Cyberpunk 2077 preload: How to install the game early on PS4, Xbox One, PS5, PC or Xbox Series X/S

With Cyberpunk 2077 reviews now out in the wild, a lot of people are starting to get excited about playing the next game from CD Projekt Red.

If you happen to be one of those people, then you're probably aware that it's a big old game that might take a while to install.

If you're a little worried about your download speed, then you'll be happy to know that you can probably pre-install it ahead of time.

So, this is how you do that on basically every platform apart from the Switch, which is too beautiful for the edgy Cyberpunk.

How to pre-install Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4, Xbox One, PS5, PC or Xbox Series X/S

Pre-installing the game isn't actually that hard to do.

While the specifics will differ based on which platform you're on, the general gist is that you need to go to the product page and there should be an option to start it downloading.

From there, you just have to trust that everything is set up correctly and wait for it as it slowly trickles down your wires onto your platform of choice like some kind of yellow thick sauce. Custard, maybe? Custard isn't really a sauce.


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What happens if you open it early?

It turns out that if you've installed the game you can actually get a little easter egg.

People, unsurprisingly, have been opening up the game early in the vague hope that it'll let them play it.

While nobody has been able to play it early, or at least nobody without a physical copy, those who try are greeted by Johnny Silverhand, or Keanu Reaves to you and me, saying "Go back to sleep, Samurai. It's not December 10th yet!"

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