It’s safe to say Cyberpunk 2077 had quite a rough launch, with the game being virtually unplayable on last-generation consoles. PC users and current-gen console players didn’t have it much better, as the game was still riddled with bugs.
To rectify these issues, CD Projekt Red [CDPR], the developers behind Cyberpunk 2077 not only offered customers a full refund, but they also released a statement on how they intend on fixing the game, which included an ‘updates roadmap’ of when the major game-fixing patches will be launched.
The first of those major patches, called ‘Patch1.1’ was released earlier this month, and much like the rest of the game, it didn’t go down as planned. According to reports from Eurogamer, after installing the patch, players quickly discovered a game-breaking bug in the “Down on the Street” quest.
In order for players to progress in the game, their character is supposed to receive a phone call from an NPC named Goro Takemura. Unfortunately, due to the new patch, Takemura will indeed make the phone call but won’t say anything once the player answers, thus making it virtually impossible to go any further in the mission and the player is unable to move the main storyline forward.
CDPR has since come out and said it is working on a solution to this issue and plans to fix it “as soon as possible.” The studio did, however, share a make-shift way to bypass the problem, but you will need an earlier save file in order for it to work.
We’re working on the issue where the conversation with Takemura may not start during the quest “Down on the Street” for @CyberpunkGame and plan to release a Hotfix to address it as soon as possible.
In the meantime, here’s a potential workaround👇https://t.co/ujjxb8snGu
— CD PROJEKT RED CS (@CDPRED_Support) January 25, 2021
According to CDPR, to get around this issue you’ll need to do the following:
1- Load a game save before Takemura and V leave Wakako’s office.
2- Finish the conversation with Takemura outside the office right away
3- Right after the finished conversation and when the quest was updated, skip 23h.
4- See if the holo call triggers and the dialogue with Takemura starts.