Cyberpunk 2077 is about to be revamped with its big 2.0 update but fans may want to upgrade their gaming computers. Since this patch changes everything players hated about the RPG, that also means changes that might overheat less powerful PCs.
Filip Pierściński, the Lead Scene Programmer in CD Projekt Red, told fans that they might have to upgrade their computers for the big revamp. Apparently, the revamp will bring computers to their limits, using 90% of the CPU on a recommended Core 8. Pierściński also recommended players check the stability of their computers.
“Before release CP2077 2.0 and PL please check conditions of your cooling systems in PC,” Pierściński said. “We use all what you have, so workload on CPU 90% on 8 core is expected. To save your time please run Cinebench or similar and check stability of your systems.”
It’s always annoying to upgrade your gaming computers but Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 is a major change to the base game. The skill tree has been changed completely and new additions to the gameplay have also been added, like vehicular combat or improved police AI.
Since 2.0 and the upcoming Phantom Liberty expansion are the only big changes coming, fans won’t have to worry about this happening again. The upcoming expansion is also pretty light, weighing in at around 32GB, though it does make the base RPG over 100GB. Considering the sheer amount of content coming with the expansion, 32GB isn’t much.
Gaming technology keeps improving, so the PC master race are expected to keep their systems updated to the max. Bethesda’s own Todd Howard told players to upgrade their computers for Starfield, due to the amount of freedom in the sci-fi RPG.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will be coming to PS5, Xbox Series, and PC on September 26. The 2.0 update will launch sometime before the expansion.