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Cyberpunk 2077 Puts The 'V' In 'Vending Machine'

Cyberpunk 2077 is full of bugs. At this point, that is an objective fact and a source of pain for many gamers, especially those who bought the title for Xbox One or PlayStation 4. The bugs and resulting complaints have forced CD Projekt Red to offer refunds — or at least tell audiences how to pursue refunds from retailers. Given the disappointing state of Cyberpunk 2077, many players are in need of some levity. Thankfully, Cyberpunk 2077 is more than happy to oblige via ... a glitch?

No matter which version of Cyberpunk 2077 you play, the physics engine refuses to cooperate. Gravity flips out figuratively and literally if you fender bend the wrong flight of stairs, and the result of collision detection is seemingly decided by the roll of digital dice. Meanwhile, one player on Reddit discovered parking motorcycles next to vending machines can transform the beverage dispensers into eternal prisons, trapping the player character inside of them. Surprisingly, the Cyberpunk 2077 community has latched onto the glitch, because sometimes you have to make your own fun.

The resulting Reddit thread — titled "In Night City you can be anyone, even a vending machine" — consists of gamers having a laugh at Cyberpunk 2077's expense, but also laughing alongside it. Instead of raging at CD Projekt Red for including a glitch that turns V into a human soda can, commenters have taken to ribbing the game. The thread's title, for example, borrows Keanu Reeves' line from the game's famous Seize the Day ad, "In Night City, you can become anyone, anything." According to the thread's poster, since V can "become anyone" in Night City, they decided to become a vending machine. Well, they got teleported into one with no chance of escape, but you get the idea.

One commenter used the thread as an excuse to link to a subreddit full of Cyberpunk 2077 bugs. None are quite as hilarious as trapping V in a prison of soda cans, but many show the physics engine losing its mind in similar fashions. For example, one glitch thread features V getting thrown into the stratosphere because the game engine had a delayed reaction to his motorcycle-on-car collision. Another bug shows V trying to jump through a busted window, failing, and then being flung back a few hundred feet — because they angered the gods of parkour, or something.

Regardless of the end result, gamers are using Cyberpunk 2077's wonky physics engine to forget all their woes with the rest of the game's bugs. And all it took was a motorcycle and a vending machine. Small victories, small victories.