Cyberpunk 2077 slow download: How to speed up your install of the huge new game on PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 or Xbox Series X/S

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Games are getting bigger and bigger by the second, and it's troublesome when you're trying to play the latest one on your PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, or any other platform if they're downloading slowly.

Cyberpunk 2077 is a massive game, and that means it's going to take a while to download.

You may find that your game isn't downloading as quickly as you'd like.

If that's the case, you're going to want to know why and how to fix it. Good news good people, we can help you with that.

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Why is Cyberpunk 2077 downloading slowly?

There are lots of reasons why your game might be downloading slowly.

Sometimes it's just that your internet is playing up, but there's not a huge amount you can do about that if it's not on your end.

However, if it's a matter of bandwidth then you can do something about that.

The same is true if you're simply doing more than you should be while downloading a game. So, here are some fixes that might work.

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How can you speed up your Cyberpunk 2077 download

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If you're trying to download Cyberpunk 2077, the first thing you should do is pause any other downloads that may be occurring on both your console and your network. In a time where most games receive frequent patches and updates, pausing other downloads should ensure that your Cyberpunk download is prioritised over the latest Call of Duty patch, for example.

Alongside stopping other downloads, we'd recommend closing any other applications or games that use the internet. Sure, it's tempting to go and play another game or watch Netflix on your console or PC while waiting for the download, but this will likely make the download time even longer. Go and read a book.

Finally, and this is a recommendation that extends beyond just downloading games, you should probably try to use an ethernet cable, as this will give you a more stable internet connection, hopefully speeding up your download speeds.

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It's also worth noting that there are currently some issues with downloading Cyberpunk 2077 on Steam, which might affect your ability to download the game on PC.

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