Cyberpunk 2077 Save Data Can Become Corrupt On PC, Here’s How To Avoid It
Cyberpunk 2077 players are reporting a major issue with the game which leads to their save data getting corrupted. Here’s a way to avoid it.
While Cyberpunk 2077 has its fair share of bugs and glitches on PS4 and Xbox One, the PC version doesn’t suffer to the same degree. This doesn’t mean the game is without any major issues, as a recent finding suggests that a potentially game-breaking bug is affecting save files that can lead to the data becoming corrupt and even the developers have suggested there won’t be any way to restore it.
Cyberpunk 2077 “Saved Data is Damaged and Cannot Be Loaded” Error
On the official forums for Cyberpunk 2077, there is a thread that details this issue. Players who have spent countless hours in the game are reporting that after reaching a certain point, they are faced with the message “saved data is damaged and cannot be loaded” when they try to load their save files.
It turns out that the game has a major flaw with its save system, at least on PC. Once the save file size grows to 6 MB, the game start to take longer to load. Once the size surpasses 8 MB, the save data becomes corrupt as a result. One of the reasons why the save data grow to such size is if the player tries to craft a lot of items, or use a glitch that lets them have a duplicate of items.
According to GOG Support, this issue occurs if the player accumulates too many items or uses crafting a lot of times.
“Please use an older save file to continue playing and try to keep a lower amount of items and crafting materials. If you have used the item duplication glitch, please load a save file not affected by it. The save file size limit might be increased in one of the future patches, but the corrupted files will remain that way.”
So the only solution, for now, is to keep a backup of your save file while waiting for an update that might increase the size of the save data in the near future.
If you are interested to read more on Cyberpunk 2077, read more on the missing features that were cut from the final game, or check out our complete review of the console version.