Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 Patch 1.5 is on its way to Pc, Stadia, and consoles. This one comes with a lot of improvements to the game. Not only that, it also brings a number of quests, gameplay fixes, and free DLCs. In addition, it also has the next generation update, the one that allows the game to benefit from the additional power of the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 hardware.
If you are curious about the things offered by Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.5, here are some things that are new in the Patch 1.5:
Next gen exclusives:
The Patch 1.5 added ray traced local light shadows. It also implemented native achievement support on the next gen consoles. Please keep in mind that as the next gen version, it has a different SKU. Apparently, there is no way for the PlayStation trophies that are obtained in the backward compatibility to be transferred. As for the Xbox achievements, they will immediately show up on the new version using the Smart Delivery feature. In addition, the new update also introduced a total of two graphics modes on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The first one is the performance mode. This one ensures smooth gameplay at 60 fps with dynamic 4k scaling. The second one is ray tracing mode. This one provides photorealistic shadow and reflection rendering and the gameplay at 30 fps with dynamic 4k scaling. Talking about the ray tracing mode, there are a few things that you need to remember, as follows:
- There is no graphics mode selection in the Xbox Series S version and it is default presented at 30 fps in 1440p with dynamic resolution scaling.
- The performance improvements are added, the ones that significantly lower the number of FPS drops and improve the rendering quality.
- The HRD is balanced to achieve parity across all platforms.
- Spanish voiceover support is added in the Americas. However, it is only available on next gen consoles due to technical constraints.
- Support for spatial audio on PlayStation 5 is implemented for 3D audio enabled headphones and built in TV speakers through the Tempest 3D AudioTech solution that exists in PlayStation 5.
It is possible for the apartments to be rented when encountered in Night City or through the EZEstates website when accessed via the computer in V’s Megabuilding H10 apartment. These places turn to be available after completing a quest called Playing for Time. There is a possibility to rent the apartments at once. Every apartment in the game has the same stash. The list of the apartments that are available in the game includes:
- Northside, Watson: This one costs €$5,000.
- Japantown, Westbrook: This one costs €$15,000.
- The Glen, Heywood: This one costs €$40,000.
- Corpo Plaza, City Center: This one costs €$55,000.
With the Patch 1.5, it is also now possible to customize V’s starting apartment in Megabuilding H10 by using the EZEstates website. If you want to get it, you will have to spend €$10,000.
How do you upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 5? For those who have already purchased the game on PlayStation 4, then, you have a right to get a next gen upgrade of the game for free. While on Xbox the game will update automatically to the next gen version with the Smart Delivery if it is installed and will be automatically downloaded if it is not installed, the case is different on PlayStation 5.
On this console, it is more complicated. Just like all the cross gen releases on PlayStation, the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 versions of the game are listed as separate products in the official PlayStation Store. In order to find the PlayStation 5 upgrade without having to spend anything, it will be needed for you to look for Cyberpunk 2077 in the store. There should be an icon seen on the store that indicates that a free PlayStation 5 upgrade is available. Upon seeing the icon, please choose it and then choose the small one for the free PlayStation 5 upgrade located on the right hand of the screen. If the one that you choose is the large download button, you will download the suboptional PlayStation 4 version. That’s why it is important for you to make sure that the one that you see is the white PlayStation 5 logo so that you can get the upgrade. From this stage, the download process will continue like normal.
While it is true that save transfers are offered by the PlayStation 5 version of the game known as Cyberpunk 2077, the process is not that automatic. First of all, you will have to launch the PlayStation 4 version of the game and load up your save. Then, press pause and choose “save game”. The next step that you have to do is to highlight the save that you want to transfer and press the square to be able to send the save to the cloud. In the end, the save should show up on PlayStation 5 as normal.
What about downloading the free Cyberpunk 2077 trial? What should you do to be able to do it? For anyone who has yet to purchase a copy of the game and has a PlayStation 5, you are eligible to play five hours of the game without getting charged. If you want to download the demo on PlayStation, all that you have to do is to go to the PlayStation Store, find the game called Cyberpunk 2077, and then press the Download Trial button.
After downloading the free trial of Cyberpunk 2077, you will be able to have access to the full scope of the game for five hours. Take note that five hours are possible to be split up across as many play sessions as you want. After five hours run out, you will be able to purchase the full game with all processes maintained. Talking about the free trial, it is stated that it is only available through March 20 at 11 AM Eastern.
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