Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 will slow down police response and add recon drones

By Heidi Nicholas,
The next Cyberpunk 2077 patch will include a fix for police response time, changes to the driving model, a new vehicle subsystem, and more.

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CD Projekt Red went into more detail on its latest development insight post. As the game currently stands, breaking laws in Night City gets such an immediate response from the NCPD Quick Response team that you'll have NPCs spawning right behind you. Patch 1.2 will fix this to make the response more realistic. The Cyberpunk 2077 team says it "is an important step in addressing the behaviour of the police in our game. It should decrease the problem of NPCs spawning behind players' backs and create an impression that it takes some time for the police to arrive at the crime scene after the crime has been reported." Patch 1.2 will also add a recon drone which will assess the situation before the police themselves arrive.

There will also be changes to the game's driving model with new options for steering sensitivity. "Analysing feedback on our driving model suggested a lot of players were having issues with the speed of the steering," CDPR says. "Most complaints came from players using keyboards on PC or were on platforms with lower frame rates, and centred around how hard it was to keep cars off the sidewalks and such." Once the patch arrives, you can slow the steering speed in the Options menu. The steering speed itself will be "very consistent from 20 to 60+ FPS." Patch 1.2 will also add a new vehicle subsystem to stop you getting stuck while driving, allowing players "to rotate or rock their vehicles back and forth in order to regain traction."

These are only a few of the changes coming with Patch 1.2. We'll get the full patch notes soon, and while there isn't yet a release date for Patch 1.2, it shouldn't be too far off. We'll keep you posted.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!