Cyberpunk 2077's GOG Pre-Load Has An Easter Egg Just For Impatient Gamers
Cyberpunk 2077's PC pre-load wants you to be a little bit more patient, Samurai.
Cyberpunk 2077 is almost here, and if you pre-purchased the game through CD Projekt Red's digital storefront GOG, a special Easter egg awaits you. Once Cyberpunk 2077 has been pre-loaded ahead of its December 10 launch, the urge to open the installed game and hope for a glitch that allows you to start playing early might be strong, but doing so will result in Johnny Silverhand appearing to remind you that you're going to have to be a little bit more patient.
Reddit user Jmendo02 shared a screenshot of what will happen if you're too eager, as Silverhand will tell you: "Go back to sleep, Samurai. It's not December 10th yet!"
That's the inverse of what the character--who is played by Keanu Reeves--said in the Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 trailer while using saltier language.
If you have pre-loaded Cyberpunk 2077 through GOG, the Epic Games Store, or Steam, it's worth checking to see if you have the latest patch installed as that will bring the game's total install size to over 100GB. Another patch on top of that will arrive on launch day. Cyberpunk 2077 is now also available for pre-load on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation owners can head to this link to see when they'll be able to install Cyberpunk 2077 on those consoles.
In our Cyberpunk 2077 review, critic Kallie Plagge had plenty of praise for the game's sidequests and characters but noted that the experience took place in a world that felt superficial, and contained numerous bugs.
"But then it's hard to get into Cyberpunk 2077's world in general," she wrote. "So much of it is superficial set dressing, and there's so much happening all around you--ads going off at all times, gunfights breaking out in the streets, texts coming in about cars you'll never buy--that a lot of the game feels superfluous. The side quests and the characters they showcase are the shining beacon through the neon-soaked bleakness of Night City, and they give you room to explore the best the core RPG mechanics have to offer. These are what carried me through an otherwise disappointing experience."