Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix 1.06 Solves Game Save Corruption Bug

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A few days ago, we reported on a Cyberpunk 2077 bug that causes game saves that surpassed 8MB to become corrupted. After days of being radio silent, CD Projekt Red has released hotfix 1.06, which addresses the game save corruption dilemma.

According to CD Projekt Red, once this hotfix is installed, the original 8MB limit will be removed, allowing the game to continue to grow without worrying about corruption. This hotfix will correct the issue on both the PCs and consoles. However, it will not fix the game saves that are already corrupted. It also includes improved memory management and stability, which will hopefully result in fewer crashes for everyone who meets the Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements or even attempts to run Cyberpunk 2077 on integrated graphics.

This is the second update released for Cyberpunk 2077 in less than five days, with hotfix 1.05 being released on December 19th, 2021.

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This hotfix comes just in time as Cyberpunk 2077 has been under fire due to underwhelming performance issues on the base PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as numerous bugs, all of which have prompted PlayStation, Xbox, Best Buy, Gamestop, and even CD Projekt Red to offer refunds on both the digital and physical copies of the game. 

In addition to these incremental hotfixes, CD Projekt Red has promised to release two larger updates, one in January 2021, with another following in February 2021. Both of which will address the performance issues across the board.

Despite the negative publicity and tech problems, the game remains incredibly popular, having sold more than 13 million copies.

Keith Mitchell

Keith Mitchell is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He is an IT professional during the day, and a passionate lover of video games and tech after his 9-5 grind. He has a weird affinity for Soulsborne games and plays them non-stop.

  • ajr1775
    Paid Beta has been great thus far.
  • hannibal
    Well this is the way it is mean to be played ;)
    I am actually waiting next christmast and start playing this game by then. I hope that we Are near release version by then... I am not in hurry. I have now time to play other early beta games that Are now starting to come out as release version. Just like RD2 and other games whose beta versions were released about one year ago!
    I think most players would be much happier to wait at least one year before playing most modern games...