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In a few days, CD Projekt Red will be releasing their highly awaited FPS-RPG Cyberpunk 2077. We have put together all the important information about the preload, the start time, and the download size that you need to know before the release.

This is Cyberpunk 2077: Cyberpunk 2077 is an FPS-RPG in which you slip into the skin of a mercenary called V and experience an epic adventure from the first person’s perspective in a wacky cyberpunk universe. The prehistory is based on the popular pen & paper role-playing game Cyberpunk 2020. Due to the many different customization and decision-making options, the course of the story changes and makes your gaming experience absolutely unique.

The gameplay trailer already shows you what to expect:

Everything about the release – preload and start time

Cyberpunk 2077 appears on all common platforms. Only Nintendo Switch owners cannot be operated. Accordingly, in addition to the PC and Google Stadia, the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S / X are supported.

Current status of the next-gen: On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S / X you can initially only play the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version. A suitable next-gen update should follow shortly.

Prepare for Cyberpunk 2077:

Cyberpunk 2077 preload start

CDPR also offers its players a preload for Cyberpunk 2077. This also depends on which platform you choose. You can already start the preload on the Xbox. On the PC, the preload won’t start until December 7th and PlayStation owners won’t be able to download the game until December 8th.

These are the preload start times:

  • Xbox: December 3rd, 2020 – 5pm CET
  • PC: December 7th, 2020 – 12pm CET (GOG) / 5pm CET (Steam, Epic Games)
  • PlayStation: December 8th, 2020 – 5pm CET

When does Cyberpunk 2077 officially start?

Cyberpunk 2077 has already been sent to a few pre-orders by Best Buy, but will not be officially released on all platforms until December 10, 2020. However, the digital versions will not all be activated at the same time.

These are the release times: The PlayStation and Xbox owners can start punctually in each region at midnight local time. The PC and Google Stadia owners should pick the correct release time in the picture below:


Everything about the size, system requirements, and the day one patch

If you want to play Cyberpunk 2077 in all its glory, you not only have to provide enough space on your hard drive but maybe even update your whole computer.

Size and day one patch

This is how big the day one patch is: Some users who already have Cyberpunk 2077 report a 43.5 GB patch that is already available. According to CD Projekt Red, however, this is a normal patch that primarily adds HDR settings.

The actual day one patch is yet to come. How big this is, is currently not known. However, there is a 50 GB update limit, so the Day 1 patch will be smaller.

We will add the correct information here as soon as it is available to us.

Cyberpunk 2077 will need some Space: The exact amount of data that Cyberpunk 2077 will take up on your hard drive is not yet known. Basically, however, it is said that you need 70 GB of free hard disk space. With the 43.5 GB update and the day one patch, however, these dimensions could be exceeded.

Update: The preload is 57.3 GB on the PC as well as the Xbox One and Series S / X. On the PlayStation 4/5, the current size is 102.45 GB.

The system requirements are shocking

If you are still playing with a mid-range PC and have not enjoyed the RTX cards yet, the system requirements may shock you.

In order to be able to play Cyberpunk at all, your computer needs the following:

  • Core i5-3570K or FX-8310
  • GTX 780 3GB or RX 470 4GB
  • 8GB RAM
  • 3GB VRAM
  • 70GB Space
  • Windows 7 or Windows 10 64-bit

This is not difficult to master at first, but the following values are recommended for 1080p gaming:

  • Core i7-4790 or Ryzen 3 3200G
  • GTX 1060 6GB, GTX 1660 Super or R9 Fury
  • 12GB RAM
  • 6GB VRAM
  • 70GB SSD Space
  • Windows 10 64-bit

If you want to enjoy 1440P, 4K, or RayTracing, you definitely need more power. CD Projekt Red lists all the details clearly in the graphic below:


Can your PC run Cyberpunk 2077 or are you one of those console gamers who don’t have to worry about that? Let us know in the comments!


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