Don't go all crazy on crafting or looting if you want to keep your Cyberpunk 2077 saves well and alive. CD Projekt Red have confirmed that save data will be permanently damaged if it exceeds 8 MB.
As you may know, the launch of CD Projekt Red's long-awaited RPG Cyberpunk 2077 is not going quite well to say the least. The game is plagued with bugs and issues on all platforms, especially the last-gen consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The team are currently working hard on fixing these issues and have already released two major patches that improve performance on consoles and also fix various bugs. However, there's still plenty of work to be done before Cyberpunk 2077 becomes a bug-free experience.
Recently, players have reported another issue with the game that can be quite frustrating for those who spent dozens of hours playing the game. The game's save data can become permanently corrupt if the save file exceeds the size of 8 MB.
CD Projekt Red staff responded to the issue on the official Cyberpunk 2077 forum:
"Unfortunately, the save is damaged and can't be recovered. Please use an older save file to continue playing and try to keep a lower amount of items and crafting materials. If you have used item duplication glitch, please load a save file not affected by it. The save file size limit might be increased in future patches but the corrupted files will remain that way."
This is of course, a far from a perfect solution for your corrupted saves. To be more precise it's not a solution and we can only sympathise with you if you lost dozens and dozens of hours of gameplay. Hopefully, the devs will increase the save file size so fewer players get affected by these issues.