Cyberpunk 2077: How to fix the annoying bug of corrupted backups

A Cyberpunk 2077 bug around saves affects the Stadia and PC versions of the game. As soon as a save weighs more than 8 MB, an error is displayed and it is impossible to load it. A site explains how to solve the problem, which would in fact be linked to a choice made by CD Projekt Red.

Cyberpunk 2077 backup bug
Credit: CD Projekt Red

Are you having the problem of corrupted backups in Cyberpunk 2077? Fortunately there are solutions. The root of the problem is the your part size. If you spend time collecting anything and everything all the time, and crafting items with it, every time you do a save point – whether it’s automatic or manual – each of these save points will generate a larger and larger file. With the risk that a file will end up exceeding 8 MB.

When this happens, the game takes a long time to load and then an error is displayed: “The recorded data is damaged and cannot be loaded”. We underline that it is really necessary to go very hard on the collection of objects of all kinds (crafts) and the manufacture of objects with all this barda (craft) for the bug to occur. But when this happens, your only option is to revert to an earlier save point. And take it really easy afterwards if you want to finish the game without starting all over from 0.

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Cyberpunk 2077: 3 Tips to Avoid Save Corruption

We can quite, by the way, finish Cyberpunk 2077 without any craftsmanship / craft. It is by no means essential. In passing CD Projekt Red acknowledged the problem, and slipped that the 8MB limit could be raised in a future patch.. The editor nevertheless showered the hopes of those who hoped to be able to re-enter a corrupted backup: “The save file size limit may be raised in one of our future patches, but corrupted files should remain.“. Our colleagues from Lifehacker thus give a series of advice to avoid encountering any problem in Cyberpunk 2077.

Tip number 1 : we told you, your main enemy is your obsession. The first tip is to remind you that there is no point in collecting everything to make items permanently. Even so, the open world of Cyberpunk 2077 and its many possibilities invites you to go there without moderation. So be reasonable, and don’t spend your time doing this. There are also some side missions if you need to occupy yourself …

Tip number 2 : Also pay attention to time. Although most players won’t need to keep an eye on playtime (the world is big and you can play it for a hundred hours without a problem), if you are one of those people who spend their time collecting stuff and scouring every nook and cranny of the open world, you’ll necessarily waste a lot of time. However, the more time passes, the more each save point grows. Overall, finishing Cyberpunk 2077 shouldn’t take you more than a hundred hours, and again, we’re in the upper range.

Tip number 3 : Also avoid the bug that causes duplication of items. Some exploit it to earn more items / money faster. CD Projekt Red clarifies that the backups affected by this cheat also tend to get corrupted. So it won’t happen if you play like a real gentleman!

Source: LifeHacker