Cyberpunk 2077 Save Files Corrupted if Greater than 8MB

By | 21/12/2020



Following the embarrassing and botched launch of what was supposed to be the best game ever made more bad news has been reported as Cyberpunk 2077 save files can become corrupted.

Released earlier this month on December 10, Cyberpunk 2077 has caused quite a stir in the gaming community.

The game had been in development for almost ten years and was promoted by a glossy marketing campaign for years.

Upon release, however, it was evident that the game was unfinished and contained a myriad of bugs, including crashes and extremely poor performance.

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Trailer

Most of the performance issues were reported on last-gen consoles, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, however, even those with high-end PCs and next-gen machines also reported issues.

The main problems were to do with visual performance on PS4 and Xbox One where the graphics were run on “Potato Mode”.

This meant that there was a lot of texture pop-in and detail rendering issues.

The problems have been so bad that a record amount of refunds have been requested and Sony has pulled the game from PlayStation Store.

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Screenshot - V in Night City
“V” in Night City

The game’s developer, CD Projekt RED, has been working hard to fix the bugs and has released two hotfixes that sorted most of the more serious issues.

I have been lucky myself as my game has been OK on PS4 apart from the random crashes and the odd bit of floating text.

However, it has now been reported that should a save file become greater than 8MB then the save might become permanently corrupt.

Reportedly, a large save file can happen for people who have a large number of items in their inventories.

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Screenshot - Inventory
Cyberpunk 2077 Character Inventory Screen

This is bad news for collectors and crafters who need to store materials and items in order to sell amongst the game’s economy.

The corrupt file will permanently break the game and you will be forced to load an earlier save.

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For now, CDPR has advised players not to store too much in their inventories in order to combat the bug.

In a snarky comment, the developer has stated that the game engine wasn’t designed for gamers who like to grind in order to make money.

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Screenshot - Night City at Night
Night City at Night

This may be referring to a known duplication glitch that has allowed some players to make a billion dollars in the game by repeatedly spawning and selling items.

It seems that exploiting this glitch can have a severe impact on the game’s system.

This is just another problem that CDPR is having to try to sort out as it has also been announced that they may face legal action by investors after having been lied to about the game’s development.

Even with its myriad of problems, Cyberpunk 2077 is still a great game at heart.

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Screenshot - JoyToy
The Game Features a Rich Story

I have been patiently working through the bugs to find a rich game world bursting with character and intrigue.

If you have the patience to play through then I encourage you to pick up the game and put any negative press aside.

Cyberpunk 2077 is available now for PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

4 thoughts on “Cyberpunk 2077 Save Files Corrupted if Greater than 8MB

  1. Julius

    I gotta say, I’m playing the game on PC and LOVING THE HELL out of it. Despite the bugs (granted, there are much fewer of those compared to old-gen consoles), I see a beautiful game here. But this kind of launch is pretty terrible, especially after all these delays.

    And now their own update causes a new issue with the saves lol. I’m a little confused though, is the issue with your whole save folder getting corrupted if it reaches 8 MB or we’re talking about an individual save file?

    My save folder is over 40 MB and I’m not experiencing any issues after the update 1.05, so not sure here.

    1. Michael Gore Post author

      It is a great game, despite the numerous issues. The save bug is reportedly mostly affecting PC versions of the game but console gamers have been warned that it could happen to the as well.

  2. Gorjan Spirkoski

    I love the new features. It makes the game even better. When is the release date, and is there a way to get before that?

    Oh, and by the way … what happened with Cyberpunk 2077? I heard a lot of bugs, so I wondered whether you could give me more info on that.

    As always, it’s a pleasure to read your blog!

    1. Michael Gore Post author

      Cyberpunk was released with tons of bugs, even on next-gen consoles and high-end PCs.

      There have been numerous updates since the release that have fixed some of the main bugs, including the corrupted saves, but it is far from fixed.

      CDPR has promised a big update soon that will fix most bugs and add new features.

      I will write a post when the main update is released so check back.



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