Players encountered a game-breaking bug in Cyberpunk 2077 concerning a braindance sequence in the side job "The Hunt."
CD Projekt Red (CDPR) have made considerable headway fixing the larger problems in Cyberpunk 2077 post-launch. Nearly seven "Hotfix" patches in, the developers have resolved most of the glaring issues that made the game borderline unplayable or otherwise. However, with every bug squashed comes another thriving nest. Players may need to wait until the supposed-final patch in February to truly be rid of all the glitches.
Fortunately, there is a way to circumvent this bug in the meantime.
Cyberpunk 2077 'The Hunt' Braindance Bug
The bug appears in the side job "The Hunt" where V helps Detective River Ward get the bottom of a murder case. It can be picked up after completing "I Fought the Law" from a call by Ward.
According to players, the bug keeps them permanently stuck in the braindance sequence with no visible way out. The quest refuses to progress organically after V scans all the clues. Some players have sat in the sequence for around half an hour attempting to puzzle it out like others either avoided or failed the quest to move on.
Fortunately, there is a relatively simple fix. The issue stems from a lack of explanation rather than a true error in the quest's code. To leave the sequence, players simply need to press 'X' on PC, 'O' on PlayStation, or 'B' on Xbox. This is the programmed prompt to exit the sequence. For one reason or another, this instruction was missing from the quest, leaving multiple players stranded.
This should be a decent way to bridge the gap until the pathway is made apparent in-game.