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Cyberpunk 2077

09 Dec 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Getting A 464 Page Strategy Guide At Launch

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Pre-Load Times

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Unlock Times

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Strategy Guide

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Platforms

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What About PS5 & Xbox Series X|S?

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Will I Need To Buy The Game Again?

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Multiplayer

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Day One Patch

After 8 years of development, Cyberpunk 2077 is just hours away.

Here is everything you need to know.

Pre-Load Times

Ahead of the games launch on December 10th, players will be able to install the game on their system so it is ready to play straight away when the game launches.

Here are the pre-load times for each system:

  • PlayStation 4: Tuesday, 8 December at 12am local time
  • Xbox One: Thursday, 3 December at 8 am PST / 11am EST / 4 pm GMT
  • PC (GOG): Monday, 7 December at 3 am PST / 6 am EST / 11 am GMT
  • PC (Steam and EGS): Monday, 7 December at 8 am PST / 11 am EST / 4 pm GMT

Unlock Times

Here is when the game will unlock on each platform and region:

  • PS4/Xbox One: Thursday, 10 December at 12am local time
  • PC (all launchers): Wednesday, 9 December at 4pm PST / December 9 at 7 pm EST / December 10 at 12am GMT

Players can already preload the game, so if you haven't purchased yet then you've still got time to be ready for launch.

Strategy Guide

Its sad to see strategy guides become less and less relevant as time goes on.

The internet has become the go to place for all of the information you need.

It is free and instantly accessible.

But, there still appears to be some market for strategy guides.

Cyberpunk 2077: The Complete Official Guide releases on December 10 alongside the game and is a massive 464 pages.

Due to the size it will cover everything you need to know about the game, without giving away major spoilers.

Here is some information from the official listing:

UTTERLY COMPLETE

  • Main jobs, side jobs, gigs, cyberpsychos, hustles – it‘s all here

NON-PRESCRIPTIVE WALKTHROUGHS

  • We highlight rewarding routes and possibilities with annotated maps and screenshots – you decide how to proceed

GAME SYSTEMS DECODED

  • XP, skills, perks, cyberware, weapons, mods, crafting, and more. Tailor V to your play style and role-playing preferences

DEDICATED ATLAS

  • A collection of hi-res expanded maps covering the entire game area and pinpointing Night City’s many points of interest

ADVANCE NOTICE

  • We lay out all crucial choices, branching paths, romances, missables, alternative endings – without spoiling the consequences

COMPLETION ROADMAP

  • Comprehensive flowcharts reveal the exact availability conditions and unlock order of all missions

FEATURES

  • World & Lore: A guide to Night City’s history and districts, with explanations of era-specific technologies, terminology and concepts
  • Visual Solutions: Annotated maps and 4K screenshots
  • Maximum Flexibility: Master all the tools at your disposal to define your personal path – stealth tactics, boss weaknesses, quickhacks, character progression, and so much more
  • Exclusive Information: Direct from the CD PROJEKT RED dev team Spoiler-Controlled: Carefully designed to avoid unnecessary revelations

The strategy guide is currently listed on Amazon for $21.99/£14.95 for the paperback version.

And $27.98/£22.87 for the hardcover version.

Platforms

Cyberpunk 2077 will be available at launch on:

  • PC via GOG, Epic Games Store, and Steam
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Google Stadia

What About PS5 & Xbox Series X|S?

CD Projekt Red have confirmed that the game will be coming to both the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

However, this won't be at launch and will instead be released hopefully sometime in 2021.

After 8 years of development, players will soon be able to explore Night City.
After 8 years of development, players will soon be able to explore Night City.

The good news is, due to both consoles' backwards compatibility, Cyberpunk 2077 will be playable on both next gen consoles at launch.

But, players will be using the PS4/Xbox One version of the game, meaning they won't get any of the improved graphics, ray tracing etc.

Will I Need To Buy The Game Again?

It has been confirmed that owners of the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game will be able to upgrade to the next gen version for free when it is released.

CD Projekt Red confirmed on Twitter that "a later upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077, taking full advantage of the next-gen hardware, will be available for free."

Multiplayer

Cyberpunk 2077 is intended to have a multiplayer aspect to it.

However, this won't be available at launch.

There has been no official confirmation on when multiplayer will be released, but it is expected to be some time in 2021 or early 2022.

This shows that CD Projekt Red are intending on supporting the game for a long time.

Unfortunately, this means it might be a while before we see The Witcher 4, although we suspect it has already been in development for quite some time.

Day One Patch

DreamcastGuy has revealed that the game will have a 43GB patch on day one.

This is only confirmed for the Xbox One, but it is likely the size won't vary too much across all platforms.

Cyberpunk 2077 went gold shortly before its initial release date, meaning that this version will have been the one manufactured onto physical disks.

So with CD Projekt Red taking more time to work on the game, it is understandable we're seeing a large day one patch.

The update will mainly fix any issues the game might have, as well as improving textures and other graphical elements.