CD Projekt Red is delaying the planned 1.2 patch for Cyberpunk 2077. A series of tweets from the studio explained the recent cyberattack and the “extensive scope of the update” means the team will need additional time.
“Our goal for Patch 1.2 goes beyond any of our previous updates. We’ve been working on numerous overall quality improvements and fixes, and we still have work to do to make sure that’s what you get. With that in mind, we’re now aiming for release in the second half of March.”
This update seems to be that major patch that was previously slated to release in February, making the new late-March date a delay of around a month.
The studio concluded their statement by saying, “It’s not the news we enjoy sharing, but we want to make sure we launch this update properly. Stay tuned for more information as the time draws closer. Thank you for your continued patience and support.”
Since the game launched in rough shape, the studio committed to fixing the issues with a number of patches. However, a few weeks ago the company suffered an attack from hackers, who demanded a ransom for source code to their games. To fight back, CD Projekt used DMCA takedowns to slow the spread of the stolen code. The code to Cyberpunk 2077 was reportedly put up for auction online by the hackers.