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Cyberpunk 2077: CD Projekt Red admits that Patch 1.5 causes crashes at launch on PC

CD Projekt Red blames audio drivers for crashes on Patch 1.5. (Image source: CD Projekt Red)
CD Projekt Red blames audio drivers for crashes on Patch 1.5. (Image source: CD Projekt Red)
CD Projekt Red has admitted that Patch 1.5 is causing some Cyberpunk 2077 installations to crash at launch on PC. Supposedly, incompatible audio drivers are the cause, even though they were fine pre-Patch 1.5. CD Projekt Red is also investigating the option of raising the FPS cap on Xbox Series S too, among other requests.

Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.5 has brought plenty of new features to console versions of the game, as we have discussed separately. However, the update has not gone down well with PC gamers, some of whom complain that Patch 1.5 causes the game to crash at launch. While crashes are nothing new for Cyberpunk 2077, failing to even load the game is a poor showing.

According to CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077 itself is not necessarily the cause of the crashes. Instead, the company blames certain audio drivers. Writing on a forum post, the company describes the issue as follows:

The crash is most likely caused by audio software conflict. So far we've identified this issue with audio drivers such as A-Volute, Nahimic or Sonic Studio. We're currently investigating.

Meanwhile, as a temporary solution, we recommend disabling said drivers before launching the game.

The company also directs people to an article covering all manner of Cyberpunk 2077 crashes on PC. Unfortunately, none of the solutions offered relate to audio drivers. By contrast, CD Projekt Red suggests people check their graphics drivers, verify the integrity of their game files and disable all 'unnecessary apps'. Additionally, CD Projekt Red warns against running Cyberpunk 2077 on overclocked or underclocked hardware.

Incidentally, the company is also investigating the disc version not launching on PlayStation 4 after installing Patch 1.5. Also, CD Projekt Red adds that it is investigating the possibility of introducing transferring trophies between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 and raising the FPS cap on Xbox Series S. Currently, CD Projekt Red caps Cyberpunk 2077 at 1440p and 30 FPS on the Xbox Series S.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02-17 (Update: 2022-02-17)