CD Projekt RED recently rolled out a brand-new update for Cyberpunk 2077 in an effort to fix and improve the game slowly until it becomes the kind of title that it was supposed to be. However, the stabilizing update also brought with it a new game-breaking glitch that will completely hamper the player’s progress if they weren’t aware of the workaround discovered by fans.
For the unaware, CD Projekt RED launched the open-world acton-RPG Cyberpunk 2077 last year after several delays, and it is arguably one of the most controversial games to have ever launched in the history of gaming.
Even though fans’ main issue with Cyberpunk 2077 typically revolves around its myriad of glitches that lessen the overall quality of its gameplay, there are a couple of other more troubling controversies that have nothing to do with the bugs.
Last year, a few months before the title was released, CD Projekt RED was reportedly mandating crunch time to its employees. Not only that, CD Projekt RED’s co-founder Marcin Iwinski released a supposed apology that brushed over some of Cyberpunk 2077’s issues, including the discovery that the company only gave away PC codes to reviewers first in an effort to cover up the game’s actual state.
The fact that CD Projekt RED has a bunch of issues in and of itself is enough of a problem alone, but fans have to deal with all the bugs and glitches in Cyberpunk 2077 on top of it all—making them wonder if it’s even worth it to try and find the genuinely captivating game that’s supposedly hiding underneath the rough.
On the bright side, the studio is making good on its promise to prioritize and release stability updates and hotfixes for Cyberpunk 2077, and the first of many major patches was rolled out last week.
Unfortunately, the new update also introduced a brand-new glitch, and a game-breaking one at that. According to Kotaku, this bug is already pretty familiar to players. In previous versions of the game, there’s already an existing bug that can be found in the mission called “Down on the Street.” Specifically, Goro Takemura would fail to call the player character due to this particular bug, which consequently puts a stop to the player’s progress.
That bug may have been fixed, but this time around, the bug has evolved into something else—but the end results are still the same. Now, when Takemura calls, he doesn’t say anything at all and the call never gets completed because of it. As such, the mission doesn’t progress.
That being said, one fan found a workaround for this glitch. Specifically, Reddit user symtryx found a fix and posted it on the popular social site. Although it’s a bit convoluted, it does seem to work for some players.
"Wait a day for takemura to call" Stuck on phone bug FIX from cyberpunkgame
Thanks to helpful fans like symtryx, fans can go ahead and progress through the game. However, the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 has game-breaking glitches like this to begin with is undoubtedly troubling, to say the least.
At this point, it may be hard for CD Projekt RED to redeem itself. If it takes its sweet time working on fixes to ensure that everything has been set right, it would still receive backlash for taking so long in releasing necessary fixes. On the other hand, it would still receive criticism for rushing to release a fix that introduces even more game-breaking issues. Although, the former is arguably more preferable than the latter.