There's more controversy surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 as players are hacking CD Projekt Red's mini-game because it's 'boring'.
Just when things were looking up for CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077, players are apparently hacking the mini-game because they find it boring. Following its much-hyped release on December 10, Cyberpunk 2077 has faced a barrage of negative press thanks to underwhelming graphics and glitches galore. From penises glitching through clothing, to horrifying faceless creatures and NPCs that explode if asked the wrong sequence of questions, the dev team has been hard at work trying to fix the plethora of problems
As the dust settles on what's been a rocky road for CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077 is back with more bad publicity. Graphics and glitches can be fixed, but when it comes to a game being branded boring, there's not much that devs can do. Now, some disgruntled players are taking a leaf out of V's book and taking Cyberpunk 2077's in-game hacking a little too seriously by doing it to the actual game.
Why are people hacking the Cyberpunk 2077 mini-game?
The idea of hacking a hacking mini-game sounds a bit like we've dived into Inception, but there we go. From early on in the game's campaign, players will be faced with the Breach Protocol mini-game. Hacking has huge benefits in the world of Night City and won't just earn some much-needed eddies. However, coming across an access point or laptop has started to fill us with a sense of dread, knowing that Breach Protocol is on the way. Although there's a short tutorial on how to hack, things can get a little confusing - well, unless you hack the game yourselves.
Posting on Reddit, u/Kamandaran showed how you can automatically solve Breach Protocol and save some serious time. Kamandaran became their very own Netrunner as they showed off their script for solving Breach Protocol. It only works on PC, but by the looks of it, the hack takes a picture of your Breach Protocol screen and works out the problem for you. There you go, some easy eddies and quickhack components without completing a laborious puzzle.
Other gamers loved the quick solution and praised Kamandaran's work. One happy fan wrote, "I love how we're hacking the hacking mechanic in a Cyberpunk game. Mike Pondsmith must be so proud!", while another added, "Agreed. I considered this mini game a hassle, certainly a pace killer, and overall, not fun in any way". The thread clearly triggered some unwanted gaming memories as someone said, "Guessing you’ve never had to deal with picking locks in Oblivion. This thing is a breeze in comparison to that dumbass 'system'". Anyone who's ever played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will know the harrowing experience we're talking about.
Cyberpunk 2077 hacks: What else is there?
Only recently, we covered a handy hack where players were exploiting an unlimited money glitch to get all the eddies they could want. Still, the devs have been hard at work trying to patch out the various glitches and make Cyberpunk 2077 run as smoothly as was first promised. On the whole, Cyberpunk 2077 has been performing well on PC. Unlike scandalous reports the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions weren't ready to be released, the game has been pretty well-received on PC.
The benefits of running Cyberpunk 2077 on PC is the fact you can enjoy any number of mods that the creative community have come up with. Most impressively, we've seen someone come up with a third-person mod that finally adds the much asked for camera angle. Hopefully, 2021 will be bigger and better for Cyberpunk 2077 as two major patches, the first drop of DLC content, and an overhaul for next-gen consoles should shore up the once-maligned title. Now that you know how to get around Breach Protocol, consider your hacking horrors over - for now.
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