Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 delayed due to recent CD Projekt cyber attack

The recent cyber attack and ransom of various CD Projekt materials has reportedly put the team behind on getting Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 out the door on time.


The recent hack into CD Projekt’s network infrastructure apparently did a little bit more damage than just stealing various materials from the company. It also apparently set the development team on Cyberpunk 2077 back a bit as the company circled the wagons against further invasion and damage to its network. Recently, the Cyberpunk 2077 team revealed that its upcoming Patch 1.2 will not be ready as scheduled due to issues related to the cyber attack.

CD Projekt RED announced the delay for Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 via the game’s Twitter on February 24, 2021. According to the announcement, the cyber attack on CD Projekt had an effect on the game’s development, disrupting the development team’s schedule shared in the recent Cyberpunk 2077 roadmap. The attack in which hackers claimed to have stolen Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, and further CDPR source code and company materials was met with a staunch refusal to pay a ransom by CD Projekt, alongside an announced effort to strengthen its network security. The patch is now slated for a late March 2021 release.

Despite delays, CD Projekt RED claims Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 is set to be one of the largest patches for the game so far, aimed at implementing “numerous overall quality improvements and fixes” within the game. Though the delay is a shame, CDPR seems set on the fact that it’s the right call in order to ensure that the upcoming update to the game is well worth the time of players who want to see Cyberpunk 2077 improve and become a better game. Though many have likely made up their minds on the matter at this point, Cyberpunk 2077’s vast and varied world still holds promise that can be delivered with the developer’s continued time and effort going into its improvement.

Stay tuned to Shacknews as we await further details and updates on a patch release date and notes for Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2.

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    February 24, 2021 8:40 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 delayed due to recent CD Projekt cyber attack

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      February 24, 2021 8:38 AM

      Cyberpunk 2077

      The recent cyber security breach impacted the development of the 1.2 patch

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        February 24, 2021 8:42 AM

        i expected that much.

        I shelved Cp2077 until some significant changes.

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      February 24, 2021 8:44 AM

      What are the chances that the "hack" is just a cover story for them to buy more time on delivering lackluster patches?

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        February 24, 2021 8:46 AM


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        February 24, 2021 9:46 AM

        The chances? Non-zero, I'd say. They're taking advantage of it, for sure. I can't say that I blame them though. They clearly have operational security problems internally that need fixing.

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        February 24, 2021 10:00 AM

        do you really think that's a possibility? like, in your heart of hearts, does that seem like a reasonable thing for a publicly traded company to do?

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        February 24, 2021 10:25 AM

        lol, no

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        February 24, 2021 10:29 AM

        Absolutely 100%

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        February 24, 2021 11:09 AM

        Damn, the hackers stole our patch! We were so close too, darn.

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        February 24, 2021 11:14 AM

        They rootkitted and encrypted their machines when the hack happened. They had full back ups but after an attack like that you have to purge and check everything before you can continue work. It definitely caused delays.

        To second half of March delays? Maybe not but since they have a delay anyway, might as well take advantage of it to do more work

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        February 24, 2021 11:27 AM

        Do they really need to manufacture something like this for a patch release? lol. QAnon gaming news.

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        February 24, 2021 11:40 AM

        I think it'd be way less embarrassing just to say the patch was running late than admit to being hacked

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        February 24, 2021 11:56 AM

        I think the hack is real. I don't believe it's the reason the patch is delayed.

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        February 24, 2021 11:58 AM

        Aren't they a public company? You'd see the lost.

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        February 24, 2021 1:51 PM

        That makes no sense. That would require a lot of people being in the story - IT etc.

        I don't doubt they could use the hack as a sort of a scapegoat, to have a target to put some of the blame on for something that was likely to happen (see Half-Life hack before HL2...) but to truly believe the story is a fabrication is chemtrails level of infancy.

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        February 24, 2021 2:07 PM

        they are currently under crazy scrutiny and legal action, this would be a Very Bad Idea

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        February 24, 2021 2:28 PM

        oh sorta like valve with HL2 before they delayed it another year

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        February 24, 2021 2:31 PM

        I think it’s possible the hack may have been used an an excuse for the delay, but I’m sure the hack happened.

        Still I’m sure a hack like that hurt productivity and morale internally, so it’s likely that this is true.

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        February 24, 2021 2:40 PM

        Apparently employees weren’t even able to work from home for two weeks because of the hack. So yeah

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          February 24, 2021 2:52 PM

          Damn, that does sound pretty bad. I honestly didn't know many of the details here and was simply speculating.

          To be fair, CD Projekt has lost a ton of credibility in the past few months with the whole CP2077 release debacle, so I didn't think my speculation was that far-fetched. But I'll gladly eat my hat on this one.

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          February 24, 2021 3:42 PM

          Oh wow!

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        February 24, 2021 4:16 PM

        come on man

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      February 24, 2021 11:17 AM

      ha, was reading rumors of this and it be true!

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      February 24, 2021 11:55 AM

      Sure it is

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      February 24, 2021 2:05 PM

      Looks to be a big patch, and after a couple months, it should be. My game's on ice for maybe the rest of the year but I'm definitely looking forward to hoping back into it when the time is right. Just a big ol' open world immersive-sim and I'm all in, at some point.

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      February 24, 2021 3:40 PM

      Does anyone want CDPR to release this patch before it's ready?

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      February 24, 2021 3:53 PM

      It was an ok game. I haven't thought about it for one second since I beat it back in December though. Anyone waiting for these patches to make it anything other than what is will be disappointed I think.

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      February 24, 2021 4:12 PM

      For someone like me, I played through the prologue and put it down. I'm in no hurry, so I'll just wait until they do patch it up a bit before going back in. There is so much other stuff out there I can play and that actually fits my gaming motif anyway, play a bit, move on, come back. I honestly can't think of the last game I played start to finish without putting it down for a while. I know some people just have to consume stuff as fast as possible and race through the games, but I'm definitely not that gamer.

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      February 24, 2021 4:29 PM

      Bugs aside, will they ever actually make the game into what they claimed it would be? Because at this point I don't really see that happening, which is disappointing.

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      February 24, 2021 4:39 PM

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