The internet is flooded with the hilarious bugs and the crazy, broken physics of the buggy Cyberpunk 2077 since its release. Developer CD Projekt Red has already issued two hotfixes to shore up some bugs in the game. But, a new issue that is not at all hilarious is that some players are reporting that save files are being corrupt after exceeding a certain file size limit.
As spotted by EuroGamer, if your Cyberpunk 2077 save file is corrupted, you will see this prompt when you try to load the game:
There is no clear clue as to what might be causing the save files to be corrupt but if the file size exceeds 8MB, it seems that the save file becomes corrupt. There are a lot of people on CD Projekt Red’s forum page reporting the same.
In a GoG support document, CD Projekt Red says that corrupted files cannot be recovered quoting: “unfortunately the save is damaged and can’t be recovered.” As per this document, if you have been investing a lot of play time into the game or collected a lot of items resulting in the save file size to be larger than 8MB, you might be in trouble. Any gamer would be disappointed to have their save file corrupt in a game that is literally littered with stuff to pick up and exceed the 8MB threshold.
In the GoG document, the company says: “The save file size limit might be increased in one of the future patches, but the corrupted files will remain that way.” but even after increasing the limit size in the future, the current files would be rendered useless making it a no-brainer to wait till a patch solves the problem.
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A moderator on CD Projekt forums has provided some suggestions to recover your saved progress. The studio has promised two major updates in January and February. Maybe the company will make the changes in these in the upcoming patches or release one sooner so that the progress of the player is not lost in between.