KEY POINTS

  • "Cyberpunk 2077" is best played using the latest consoles or higher-end PCs
  • The game has some serious graphical problems when run on older consoles
  • Players found a clever way to increase the framerate

"Cyberpunk 2077” is a promising game that features a lot of interesting details. It offers a very deep character customization feature, lets users play according to their own pace and the playing style they’re comfortable with and even features Keanu Reeves and Hideo Kojima.

If there’s one complaint that players have about the new RPG, however, it has to be the game’s performance on older consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Those experiencing issues can try a neat little trick that some players shared on Reddit, VG247 reported. The trick is very simple, but it can help stabilize the framerate by about 10% for some areas of the game.

Here’s the trick: players can shoot anywhere in a crowded area to drive people away. Of course, players should shoot a safe target, like a wall poster or decoration. People will run away, letting the game load faster.

Previous reports indicate that "Cyberpunk 2077” has serious graphics issues when played on last-gen consoles PS4, PS4 Pro and Xbox One. The game’s framerate drops noticeably, significantly affecting the game. Experts at the Digital Foundry call the graphical problems “unacceptable,” especially for a game that’s billed to become CD Projekt Red’s latest and greatest after “The Witcher III.”

The problems are so bad that even the developers themselves acknowledged it. The devs, CD Projekt Red, apologized to players for not paying enough attention to making the game work beautifully on last-gen consoles. The game was indeed designed for the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

The devs said they are working on updates to fix the game’s serious graphical issues on the last-gen consoles. They have released one update already and are working on another update that will be released in a few days’ time.

They also promised to work hard to release two big patches meant to specifically fix the issues, both of which will arrive after the Holidays. One will arrive in January, while the other will arrive February.

For those who don’t want to bother waiting for the patches, CDPR is taking the game’s glitches and visual issues seriously, enough to commit to issuing refunds to players who aren’t satisfied by "Cyberpunk 2077.” Players who bought digital or boxed editions can try to get refunds for their purchase.

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