enhanced REDmod functionality and Phantom Liberty support.
The arrival of Patch 2.01 signals CD Projekt Red’s ongoing commitment to enhancing the Cyberpunk 2077 experience, with more updates and improvements on the horizon. Players can look forward to a smoother and more enjoyable adventure in Night City as the game continues to evolve.