Looks like Night City is getting a long overdue update pretty soon, as the folks at CD Projekt Red have revealed the Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming update patch 1.2 partial patch notes — and they are pretty detailed ones to boot with some accompanying videos describing what’s coming.
Dubbed as the special report segement of N54 News in the game’s Night City setting, the Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.2 updates are detailed below via the game’s official website.
Welcome to this special report of N54 News, bringing news from Night City to every Night Citizen stranded away from home! Stay with us if you’d like to learn more about some of the upcoming changes. I’m Gillean Jordan, and here’s what’s new in Night City:
NCPD Quick Response Team too quick?
You heard right! The NCPD Quick Response Team is under fire from concerned Night Citizens and corporations alike. The rapid deployment tactics they recently adopted forced mercenaries to think twice before pointing a gun at anyone, but will now be adjusted to give the other side some breathing room.
Vehicular manslaughter statistics higher than ever
Look left, then right, then left again — and then run for your life. As morgues are filling up with roadkill, it is now statistically safer to stroll through Kabuki Market with shiny new cyberware than to cross some of Night City’s intersections. The City Council approved a bill forcing vehicle manufacturers to update their steering firmware.
Soon, the mandatory update will allow for better synchronization between the CrystalDome system and the vehicle, resulting in a more fluid driving experience even when the image signal skips a frame or two.
In addition, drivers should also expect to be able to better personalize their driving experience by adjusting the sensitivity limits to a level they are comfortable with — providing a much needed breather for insurance companies.
Rock&Roll for racers
No, it’s not a new genre of music! The brand new Rock&Roll vehicle subsystem will allow any unfortunate street racer who missed a turn and ended up stuck on a pile of garbage to quickly get back on track. The system will allow drivers to rotate or rock their vehicles back and forth in order to regain traction.
Gone are the days of abandoning a vehicle in the middle of the city just because things got out of control. Accidents happen and being in a rush isn’t a crime! Now, if somebody appears out of nowhere when you’re crossing a red light, you will still be able to make it to your meeting on time and let your insurance take care of the mess.
Update your neuroprocessor drivers or die
This is not a joke! It’s raining men in Night City and not for the reasons you’d expect. Just over the last month authorities recorded nearly 4000 fatal accidents caused by a neuroprocessor glitch causing users to dodge without intending to. The manufacturer has prepared an update to address the issue.
According to our survey over 30% of all Night Citizens experienced an irresistible urge to burst forward for no reason and the majority of affected people admitted that it put them in danger of falling from a high place. Manufacturer claims that the glitch is caused by a lack of perfect synchronisation between the user’s brain patterns and the neuroprocessor.
The update will allow users to better personalize their chips and match software responses with their neural patterns. Aside from resolving the issue with sudden dodging, it will also mean that people will find it easier to move and use the chip, regardless of their handedness, abilities or personal preferences.
Originally scheduled for release earlier this year, CD Projekt Red had to temporarily shelve work on patch 1.2 due to the cyber attacks that happened a few weeks ago.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with a PS5 and Xbox Series X|S version scheduled for release some time this year.