[Updated] Hoarding Items Previously Could Corrupt Cyberpunk 2077 Save Data

Published: December 18, 2020 4:44 PM /


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Update December 23rd 6:08PM: CD Project Red released patch Cyberpunk 2077 1.06 today fixing up a few more of the Cyberpunk 2077 issues, including one that caused Cyberpunk 2077 save data that could be at risk. Previously, save files could not increase past 8MB in size, and this was causing the issues originally reported on in this story. 

Today's fix means that Cyberpunk 2077 saves going forward should not get corrupted, but sadly, saves that were already corrupted by this issue will not be helped by Cyberpunk 2077 1.06. Several console crashing issues were also fixed by the update.

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If you're the type of person who likes to hoard a lot of items, be warned — storing too much stuff can cause your Cyberpunk 2077 save data to be irrevocably corrupted. Thankfully, you can prevent it.

At this point, saying that Cyberpunk 2077 has had a rough launch week would be a massive understatement. Most people have been focusing on hilarious bugs and the impending December 21, 2020, deadline to get a refund from either your retailer or CD Projekt Red itself. Now, one player has highlighted a problem that has been known about for a while but has yet to be fixed — save games can get corrupted simply by hoarding too much stuff.

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How Your Cyberpunk 2077 Save Can Get Corrupted (and How to Fix It)

A submission to the /r/pcgaming subreddit has highlighted what has apparently been a known issue for some time but hasn't really attracted much attention. Your Cyberpunk 2077 save data can easily be corrupted if you're not careful.

Currently, a support article on GOG notes that there is a hard limit on the size of your save game file; the Reddit submission says that it is apparently 8 MB in size. If the save file gets too big, it will become corrupted and cannot become recovered.

So what does this have to do with hoarding junk? Well, the game needs to keep track of everything: the stats of an item (quality, damage/armor, installed mods, etc.), where it's stored, and how many you have. This information takes up a certain amount of space. As you store more and more junk, more space is taken up, and eventually you'll go over the 8 MB limit.

CD Projekt Red says that it's working on a fix, although it hasn't yet gone live at the time of writing. For now, there's a way you can prevent it: don't hoard too much stuff, and do try to avoid doing any item duplication glitches. If your Cyberpunk 2077 save data ends up being corrupted (or it already has been), your only solution for now is to load an earlier save and get rid of some of your stuff.

What do you think about this Cyberpunk 2077 save data bug? Do you think CD Projekt Red should have fixed this earlier? Let us know in the comments below!

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