Cyberpunk 2077 releases 1.12 hotfix update on PC to help fix vulnerability

Cyberpunk 2077 1.12 Update
Cyberpunk 2077 1.12 Update (Image credit: CD Projekt RED | Twitter)

What you need to know

  • Cyberpunk 2077 is a great game filled with far too many flaws and bugs to count.
  • The team at CDPR has been working hard to fix these issues with a number of patches and updates
  • The latest patch, hotfix 1.12, is now rolling out to Cyberpunk 2077 on PC.
  • This PC-only patch fixes a couple of issues related to a vulnerability in Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 has had a rough existence, to put it lightly, after being released in an unfinished state filled with bugs. Since its launch, the team behind Cyberpunk 2077 at CD Projekt RED has been releasing patch after patch to begin fixing these issues. Today, Cyberpunk 2077 players on PC will see the 1.12 hotfix update. This is a very focused update that does little more than resolve a couple of issues related to a major vulnerability in Cyberpunk 2077, which could've allowed for remote code executions.

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The Cyberpunk 2077 1.12 hotfix update changelog includes:

  • Addresses the vulnerability that could be used as part of remote code execution (including save files):
    • Fixed a buffer overrun issue
    • Removed / replaced non-ASLR DLLs

This is a small, but wildly important, update, so be sure to install it as soon as it becomes available on your PC. Other platforms may not get this update because of how specific it is. Cyberpunk 2077's 1.11 hotfix update was the last patch the game saw on all platforms and resolved a specific issue introduced in the update before that. The team is planning a significant update sometime this month, which promises to fix the most prominent problems plaguing the game, especially on base last-gen consoles.

While this update is just for PC, Cyberpunk 2077 is also available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS5, Xbox One consoles, PS4 consoles, and Stadia. If you're a fan of the game, there's an astronomical amount of merch, toys, and gifts available for Cyberpunk 2077. We did the hard work for you and singled out the Best Cyberpunk 2077 Merch to make it as easy as possible to choose what you want.

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  • Still my favorite game, in spite of the issues (on Xbox One X, never had any performance issues since day 1 like I understand exist on the base Xbox One, but did see a lot of problems with cars falling through the ground, T-posed NPCs, and NPCs floating around the world in places they couldn't possibly be). I'm only playing it half-time and spending a lot of that time mastering the controls and the leveling mechanics and skill/perk trees, trying to wait to dive in fully until the next major patch (but seems quite good after 1.11) and hopefully I'll have a Series X by then. Finishing up some open side quests in other games in parallel, before diving into Cyberpunk as my core game. At the rate they're releasing patches and the incredible pace of improvement, it should be in great shape by then.
  • I haven't played much but so far I haven't seen a single bug. In any case, these patch notes read as if someone could hack your Cyberpunk game. Which is a really funny concept if you think about it.
  • Well, if you had lost files due to a hacker, or had personal information stolen or even had your PC locked and ransomed, that wouldn't be so much fun, would it? This backdoor was left there by the devs and whether or not they informed management before the game's release, they should have plugged it up. This is ridiculous.
  • Yes, let's all celebrate CDPR finally closing up a backdoor they left open in the first place. My God, this just gets worse and worse.