Update: Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.04 is available to download now on PS4 (and PS5 via backwards compatibility). It promises a number of bug fixes and improvements. You can read the full patch notes through here.
We've put in a number of hours since the update's release and it does seem as though the game's running — and looking — a little bit better. On PS5 and PS4, the amount of traffic seems to have increased, making for a more lively Night City. The resolution also seems to be slightly sharper on PS5 — but we can't confirm that for certain without a more in-depth analysis.
However, key issues still remain. Most notably, the frame-rate is still very rough on PS4, and the consistent crashing problem that we originally reported on in this article persists. This is despite the patch notes stating that some crashing issues have been solved. Just how many crashes can one game have?
Patch 1.04 seems to have improved aspects of Cyberpunk 2077, but we've still got a long way to go. Let's hope that CD Projekt Red can keep pumping out these updates as quickly as possible.
Original story: As you may or may not know, we've been absolutely hammering Cyberpunk 2077 in order to bring you coverage here on Push Square. We're now around 20 hours into the open world RPG, but we've started running into a real problem: the game crashes, consistently, from what we can tell, during longer sessions.
To be clear, we're playing on PS5 through backwards compatibility. As we noted in our Cyberpunk 2077 PS5, PS4 Pro, and PS4 performance article, the game runs well on Sony's current-gen console, offering a mostly smooth 60 frames-per-second. It's a bit buggy now and then, but so far, nothing's got in the way of us being fully immersed in Night City.
But we're sad to say that these crashes are really starting to wear thin. We'd estimate that for every 1 hour and 30 minutes of uninterrupted play, we're hit with a crash. A software crash, mind you — the kind where the game runs into an error and the application is forced to close. By our count, we've had nine crashes so far.
Based on our experience, these crashes tend to happen whenever the game is loading a new area, or new assets in general. For example, we've had it crash when entering a different district of Night City, and when a key story scenario has transitioned to a new scene.
Fortunately, the game does a lot of autosaving, so we haven't lost much progress. But even so, this is far from ideal. We've looked around online to see whether anyone else is having this problem, and we've found a few forum posts here and there that suggest the same issue. But of course, Cyberpunk 2077 only just launched today (at the time of writing) so we're not expecting this to be a big deal yet — if it is indeed a widespread problem.
In any case, we thought that it would be best to bring this up. We've also sent word to CD Projekt Red. For all we know, this could be a known issue that'll be fixed with an upcoming patch. Let's hope so!
Dare we ask if you've had Cyberpunk 2077 crash on PS5? Pray our save data isn't corrupt in the comments section below.
Great to let folks know Robert, what error code are you getting?
Scott Tailford of WhatCulture basically says the same thing https://twitter.com/SlashLP89/status/1337013312085745667?s=19
Perhaps they should simply have abandoned the current gen versions
Thanks for the heads up. I’m going give it a go tonight. Will see what happens I guess
90 minutes constitutes a "long play session"? Them's rookie numbers! 😜
Still, sucks for those who have it. Definitely think I'll get this on PC if I pick it up.
I played it on PS5 from midnight until about 7am and didn't get any crashes. I did get people with iPhones hovering by their heads, and a quest kept saying I should take out the enemy leader even after I had; the quest marker was on his body and I could even pick him up and move the marker around but that part of the quest never finished.
So far my main problem is the horrendous Latino "music" in the streetkid starting bar. 🙉
Edit: for what it's worth, I held off on updating the PS5 to the latest firmware after hearing it was giving people problems playing BC games.
@R1spam I'll post the error code next time it crashes. I'm pretty sure that it's been the same one every time.
@Matroska I basically pulled an all-nighter playing it when we first got review code and had no crashes. It was only a bit later into the game that they started happening on a consistent basis, which is a bit worrying.
Hopefully you don't run into any!
@Matroska as a latino I got quickly fed up with the game on the 1st trailer... it glorifies everything I dislike about "our" culture
@ShogunRok Out of interest was it also after the latest PS5 firmware update? I didn't update since I saw comments here from people saying it gave them problems playing BC games as well as other new problems they didn't have before.
That's what you get for being lucky enough to find a PS5! It seems like everything is wrong with this console launch. Hopefully they'll fix all of it soon, so I can finally look forward to getting one
Well first I thought I will play it now on my PS5... after all the reports... will skip and uninstall until next gen version arrives. Shame on you CDPR.
@Gilvin That's the thing with cyberpunk as a genre, though, it intentionally focuses on the worst parts of stuff - I think every group whether it be cops, corporations, rich people, poor people etc look bad in cyberpunk stories. I mean, man, earlier in Cyberpunk 2077 I was assaulted by a trauma team member. 😄
Lucky I'm playing on PS4 pro and series X lol haven't started yet will in 2 hours I'm totally itching to play this , have it digitally on the Xbox, Amazon couldn't deliver it today for the PS4 😭 lol so safety net was a digital copy for the series X I've no clue what it's like just know a futuristic sci-fi game from the Witcher guys thank you!
I guess I’ll just wait. I was going to start it tonight on PS5 but any excitement I’ve had has completely drained. From the blurry graphics on PS5 to bugs and now crashes. I’m happy to just wait until 2021
Been playing for a few hours today on a PS5 with the latest firmware.
Had two crashes so far. Didn't lose much progress, but it takes a while to reload, even from SSD.
@Matroska I think I've had crashes both before and after the firmware update, so as far as I can tell, it hasn't had any impact. Interesting that people are reporting b/c issues, though.
@Matroska I'm almost sure I'll play it on ps5 (if I ever get one), but I do fear their representation of mankind in general might end up detaching me from the game as I will not care for the characthers
Just keeps getting worse, when they delayed it til December should have been early 2021. Clearly it just isn't ready, ok so right now no game breaking stuff has popped up, but that crashing after 90mins ??? Surely that will wreck some save files eventually?!
@ShogunRok I'm having constant CE-108255-1 ones.
Is this the one you are having? I presume so as for me it always seems to happen when I am travelling fast into a new area when it's trying to load stuff in.
Very disappointing to hear, was planning on starting it tonight but I might wait couple more days to see if a patch comes out which is a real shame. I am so hyped to get started on this but with all the reports I am now hesitant to start (on PS5). I could pop it into my Pro but would rather not
I got my physical copy yesterday and in ~6 hours of play it has crashed twice. Was annoying but until I lose any significant progress I can cope with a crash every now and then.
@R1spam The error code I got was CE-108255-1.
@ankehuber Not sure about the error code itself, but yeah, this sounds like the same issue. Very disappointing.
@R1spam @Bentleyma- @ankehuber Yep, I think this is the error code in question. Glad it's not just me (but also sorry you're having this problem as well!).
In 5 hours of play I have had no crashes but I am a very slow explorer and can easily spend ages in a room looking at stuff for Easter eggs, etc. Maybe as hinted by article, lack of loading new areas is why?
@Bentleyma- yup, seems the most common one I'm coming across in my annoyed Googling.
Woke up this morning to play before work for a little bit (PS5), was right around the 90 minute mark and it crashed. So this seems pretty accurate.
Yep. Same issue on my end. Good game so far though. No other bugs for me (I'm only 5 hours in though).
@Bentleyma- @ShogunRok at least it's comforting to know it's not just me and a hardware issue which that code frighteningly generates in searches. I think a lot of people are having it.
Just don't go fast
I have the game installed ready for me on ps5 but I'm in two minds about holding off a couple of weeks.
Currently enjoying Ghost of Tsushima so not in a rush.
Any suggestions? Get stuck in or wait?
@God_of_War_ maybe enjoy GOT for now. Perhaps ps5 version for cyberpunk will come when you are done with GOT? I'm playing cyberpunk now to reduce chances of spoilers.
@ankehuber Fortunately I don't think it's a hardware issue since my PS5 has been faultless with every other game since launch (touch wood). All we can do is report the error and hope that it gets fixed!
These crashes are quite concerning on PS5. I had a dozen hardware crashes where the PS5 completely froze requiring a hard reset of my console during Miles Morales too. I really hope its a software, rather than a hardware issue, because its VERY tiresome
@ShogunRok well if it helps I've reported it about ten times in the past two days too
@JustMe I haven't played enough of the native PS4 version to fully test it, but I have seen people saying that it crashes on PS4 as well. Seems to be an issue with the game itself, unfortunately.
I played a session lasting over two hours early this morning, no issues. I doubt many subsequent play sessions will reach more than 90 minutes anyway, so hopefully this problem won’t be encountered too much until it’s (hopefully) fixed.
The only other system problem I’ve encountered was a freeze of Demon’s Soul’s that required a hard reset. What was strange that after I was able to cold boot the game again there was some very dramatic stutter for a couple of seconds once the save had loaded, similar to before the initial freeze.
@ShogunRok @Bentleyma @ankehuber I think its the generic error in application code. I've had a shed load for astrobot and some for spiderman remastered. I had a theory it might be due to Ray tracing in those but not the issue here. Have you seen this error code before?
Definitely waiting for the PS5 version to release. This game seems all kinds of broken.
@ShogunRok @R1spam I've only got it in Cyberpunk, I did get a huge one in Miles Morales that just shut the console off once but nothing apart from that.
I’ve only played for 2 hours so far but no issues yet!
Waiting just waiting for the day....
Sounds like a memory leak. Hard to track down and fix once they’re in there. Especially code that’s been through crunch.
In development for so long and still these issues. Well im going too cancel my preorder and wait for the real nextgen version.
It is abhorrently irresponsible of reviewers to recommend buying this game in its current state, the Metacritic is sitting at 91 - that’s almost 10 points higher than Ghost of Tsushima, a potential game of the year!! Yet when Ghost releases it was FINISHED and virtually BUG FREE
PC is running just fine =)
Honest question to my fellow gamers out there, was it worth it? We’ve all waited patiently for Cyberpunk but is this the way the games meant to be played?? As much as I love our industry it’s clear how easily swayed by hype and media we are as a consumer base. The sales numbers were always going to be HIGH for such a hotly anticipated game, but at what point do we relinquish control of our common sense and wallets to support a clearly rushed product. Cyberpunk would have been even better with more time in the oven, as all games would be. However this particular game NEEDED to leave a proper first impression. Just my opinion
After 6 crashes I gave up. Put the disc bk in the box and returning this broken rubbish.
I might get it on PS4 just for the funny bugs, this game should be call cyber bug 2020
My main issue is how blurry the game looks. I was playing it last night and thought "i must be tired", but started it again today and its blurry. After playing demon souls i honestly don't know if I can continue playing cyberpunk at this resolution. I may have to wait until the ps5 update
Major bummer. Hopefully CDPR will release a few more patches before the Holiday break. I really want to jump in while I've got some time off, but I don't want to spend my time with the game feeling frustrated. They clearly should have delayed the game until 2021.
Error codes numbers are kept in the errors list 🤠
Only know as I checked how many times Dirt 5 crashed... 14! 😬
Are we honestly saying1080p is blurry? Is that the point we have got to?
If this was EA, Square Enix or Ubisoft, they would be torn apart for the state this game is in, especially considering how long it took to make since the announcement.
It's still in Beta.
@Spoonman-2 Ah, good tip! I forgot about the error history.
it's a memory thing for the PS4 the longer you play, the more chance you'll have a blue screen of death when the game has to 'think'... it's not as annoying as the stick drifting, i'm not using a joycon
(to the tune of Kyrie Eleison in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1996)
Baritone chorus: "Be-ta temp-to!"
Soprano chorus: "Be-ta tes-ters!"
I've been playing most of the day on PS5 and had about 4 crashes thus far though fortunately no lost save yet. Visually I wouldn't say I've had as horrendous issues as some say but the general textures and, in particular, the multitude of adverts in and around Night City have just lacked that real sharpness of other new gen games. Not seen too much pop in but up close said ads, especially, are frustrationly pixelated and kinda lo res. Especially annoying as there's so much to see, watch and revel in that, whilst far from the visual gloop of Bethesda games (Sorry, but they ARE damn ugly!) it lacks the PS5 oomph of, say, Miles Morales.
Yet it's undeniably a superb game underneath so I just pray CDPR will patch things out and eventually upgrade the PS5 version so I can play for more than a few hours without that bloody error code.
And no, I haven't had any previous crashes despite playing multiple games for multiple hours since launch day back in November ...
Not only that 2077 crashes, did anyone else have trouble with the tutorial #3? In that tutorial it has u scan the enemies then tag them, I cant TAG them with R3 or any other button. I tried reloading a saved game and still cant get thru tutorial #3!
@Kaspaar I just saw someone mention the same thing in a video but reloading worked for them, apparently
Had my first crash after like 2 hours but didn’t lose any progress. Maybe like 30 seconds luckily
I got one crash after little more than 3 hours. Happened when I walked out from a bar.
Other than that I encountered a slowly loading NPC polygons once (it almost loaded instantly but my eyes barely recognized the low poly NPC model but it was noticable nonetheless) and one time Jackie Welles walked through some closets and containers like they did not existed at all.
After the Spider-man Miles Morales and the AC: Valhalla, It took some time to get used to the visuals. It's okay but still feels like previous geneneration. I'm sure when the next gen. patch will be released, it'll be stunning visually.
Though with the heavy problems with the current state of the game, I doubt it'll be released anytime soon next year.
Edit: and my comment is the 69th one. Nice.
@carlos82 I said this all along. Game was always too ambitious for PS4/XB1
I've had probably 10 or so crashes today. Also, about every other time it crashes, all options get reset to default (look inversion, auto aim, etc).
I'm having the same issue on ps5
Haven't had issues with any other games on the system (AC Valhalla,Demon's souls, Astrid's playground) and many other PS4 games but cyberpunk crashes on me every hour or so and it's super frustrating... I hope it will be patched out sooner rather than later.. don't know why this is the norm in the gaming industry now a days to release unfinished product
Le sigh 😞
Yeah my first crash today. Hopefully patch really soon.
Yeah I have been getting crazies like that aswell. Been playing on ps4 pro. It's getting annoying..... hopefully the first patch solves this. Glad to know I am not the only one!
Just to be clear the error is on both ps4 and ps5. Closed down 3 times in 5 hours on ps5 and my mate has had the issue twice in 3 hours on ps4 pro
Yeah I have just had it crash and power off my ps5 completely but then I had this issue with the console on launch day I rang Sony and after 4hours on hold they said they would pick it up for repair rhat was on 20th Nov not heard owt so just got a new power cable seemed 2 fix it ryte up till cp 2077 crashing it ffs 😭😭
I'm on PS5 and experience a crash every 2-3 hours so far. It also did the same when I tried it on PS4 pro. It also looks like Xbox consoles are having freezing issues so these look to be bugs
Yep been getting them frequently on PS5.
I am running on the PS5 and am having this exact same issue. I have had a total of about 15 crashes so far. I even tweeted CD Projekt Red to no avail. Hope a patch comes out soon, really starting to wear thin on my patience. I had one mission that took me about 5 tries to complete due to crashing.
I have had 4 crashes in less than 5 hours playing and I was just waking about. Plus on ps5 my camera sways to the left and up a lot! So had to switch to PS4 controller done update on controller but no go still broken
@propinquity yes I have drifting aswell when I use my ps5 controller! Was making it unplayable
I am playing on the standard ps4 and after creating a character and completing the intro, I noticed the graphics of night city were blurry and textures weren't fully loading. When it came to the point in the main story where I walk up to meet Dex(?) The large fella with gold arms sitting in his car, the audio got silent and his driver and I were clipping through the car. Dex wasn't speaking but I was responding to him as if he were..and the game crashed. I've done power cycling and it continues to crash either before or after getting in the car. I cannot get past this point in the game and am not sure what I can do to at least salvage the playability on standard ps4.
@Pennerose77 i noticed in the load screen right before coming to this point in the story the load bar wasn't even full before it gave me the prompt to hit the circle button to continue. Maybe that was nothing but I'm both confused and frustrated at this point..
@Ashleyk529 same here on my ps4, really pissed me off during character creation..
It was 102GB on my ps5 with a 24gb update pc was 56gb. I just saw the difference between base PS4, pro and ps5 and it’s shocking they even launched the game. I could of happily waited till after Xmas to play this. Don’t see why they didn’t take more time instead of trying to push it out for the sales before Xmas comes. The sway made me feel like I was playing with a switch con I couldn’t even shoot or hack without Tuning nearly 180 swapped controller which helped but still crashing every 20 mins
The realization that I'm coming to is that it isn't playable at all for me. I started a new game and as soon as I am able to explore the city the graphics become a nightmare and my game crashes lmao..why did I pay money for something like this? I feel sorry for everyone who is experiencing the same.
Yeeep, I cant even get to city and explore without seeing creepy blurred children walking past me and then my game crashing. Why it would be released on ps4 when it runs like this, its just sooo messy.
It’s like anthem all over again. Hopefully a patch will get send out in the next few days. PS4 with the blurry faces is just awful for a game designed for the console and same on Xbox blurry and slow lucky if you hit 20 FPS. It’s put me off the game abit im now not as interested as I once was. Hope it gets sorted ASAP
Updated the article — the crashing is still there after the latest patch, unfortunately.
The game has never crashed for me on PS5::shrug::
@ShogunRok yep, got one after about three hours of play after the update. Same error.
I'm beginning to think I will have platinumed this game long before it's fully fixed.
Knowing my luck, my whole damn HDD will get corrupted. It's happened before thanks to Control crashing during a save. It was an absolute nightmare.
I also lost PT that day. **** my life .
Also, to everyone that is experiencing stick drift, you can change the inner stick dead zone and it will eliminate it completely during combat.
My controller is on its way out, and has the drift on every game I play, but if I increase the inner stick dead zone with the outer stick dead zone to compensate, it feels fine.
Of course I'm using melee only, so... Yeah, I don't exactly need fine tuned aim.
@Matroska why call it Iphone if it are just phones in the game.
@Medic_Alert good damn question lol. Why?!
delayed for quality purposes btw
@Robinsad I’ve been thinking the same thing recently. Is 1080p blurry? Like, really? Personally, I’m more than happy to play my games at this resolution.
Then again, despite owning a 4K TV, I 'only' have a PS4 slim and a Nintendo Switch, so I’m yet to experience 4K from a gaming perspective. Though I do hope to pick up a PS5 as soon as I can find one. No luck so far! 😭
I was always going to wait for the true PS5 version, so the real disappointment to me are the deficiencies they are unlikely to change rather than performance. The crowd behaviour for example, for which the ai would have to be completely re-written. And the way the police just materialise? My god!
@carlos82 too late now, they are obliged to fix the damn thing.
Meanwhile at 'TECHLAND'
SEE this is why we delayed dying light 2!!!!!
@The_Pixel_King I guess having been gaming since the spectrum I think there is more too it than image quality. I get there are some disappointments and I’ve pretty much decided to give them a couple of weeks before sinking too much time but maybe having seen cdpr through all the Witcher games I’m aware of their track record both in releasing buggy games and fixing them so my expectations may have been more realistic.
@Medic_Alert As far as I know, the Xbox is behind on their patches. I know they didn't have the patch before this one yet. Not sure when they are getting this one to be on a level playing field so to speak. And according to somebody, the Xbox version(s) don't have the extra language options force installed, which is a decent amount of space. Optimization can also be different on the different consoles of course.
9 hours in on ps5.
Not a single crash.
I don’t understand why developers try to squeeze games onto systems which can’t handle them. The Switch has this issue with most non-Nintendo AAA titles. If this was that big an issue, then it should have been developed for the PS5 only. Want to play it? Get a PS5 when you’re able to.
@Medic_Alert Just going by what I had read as of yesterday. The language packs are 5 GB a pop according to somebody on Reddit, and it's hard to tell how much of a difference there would be if both games were patched equally right now. Xbox owners are still waiting on patches. I'm assuming they got the day 1 patch (can't confirm as I don't have it for Xbox), but I know they are at the very least waiting on the 1.04 patch still. If the file size of the language packs are true, and these patches are not small, then the size difference between PS and Xbox would make at least some sense beyond optimization. I always thought it was the other way around for that though, like everything for Control being on the disc, but users still having to download stuff on Xbox (at least for the Ultimate Edition).
@ankehuber same here..
Played just under 6 hours, only a couple of bugs and not one crash on the PS5....so-far
Turned off HDR and all graphic tabs
Really enjoying the immersion using the Pulse headphones..
Its a little but better on base PS4 now with the patch but its still pretty terrible and my god my immersion is shattered at how empty the open world is, i took a walk across this bridge what should be busy as hell but not one car crossed or one NPC. In a year what has seen some of the best looking games ever with great performance its just no good how shoddy Cyberpunk is, TW3 looks better then this and WD Legion a messy as hell game looks and runs better then this. Its clear PC was the target and if consoles can't cope with it then too bad.
Thanks! Seems it has been much improved since I first played it Thursday
Anybody still experiencing crash every hour or so ?
What’s nuts is I never had a crash until AFTER this update.
@Medic_Alert Thanks for the technical lowdown on my query. Had no idea that after so many factors, the average resolution on the base PS4 was so low. Man, I should be blown away when I do eventually get my hands on one of those prized PS5’s!
@Robinsad I’ve been gaming since those days, too! My first gaming computer was an Acorn Electron. Before that I had an Atari ST. Remember Head Over Heels and the Batman game with the same isometric art style? I loved those games as a kid.
Imagine c2077 having a yellow square on metacritic...
What TV do you have?
I think I'm just going to wait for the PS5 version at this point. Preordered and all, but dang.
Do me a PSN request if you like, username is same as PSN.
In all the playtime I have had, not one crash or serious bug....all seems a bit strange as neither of the Spider-man games crashed once either 🤔
I shouldn’t have to clench my buttocks & quicksave like a mofo out of fear my game will crash every time I:
P.S. Any changes to the in-game settings reset back to default after each crash so that’s just the cherry on top
This sounds awful. On PS4pro the crashes happened for me after around two hours of playing. Most times in the menus, one time I just was standing around on the street (which wasn't even crowded). The settings reset also happened to me several times, even when quitting the game normally.
I have had none stop crashes on ps4 version. So I don't know what this issue is but it's getting a little old now when it's happening every hr or more. I'm tempted to abandon this game and just play something else entirely. This is totally unacceptable as they have been making this game since 2011 so it should work on current gen consoles flawlessly as it was being made particularly for current gen. Rdr2 for example was very impressive and was an amazing game graphically I barely had any issues on release day was also the perfect length on story aswell, also FF7 Remake and the last of us 2 also very impressive graphically and no issues that I remember on release day. Also the length of the game is a joke. Its open world so it should be 100hrs of gameplay on story alone but I've been hearing 30hrs max. Customisation options are not great (should of been able to customise every aspect of the faces of the character V and also body types.) I'm quite disappointed so far with this game. If things don't get improved soon I will sell my copy and not bother at all. Until next gen version is released. We'll if I can get my hands on a ps5 at all. Very disappointed CD project Red. I was hyped for this game.
I do wonder if many of the crashes are due to external storagedevice connections being bad... I sent back an external enclosure as it kept disconnecting from the PS5 by itself causing issues.
Only use solid state for external, considering HDD’s are so 2010 🤠
Ah cool. Your settings work fine on my LG nanocell TV (LG SM85000) . Thanks for figuring that out.
Moved the game from PS5 to SSD, then it threw up an error on the last 1mb after moving earlier. Now had to delete and start installing/downloading again PITA
Mine crashes constantly. Every hour or so. Also, hints and newly picked up items get stuck in the screen forcing me to restart the game. The HD looks washed out no matter what I do. I’m playing in ps5. I’m enjoying the gym but it’s really buggy and needs way more work. They should’ve released it in spring 2021. It could’ve been amazing but it just feels unfinished.
Interestingly Gamesradar seems to suggest CE-108255-1 is a hardware fault?
I get it pretty often in Cyberpunk, should I be concerned this is breaking my console? I think I have seen this error a few times before on other games but not at anything like the frequency of Cyberpunk.
Edit: Just checked the console had this 3 times on Spider-Man Remastered in 13 hours playtime and 14 times in 44 hours on Cyberpunk so less than I thought but, I still don't like it.
@ShogunRok the other thing which worries me is some people say it's crash free for them?
Honestly its beginning to feel like this crashing issues is near game breaking at this point. I literally have to walk around saving every 10 or 15 minutes because I know that a crash can come out of nowhere. I've had crashes standing still, driving, sitting in a menu, there appears to be no relation to hardware demand here.
On my PS5 crashes every 30 minutes to an hour on this game. I have had not one single crash with Valhalla or Demons Souls. I've played cyberpunk for about 20 hrs now, doing a significant amount of side activities thus far and I have to be honest here my game has crashed more times than i can count, at least 15 - 20 times. After a few crashes the game stopped saving the game play and controller settings as well which would indicate that corruption of data may be happening with these crashes.
This is ridiculous.
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