Cyberpunk 2077 Bug is Corrupting Save Files: Here’s How You Can Play Without Losing Progress

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Cyberpunk 2077 has had one of the rockiest game launches of all time. CD Projekt Red had delayed the game multiple times to make sure that it was bug-free on launch. However, it seems like that ambition fell flat since the final product CDPR delivered is more bugs, less game.

After the initial horde of bugs, Cyberpunk 2077 players are now reporting a new bug. This new Cyberpunk 2077 bug can corrupt your game save files, and cause you to lose all your game progress on PC. There seem to be some workarounds too, but nothing too solid.

Cyberpunk 2077 Bug Corrupts Save Files if They Get Too Large

Cyberpunk 2077 save file bug

The Cyberpunk 2077 bug apparently corrupts your game save file if the size exceeds the threshold. Eurogamer reported this issue, with a lot of user reports coming in on Twitter since then. The issue was initially said to affect all platforms, but it seems like it’s a PC-only bug now.

GOG posted an announcement about this bug. It warned players that if their Cyberpunk 2077 save files exceed 8 MB in size, they can become permanently corrupted.

Here’s what GoG’s PSA said about the bug:

“Unfortunately the save is damaged and can’t be recovered.
Please use an older save file to continue playing and try to keep a lower amount of items and crafting materials.
If you have used the item duplication glitch, please load a save file not affected by it.
The save file size limit might be increased in one of the future patches, but the corrupted files will remain that way.”

So what is the fix? Well, the save game size crosses 8 MB if you collect/craft too many items. So for now the recommendation is to not do that as you progress in the game. Moderators on the CDPR forum have a couple of fixes.

One way you can do this is manually copy the game save files from C:\Users\…\Saved Games\CD Projekt Red\Cyberpunk 2077. If your latest save file gets corrupted, you can replace it with the one you backed up.

This isn’t the best way, since your game progress will be set back a bit. However, it is the best we have for now since CDPR has not even commented on the bug yet.

Stay tuned to us for more on Cyberpunk 2077.

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