Cyberpunk 2077 players should be careful to avoid game corruption bug

It turns out that Cyberpunk 2077 has more bugs than an insect museum, except that the ones in the former are alive and well, causing a myriad of problems for gamers.

Cyberpunk 2077 launched to great fanfare earlier this month, but it soon became apparent that the role-playing action game from Poland-based CD Projekt Red contained numerous flaws, especially on legacy consoles, which made it virtually unplayable on some platforms.

While the company has already rushed out several fixes in a bid to make Cyberpunk 2077 more playable, another issue has emerged that’s apparently causing more frustration among those keen to play the game.

It involves the permanent corruption of save files, which can happen if they exceed 8MB, according to Eurogamer.

At first, it was thought the bug was affecting all platforms, but current gamer reports suggest the issue is impacting the PC version of CyberPunk 2077, as well as Google Stadia saves.

This is yet to be confirmed by CD Projekt Red, so for now, the advice is to keep a small number of items and crafting materials regardless of which platform you’re playing on while we wait for more information.

Support site GOG.com, which is owned by CD Projekt Red, posted a note on its site regarding the flaw, saying that if it occurs, you’ll see this message:

GOG.com

GOG said that damaged saves can’t be recovered, adding: “Please use an older save file to continue playing and try to keep a lower amount of items and crafting materials. If you have used the item duplication glitch, please load a save file not affected by it. The save file size limit might be increased in one of the future patches, but the corrupted files will remain that way.”

According to PC Gamer, the situation “likely have something to do with the game running out of index space allocated for crafted items due to players duplicating, [for example], a few thousand grenades. Or spending all your time gathering a large amount of trash and using it to craft ‘hundreds’ of grenades.”

Whatever the reason, the company needs to resolve the issue as soon as possible or risk losing the trust of even more gamers.

As CD Projekt Red’s stock takes a beating, Sony took the unprecedented decision late last week to pull Cyberpunk 2077 from its PlayStation Store and offer customers full refunds.

Digital Trends has reached out to CD Projekt Red, but it says it won’t be speaking directly to the press until January at the earliest.

In a statement on December 14, the company apologized for the game’s calamitous launch and promised to roll out “two large patches” in January and February.

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