Players thought that CDPR had learned from the mistakes of the initial release of Cyberpunk 2077 and that the new 2.0 update would be free from major bugs. But that was not the case, not at least for some players who are encountering issues with autofixers, quest progression, and now the Redscript Compilation Failed Error. So, if the Redscript error is keeping you out of the game, keep reading as we share some potential fixes for it.
Before we dive into potential workarounds, let’s briefly discuss Redscript. So, in Cyberpunk 2077, Redscript serves as the digital lifeblood, orchestrating all the functioning of scripts. So, this is basically the mod that is required to run other mods in Cyberpunk 2077. When this script compiler stumbles, the “Redscript Compilation Failed” error will pop up. It manifests in various forms, from sudden crashes to agonizing freezes, leaving players desperate for a fix. This error started to appear after the Patch 2.0 update went live for Cyberpunk 2077, and interestingly, it is affecting players who haven’t modded their games even once. So, is there a fix yet? Let’s find out.
Cyberpunk 2077 Redscript Compilation Failed Error: Is there any fix yet
While there is no sure-shot fix, a community moderator at CD Projekt Red’s forum acknowledged the presence of this error. It is possible that they forwarded the issue to the developers for investigation, but that has not been confirmed. Nevertheless, they did recommend some workarounds.
Clear Out All Mods/Reinstall
The elephant in the room, Mods, are a double-edged blade. While they enhance gameplay, they can also cause issues with Redscript. So, if you’ve got mods installed, uninstall them one by one. This was also hinted at by the community moderator. Be vigilant; mod files may linger even after uninstalling the game. For a truly clean slate, consider installing the game in a different directory or deleting all the residual files from the game’s installation folder after uninstalling the game.
Verify Game Files
Sometimes, corrupted or missing game files may lead to errors with Redscript. To fix this, you might need to repair/verify the game files. The steps to do the same for different platforms are given below.
Steam: Head to the library and right-click on Cyberpunk 2077. After that, select Properties> Installed Files and select the Verify Integrity of Game Files option.
Epic Games: From the library, select Cyberpunk 2077 and click the three-dot icon next to it. Select “Manage”>“Verify”.
GoG: Again, find the game in your library and click the More menu button. After that, select Manage, and then click on Verify/Repair.
Update Graphics Drivers
Every gamer knows the importance of up-to-date drivers, especially for the GPU. So, check if there are any new updates for your graphics drivers by heading to the official websites of your GPU manufacturer, be it NVIDIA or AMD. Look up your model and download the latest drivers, if available. After updating the drivers, launch the game and check if the error persists.
set Final.redscripts to read-only
If you are encountering the “Access is denied OS error” in particular, you can try this workaround recommended by MaikeleleGass. So, to resolve the ‘Access is denied OS error’ in Cyberpunk 2077, you can uncheck the ‘read-only’ property on the ‘final.redscripts’ file located in the ‘Cyberpunk 2077\r6\cache’ directory by right-clicking on it and selecting Properties. If you have a ‘final.redscripts’ file in the ‘Cyberpunk 2077\r6\cache\modded’ directory, be sure to do the same for that file as well. This workaround can help alleviate the issue, so give it a shot!
Delete Cache and update Redscripts
Another workaround recommended by rckj involves a series of actions. But to summarize, first, they deleted the ‘cache’ folder located in the ‘Cyberpunk 2077\r6\cache’ directory. Next, they verified the game’s integrity via Steam. Then, they updated Redscript using Nexus Mods (by downloading the redscript file; workaround shared below). Doing so should get rid of this error, so give it a try.
Download Redscript file
As suggested by SnooHobbies7209, this workaround involves downloading the Redscript file from here. After that, all you have to do is extract the contents of the downloaded folder and paste or replace them in the game’s installation directory. Launch the game, and the redscript error should now be gone.
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