Cyberpunk 2077 has a 24-hour patch before and after its launch, and the latest patch seems to fix the most worrying issue.
As originally reported by Game Informer’s Liana Ruppert, Cyberpunk 2077 It was found to contain images at risk of causing seizures in people suffering from photosensitive epilepsy.
The worst of these was the game’s braindance sequence, which caused Rupert to have a major seizure. CD Projekt Red responded quickly to the news by adding a new “seizure risk” warning message when the player first launched the game before working on a permanent solution.
This fix is provided in the latest 1.04 patch published on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
In a patch note fix, he states, “We have fixed the flashing effect on brain dance to reduce the risk of inducing epileptic symptoms.” The effect is smoother and the frequency and magnitude of flashes are reduced. “
Ruppert confirmed on Twitter that he worked with CD Projekt Red to help test this fix. “I think this will help many epilepsy and non-epileptic patients feel safer with Cyberpunk 2077,” she said.
I was away from socializing today, but I am very excited to see this change! I worked with CDPR earlier this week to test some epilepsy animations. I think this will make many epilepsy and non-epileptic patients feel safer. # Cyberpunk 2077..
Thank you very much, @CDPROJEKTRED 💚 https: //t.co/KUOVFJGFmA
— Liana Rupert (@DirtyEffinHippy) December 11, 2020
This does not seem to explicitly address the effects of other lights in Night City, which may still be a risk for those suffering from epilepsy, but nonetheless the worst associated with the main story path. Fix the case.
The new patch also fixes the streaming mode of the game. This mode contains copyrighted songs that could allow streamers to hit the content on a DMCA strike.
Further fixes include improved stability and fixes for many bugs that affect the progress of certain quests.
The patch has not yet been released on Xbox One. However, following the image issues that cause these seizures, Microsoft says it will improve the authentication process. At launch, Series X users will be able to switch between Cyberpunk resolution mode and performance mode, but PS5 users will not.
Nonetheless, CD Projekt Red still has more work to do to address the performance issues of the game’s base PS4 and Xbox One versions. Many bugs have been reported in all versions, but there are still some interesting bugs.
If you’re just starting out with Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll find the life path you need to choose to start your story in Night City.