Enemies in Cyberpunk 2077 are a varied group. From elite trained corporate security details to the rash and violent gangs of  Night City. V faces numerous dangerous individuals in the quest of being a street legend.

You can also check Factions, to learn about the different organizations that try to take over Night City, their related Quests and most important members.

 

Bounties

Most of the Enemies you encounter during your journey have a bounty on their head and are wanted by the NCPD. By neutralizing them, you earn the payment listed in the data sheet, that can be seen when you scan them. This means that each bounty will grant you experience points, Street Cred and money.

You can obtain vital information from the data sheets when you scan Enemies such as:

  • Affiliation: Shows the faction the target belongs to.
  • Rarity: Indicates the difficulty level the target poses for you (Weak, Normal, Rare, Elite, Boss).
  • Weaknesses & Resistances: Vital information to know how to engage the target. Meaningful things such as which kind of damage hurts the most and which is less effective. 

 

Behavior

In Cyberpunk 2077, Enemies can behave differently in combat depending on what organizations they belong to. More reckless foes try to get up close and personal with you, while cautious ones prefer to stay behind cover and wait for their opportunity to attack.

Reckless

Balanced

 

Defensive

Cautious

Enemy Archetypes

Enemies in Cyberpunk 2077 are AI archetypes defined by their equipment, abilities and behavior. Each archetype is divided into different tiers. The higher an enemy is within this classification, the more powerful they will be. Also, some aspects of an enemy's appearance can reflect into what tier they fall into. For example, heavy clothes, armor or trench coats, might indicate a greater threat.

 

Ranged Tier 1-3

Weapon types used:

  • Assault Rifle
  • SMG
  • Handgun

Abilities:

  • Can use Cover
  • Can restore health
  • Can hoot while moving
  • Can sprint
  • Can use Tech or Smart Weapons
  • Can Throw Grenades
  • Can have Masking Ink, which may deflect Smart weapon projectiles

Melee Tier 1-3

Weapon types used:

  • One-handed melee  Weapon
  • Fists

Abilities:

  • Can Rush toward you
  • Can Restore health
  • Can have Masking Ink, which may deflect Smart weapon projectiles

 

Fast Melee Tier 2

Weapon types used:

  • Katana
  • One-handed Blade

Abilities:

  • Can Rush toward you
  • Can Restore health
  • Can break your blocking stance
  • Can parry attacks.
  • Can have Sandevistan.
  • Possible faction abilities: Static camo and charged jump

Fast Melee Tier 3

Weapon types used:

  • Katana
  • Mantis Blades

Abilities:

  • All tier 2 abilities.
  • Can have Kerenzikov
  • Possible faction ability: Optical camo

 

Heavy Melee Tier 2

Weapon types used:

  • Gorilla Arms
  • Two-Handed Hammer

Abilities:

  • Can Restore health.
  • Can break your blocking stance.
  • Can parry attacks.
  • Possible faction ability: Charged Jump

Heavy Melee Tier 3

Weapon types used:

  • Gorilla Arms
  • Two-handed Hammer

Abilities:

  • All tier 2 abilities.
  • Can have Subdermal Armor.
  • Can have a Berserk operating system.

 

Shotgun Tier 2

Weapon types used:

  • Shotgun

Abilities:

  • Can shoot while moving.
  • Can use Tech or Smart Weapons.

Shotgun Tier 3

Weapon types used:

  • Shotgun

Abilities:

  • All Tier 2 abilities.
  • Can have a Berserk operating system

 

Fast Gunner Tier 2

Weapon types used:

  • SMG
  • Dual Pistols

Abilities:

  • Can use cover
  • Can shoot while moving
  • Can sprint
  • Can use Tech or Smart Weapons
  • Can throw grenades
  • Can have Sandevistan
  • Possible Faction ability: Charged Jump

Fast Gunner Tier 3

Weapon types used:

  • SMG
  • Dual Pistols

Abilities:

  •  All Tier 2 abilities
  • Can have Kerenzikov
  • Possible Faction ability: Optical Camo

 

Heavy Gunner Tier 2

Weapon types used:

  • Light Machine Gun

Abilities:

  • Can shoot while moving
  • Can use Tech or Smart Weapons

Heavy Gunner Tier 3

Weapon types used:

  • Heavy Machine Gun

Abilities:

  • All Tier 2 abilities
  • Can have a Berserk operating system

 

Netrunner Tier 2

Weapon types used:

  • Combat Quickhacks.
  • Pistol
  • Revolver

Abilities:

  • Will cast Quickhacks whenever they have you in their line of sight.
  • Can use cover
  • Can shoot while moving
  • Can sprint
  • Can use Tech or Smart Weapons
  • Can throw grenades
  • Possible Faction ability: Static Camo

Netrunner Tier 3

Weapon types used:

  • Combat Quickhacks.
  • Pistol
  • Revolver

Abilities:

  • All Tier 2 abilities.
  • Possible Faction abilities: Optical Camo and Sandevistan

 

Sniper Tier 2

Weapon types used:

  • Sniper Rifle
  • Precision Rifle

Abilities:

  • Will fire powerful charged sniper shots when possible.
  • Can shoot while moving.
  • Can sprint.
  • Can use Tech or Smart Weapons.
  • Can Throw Grenades
  • Can have Sandevistan.
  • Possible Faction ability: Static Camo

Sniper Tier 3

Weapon types used:

  • Sniper Rifle
  • Precision Rifle

Abilities:

  • All Tier 2 abilities.
  • Possible Faction abilities: Optical Camo and Sandevistan.

 

Android

Weapon types used:

  • Rifles
  • Machine Guns

Abilities:

  • Can cause shock bursts
  • Can charge shots
  • Can't be grappled.

 

 




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