CDPR just can’t seem to stop updating Cyberpunk 2077! Yet another patch has been launched, despite the developer claiming the previous was its very last. Unfortunately, Patch 2.11 has introduced various crashing issues for players, including crashes at game launch, loading saves, and during gameplay. There are a few workarounds, though, so here we’ll break down how to fix Cyberpunk 2077 crashing at launch after Patch 2.11.
Fixing Cyberpunk 2077 Crashing at Launch after Installing Patch 2.11
There are a bunch of different workarounds that we’ve found help, and based on some research we’ve done according to players across the Cyberpunk 2077 community. Let’s go over each separatey.
Reset Key Bindings to Default
Many users found that custom key bindings, especially those assigned to mouse side buttons, cause the game to crash. Resetting all key bindings to default in the game’s settings has resolved the issue for several players.
Navigate to the game’s settings, find the key bindings or control settings, and choose to reset them to the default configuration.
Delete or Rename UserSettings.json
Locate your UserSettings.json file in the C:\Users\[YourUserName]\AppData\Local\CD Projekt Red\Cyberpunk 2077 directory.
Rename or delete this file. The game will recreate it with default settings the next time you launch. This step has proven effective, but be aware that if you die or reload a save, you might need to repeat this process unless you avoid customizing in-game key bindings.
Use External Software for Key Bindings
Until CD Projekt Red addresses the issue, consider using your keyboard/mouse software (e.g., Logitech G Hub, Razer Synapse) to configure custom key bindings outside the game. This workaround bypasses the in-game settings that seem to be causing crashes.
Check for Mod Conflicts
If you are using mods, ensure they are compatible with Patch 2.11. Disabled mods may leave residual files that cause issues. Consider removing all mods to see if the game launches successfully.
Verify Game Files
Use your game platform’s (Steam, GOG) feature to verify the integrity of game files. This process can repair corrupted or missing game files that might be causing crashes.
Rename Specific DLL Files for Razer Chroma Users
If you have Razer Chroma integration, find the CChromaEditorLibrary64.dll file in your game directory under Cyberpunk 2077\bin\x64 and rename or delete it. This step can help solve crashing related to Razer Chroma support.
That wraps up our troubleshooting of the crashing at launch issue, but some other things you should probably tick off your check list include:
- Keep Your Drivers Updated: Ensure your graphics card drivers are up to date. Both NVIDIA and AMD frequently release updates that improve stability and performance with recent games.
- Check Your Antivirus: Some players found conflicts between the game and their antivirus software. Consider temporarily disabling your antivirus or adding the game to its exception list.
Hopefully, this guide helped you fix the crashing issue with Cyberpunk 2077 after Patch 2.11. These solutions are based on our own experiences and may not work for everyone. Knowing CDPR, a team who has been a mission to make amends for the game’s poor launch, a hotfix is probably on the way to solve this issue, so we’ll keep you posted.