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News guides 30 November 2023, 01:57

Cyberpunk 2077 Freezing Fix

With recent Cyberpunk 2077 patches, the game can still freeze up sometimes. If you are looking for a fix, we have prepared a guide that can help you with that.

Source: Cyberpunk 2077, Developer: CD Projekt RED

Playing on PC gives a lot of freedom when it comes to tinkering with games and their settings. It usually allows for deep modification of graphical settings, which enables a granular balance between quality and FPS, whichever one prefers. This comes with some caveats as changing things that are unclear can lead to unexpected results. Such can be the case with Cyberpunk 2077, that has improved greatly since it was first launched, though still struggles with technical issues. To be honest, some of its problems can be caused by fans themselves, like, for example, game freezes while starting the title. If you experience those, here you will find some tips on how to deal with it.

How to fix freezes in Cyberpunk 2077

With the release of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty DLC, the game has entered its 2.0 version which fixed a lot of issues and rebuilt skill tree system, among others. Even despite the developers’ best efforts, there are still shortcomings… but it seems like some of them might be caused by the players themselves.

Since the release of 2.0 patch, there are numerous reports that the game freezes, doesn’t progress story line, crashes, etc. Many of those issues can be caused by different game mods that fans have installed for the title. Below you can find a couple of tips that can be helpful:

  1. Bear in mind that each time Cyberpunk 2077 is updated, there might be changes included that can make modifications to malfunction, leading to various game issues. Sometimes, simply updating the mods to their latest version will do the trick, yet, unfortunately, that is not always the case.
  2. Some mods that you have previously installed might not be maintained anymore or are not yet updated. If you have them all up to date and the game still freezes or has any other issues, your best bet is to uninstall the mods one by one, checking which one prevents the game from running.
  3. Providing that you have uninstalled all the mods, or you didn’t have any in the first place, but the game is still acting up, the last resort will be to make a clean install. There is an official guide prepared by CDPR on how to do that. Feel free to use it.

It is also worth noting that with the debut of the Phantom Liberty DLC and Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 patch, the base game’s requirements changed. You can check them on the official page here. Recently it is not only required that the game is installed on an SSD drive, but on an NVMe type of it for more demanding graphical settings.

Aleksander Kartasinski

Aleksander Kartasinski

Just a random from the depths of the internet who happens to be interested in video games like millions of other people on this planet. By sheer luck he was given a chance to write about them. Worked in IT department and supported users for way too long, but also given a chance to do some IT magic on a large scale in his free time. Interested in technology, games with intriguing mechanics, etymology, and linguistics.


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