Which Disc to Use? | Data Disc or Play Disc | Cyberpunk 2077

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This is a guide to installing and starting the physical version of Cyberpunk 2077 using the Data Disc and Play Disc. Learn how to set up the game and how to use each of the game's two discs.

The Data Disc and the Play Disc

When you open your copy of Cyberpunk 2077, you might be surprised to find two Disks. The Data Disc will be used to install necessary data before starting the game. After you've finished installing via the Data Disc, you'll be using the Play Disc when playing the actual game.

Which Disk to Use?

Insert the Data Disc First

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To install necessary data needed to install the game, you will need to insert the Data Disc first. The Data Disc contains essential data needed to run the game, so if you don't start with the Data Disc, you won't be able to start playing the game. If you are playing on PS4 or Xbox One, the Data Disc should be the second disk inside of the box (On Xbox, it may be labeled as Disk 2).

Insert the Play Disc Second

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After the installation on the Data Disc has completed, you'll be able to play the game. A notification will appear on screen telling you to remove the Data Disc and insert the Play Disc. At this time, hit the eject button on your console to eject the disc, and insert the Play Disc. If you are playing on PS4 or Xbox, the Play Disc should be the first disk that you see when opening the box (on Xbox, it may be labeled as Disk 1).

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10 Anonymousabout 1 month

how do i get it to work with ps5?

9 Anonymous2 months

I have tried everything for many hours. I have done anything and everything that I can find. I thought I might get the digital copy but I'm so upset that I can't get this game to even start playing that I have decided to not play it at all. Maybe one day in the distant future

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