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Cyberpunk 2077 QA Tester Clocks 175 Hours – And Still Isn’t Done

Last Updated December 3, 2020 8:00 PM
Thomas Bardwell
Last Updated December 3, 2020 8:00 PM
  • CD Projekt Red QA lead Łukasz Babiel has sunk a staggering 175 hours into a single playthrough of Cyberpunk 2077.
  • Babiel’s meticulous, slow-paced, bug scouting run means the average player is unlikely to pump that much time into the action-RPG.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 is set for release on Dec. 10.

Despite sinking a massive 175 hours into Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red’s QA lead has yet to experience everything it has to offer.

Taking to Twitter, Łukasz Babiel shared a screenshot from the highly-anticipated action-RPG  showing a playthrough with a total playtime surpassing 175 hours.

Cyberpunk 2077
One seriously lengthy playthrough. | Source: Twitter 

In response to a question, the QA lead revealed they’d yet to complete everything Cyberpunk 2077 has to offer , hinting that CD Projekt Red is living up to its reputation for creating content-rich titles, as we saw with the studio’s previous effort, The Witcher 3.

It would be misguided to expect the average player to clock in a similarly lengthy playthrough. We have to appreciate this in the context of Babiel’s role as a QA tester, which requires meticulously scouring the game for potential bugs and issues.

When asked if 175 hours is roughly what completionists can expect to sink into the game, Babiel points to a leisurely-paced, stealth-oriented playthrough on the hardest difficulty exploring every feature in Cyberpunk 2077 as the most significant contributor to the sizable game time.

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Babiel says 175 hours will unlikely be the average play time for most. | Source: Twitter 

Average Cyberpunk 2077 Playthrough Likely Much Shorter

As with most open-world titles, each player’s appetite for exploration, taking on side quests, bagging achievements, and experiencing everything CD Projekt Red packs into Cyberpunk 2077 will dictate the length of a playthrough. In all likelihood, most players will hit the credits long before the 175-hour mark.

Though CD Projekt Red has delayed Cyberpunk 2077 three times now, news over the weekend struck an optimistic note, putting to bed rumbles of a delay into 2021.

Thanks to reports of retail PS4 copies finding their way into the wider world and even a short 20 minutes gameplay stream showing off the game in action, everything seems on track for CD Projekt Red to release Cyberpunk 2077 on Dec. 10 as intended.