Because of the return to the PS Store, CD Projekt Red has released the 1.23 patch of Cyberpunk 2077, improving stability on all consoles and solving a good number of bugs. Unlike the latest hotfixes, in which the colossal list of improvements corresponded with the introduction of an equally high number of problems, the update 1.23 comes with a weight of 30GB (PS4 and Xbox One) and a quantity of content a little ‘more modest, but definitely more functional.
As for the situation on last-gen consoles, the update 1.23 slightly sacrifices the number of NPCs to increase the stability of the frame rate, which in the exploration phases does not drop below 27 / 28fps (on foot or by car) on both consoles. The situation is still a bit chaotic during the shootings, with dips down to 22 / 23fps in the most hectic phases, but overall it is still a good step forward compared to the disappointing 1.22 patch.
Instead of the pop-in of the textures, nothing to do is still present and quite annoying, but even in this field, we can see the first improvements. As expected, the situation improves on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, where the game seems to be able to keep the 30fps fixed in any situation, while for the PC and next-gen versions, there are no problems,
The general list of improvements is mostly aimed at story-specific missions, but there are some interesting new features. Below is the list of some of the most anticipated fixes:
- Fixed an issue where killing an NPC and stealing their car could cause the body to get stuck in the vehicle.
- Adam Smasher no longer takes damage during animations between his attack phases.
- Fixed an issue where placing an NPC’s body would cause too much destruction.
- The CataResist cyberware should now work correctly.
- Fixed various crashes related to animation, interface, scenes, physics, and gameplay.
- Fixed Johnny’s ghostly appearance in various missions.
- Fixed various NPC clothing clipping issues.
- Fixed the appearance of rocks in the Badlands.
- Implemented optimization and memory management improvements (reducing the number of crashes) in various systems.
- Various optimizations for the console CPU.
- Memory and I / O improvements reduce PNGs with an identical appearance in the same area and improved streaming.
Cyberpunk 2077 will return to the PS Store on June 21, 2021, and CD Projekt Red has confirmed that further fixes and the next-gen upgrade will arrive in the coming months. For the moment, no information has been revealed about free DLCs and paid expansions.