Cyberpunk 2077's next-gen update is available now on PS5, Xbox Series X/S

CD Projekt Red's patch 1.5 next-gen update for Cyberpunk 2077 is available now for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. For those eager to get their hands on the futuristic RPG before paying, CDPR has also released a free, time-limited demo on both platforms.

After 2020's exceptionally rough launch—which resulted in numerous hefty patches and a pulled PlayStation release—Cyberpunk 2077's long-awaited next-gen updates are available for both Sony and Microsoft platforms. Today's 1.5 patch is a long one, packed changes to those newer consoles and even a few for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. The new demo showing off CDPR's upgrades is out too for the next-gen systems, only available until March 15 at 5 pm CET. If you do decide to give it a spin before paying, any save data from that demo will carry over to the full version. 

A chart from CDPR showing PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Stadia platform upgrades.

For PS5 and Xbox Series players, there are new Performance and Ray Tracing Modes. The Performance options aim to deliver a consistent 60fps with 4K scaling—a bigger deal than first impressions may indicate given the RPG's chugging, choppy launch. The Ray Tracing Mode is an option on PS5 and Xbox Series X, but is the default version for Series S with 30fp in 1440p with dynamic resolution scaling. CDPR's notes include mentions of fps stability improvements, HDR adjustments, PS5 activity cards, and support for PS5's spatial audio, among other "various quality improvements."  There's also upgrades for PS5 adaptive triggers.

On all versions of Cyberpunk 2077, there are adjustments to stability and performance along with a lengthy list of new content. Outside of typical balance patches, Cyberpunk 2077's 1.5 patch includes apartments for V to rent, appearance customization tweaks, new Photo Mode poses, and tons of weapons to pick up from Wilson's. For a bit of a TLDR, other improvements include: 

  • Combat and Crowd AI improvements
  • Changes to driving through Night City, including a Burnt Out Mode
  • Cyberware tweaks and fixes
  • Combat and Quickhacking fixes and improvements
  • New romantic messages and interactions with Panam, Kerry, Rive, and Judy 
  • Quality of life improvements to quests, along with fixes

There's also a note on additional "secrets in Night City to be discovered by players," but they aren't available on the previous generation version of Cyberpunk 2077. The detailed breakdown of changes from CDPR is available now over in the patch notes, and those updates should automatically download on your platform. 

Cyberpunk 2077's launch was slotted in as the first of two major upgrades from the developer this year. The Witcher 3's next-gen update is still on the way, but Geralt's adventure wasn't quite as notoriously troubled as Cyberpunk, so he'll wait a little longer until the second quarter. 

Cyberpunk 2077 Photo Mode Screenshots
Cyberpunk 2077 PlayStation 5 Screenshots
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