In the realm of Cyberpunk 2077, one player recently encountered an unusual bug that led to an unsettling journey with the character Rogue. This eerie experience contributes to a collection of peculiar yet generally harmless bugs that Cyberpunk 2077 players have faced since its launch.
Be mindful of potential Cyberpunk 2077 spoilers ahead, particularly concerning the premise of a late-game side quest.
No software, especially highly ambitious open-world games like CD Projekt Red’s dystopian RPG, is immune to issues. Despite Cyberpunk 2077’s troubled launch in 2020, marred by severe technical problems and extensive bugs, CDPR has devoted over $125 million to rectify the game over the past three years, steadily addressing issues to improve the overall experience.
However, despite significant improvements, some smaller issues persist. Reddit user Woocash91 encountered a bug where Rogue, a character within the Chippin’ In side job quest, drove them to the edge of the map, venturing into the North Badlands beyond Watson. Ordinarily, this quest involves Rogue driving the player character, V, to the waterfront in central Watson.
To Woocash91’s surprise, Rogue failed to complete the intended ride as expected. Upon reaching the target destination, the game unexpectedly teleported the duo back onto the road just before Rogue was about to stop, causing her to continue driving silently. This led to an unusual and unsettling experience, with a gameplay clip showing Rogue staring wordlessly at V as they sat in her Quadra Type-66 “Mistral” in complete silence in the middle of nowhere.
Even after Rogue finally stopped the car in the Northern Badlands, Woocash91 found themselves unable to exit the vehicle, compelling them to reload the game to progress further. Several other fans reported similar issues with the Chippin’ In quest, all of which were resolved by reloading a previous save. It appears that this bug in Cyberpunk 2077 is triggered by a specific world state that occurs during V and Rogue’s journey at the Afterlife.
Players concerned about encountering scripting bugs like this can typically avoid them by skipping scripted rides in Cyberpunk 2077. This can be achieved by holding the cancel command, typically bound to ‘C’ on a keyboard, ‘B’ on Xbox, and the circle button on PlayStation. As CDPR continues to release major updates for Cyberpunk 2077 even three years after its release, there remains a possibility that the developer will address this peculiar bug in a future patch.