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Cyberpunk 2077 Fixed Seizure-Inducing Lights In Latest Patch

Cyberpunk 2077 released hotfix 1.04 today, altering flashing lights that posed a risk to people with epilepsy at launch. The lights – which play before entering a braindance – have been modified to “reduce the risk of inducing epileptic symptoms.”

CD Projekt Red told players it would address the issue as soon as possible, and it looks like it’s finally fulfilled that promise. The full patch notes for the changes don’t say much, but we’re hoping it’s enough to keep viewers safe. It reads as follows – “Modified the flashing effect on braindances to reduce the risk of inducing epileptic symptoms. The effect has been smoothed out and the flashes reduced in frequency and magnitude.”

Braindances are an integral part of Cyberpunk 2077, introduced to V shortly after they arrive in Night City. The flashing lights displayed prior to jumping into a dance were the cause of much concern in the days leading up the launch of CD Projekt Red’s latest game, and we’re glad to see the issue getting resolved.

Hotfix 1.04 did more than fix braindances – a lengthy list of graphical hiccups, progress-halting bugs, and performance issues were also patched out. The “Disable Copyrighted Music” feature should also work properly, as prior to this update a few copyrighted songs would still pop up when this mode was active.

Although Cyberpunk 2077 was a buggy mess for reviews, a sizeable Day 0 patch seems to have ironed out the most intrusive issues. There’s still a long way to go until it’s where it should be, but we’re glad to see CD Projekt Red step in and resolve the concerning braindance lights. The fix is now live on PlayStation and PC, with an Xbox patch coming at a later date. To see the patch notes in their entirety, check out the official Cyberpunk 2077 website.

Cyberpunk 2077 is available for PC on GOG.COM, Steam and Epic, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Stadia from December 10, 2020. When you buy Cyberpunk 2077 on GOG.COM, 100% of your money goes to CD PROJEKT Group and supports their future projects.

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