Cyberpunk 2077 Currently Has A Security Vulnerability When Using Mods
While the gaming community has been actively modding the game while CD Projekt Red works on their official patches, Cyberpunk 2077 is faced with another flaw once again.
Recently, Nexus Mods also announced over the weekend that the Cyber Engine Tweaks mods has also been updated.
— Nexus Mods (@NexusSites) January 30, 2021
However, in a Reddit thread reported by Forbes, it looks like that there’s another vulnerability within the game’s mods. Let’s take a look at what the dev team addressed last month plus the vulnerability that the community exposed.
CD Projekt Red Has A Long Way To Go
Patch 1.1 mainly focused on Quests and Open World fixes and stability improvements including memory usage improvements and crash fixes.
They did not mention when the next patch will come out but at least they are making an effort to make the game better.
The Cyberpunk 2077 dev team also released a hotfix a few days ago which restored item randomization as well as a quest issue that restricts some users to interact properly with the NPCs.
Hotfix 1.11 is available on PC, consoles and Stadia!
This update restores item randomization and fixes a bug which affected some users’ holocall with Takemura in Down on the Street quest.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) January 28, 2021
PC Exposed In Using Mods and Downloaded Saved Games
Despite the efforts of trying to fix the bugs in the game, a major bug was found on the PC version and it alerted the modding community. The dev ignored this major security issue that these Redditors found.
According to the Reddit user, when you’re using mods or a crafted saved game in Cyberpunk 2077 your PC could be exposed to malicious codes and these can control the PC by the creator of the save game or mod.
Additionally, another user named PixelRickyRick has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 version is also susceptible to this vulnerability.
Luckily, this game has a very supportive modding community and they’ve found a way to fix this security issue. You can get the vulnerability fix via Nexus Mods or you can wait for CD Projekt Red to release another fix that will officially address these problems.
In the meantime, you can be a bit adventurous in trying to play the first version of the game without the fixes like what these guys did over at Gamespot.