With the release of the 2.0 patch update for Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red introduced a slew of exciting features, including new combat mechanics, skills, weapons, and changes to the skill tree. Night City’s denizens were eager to dive back into the neon-soaked streets, but not all was well for some as they are facing an issue with the game’s skill tree, where they couldn’t allocate perk points as intended. This frustrating bug has left many wondering how to progress their character skills effectively. And if you too are wondering the same, this is just the article for you.
In the aftermath of Cyberpunk 2077’s 2.0 update, players began reporting an issue preventing them from assigning perk points within the game’s skill tree. When attempting to allocate points to perks, an ominous “[INVALID INPUT]” message appears. This has left players scratching their heads and their character progression grinding to a halt. The only thing that matters right now is a fix to this problem. But is there any available yet? Yes, uninstalling the game has indeed been reported to fix this issue. However, what if the issue persists even after uninstalling? For this, consider reading this guide until the end.
Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Skill Tree Perk Bug: Is there any fix yet
As of writing this article, there is no official fix for this skill tree bug in Cyberpunk 2077. But like always, players facing the issue have been sharing workarounds that have been effective for many. We have listed those workarounds for you to try, but remember that they are not guaranteed to work for everyone.
Remove Input Loader file
This workaround comes from DAZ_RT and it involves removing a certain file from the game’s installation directory. First, uninstall the game and make sure to keep a backup of any leftover files in the installation directory. Then, redownload the game and slowly reintroduce your old files one by one, testing the game after each addition. The problem might be caused by a file called ‘input_loader’ located in the following directory: Cyberpunk 2077> Engine > Config > Platform > PC. By removing this file from the game’s installation directory, you might be able to get rid of the problem.
Remove all mods
Another workaround to address the skill tree perk bug in Cyberpunk 2077 is to remove all installed mods. Sometimes, mods can cause compatibility issues with the game’s updates, leading to problems like this. By uninstalling or disabling all mods, you may find that the issue is resolved, allowing you to allocate perk points as intended. If you have numerous mods installed, manually disabling them one by one might be tedious. In that case, you can uninstall the game and then delete the remaining files in the game’s installation folder. After that, reinstall the game, most preferably on another path. Refrain from modding for some time until the mods are made compatible, and as a general rule of thumb, try not to install countless mods.
Use a console
Now, if you happen to own a console, Xbox, or PlayStation, this is the workaround for you. Suggested by pyke_, to solve the skill tree perk bug, try loading your saved game on an Xbox or PS5, reallocating your perk points there, saving the game, and then returning to your PC to load the save again. This workaround can help overcome the issue and enable you to use your perk points as intended. We know this is not a very useful workaround, but if you do own a console in addition to a PC, make sure to give this method a try.
Verify the files
While this method has not reported any success, who knows it might work for you, especially if all the other workarounds fail. So, to verify the files:
Steam: Head to the library and right-click on Cyberpunk 2077. After that, select Properties and open the Installed Files tab. Click on the option to verify your game files.
Epic Games: Open your library, select Cyberpunk 2077 followed by the three-dot icon next to it. After that, click on “Manage” and select the “Verify” option to verify the files.
GoG: Select the game from your library and click the More menu button. Next, click Manage and ‘Verify/Repair’.
Start a new save
Another workaround is to start a new game from scratch with a new character. Creating a fresh save file can sometimes bypass the issue, allowing you to allocate perk points without encountering the bug. If you don’t want to start from scratch, consider reloading a previous save and then checking if the issue persists.
And those are some potential fixes for the skill tree bug in Cyberpunk 2.0. While these workarounds may help you allocate your points to acquire the skills you desire, the hope is that CD Projekt Red will soon release a comprehensive patch to address this issue. Anyway, that is all for this guide. For more information on all the latest releases, make sure to check DigiStatement regularly. Read more: Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Achievements Not Working Issue: Is there any fix yet
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