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Cyberpunk 2077 1.7 Patch: Release Date News, Leaks & Confirmed Features

With the Phantom Liberty DLC confirmed to arrive in 2023, when can players expect the Cyberpunk 2077 1.7 patch update to be released?
Cyberpunk 2077 1.7 Patch: Release Date News, Leaks & Confirmed Features

CD Projekt RED's dystopian RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, sold more than 20 million copies in September 2022, a feat that almost seemed impossible following its rocky launch. Nevertheless, players have returned to Night City, immersing themselves in the world, with multiple updates fixing and polishing the game.

On the back of the launch of the Edgerunners / 1.6 patch update in September 2022, there are a few things to be polished up ahead of the Phantom Liberty expansion. This article will discuss everything about the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 version 1.7 patch, including its release date and what to expect.

Update on 22 March 2023 - This article was updated and checked for the latest 'Cyberpunk 2077 1.7 Patch' news and leaks.

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15 March 2023 - New updated coming towards the end of the month?

Mark this date into your calendar. 

On March 30 CD Projekt Red will hold a call with investors to discuss the Separate and consolidated yearly reports for 2022.

We imagine we could finally learn more about Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and potentially the 1.7 Update for the game.

Fingers crossed, there will be more to follow later this month. 

1 March 2023 - Is this the month for more Cyberpunk 2077 1.7 update news?

It's now March, and it's been 5 months and 23 days since CD Projekt released the Cyberpunk 2077 1.6 Patch update.

Surely we're getting close to the launch of Patch 1.7.

Will March finally deliver some positive news on the future of Cyberpunk 2077. 

Here's hoping...

January 31 - A new update, but it's not for the Cyberpunk 1.7 Patch

CD Projekt has today announced a new update for Cyberpunk 2077.

The update is mainly for PC players and adds support for NVIDIA DLSS 3 and NVIDIA Reflex on compatible hardware.

Still no word on the 1.7 update for the game, but it's always good to see these sort of improvements regardless. 

January 3 - New QA Testing underway

A few months on from the release of the 1.6 Edgerunners update, it looks as though QA is finally up to something on the PC version of the game.

Certainly, positive news as we approach the release of the 1.7 update and Phantom Liberty.


December 14 - New Feature Tease?

One dataminer has managed to unearth some new vehicular combat mechanics which many believe will come with the next update of the game, or potentially with the Phantom Liberty expansion.

It'll be interesting to see if CD Projekt will implement the feature in Update 1.7.

November 16 - Phantom Liberty DLC will be a paid expansion

In a comment to GamesRadar, CDPR's Global PR Director, Radek Grabowski, has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty DLC will be a paid expansion, stating: "as for the expansion's pricing - we have not revealed exact details yet, but it will be a paid one."

We wouldn't be surprised if Patch 1.7 is scheduled to arrive alongside the upcoming DLC.

November 9 - A new hotfix has been released, but it's not Patch 1.7

There's a brand new Cyberpunk 2077 patch out, but it's not the 1.7 Update we're all waiting for.

The new update is actually Patch 1.61 and provides support for AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 2.1. In short, it should provide some new tech to upscale the game and improve the overall performance on PC and current-gen consoles.

If you want to take a look at the full unabridged Cyberpunk 2077 patch notes, follow the link.

Cyberpunk 2077 1.7 Patch Update – Release Date

As of writing, developer CD Projekt RED has yet to confirm a release date for the next planned patch update for Cyberpunk 2077. However, while the release window of previous patch updates has been somewhat inconsistent in recent months, we can use the timeframe to estimate a possible window period for Cyberpunk's 1.7 patch update.

The game's recent Edgerunners / 1.6 patch update arrived on 6th September 2022, with players waiting more than six months since the previous update, patch 1.5. This update was released on 15th February 2022, so it's safe to assume that the 1.7 patch update may arrive sometime in 2023, possibly to coincide with the release of the Phantom Liberty expansion.

Cyberpunk 2077 1.7 Patch Update – All Confirmed Features

While the release date of the 1.7 patch update has yet to be confirmed by the developers, what's certain is what players can anticipate from the upcoming update. As discussed during the Night City Wire: Edgerunners Special on 6th September 2022, game director Gabriel Amatangelo has listed several key features in the upcoming patch update.

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Developer CD Projekt RED is planning massive overhauls and new content additions for the upcoming 1.7 patch update. (Picture: Twitter / CyberpunkGame)

According to Amatangelo, the previous patch update laid "the groundwork for future stuff," including massive overhauls for various gameplay systems. One of these key overhauls is revamping the Cop System alongside vehicle-to-vehicle combat, which should give layers "a whole new feel and dimension and immersion to the city."

In addition to overhauls to the cop system and vehicle-to-vehicle combat, Amatangelo also mentioned changes to MaxTac which should accompany the Cop System overhaul. Likewise, the developer plans a new gameplay loop for melee combat with further actions for the perk tree.

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Johnny Silverhand will return to Cyberpunk 2077 in the Phantom Liberty expansion. (Picture: CD Projekt RED)

Beyond this, there are planned additions to the Cyberware mechanic, which weren't explained in full detail. Considering the Cyberpunk 2077 version 1.5 patch update addressed various bug issues while enhancing the Cyberware feature, more slots could be made available, including new items for players to acquire.

The next expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, Phantom Liberty, is expected to release in 2023, which includes more content and the return of Keanu Reeves' Johnny Silverhand. Until official confirmation from the developer on the Cyberpunk 1.7 patch update release, we will endeavor to provide more updates once more reliable information is available.

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