Cyberpunk 2077 – DLC content leak and the latest patchPublished March 30, 2021
Cyberpunk 2077 is going to get a new patch 1.2 by the end of March. Moreover, there are rumors about some free DLC.
Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the longest-awaited action RPGs, and the public had high expectations concerning the game’s release in 2020. But despite undeniable anticipation, last year didn’t go as planned for Cyberpunk and its developers, CD Projekt Red. Instead, a veil of controversies fell over it.
Even though the game did receive favorable critics for its visuals, story, and compelling setting, it also faced backlash due to the multiple bugs, performance issues, and transgender misrepresentation. Sony took off Cyberpunk from the PlayStation Store in December 2020. Moreover, CD Projekt Red is under investigation because they supposedly downplayed how severe the game’s technical issues were.
However, none of these stopped the developers. Instead, they continued addressing the glitches and striving to improve Cyberpunk. CD Projekt Red published several updates and is working on a big patch that should be out soon. But the latest leak indicates that we can expect that to happen sooner than we thought.
Reddit’s user PricklyAssassin stands behind the rumors. He posted particular evidence on the Cyberpunk 2077 subreddit explaining that players can expect fresh content after Epic Games improved the server strength (going from 100GB to 500GB), which occurs when new content is on its way. But that’s not all.
The Epic Game Store also adjusted the Cyberpunk add-ons category recently. There is also a change compared to how much content the store had in February. But the latest update reduced that number to 10, which could indicate they a part of fresh additions that could bring us content, such as new skins.
Still, there is more to it. PricklyAssassin also said that there are three paid downloadable expansions, which is raising expectations. The Redditor lists these as free DLCs.
- Ripperdocs Expansion
- Body Shops Expansion
- Fashion Forward Expansion
- Gangs of Night City
- Body of Chrome
- Rides of the Dark Future
- The Relic
- Neck Deep
- Night City Expansion
Moreover, the dataminer also explained that out of these three, two have similar titles as two promotional videos that Cyberpunk published as a part of pre-launch. That could mean that they initially planned to publish that content with the original game.
Regardless of how thrilling this might be for the fans to hear, CD Projekt Red still didn’t make any official announcements. Hence, these DLCs are yet to be confirmed (or not). However, many users already expressed their distrust in the thread.
The leaker PricklyAssassin is still facing some backlash and accusations of faking the data. Moreover, the subreddit moderators locked this thread due to perceiving the leak as content obtained through piracy. However, if there is any accuracy in what the Redditor claims and if the Epic Game Store recent changes mean anything, we should soon uncover the truth.
Although many players will eagerly expect an update from the developers, they are already dealing with a lot of work and disruption. CD Projekt Red recently tweeted that they faced a targeted cyberattack that compromised some of the internal systems.
They said that the hackers stole the source code for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3 (plus the unpublished version), and Gwent. Moreover, their servers were encrypted, after which the hackers decided to sell the data when CD Projekt Red declined to do what they demanded. It is why the developers had to postpone the release of the long-awaited patch 1.2.
So far, we know that this update should be published by the end of the month, and it’s currently undergoing tests. However, since there are not many days left in March, the fans aren’t convinced that will happen. Here are some of the updates CD Projekt is preparing.
- Better synchronization between the CrystalDome and the vehicle, which will result in a more fluid driver experience
- Improved personalization of driving experience and sensitivity level adjustment
- The addition of a Steering Sensitivity slider to the Options menu
- New Rock&Roll vehicle subsystem
But like with the potential DLCs, whether we’ll get the patch by the end of March is still left to see.