Cyberpunk 2077 1.2 update patch changes teased by CD Projekt Red

CD Projekt Red has released a teaser for the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 update 1.2 patch. The 1.2 update was originally supposed to release in February, as revealed in the roadmap posted by CD Projekt Red in January. However, the studio claims the recent hack caused disruptions in developing the update, which caused it to miss its projected release date.

What changes are coming in Cyberpunk 2077 update 1.2?

Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.2 update teaser

CD Projekt Red promised major improvements with patches 1.1 and 1.2. When Cyberpunk 2077 update 1.1 was released on January 22, it brought performance improvements for the game’s console versions but didn’t do much to improve gameplay systems. According to the blog post teasing update 1.2, it seems like the devs are finally addressing issues with the police, pedestrians, and driving that have been widely criticized since the game’s launch.

The teaser takes the form of several news reports giving in-universe explanations for the updates. The f changes highlighted are:

  • Changing spawning behavior for police to be more realistic
  • Adding steering sensitivity slider to options
  • Tweaking driving model
  • Adjusting individual car handling
  • Adding Unstuck feature that lets players rock the vehicle back and forth or rotate it when the vehicle is stuck
  • Adding toggle to turn off dodge on double-tap

The blog also states that more work is being done to make rebinding keys on PC more flexible in a future patch. There are likely many more changes and adjustments coming with 1.2, but we’ll have to wait until the full patch notes release to see what those are.

Unfortunately, this teaser didn’t include any mention of pedestrian AI adjustment. Many players are disappointed by how unrealistic NPC reactions are and have hoped that both the devs would adjust the excessive despawning and behavior of the AI. Fixes for these issues could still be coming in Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.2, but it seems like something CD Projekt Red would highlight if they were coming.

We still don’t know when update 1.2 is coming. Given the teaser, it’s likely to drop soon, especially given the one-month (so far) delay.