Cyberpunk 2077: 8 questions and answers on version 1.5

Cyberpunk 2077: 8 questions and answers on version 1.5

Cyberpunk 2077

After months and months of silence and frantic waiting, CD Projekt has finally released version 1.5 of Cyberpunk 2077, the patch that allows you to have, among other things, a next-gen native version of the game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S.

There is a lot of news and I realized that not everything is particularly clear in the upgrade process, in the distribution of the demo and in the additional content included in the patch. to package this special accompanied by a full-bodied video: a collection of 8 questions and related answers that should help you understand, in detail, how to download and what's in version 1.5.

If you want to know more on Cyberpunk 2077 we invite you to read our review of the PC version and also to deepen the technical aspect of the game through the in-depth special on the newly released 1.5.

What the agio contains rnamento?

Night City by day in one of its best neighborhoods The brand new patch 1.5 includes a flood of fixes: the talents have been rebalanced and in some cases completely changed with the elimination of the least used and the addition of some more interesting perks in terms of gameplay.

Artificial intelligence has also been heavily updated with relevant consequences on the behavior of enemies who now tend to be much more diversified in their way of fighting and manage cover more intelligently . At the same time the behavior of pedestrians has also been revised: now people will tend to flee in panic and in some cases will attack us if we start shooting in the street.

As if this were not enough, the non-player characters on board the cars will react according to our behavior and will try to escape at full throttle or run over us if we choose to generate chaos on the street.

CD Projekt has also worked extensively on a general rebalancing of vehicle physics and the driving model to better differentiate cars from motorbikes and offer more realistic control of vehicles.

But above all, the new version 1.5 implements two very important news that deserve a separate mention: a handful of additional DLCs and the graphical upgrade for next-gen consoles.

Is the update free?

The physics of the vehicles are changed with patch 1.5 Yes it's completely free on all platforms.

On PC and old-gen, PS4 and One, this is a classic patch that updates the game to version 1.5. On PS5 and Xbox Series X and S the speech is a little different since it implements the up grade to next-gen graphics that match these versions to what is visible on PC.

On the two new Xbox consoles it is, as usual, all automatic through Smart Delivery. If you have Cyberpunk 2077 for Xbox One already installed in backward compatibility, once you restart the console you will see the update start that will transform the game into the Xbox Series X or Series S version depending on the console you own. If you uninstalled the title at the time, all you have to do is download it from the store and you will automatically have the next-gen version.

On PS5 the situation is slightly more complicated. To get the next-gen version you will have to access the store, then concretely unlock the PS5 version through a fake purchase of 0 € which will allow you to access the new version. At this point you can select and then download the next-gen edition from your collection. Remember that the PS4 version can be safely uninstalled, indeed we advise you to do so to avoid downloading useless data since on the new Sony console, the two versions are distinct and separate. That is, there is no way to convert the PS4 version already installed to the PS5 one through a simple patch. You will have to install the new version from scratch.

If you have the disc version of the game, all you have to do is insert the Blu-ray into the console, go to the store, unlock the new PS5 version through the dummy purchase at that point you can install the next-gen version, but keep the disc inside the console when you start the title.

What are the additional contents?

Patch 1.5 significantly alters the behavior of the crowd Once the patch is installed, a handful of small additional DLCs will be automatically inserted into the game, always strictly free.

First of all we will be able to get our hands on a couple of new, fairly inexpensive submachine guns, the Guillottine by Budget Arms and the Umbra by Darra Polytechnic, on new sights suitable for all pockets and all the paraphernalia, and on a pair of jackets that Viktor, our favorite scalpel, will deliver to us directly at home. In addition, muzzle brakes have been implemented, a new attachment that can be mounted on weapons to significantly reduce recoil. All the new weapons can be purchased from Wilson a stone's throw from our apartment, or recovered in the form of a loot.

Version 1.5 also implements a photographic mode dedicated to Johnny Silverhand which can be activated in the sections where we will dress his role and, to celebrate the novelty, an alternative clothing has also been included for him that we can select directly from the game settings.

However, there are two most interesting DLCs: first of all, CD Projekt has finally added the possibility to change the aesthetic aspect of your V even during the game simply by interacting with the mirror in the apartment. So if you are bored with the face, makeup, piercings or tattoos you chose during the character creation phase, now you can change all this on the fly during your run as well.

And finally , new options have been added for what concerns V's home. floors, walls and furnishings, but above all we will be able to rent 4 additional accommodations scattered through the streets of Night City and able to offer very different styles to meet the budget availability of each player. From the small niche in the Northside that can be rented with 5,000 credits to the luxury apartment in Corpo Plaza which requires 55,000 to be rented. In the middle we also find an accommodation in Japan Town and one in the Glen, respectively for 15,000 and 40,000 credits.

What are the new graphics of the next-gen and PC versions?

The models of the non-player characters remain gorgeous Let's start with the simplest part of the answer: the PC. Version 1.5 satisfies two important gamers' requests: an internal benchmark that helps find the best settings to run the game and official support for AMD's Super Resolution which can significantly increase the frame rate in the case of configurations with AMD Radeon graphics cards. . In addition to this, we can find a whole series of engine optimizations that allow the title to earn some additional FPS.

Moving on to the console scope, the next-gen upgrade clearly separates the PS5 and Xbox Series versions X from that Series S. The latter in fact only presents the Performance graphics setting with the frame rate locked at 30 FPS, the resolution set to 1440p, no Ray Tracing and the quality of the SSR, the reflections, set to medium. br>
On PS5 and Xbox Series X the player is instead given the possibility to choose between a Ray Tracing graphics mode and the Performance one. In the first case we will have the frame rate locked at 30 FPS, the application of ray tracing for the more accurate and realistic shadow management and the SSR set to the highest setting. By selecting the Performance mode instead, the frame rate will finally be free to reach the 60 FPS that are guaranteed by CD Projekt with only sporadic exceptions in the most open areas. With this setting, however, ray tracing is disabled and the quality of reflections drops to the average value.

Regardless of the selected setting, Cyberpunk 2077 runs on PS5 and Xbox Series X at 4K resolution, or 2160p even if through dynamic upscaling.

But is it true that there is a demo available?

New weapons and a new type of attachment are included in patch 1.5 Absolutely. To stimulate as many players as possible to try the next-gen upgrade, CD Projekt has seen fit to distribute a generous playable demo of Cyberpunk 2077 exclusively in PS5 and Xbox Series X | S versions. The developer's goal is clearly to let anyone who doesn't know it try the title, but above all to all those who have been burned by the old-gen console versions so that they can see the actual steps forward made by the team with the next update- Jan.

The demo can be redeemed from the PlayStation and Xbox stores, but only until March 15th at 5pm. After this date, the demo will no longer be available on any of the stores. installed the demo can be used for a maximum of 5 hours without any kind of limitation in terms of story and gameplay. You start it and for 5 hours you can do what you want: start over several times to see the three narrative backgrounds, or go as far as possible before the timer runs out.

If you then decide to proceed with the 'purchase of the game, you will be able to pick up exactly where you left off as the saves are perfectly compatible with the full version.

What happens to my trophies and saves?

Some optimizations succeed to make Cyberpunk 2077 smoother If you've played on the Xbox platform and then switched from Xbox One to Xbox Series X | S, you don't have to do anything at all: you will carry goals and saves with you without any kind of reset or limitation. Download the version 1.5 patch and you are good to go.

On PS5 the situation is more complex. First of all, the trophies are not compatible between the two versions. This means that if you have unlocked something on PS4, once you have applied the free update, you will have to unlock the trophies from scratch again.

It is possible to use an old PS4 version save, but only one, to continue on PS5 exactly where we left the game.

To do this you will have to copy the chosen save to a USB stick, or upload it to the PlayStation cloud and then manually download this save on PS5. At this point, once the game is started, it will be recognized automatically.

Clearly if you have played Cyberpunk 2077 in PS4 version on PS5 via backwards compatibility you will not have to do anything since the saves will already be on the console and will therefore be automatically loaded in the new version of the game.

Are there any exclusive features for PS5?

With 1.5 it is possible to renovate your apartment and rent new homes Absolutely yes: by installing the new patch they will be enabled both the exclusive 3D audio of the Sony console and the exclusive features of the DualSense pad. In particular it will be possible to perceive the haptic feedback of the vibration, the different resistance of the adaptive triggers when aiming and shooting and all telephone conversations or through the terminals will be reproduced by the speaker integrated in the controller.

Is there any promotion to buy the game?

Thanks to patch 1.5 it will be possible to have new options for romance CD Projekt has tried in every way to be forgiven for the disaster combined with the console versions of the game and for this reason, in addition to the free update for next-gen, the additional content and the demo, he put his game on promotion on the various stores to further stimulate players to buy his latest, mammoth work.

Currently Cyberpunk 2077 is 50% off pretty much everywhere. On PC, you should buy it on GOG, the store owner of CD Projekt, where it is priced at € 30 instead of € 60; on the Xbox store you can find it for € 35 instead of € 70 and finally on the PlayStation Store you can buy the game for € 25 instead of € 50. These are offers with a limited duration, so it is possible that within a few weeks the game will return to full price. At least until the next round of discounts.

I hope that this special of questions and answers on the 1.5 next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 has dispelled all your doubts and satisfied all your curiosities. If not, don't be shy and let us know below in the comments.

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