CD Projekt Red’s Fabian replied to DreamcastGuy, saying that it’s “not the update we’ll have for launch”, presumably pointing to the 43GB patch being a ‘Day Zero’ update, with a Day One update to come around launch on December 10.
It’s an update but – fun twist – not the update we’ll have for launch.
— Fabian Mario Döhla (@fabiandoehla) December 3, 2020
It seems likely that the contents of the 43GB patch will be rolled into your initial download/install of the game, rather than seeing you download two separate updates. The game currently weighs in at 70GB on PC, although it’s not clear if that’s a non-updated version size.
The game’s preload is now live on GOG, with other platforms following over the next day, so you best get downloading early if you want to have everything prepared for launch.
In other Cyberpunk news, here’s every easter egg revealed so far. If you’re keen to know exactly when the game will launch worldwide, you can check out our article which runs through the global release times of Cyberpunk 2077, picking out your region from the handy map. If you want to get into the spirit of things, there’s also a digital Cyberpunk launch party being hosted on Twitter on December 9.