CD Projekt Red, the renowned game developer, has recently launched patch 2.11 for its flagship game, Cyberpunk 2077. This latest update signifies another step in the game’s evolution, following the substantial updates 2.0 and 2.1, which have collectively transformed the gameplay experience.
The new patch, now available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC, primarily focuses on refining the game’s performance by addressing a host of minor but impactful issues.
Enhancements and Fixes
One of the key areas of this update revolves around gameplay improvements. The patch ensures that melee finishers execute correctly and resolves issues with health items becoming unequipped.
It also brings much-needed adjustments to keyboard configurations, specifically for AZERTY keyboard users. In a nod to user accessibility, the update makes it easier to switch keybinds and resolves problems associated with binding actions to the right mouse button.
For those who engage in the game’s virtual battles, the update introduces a crucial fix where performing dashes will no longer erroneously result in crouching. The patch also addresses a bug in the quickhack system, specifically with the Axolotl cyberware and the Iconic Contagion quickhack, which will now trigger explosions as intended.
In the world of Cyberpunk 2077, interaction with the environment is key. The patch fixes an issue where players couldn’t upgrade items to Tier 5++ on Xbox and ensures that Skeleton cyberware maintains its level after acquiring specific perks. The update also tackles the problem of skill shards dropping for already maxed-out skills and adjusts the RAM cost for certain quickhacks, enhancing the overall gameplay experience.
Open World and Quest Improvements
The open-world experience of Cyberpunk 2077 gets a significant boost in this patch. Adjustments to car chases make them less frequent and prevent overlapping, enhancing the realism of the game’s sprawling city. The patch also fixes issues with purchased vehicles not appearing in the player’s list and makes iconic weapons more accessible.
Several quests have received specific attention in this update. For example, in the “A Day In The Life” quest, a bug that caused an instant character death has been fixed. Similarly, in “Belly of the Beast,” players can now exit the Basilisk after entering the tunnel. These targeted fixes ensure smoother gameplay and a more immersive experience in the Cyberpunk universe.
Visual and UI Enhancements
The patch also brings improvements to the game’s visuals. Neon-lit rims on specific vehicles will now illuminate correctly, and issues with shadows on the character’s torso and hands have been resolved. Additionally, the game’s UI has been refined, with new settings added for Radioport behavior and the data window in the scanning interface remembering the last open tab.
Vehicle dynamics have been significantly enhanced. The patch adjusts tire track marks, suspension movement, and braking mechanics, providing a more realistic driving experience. Moreover, for PC users, a new setting has been introduced for Hybrid CPU Utilization, improving performance, particularly on AMD RX Vega GPUs.
A notable addition in this patch is the CrystalCoat feature, allowing players to change the paint color of their Rayfield vehicles. While this feature is currently exclusive to Rayfield models, it hints at possible future expansions to other vehicle types.
For the modding community, the patch includes an updated address list in REDmod, reflecting CD Projekt Red’s commitment to supporting player-created content and customization.