Cyberpunk 2077 1.1 Patch Adds a New Game-Breaking Bug, CD Projekt Red Offers a Workaround

Cyberpunk 2077 got its major 1.1 patch last week, offering performance improvements, crash fixes, and more stability-related changes – but players soon noticed a new, potentially game-breaking bug had seemingly been added, too. CD Projekt Red has now acknowledged the issue, and offered a workaround before a full fix is added.

The new bug centres around the ‘Down on the Street’ quest, in which Goro Takemura is meant to close the quest in a phone call – however, players on 1.1 have now found that Takemura can call but never begin speaking. ‘Down on the Street’ is a key quest, meaning this effectively stops the story in its tracks.

CD Projekt Red says it’s now looking into the issue but, in the absence of a hotfix, has offered a workaround on its support site – although you’ll need a save from before the bug occurred.

Per the guide:

  • Load a gamesave before Takemura and V leave Wakako’s office.
  • Finish the conversation with Takemura outside the office right away
  • Right after the finished conversation and when the quest was updated, skip 23h.
  • See if the holocall triggers and the dialogue with Takemura starts

No timescale’s been given for a full fix, but we’d hope to see a hotfix soon, given the severity of the problem. If you do have the bug, and no earlier save to revert to, it appears you’ll be playing the waiting game until that fix is released.

Cyberpunk 2077 has had an extremely troubled launch, with more fixes to come before a promised next-gen update arrives in the second half of 2021. CD Projekt Red studio head Adam Badowski recently responded to a report on the game’s development to contextualise its ‘fake’ E3 demo, and cut features. Despite the game’s woes, it’s reportedly still seen the biggest digital game launch of all time.

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