Cyberpunk 2077 Takemura Bug

Cyberpunk 2077 got updated last Friday, but it's honestly starting to sound like patch 1.10 has done more harm than good. Countless reports of a brand new, game-breaking bug have flooded the internet over the weekend, and there's currently no guaranteed way to get around it.

During the main story quest 'Down on the Street', you receive a call from Takemura. But with this bug, the stern Japanese doesn't actually say anything. His portrait just sits at the top of your screen in silence. And because the game thinks you're in a conversation, you're unable to interact with the rest of the release, effectively breaking the entire experience. It's the kind of bug that beggars belief, especially since it's been introduced via an update that was supposed to fix a laundry list of problems.

Developer CD Projekt Red says that it's currently working on a solution, and will process a new hotfix "as soon as possible". In the meantime, if this issue is stopping you from progressing, the studio suggests the following steps:

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

Just another day in Night City, eh?