How to fix the ‘Cyberpunk 2077 has flatlined’ crash on PC

One of the most anticipated video games of this generation is finally out and is a big hit. Cyberpunk 2077, from CD Projekt Red, is available on PC, and consoles, and there are some problems. The game has launched with a lot of bugs that players keep running into, alongside other technical issues. The developers are releasing new patches and hotfixes, but we fear it might be a while till the game is fully polished. Some players are running into the Cyberpunk 2077 has flatlined crash, and here is how you can fix it.

A new hotfix is available on PC and consoles that supposedly fixes performance issues. We are hoping that a regular supply of patches might bring the game to a more polished state.

Fixing the ‘Cyberpunk 2077 has flatlined’ crash

CD Projekt Red has deployed the 1.04 hotfix and you can read the complete patch notes here.

Cyberpunk 2077 flatlined crash
Hotfix 1.04

Even though it was deployed to fix some crashes and improve stability, multiple users have confirmed they are running into a flatline crash during the game, after which it doesn’t launch at all.

Thankfully, you can fix this by following the steps below.

  • Locate Cyberpunk 2077 in your Steam library, and right-click on it
  • Click on Properties, and open the LOCAL FILES tab
Cyberpunk 2077 flatlined crash
Verify Integrity of Local Files
  • Here, select VERIFY INTEGRITY OF LOCAL FILES

This will start a verification process, and possibly start a download. Be patient, and allow the verification process to complete, and for it to download the necessary files.

After the game has been fully verified and updated, you can launch it again, without running into the flatlined crash. Various users on Steam forums have confirmed that simply verifying their files has worked out for them.

We hope this guide was helpful. If you any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below.

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
Gaming enthusiast, massive soulsborne fan, and a passionate writer. Always on the lookout for interesting games with unique mechanics and design. He loves to write informative guides for newer and ongoing releases.

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