Cyberpunk 2077 Save Data Could Be Corrupted If File Size Is Too Large
CD Projekt Red advises you to keep your crafting and items to a minimum to avoid having your save data corrupted.
Especially if you are far along in the Cyberpunk 2077 storyline, you are going to want to monitor your save file size closely. Players are reporting that their save data is being corrupted after it goes beyond 8MB, and there isn't any way to recover the data if this happens.
Players on Reddit are discovering that, at least in some instances, their save files are corrupted and unrecoverable once they reach that 8MB mark. For those who have been crafting items extensively over the course of their playthrough, the file size can balloon, putting them at greater risk of having their data corrupted. It isn't affecting all players, and you seem to be more likely to corrupt your data if you've crafted literally thousands of items.
GOG support (GOG is owned by CD Projekt Red's parent company, CD Projekt) seemed to acknowledge that there was indeed a file size limit in a reply to a concerned player. The company said it may increase the save file size limit via a future patch but this would not revert already corrupted save data back to a useable state. It also recommended not using any item duplication glitches and loading a save file that hasn't made use of it yet. Because you can manually save, you can potentially keep a "safe" save file if you don't mind the risk of losing progress and reverting back to that file.
Corrupted save files could completely ruin the Cyberpunk 2077 experience for players, especially if they're near the end of the game. The main story alone can take a few dozen hours, and that's if you aren't doing anything else. It's only one of the many problems affecting the game, which has been removed from the PlayStation Store and now comes with a warning on the Microsoft Store. CD Projekt Red is offering refunds on physical versions through December 21, and it looks like investors could be moving forward with a class-action lawsuit against CD Projekt for potentially misleading them.
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