Well, the hype still hasn’t completely died yet, has it? Undoubtedly, Cyberpunk 2077 is simply a far cry from the masterpiece CD Projekt Red wanted you to think it was. That said, the game is still terrific, and one of the best RPGs in years. It boasts unparalleled visuals, replete with a great implementation of raytracing.
However, all of this comes at a cost. Cyberpunk 2077 simply doesn’t run well, no matter what you play it on. The game makes even high-end PCs, with RTX 3090s, struggle to hit 60 FPS at 4K. That’s right, even the most powerful consumer GPU (though not Nvidia’s most powerful GPU ever) can’t handle this game.
On consoles like the Xbox One and PS4, the game suffers even more. You simply cannot play this game smoothly, without severe bugs. At launch, the confusing Day 0 and Day 1 patch timings did little to smooth things over. The internet is currently rife with ridiculously bad screenshots of Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 and Xbox One.
Players on all consoles except the Xbox Series X and PS5 (which still don’t have native versions of this game) report extremely blurry textures, low framerates and frequent crashes.
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On PC, Xbox One and PS4 versions of Cyberpunk 2077 players report occasional crashes
Let’s face it: Cyberpunk 2077 is poorly optimized wherever it is. That isn’t necessarily CD Projekt Red’s fault, since they had to contend with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and frequent delays. However, the game has one foot in next-gen consoles like the Xbox Series X and PS5 versions, and another in Xbox One and PS4. That may explain its messy performance on previous-gen consoles.
One of the biggest issues is Cyberpunk 2077 crashes on PS4. Xbox One owners may also face the same crashes, but currently, online reports of the former outnumber them. The game also crashes sometimes on PC, but Cyberpunk crashing happens primarily on the PS4. Several theories may explain this, including issues with Sony’s hardware. Regardless, we have taken the liberty of compiling several fixes for Cyberpunk 2077 crashes on PS4. Feel free to add any additional workarounds that you found helpful!
1) For PS4, and Xbox One, try reinstalling Cyberpunk 2077
Sometimes the simplest fixes lead to the best outcomes. It becomes evidently clear that the age-old method of “try turning it off and on again” bears some merit. In the case of Cyberpunk 2077 PS4 and Xbox One crashes, the rule may help. What happens at times with installed games is the accumulation of bugs or corrupted data. While you may not know of any such issues in your downloaded/installed AAA title, these errors may cause save file deletion or constant crashes. They may even lead to server/multiplayer connectivity issues in some cases.
There really isn’t any reliable way of clearing such errors out of your storage, without deleting your game. It might seem like a huge sacrifice given the large file size, but this method may iron out any persistent failures or crashes in Cyberpunk 2077 PS4 version. Trust us, you’ll definitely thank us later when your game finally runs without the constant threat of crashing ever minute. The game certainly is at its most enjoyable when running uninterrupted.
2) For PC, try updating your drivers
Depending on if you use an AMD or Nvidia GPU, you’ll know the importance of game drivers. These downloads of software optimize and stabilize your game. If you play on an Nvidia GPU, for instance, you can check the GeForce Experience app for the latest drivers.
Therefore, we advise all gamers to routinely check and install the latest ones, as these can prevent Cyberpunk 2077 PC crashes.
3) On PS4 and Xbox One, rebuild your game database, and restore game licenses
Sometimes, as errors accumulate on console games, you can experience severe performance issues. Heavy, intensive games like Cyberpunk 2077 require an ideal allocation of system memory and resources. Bugs in the stored codex, or in the game’s files may lead to a number of issues. In an immersive, replayable game like this one, an unexpected save file deletion or crash can really ruin your experience. Luckily, what you can do is verify and rebuild the game’s database. This will root out any hidden bugs and ensure that your next experience is less faulty.
On PS4, you can do this by turning off your system (without the standby rest mode). Then, hold the power button until you hear two distinct beeps, indicating the launch of ‘safe mode’. From here, you can view and navigate several system settings, including the Rebuild Database option. This process won’t take very long, and it helps reorganize data in your hard drive, eliminating bugs and boosting performance.
To restore your games’ licenses, go to the Settings page. Then, go to Account Management, which should display your PSN profile information. From here, find the Restore Licenses tab, and select it. While this fix primarily helps with transferred games, sometimes the system flags your own games. This can lead to unintended errors in the game’s files, which can cause crashes. Restoring licenses may help prevent that in the future.
4) For PC, try looking for new Windows updates
The biggest issue with gaming on a PC is the infinite sources of errors and bugs from all the different software. While you’d think this just refers to malware from the internet, sometimes the biggest culprit is Windows itself. Microsoft occasionally releases buggy and glitch-ridden updates to Windows 10, and these may seriously hinder your gaming. Because these updates come so frequently, it takes a while before PC gamers notice the affect it has on their game’s crashing.
If you suspect your PC has a faulty Windows update, don’t worry. Microsoft usually catches these quickly, and subsequently replaces them in the next update. Alternatively, you can navigate to Windows settings and rollback to a previous version. Don’t worry, this won’t affect your installed game, but it can possibly end the Cyberpunk 2077 PC crashes.
5) Wait for CD Projekt Red to release an official patch
At the end of the day, we need to realize that the heart of the issue is the game itself. It just simply isn’t built very stably and contains many bugs. While the above fixes may help prevent Cyberpunk 2077 crashes, the best thing to do is wait for the developers to clean up the mess. CD Projekt Red has already acknowledged the subpar performance and issues on consoles, and they’ll probably address them soon. After all, their magnum opus, the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was fixed the same way. Hopefully, patches for Cyberpunk 2077 PS4, Xbox One, and PC are imminent.
Stay tuned for the latest on Cyberpunk 2077!