The Cyberpunk 2077 launch week update will add an additional 43GB to your Cyberpunk file, and put a little extra stress on your memory.
Cyberpunk 2077 is going to take up a lot more space than you might have anticipated. 43GB is the number for the update that is expected to come a few days after launch, according to CD Projekt Red. CDPR public relations manager Fabian Mario Döhla replied to YouTuber DreamcastGuy on Twitter, who posted an image of the update prompt.
“It’s an update but – fun twist – not the update we’ll have for launch,” Döhla said.
The game itself is set to be 70 GB, which CDPR recommends an SSD for. That, plus the expected 43 GB update, could push Cyberpunk 2077 to well over 100 GB as more updates roll out. This is starting to become a bit of a trend with AAA games like Cyberpunk, Red Dead Redemption 2, Call of Duty + Warzone, and more. These games are getting huge, but for good reason.
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games of the past few years, so a lot of people will be trying to clear some space in anticipation for this game. But what will this update entail? It’s hard to say, as CDPR didn’t give much more information to it. It could possibly be a new mode or just a large update to fix bugs and quality-of-life features, as reviewers have had copies of the game for a long time.
When a game is finished for physical copies, there is usually still a month before release. Developers often add fixes and changes to the game before the full release, and that is why day 1 or week 1 updates happen so often.
To make things a little easier, players on any platform can pre-download Cyberpunk 2077. The game will be available at your timezone midnight on December 10, but pre-loads for Xbox Series X/S and the PS5 have already begun.
The game can be downloaded on GOG, CD Projekt Red’s own game distribution service, on December 7 at 6 AM EST/11 AM GMT. Steam and Epic Games Store users will have to wait until 11 AM EST/17:00 GMT.