Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have a Massive Patch Around Launch

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have a Massive Patch Around Launch

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It has been found that Cyberpunk 2077 will require a large patch around the time it releases. 

Copies of Cyberpunk 2077 have made it into the wild. Curtesy to those who have gotten their copies early, it has been found that the game will require a massive 43.5 GB patch. On Twitter, user DreamcastGuy posted a screenshot of his screen, showing that the patch's size is over 40 GBs. However, CD Projekt Red public relations manager Fabian Mario Dohla replied to DreamcastGuy's tweet, revealing that while this patch is a required update, but it is not the day one patch. Not much else is known about the day one patch, including how big it will be or what will be contained in it. 

This brings up the question of just how much space Cyberpunk 2077 will actually take on gamer's hard drives. The game requires at least 70 GBs of space on PC, and reportedly 80 GBs of space on consoles. However, these patches may push the game's required hard drive space much higher than what was expected. 

After gamers started revealing that they had received their copies of Cyberpunk 2077 early, Cd Projekt Red issued a warning about streaming the game before its release date. They stated that they gamers to avoid streaming early to allow everyone the chance to play the game spoiler free. They threatened those who stream early that MAX-TAC (who take down unauthorized videos) will be sent out on them if they go against the developer's wishes. They did tell gamers that they will be able to begin streaming the game on December 9th at 12 p.m. CET / 3 a.m. PST. CD Projekt Red stated that they would love if gamers streamed the title "like there's no tomorrow" after that date. 

Cyberpunk 2077 releases on December 10th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Google Stadia. 

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