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The hacker who gained unauthorized access to CD Projekt Red's servers and seemingly stole the source code for several games has already reportedly leaked one of them, after the developer publicly declared it had no intention of paying a ransom or negotiating. In addition, the hacker appears to be trying to start a bidding war for the remaining data. To be clear, CD Projekt Red never outright acknowledged that the hacker stole actual source code, but said the person responsible "collected certain data" belonging to the developer, as well as encrypted some devices on its network. However, reading between the lines of the developer's broader statement on the intrusion, it sure sounds like the hacker... Read more...
Game developer CD Projekt Red announced on Twitter that it has fallen prey to a "targeted cyber attack," in which an unidentified actor (or actors, as the case might be) gained unauthorized access to its internal network and are demanding a ransom. In a ransom note left by the attacker(s), it is claimed they managed to steal the source code for a few prominent titles, including Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent, and an unreleased version of Witcher 3. It's not clear if the hack did actually result in stolen source as claimed, though CD Projekt Red did acknowledge that the responsible party "collected certain data" belonging to the developer, and also encrypted some devices on the network.... Read more...
Earlier in the week, user PixelRick discovered a vulnerability in Cyberpunk 2077, leading to code execution on a system via malicious data files. While modders were initially blamed for the risk, it turns out that the issue stemmed from poor coding on CD Projekt Red’s part. Now, the Poland-based games company has released a patch to fix the problem and hopefully make Cyberpunk files safe. Announced on Twitter, hotfix 1.12 is now available on PC, and it fixes a couple of issues pertaining to the vulnerability discovered. First and foremost, CDPR fixed the “buffer overrun issue” or buffer overflow in several places within Cyberpunk 2077. Secondly, yet equally as important, the... Read more...
Yesterday, we reported that CD Projekt Red sent out a warning that was effectively against "downloading mods", but it appears that we did not have the full story from the developers of Cyberpunk 2077. According to users on the CD Projekt Red forums, the Cyberpunk 2077 devs are partially to blame for what seems to be several vulnerabilities used in conjunction, which led to the outcry. Yesterday, forum user yamamushi replied to the main warning thread, which disclosed a vulnerability in Cyberpunk 2077. He explained that since the announcement, modders were getting blamed for the vulnerability when that line of reasoning was entirely wrong. Specifically, "What CDPR posted [in the thread]... Read more...
When it comes to using the internet in any way, a general rule of thumb is that you should never download software from a source that you do not trust. Yesterday, CD Projekt Red Support sent out a tweet to dissuade people from downloading mods for Cyberpunk 2077 because a vulnerability was found the modding system's implementation. CD Projekt Red’s tweet explained the issue occurs when malicious mods are downloaded and modify things that they should not change. The tweet then explains that this vulnerability will be fixed “ASAP,” but it is quite dangerous to players who have already ventured out to install mods. If you plan to use @CyberpunkGame mods/custom saves on PC, use... Read more...
In a perfect world, every major game update would address any and all problems plaguing an initial release. Or at least the majority of issues. That is what CD Project Red attempted to do with its first major patch (version 1.1) for Cyberpunk 2077, and while it did squash a whole bunch of bugs, it introduced some new ones, including a glitch that can prevent players from progressing in the game. Fortunately, a hotfix for that bug is now available. The main issue with the version 1.1 patch is that it essentially breaks the "Down the Street" mission. As part of that missing, in-game character Takemura is supposed to holocall the player for assistance. However, the 1.1 patch inadvertently nuked... Read more...
Over the weekend, we reported that CD Projekt Red issued its first major patch for Cyberpunk 2077 to address a truckload of bugs and performance issues that have plagued all versions of the game. The Cyberpunk 2077 v1.1 patch brought better memory management, which addressed many crashing and performance issues, along with fixes for glitches that prevented the completion of roughly a dozen missions. But for all the strides that CD Projekt Red made with the v1.1 patch, it also introduced some new bugs at the same time. One such bug involves the "Down on the Street" mission, in which in-game character Takemura holocalls you for assistance. However, the newly introduced glitch kills the... Read more...
It's been kind of painful to watch Cyberpunk 2077 stumble and flounder since it launched on December 10. While the game is a blast when it's working right, bugs and glitches galore have caused a torrent of outrage, particularly from our console brethren trying to play it on their seven-year-old PlayStations and Xboxes. However, developer CD Project Red has been hard at work making its blockbuster RPG all that it should have been, and now a hotly anticipated bug fix patch has just dropped.  Cyberpunk 2077 v1.1 Patch - Fixes And Optimizations The most glaring issues in Cyberpunk 2077 all seemed to revolve around memory utilization on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Cars and pedestrians that... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 launched in early December to much fanfare, but that excitement and hype around the game was short-lived after scores of bugs and performance issues cropped up with the game... primarily with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. It’s been a wild month for developer CD Projekt Red as it deals with the fallout from the launch (including a couple of class-action lawsuits). Given the negativity that has been surrounding the game over the past month, it should come as no surprise that prices have been steadily dropping. Prices have fallen to the point where Cyberpunk 2077 can be had for just $34.99 from both Amazon and Best Buy. We're normally not used to... Read more...
Things on the Cyberpunk 2077 front have started to settle down a bit after its highly anticipated launch was marred by dozens of bugs and performance/crashing nightmares on previous generation PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Things got so bad that refunds had to be issued for the game, and developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) is facing multiple class action lawsuits for allegedly misleading investors. During all the Cyberpunk 2077 launch drama, CDPR affirmed that it would release two major updates to address lingering problems with the games: one in January and one in February. Well, CDPR today confirmed that the first of these updates will land within the next 10 days... Read more...
The only perspective available in Cyberpunk 2077 is first-person. CD Projekt Red opted not to make available a third person perspective, as is the default viewpoint in games like Grand Theft Auto V and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If you are bummed about that, we have good news—there is a mod available that will allow you to toggle between first and third person perspectives in Cyberpunk 2077 on PC. This is not a super quick mod to install, nor is it completely polished or finished, though it is relatively easy to apply. The creator of the mod, Jelle Bakker, states in no uncertain terms that this is a work in progress. However, once applied, you can switch to third-person mode if you want,... Read more...
It never fails that when a game launches, players find a way to play it in ways that the developer never intended. Whether it's perfect Marine splits against Banelings in StarCraft II or rocket jumps in Quake III Arena, the best players can execute some incredible moves perfectly. Once again, the inevitable has happened, this time in Cyberpunk 2077. It seems that speed runners have found a way to get around Night City quick like a bunny without using any vehicles in CD Projekt Red's multi-million selling smash hit.  An in-game cybernetic implant called the Kerenzikov (installable by Victor Vektor the Ripperdoc) allows players to aim and shoot while dodging and gain a 1.5 second time slowdown... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 has been in the news for a variety of reasons; most of which weren’t by any means good. Most recently, developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) has found itself the target of two class action lawsuits alleging that investors were misled over undisclosed [show-stopping] issues with the game prior to release. As players start wading deeper into Cyberpunk 2077's Night City, they are beginning to learn more about features that were seemingly cut in order to get the game out to the masses in a timely fashion. One of them is what looks to be an above-ground railway system that would have been accessible by players.  Redditor Sybekul was able to hop onto the tracks and... Read more...
CD Projekt Red (CDPR) is in hot water. The company has been working for the past 8 years on Cyberpunk 2077, only to release the game loaded with bugs, performance issues across all platforms, and graphics that were woefully inadequate on previous generation consoles. Besides drawing the ire of gamers who've had to put up with the shortcomings of the game at release, CDPR is also contending with flak from its investors (not to mention, an influx of refunds). CDPR is now facing multiple class action lawsuits, with one of them being brought forth on behalf of investor Andrew Trampe by the Rosen Law Firm [PDF]. It's alleged that CDPR executives willfully neglected to inform investors of... Read more...
Earlier this week, be brought you news of a rather nasty bug in Cyberpunk 2077 (to go along with dozens of nasty bugs in the game), which resulted in corrupted save game files. At the heart of the matter was a hard limit that developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) imposed on the save game file size, which was set at just 8MB. Unfortunately for gamers that crafted and collected numerous items in the game, going over this 8MB limit -- through no fault of their own -- would result in the save game becoming corrupted. Once this happened, all progress would be lost and the game would refuse to load the save file. Gamers were understandably furious about the bug, with many having lost hours of work that... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077's launch was a little rocky, to say the least. The worst bugs and issues were with last-gen consoles, though the #PCMasterRace was somewhat less affected. While the PC port had (and still has) a little wonkiness to it, it's at least playable. Patch version 1.05 has now hit all platforms, and it brings with it some nice improvements. We've already covered the full list of enhancements in Cyberpunk version 1.05, so there's no reason to rehash that here.  The new patch's biggest affect on performance fixed support for AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs, as it enabled symmetric multi-threading (SMT) on all of AMD's Zen CPUs with six or fewer cores. Those of us who have a higher-end Ryzen... Read more...
There have been smoother launches than the one for Cyberpunk 2077, the most highly anticipated game of the year. From untapped performance on AMD Ryzen processors to crummy graphics on last generation game consoles leading to refunds, Cyberpunk 2077 may have been rushed out the door a little too early. Despite the sloppy launch, however, developer CD Projekt Red has managed to sell more than 13 million copies so far. Even without the launch hiccups, that is a highly impressive figure, for what amounts to just two weeks of sales. And if you factor in the complaints and refunds, it is even more staggering, serving to underscore just how much pent up demand there was (and presumably still is) for... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077’s launch was less than stellar by our accounts, and it left many disgruntled gamers in the wake. In an attempt to rectify the issue, many companies are now taking returns of Cyberpunk 2077, whether it is opened or not. Now, GameStop may be joining the list of companies refunding Cyberpunk 2077 in an interesting deviation from standard procedure. According to GameStop’s customer service portal, defective or damaged items can be returned or exchanged within 30 days of purchase if the item has not been opened. Now, according to a GameStop memo seen by Vice Games reporter Patrick Klepek, GameStop will be taking returns of Cyberpunk 2077 even if opened. Multiple GameStop... Read more...
Over the weekend, developer CD Projekt Red rolled out a patch (v1.05) for Cyberpunk 2077 containing a whole bunch of fixes, improvements, and tweaks. One of the fixes is supposed to address the simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) issue with AMD's Ryzen processors. However, if your Ryzen processor is still not being properly utilized, you can re-apply a rather simple HEX edit to get it firing on all cylinders again. You should also check out our Cyberpunk 2077 review, if you have not done so already, in which we discuss the game's performance and present several benchmarks to digest. We also talk about some of the glitches that hitched a ride to the game's release. As for the SMT issue, some Ryzen... Read more...
Game development is complex, and launching a successful game even more so.  Sometimes, anything that goes into development and the gamer experience can change on a dime or entirely fall apart. We can see this with the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, which could be easily described as something of a train wreck. Bugs on all platforms cropped up and the social sphere exploded with complaints. To be clear, the game is still enjoyable if you can play it aside from the current issues. No matter what, though, Cyberpunk 2077's launch was plagued with issues, developer crunch, alongside excessive hype, which was all likely driven by shareholder and consumer pushback to get the game out. The whole spectacle... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 has faced its fair share of criticism ever since it launched earlier this month, and rightfully so. CD Projekt Red (CDPR) even admitted that management pushed the game out the door ahead of the holiday rush (which has resulted a litany of bugs), and that it obfuscated how the game looked and performed on previous generation consoles prior to release. That last point ensured that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers had no idea of what they were getting themselves into. The latest problem plaguing Cyberpunk 2077 has to do with save files, or more specifically, how they can become permanently corrupted. If the save file increases to larger than 8MB, it will become damaged,... Read more...
As we noted in our Cyberpunk 2077 review, the latest creation from CD Projekt Red is a really good game at its core, with an engrossing story and interesting cast of characters that draw you into their universe. And at the same time, there are bugs. Quite a few them, actually, including one that prevents the game from taking full advantage of AMD's Ryzen processors. Good news, though—that particular bug and several others have been stomped out in the latest patch. The inability to fully tap into AMD's simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) on Ryzen processors is one of the more high profile quirks of the game, which leaves untapped performance on the table on some PCs. Up until now, users have... Read more...
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