CD Projekt Red recently released Patch 1.1 for Cyberpunk 2077, which suffered a rather troubled launch. The patch includes a bunch of fixes ranging from crash fixes, memory usage improvements, quest issue addresses and more. However, it also seems that it also introduces a rather notable bug that can stop main storyline progression.
As reported by PC Gamer, the new bug affects the Down on the Street quest, specifically the bit where Goro Takemura give you a call. Prior to the patch, there was an issue where Takemura would not call at all. The patch fixes this, but the new bug it introduces still impedes progression by having Takemura call but not say anything. Reloading older saves doesn’t seem to solve this either.
A proper fix for this bug is still being worked on at the moment, but CD Projekt Red’s support page has offered the following potential workaround. First, you have to load a save from before Takemura and V leave Wakako’s office. You then have to finish your conversation with Takemura outside the office immediately, and skip 23 hours ahead after the conversation is done and the quest gets updated. Finally, check if the call from Takemura works out well.
Cyberpunk 2077 has faced a continuous barrage of issues since its release, including the game’s removal from the PlayStation Store and two class-action lawsuits. A Bloomberg report by Jason Schreier also shed light on many behind-the-scenes problems. While it’s good to see CD Projekt Red taking steps to fix the game, it looks like Cyberpunk 2077’s troubled reputation is set to persist for now, although it does have the positive title of biggest digital game launch of all time at least.