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Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Update Raises Concerns of PC Overheating

by Jonathan Currinn
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In a recent announcement, the development team behind CD Projekt Red’s immersive first-person RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, has shed light on potential overheating issues that some PC users might encounter with the game’s upcoming 2.0 update. While the Cyberpunk 2077 experience has consistently pushed the boundaries of hardware requirements, the warning from the developers suggests that this new content may even surpass previous demands.

Since its initial release in 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 has come a long way, expanding to the latest generation of consoles in 2022. Despite a tumultuous launch marked by bugs and gameplay issues, CD Projekt Red remained committed to the title, culminating in the recent announcement of the Phantom Liberty expansion in September 2022. As we approach the release of this exciting new content later this month, the development team deems it necessary to forewarn fans about the technical challenges they might encounter when playing the game on their PCs.

Filip Pierściński, the lead scene programmer at CD Projekt Red, has emphasized that the 2.0 update of Cyberpunk 2077 could potentially lead to PC overheating issues. He specifically points out the importance of efficient PC cooling systems, cautioning that both the content update and the Phantom Liberty expansion will demand significant computing resources. Pierściński even provides a benchmark, stating that 8-core CPUs could experience a workload of up to 90% during gameplay. He recommends that players conduct benchmark tests using Cinebench to ensure a smooth and enjoyable gaming experience upon release.

Pierściński’s active engagement on Twitter further demonstrates the developer’s commitment to addressing technical concerns within the Cyberpunk 2077 community. With a substantial influx of content slated for addition to the base game, it’s only natural that the system requirements will intensify, impacting both console and PC players. Nevertheless, the dedicated fan base remains hopeful that the release of Phantom Liberty and the 2.0 update will be marked by a smoother experience compared to the game’s initial launch, with fewer issues affecting the overall gameplay quality.

The countdown to the release is now in its final weeks, offering Cyberpunk 2077 enthusiasts the prospect of diving into the new expansion shortly. Even if budget constraints currently limit some players from accessing the full DLC experience, the 2.0 update will introduce key features, ensuring there’s something fresh for every Cyberpunk 2077 player to enjoy.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is set to launch on September 26 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

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