New Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Promises Ray Tracing For AMD GPUs, And Over 8000 Words Worth of Patch Notes


[UPDATE: Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 is now live. The original article follows.]

A new Cyberpunk 2077 patch is on the horizon, and developer CD Projekt Red has now released the full list of patch notes after delaying it earlier this month. While it was known that the game needed tons of fixes when it came out, you probably didn’t anticipate over 8000 words in patch notes alone, in what is only the second major patch.

The major changes listed in the Cyberpunk 2077 patch notes for version 1.2 include a fixed Police spawning system as well as ray tracing support on AMD GPUs. Fans have noted that the patch notes comprise of entire pages (over 17 pages in a standard size), which has resulted in even more mockery of the murky situation that CDPR put itself in.

You can read the full list of patch notes on the official blog post, but the big one that we found in terms of hardware support was ray tracing support on AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics cards.

When CDPR said that patch 1.2 was its biggest yet for the game, we were a little apprehensive regarding the way they went about it. Advertising your fixes for a broken game with tongue-in-cheek world-building satire wasn’t in the best taste, especially considering the game’s pathetic state on consoles right now. It also has to be noted that developers weren’t able to work for several weeks as the Polish company was hacked earlier in February, thus leading to the delay in releasing new fixes.

The new Cyberpunk 2077 patch should be arriving in the first week of April if everything goes well. If you haven’t checked out the game yet, you can read our review of the game where we had the following to say about the game:

Cyberpunk 2077 is a game of the generation, but its technical and gameplay ambitions can get hampered by either perplexing design decisions or hardware that most gamers have. The open-world futuristic Night City and the people who reside in it are some of gaming’s most memorable ones and the story captures the essence of Cyberpunk beautifully.

Cyberpunk 2077 is out now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S | X and PC (GOG, Steam and Epic Games Store).

Rahul Majumdar
I've been writing here for quite a while. Tech, Gaming, Film, you name it. Occupational hazards include excessive gaming & movie-binging sessions. Most active on Twitter!

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