Cyberpunk 2077 game files now have the chance to become corrupted and unrecoverable if above 8 MBs. This information was discovered by a Cyberpunk 2077 player on the r/pcgaming subreddit yesterday. According to the user p3ek, if you craft too many items there is a chance that your game files could become corrupted.
There doesn’t appear to be a way to tell how close your files are to 8 MB, which makes this bug all the more dangerous. If there is no telling how close you are to corruption, there is no real way to prevent it. Cyberpunk 2077 allows players to do whatever they want, especially if they have the cash for it. This has forced many players to begin crafting items to get more eddies. However, this method of obtaining cash has proven to be the main source of file corruption.
CD Projekt Red has been made aware of this file corruption problem through the support column on GOG. Unfortunately, its response did not appear optimistic to those with save files already corrupted. “The save file size limit might be increased in one of the future patches, but the corrupted files will remain that way.”
Cyberpunk 2077 has already received several patches on both console and PC to correct its bugs. However, this current issue with crafting has yet to be addressed.
Cyberpunk 2077 continues to disappoint
Cyberpunk 2077 has received backlash for the current state of their game on both console and PC. After two different release setbacks, fans expected the game’s official release to be more polished. Since Cyberpunk 2077 released on December 10, the game has been nothing but trouble for some. PlayStation recently addressed these issues themselves by issuing refunds for Cyberpunk 2077 and removing it from their store.
It’s unclear if this file corruption problem will be addressed by CD Projekt Red anytime soon. Especially since the support reply did not guarantee that the problem would be addressed at all. For now, it seems best to keep crafting to a minimum to ensure that your game files will stay intact.
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