Cyberpunk 2077 Steam download: Slow downloads with Day One Patch

Cyberpunk 2077 Steam download: Slow downloads with Day One Patch

Cyberpunk 2077 is available to download now on GOG and Steam platforms, although gamers are encountering slow download speeds.

And with other 500,000 players registered as playing the game on Steam, it’s hardly surprising to find things getting stretched.

The good news is that while there are issues on Steam and other PC platforms, the current issues will subside.

It should also be noted that today’s Cyberpunk 2077 release also includes a Day One Patch, which is actually a Day O patch.

That’s according to developers CD Projekt RED, who explained the process like this:

“The Cyberpunk 2077 preload on consoles includes Day 0 update & the game should unlock at midnight (respective time zone) without additional downloads.

“On PC, (1AM CET) GOG players will have to download a few hundred MB while for Steam/Epic gamers it will be around 2-3 gigs.

“If you bought a boxed copy, on PC and on Xbox the game & Day 0 update will download together (between 60-75 gigs, depending on platform) while on Playstation the game and Day 0 update will download separately and will weight around 110GB.

“Day 0 Update = Day 1 Patch. If you’re on a console and connected to the internet, you already have it.”

Users encountering slow downloads have offered some advice, including pausing the download and restarting Steam, telling others: “Some suggested that if you pause and unpause the download, the speed gets better. Try and see if it helps. My speed picked up after I restarted Steam. We’re in this together. We have to wait just a little more. It’s nothing compared to the wait we have already endured.

“57.4 gang, the pre-load is getting decrypted at this size. The download will resume once done. Put Steam on high priority in Task Manager; this should help speed up the process.”

NVIDIA has also gotten ready for the launch, providing Game Ready drivers for Cyberpunk 2077, up to 60% Faster with DLSS.

The PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 includes ray-traced shadows, reflections, diffuse illumination, global illumination, and ambient occlusion, along with NVIDIA DLSS.

A message from NVIDIA confirms: “Ray tracing enables visually next generation graphics which make Cyberpunk 2077 look and feel more cinematic and immersive. Sunlight shadows, global illumination, sky lighting, emissive surfaces and reflections all look strikingly realistic. And DLSS is a must-have feature to play with ray tracing, boosting frame rates while delivering beautiful, crisp image quality.

“Enabling DLSS in Cyberpunk 2077 with all RT enabled increases frame rates by up to 60% or more, depending on GPU and resolution.

“With realistic shadows and lighting and the added performance of NVIDIA DLSS no other gaming platform will compare to the Cyberpunk 2077 experience on a GeForce RTX-powered PC.”

Published at Thu, 10 Dec 2020 01:22:00 +0000