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Fix: Cyberpunk 2077 encountered an error

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Cyberpunk 2077 is an action-role-playing video game set in a dystopian future. Although the game is on-point and liked by many, it has its fair share of errors.

One of the most common errors that players have reported seeing in Cyberpunk 2077 is as follows – Encountered an error caused by corrupted or missing scripts file and will now be forced to close.

In this article, we will investigate the possible causes behind the error and will provide a few fixes so that you can go back to complete the game.

What causes Cyberpunk 2077 encountered an error?

There can be several reasons why Cyberpunk 2077 is encountering an error. Here are some of them:

  • Software bugs: Like any complex video game, Cyberpunk 2077 may have certain software bugs or glitches that can lead to errors.
  • Outdated game version: Running an outdated game version can sometimes result in compatibility issues, leading to crashes or other errors.
  • Incompatible graphics drivers: Outdated or incompatible graphics drivers can cause crashes and errors in Cyberpunk 2077.
  • Overloaded system resources: Running the game on high graphics settings or having multiple resource-intensive applications running simultaneously can strain your system’s resources and potentially cause the game to crash.
  • Corrupt game files: If the game files have been corrupted, there is a probability that you will see errors in Cyberpunk 2077.

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Cyberpunk 2077 encountered an error: Possible fixes

Now that we have understood the possible causes of the error, it is time for us to head to the fixes.

Restart the launcher and PC

Usually, restarting the launcher, be it Steam or some other launcher, fixes the issue. Just close the game launcher and then restart it again. Most probably, the issue will be solved. You can also restart your PC.

Update Your Game and Graphics Drivers

Outdated game versions or incompatible graphics drivers can often cause errors in Cyberpunk 2077. Ensure that you have installed the latest updates for the game and your graphics drivers. Check the official CD Projekt Red website or your gaming platform for any available patches or updates.

Verify and repair the game files

Verifying the game files allows the client to scan and inspect the game files on your computer. If any file is found to be damaged or corrupt, the client downloads the file promptly thereby fixing the error. Thus, verifying the game files should definitely be on your list of fixes.

Verify game files (on Steam)

Step 1: Head over to your Steam Library, right-click on Victoria 3 and select Properties.

Step 2: Head over to the Local Files tab.

Step 3: Click on Verify integrity of local files… and let Steam do its thing. 

Note that the above screenshots are only for reference.

Verify game files (Epic Games launcher)

Head to Library and then search Cyberpunk 2077. Now, click on the three-dot button and select Verify.

Remove mods

Removing mods can also help in countering Cyberpunk 2077 encountered an error issue. To remove the mods, go to Program Files(x86)>Steam>steamapps>common>Cyberpunk 2077>archive>pc >mod.

You can also move the mods to another folder and then keep on adding them one at a time to figure out exactly which one of them was causing the error.

Clean install Cyberpunk 2077

If nothing else works, then reinstalling the game is your only option. Before reinstalling the game, make sure to back up your files. The saved files are located at the following location –  %userprofile%\Saved Games\CD Projekt Red\Cyberpunk 2077\

Also, remember to disable the cloud save feature before uninstalling Cyberpunk 2077.

Once you are done with the uninstalling process, reinstall the game. It will take some time due to the sheer size of the game. So, be patient.

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Frequently answered questions (FAQs)

Let us dive into a few FAQs related to this topic:

How to fix Cyberpunk 2077 encountered an error caused by corrupted or missing archives?

You can update your graphics card drivers, verify the game files, remove problematic mods or reinstall Cyberpunk 2077 to fix the error.

How do I fix the flatline error on Cyberpunk 2077?

You can fix the flatline error on Cyberpunk 2077 by disabling overlays, updating your graphics card driver, and performing a clean install of the game.

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: [email protected]