If you’re experiencing the permanent Relic malfunction screen glitch effect in Cyberpunk 2077 after talking with Johnny at the end of the “Automatic Love” quest, there’s a workaround you can use to fix it.
Cyberpunk 2077: How to Fix the Relic Malfunction Screen Glitch Effect
As you delve into the intricate world of Cyberpunk 2077 during the “Automatic Love” quest, you may encounter a pesky relic malfunction screen glitch. This distortion can disrupt your gaming experience, and it often stems from a specific dialogue choice during conversations with Johnny Silverhand.
To eliminate the persistent screen glitching effect, follow these steps carefully:
- Reload a Save: Start by reloading a save from before entering the elevator and engaging in the conversation with Johnny. This is your initial point of intervention.
- Dialogue Choice: When conversing with Johnny, be cautious about your dialogue choice. Specifically, DO NOT select the “F**ked in the head worse than me” dialogue option. For some reason, choosing this option triggers the glitch to persist even after the conversation with Johnny concludes.
- Proceed as Usual: Once you’ve made the correct dialogue choice, continue with the quest as you normally would.
It’s important to note that other common troubleshooting methods, such as restarting the game, dying and respawning, sleeping in V’s apartment, or attempting to override the screen effect by getting drunk, have proven ineffective in resolving this issue.
As of September 23, 2023, CD Projekt RED is aware of this issue and has acknowledged it on their support forums. They are actively working on a fix for the persistent distorted relic effect. In the meantime, they have provided the workaround mentioned above as a temporary solution to address the problem.
Until a hotfix is issued, following these steps should help you bid farewell to the visual nightmare and continue your journey through Night City.