Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 March update includes changes to police, driving controls and more

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Mar 22, 2021 11:37 AM
System Requirements Optimum 1080p PC Build Low vs Ultra Screenshots GPU Performance Chart CPU List That Meet System Requirements GPU List That Meet System Requirements

CD Projekt Red have been desperately trying to fix their own game after launch, with numerous hotfixes and minor patches to fix certain bugs and glitches. However, they have a pretty chunky update coming soon this month, and CDPR have released a development update on how it’s going and what will be included.

After the big January update did not improve much of the game’s issues (or at least, not as much as many players thought), anticipation for Cyberpunk 2077’s big February update was running high. Unfortunately CDPR had to delay the February patch to late March because of the recent cyberattack the studio experienced, but they have now given us an idea of what we can expect in the next big Patch 1.2 for CP2077.

Not everything in the new patch has been listed, but a few key changes have been mentioned, including a change to the NCPD response time and spawn rates, improved controls when driving vehicles, a new way of recovering vehicles when they get stuck on certain objects/terrain, and changes to controls that include a way to disable dodging by double tapping a direction key.

Unfortunately no timeframe was mentioned for when we can expect Patch 1.2 to hit Cyberpunk 2077, but considering we are coming up to the end of the month soon it probably won’t be long until the update officially lands.

--------------

Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 development update

Police response time and spawn rate

The police system in Cyberpunk 2077 tends to spawn in units very quickly and in a large number. This update appears to tweak the response time so they don’t spawn as quickly, as well as reducing the spawn rate so they don’t all spawn in droves.

It will also prevent NPCs from spawning directly behind the player, which should help give the impression that it takes a while for the police to arrive at a scene. A new recon drone unit has also been added to make it seem like the Police are assessing the situation before interfering.

--------------

Better driving controls

Controls for driving in Cyberpunk 2077 aren’t exactly the best, and can often make you feel like you’re driving on ice most of the time. Some mods online have been pretty crucial in fixing the controls and behaviour of vehicles to feel more natural and/or realistic. Thankfully, CDPR are addressing this in the new 1.2 Patch.

The update adds a Steering Sensitivity slider to the options menu, which allows players to reduce the steering speed for all vehicles and input devices without affecting the maximum turn radius of vehicles.

Additionally, vehicles apparently were much harder to control at low frame rates, which turned out to be some bad code that couldn’t handle “extreme changes” in the frame rate. So now the steering speed is apparently “very consistent” from anywhere between 20 to 60fps+. Plus, CDPR have even adjusted the controls of specific vehicles that were apparently “too twitchy in low frame rates”, like the Archer Hella that players receive at the start of the game.

--------------

Vehicle recovery

In Cyberpunk 2077, when your vehicle got stuck somewhere, there wasn’t really any option to get it unstuck. If it was a personal vehicle you just had to walk far away enough to recall it on the road or just call in a new vehicle. If it wasn’t your own personal car then you just had to abandon it.

Now it seems that Patch 1.2 will add an ability to rock your car back and forth or from side to side in order to get it out of or off of certain terrain and objects if it gets stuck.

--------------

Dodging

Players can initiate a dodge on PC or controllers by double tapping the crouch button. However, on PC there was a hidden detail that allowed players to dodge by double pressing one of the movement keys on the keyboard. Obviously, this caused a lot of players to dodge accidentally when they didn’t necessarily mean to.

Well, in the new Patch 1.2 update you’ll be able to disable that option entirely, meaning you can use whatever movement keys you want without the worry of accidentally dodging. You’ll still be able to dodge by double tapping the crouch key (default ‘C’ key), this option just disables the ability to automatically dodge by double pressing one of the movement keys.

Apparently there are still some issues with a few bindings that need to be addressed, but they “should be fixed in upcoming patches” said CD Projekt Red.

--------------

What do you think? Are you interested in Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming Patch 1.2? Are you happy to see these changes made in the upcoming update? What other fixes are you hoping to see in the patch? And have you stopped playing until the new update? Or are you planning to play again when the new patch drops? Let us know your thoughts!

Have you been waiting for Patch 1.2 to play CP2077 again?

Which update listed here are you most interested in?

Login or Register to join the debate

Rep
5
Offline
13:01 Mar-23-2021

This is the advantage of buying a game only after half a year since its release
The price is also cheaper ...

3
Rep
13
Offline
07:13 Mar-23-2021

Police and the driving fixes - things that should have been there in the first place,not 4 months later...Played around 22 - 23 hrs. and have no intention of installing again just for those little fixes.End of 2022,with all the Expansions and (mostly) all the fixes,and for 10 EUR - maybe.That's how much i am disappointed with CDPR.

2
Rep
57
Offline
12:28 Mar-23-2021

Yep they are not some insane revamps just couple of adjustments and police spawn adjustment should have been fixed in the first week at the very worst, not couple months later.

2
Rep
210
Offline
admin approved badge
05:38 Mar-23-2021

Patiently waiting for 3rd person view gameplay...

0
Rep
6
Offline
00:39 Mar-23-2021

I'm still waiting for them to fix the elevator on the "Until death do us part" side job. Was able to do it on a different char but haven't done on my main one yet. And I've had no success trying to unstuck it with the cops tip. They fixed the "Epistrophy" side jobs so they might as well fix this one too.

0
Rep
7
Offline
23:54 Mar-22-2021

Don't really care about future patches anymore, i played this game for 3 weeks straight when it came out probably 100+ hours, honestly its the best game i've ever played probably the story and the environment was just amazing.

3
Rep
105
Offline
17:18 Mar-23-2021

for me it isnt the best game it seems like a good one with awesome graphics, but thats just it, maybe i just need to finish the game but will wait for cp to fix all the bugs and also i want to upgrade to pay this game

0
Rep
76
Offline
admin approved badge
23:31 Mar-22-2021

Wasn't exactly waiting for it, game was huge disappointment. But it is nice to see them sticking around and fixing the game. Regardless of all lies and everything, that is always nice and deserves thumbs up. But we still have to see if game will actually get No Man's Sky type of revival,or will it be just surface fixed and focus will move to DLC.I do hope for former,but I don't trust CDPR anymore.

0
Rep
2
Offline
17:27 Mar-22-2021

i honestly forgot abaut the game already

6
Rep
57
Offline
00:14 Mar-23-2021

Yep seems like hype settled down greatly for a while now, apparently it seems like it gets around 13k players daily on average(compared to 830k peak at launch). But im afraid that people will forget this whole fiasco and will hype up the next big game regardless what happened here. :/

0
Rep
14
Offline
15:55 Mar-22-2021

The bigest problem for me is the size of the minimap, when driving is incredibly difficult to follow the GPS.

8
Rep
6
Offline
00:43 Mar-23-2021

Dude, I just turned it off lol. Cuz it just takes so much space on my screen, I still turn it on to drive some times, I prefer less UI. Just don't mess with the cops. The stars will overlap with the job objective lol.

0
Rep
1,041
Offline
senior admin badge
15:45 Mar-22-2021

I deleted the game completely, may revisit the game next year or so, once the problems are fixed

2
Rep
105
Offline
17:55 Mar-22-2021

And the free DLC released and a new RTX gpu to fully enjoy DLSS and RT perhaps?

3
Rep
1,041
Offline
senior admin badge
21:30 Mar-22-2021

maybe maybe,
I wouldn't mind waiting for final GOTY edition,
similarly I actually got into Witcher 3 back then

0
Rep
17
Offline
14:17 Mar-22-2021

I hope they don't fix the slow motion dodge (aka. super speed) bug yet that thing is hilarious

4
Rep
14
Offline
13:53 Mar-22-2021

The game is buggy sure, but it was worth the 38$ I paid for it. The story is fine, the characters are well written and acted, combat is fun, has some really crazy gameplay builds and decent roleplaying. It was never intended to be futuristic gta or a massive sprawling sandbox simulation. I just wanted a game in the vein of the Witcher series but set in MP’s CP world and I got that
Not an amazing game, but don’t get all the hate
(Devs should fix all the bugs of course)

9
Rep
0
Offline
12:52 Mar-22-2021

this game is so deep in the hole that i have lost all interest going forward. The biggest problems, like the story and character backgrounds archs are beyond unfixable at this point, unless they remade the game from the ground up.

0
Rep
39
Offline
12:22 Mar-22-2021

Honestly I've not been bothered by the police random spawn that much, unless when they literally appear in front of the screen like ghosts.
But I really hated the driving control system, I'm definitely looking forward to it.

0
Rep
-12
Online
14:37 Mar-22-2021

i think this was the only bug i had. drove around, killed a pedestrian and just jumped out and ran into a lift to start a mission. completed the mission and went to leave via same lift. got to the lift door as a clown car full of po po came flooding out (legit like 12 police lol)

0
Rep
-12
Online
14:39 Mar-22-2021

was pretty funny at first until i realised the game saved in the lift and i had to restart the game or be forever fighting the endless waves of police spawning out of the lift. also i somehow managed to call a motorbike up the lift which just exploded, causing even more police to start coming

0

Can They Run... |

| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i3-6100 3.7GHz GeForce GT 1030 12GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i9-9900KF 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Super MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB 32GB
0% No [1 votes]
Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core 3.8GHz GeForce RTX 3070 Galax Gamer OC 8GB 64GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
FX-6300 GeForce GTX 1650 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz Radeon RX 570 Gigabyte Aorus 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 4k
Core i7-4770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 16GB
Ryzen 3 3100 4-Core 3.6GHz Radeon RX 6600 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 720p
Ryzen 3 3100 4-Core 3.6GHz Radeon RX 6600 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Core i5-650 3.2GHz GeForce GT 635 (OEM) 6GB
Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Intel HD Graphics 2000 Desktop 4GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Ryzen R3 1200 GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 8GB
50% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 3.8GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB 24GB