Quickhacks in Cyberpunk 2077 are abilities that some characters can use to affect NPCS or surroundings. You need a Cyberdeck to allow you to use Quickhacks succesfully, when you scan Enemies or machines. You can do things such as deactivating or taking direct control. 

 

Cyberdeck

Cyberdecks unlock Netrunner abilities that allow the user to quickhack people and devices as well as breach into networks.

Each cyberdeck comes with a base set of pre-installed quickhacks, a limited number of slots for equipped quickhacks and a certain amount of RAM which is required to execute them. Different cyberdeck models can vary in terms of their stats and power. Higher quality decks are able to perform more advanced quickhacks.

Cyberdeck RAM

RAM is a resource used when performing Quickhacks. When you upload a quickhack to an enemy or device, it uses up a certain amount of RAM units. A quickhack's RAM cost can be altered in different ways, such as certain cyberware abilities, Perks and differences in level.

Used RAM recovers outside of combat.
Your maximum RAM can be increased with a higher Intelligence attribute, certain cyberware abilities and Perks as well as by equipping a higher-quality cyberdeck.

Device Quickhacks

Every Cyberdeck comes with a pre-installed set of quickhacks. You can find specific details about them and about the cyberdeck in their descriptions.
To upload quickhacks, you must have enough RAM available on your cyberdeck. 

Quickhacks Categories

Stealth Quickhacks: used in infiltration scenarios to elude or escape the attention of enemies.
Combat Quickhacks: the bread and butter of netrunners once enemies are aware of your presence. You can cast them to deal damage.
Control Quickhacks: used in combat situations, as they can greatly impede opponents. They can prove particularly decisive against bosses and mini-bosses when deployed to disable cyberware they rely on.
Ultimate Quickhacks: are the most powerful programs, but also the most costly in terms of RAM and upload time. Used correctly, they can potentially eliminate targets instantly.

 

Antipersonnel Quickhacks

Cyberdecks have special slots reserved for antipersonnel quickhacks to use against your Enemies, and can be customized to suit your playstile.

To upload a quickhack into a target, you must have enough RAM available on your cyberdeck. RAM cost can be altered by different means, such as specific Perks and cyberware abilities.

New Quickhacks can be purchased from vendors, found throughout the world, earned as rewards for completing various activities, sometimes collected after uploading the Datamine daemon to network Access Points, and crafted if you have the necessary Crafting Spec. These quickhack Crafting Specs can also be purchased from vendors, found throughout the world, earned as rewards for completing various activities, and unlocked in the quickhacking Skill tree.

Breach Protocol

Every cyberdeck comes with Breach Protocol pre-installed, which gives it the ability to penetrate networks, and upload powerful programs called daemons that can infiltrate all connected Enemies and devices.

Every cyberdeck also comes pre-installed with the ICEpick daemon. Uploading it succesfully via Breach Protocol will decrease the RAM cost of all quickhacks used on Enemies and devices connected to the network.

New, powerful daemons can be unlocked in the Breach Protocol Skill tree.

Breach Protocol cannot be initiated without a cyberdeck equipped.

Access Points

Access Points are physical ports through which it is possible to access the local network. They can be found by exploring your surroundings or by performing the Ping quickhack on a device or person connected to the same network.

Succesfully uploading a Datamine daemon into an Access Point by using the Breach Protocol will grant you money, quickhack crafting components or sometimes even an entirely new quickhack.

 

 

 

All Quickhacks in Cyberpunk 2077

Name

Price

Bonus

RAM Cost

Upload Time

Duration

Cooldown

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Sonic Shock

300

600

1000

1400

Deafens the target, reducing their ability to detect you.
Isolates the target from the local network, preventing them from communicating with their allies.
Excludes the target from the perception range of their squad, causing them to be ignored.
Passive while equipped: enemies under the effects of any quickhack are cut off from the local network.

3
4
5
6
2 30 10
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Whistle

300

300

1000

The affected target will enter a heightened state of alertness and move to your current position.
The target will no longer be in a state of alertness when moving to your current position.
Can be executed on enemies engaged in combat.

2
2
4
2 10 10
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Memory Wipe

600

1000

Causes the target to exit combat mode and forget about your presence. 
Affects the target's entire squad.
4
5
2 8 120
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Ping

60

280

Reveals enemies and devices connected to the local network.
Higlighted targets can be scanned and quickhacked through solid obstacles.
1 1 20 0
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Short Circuit

60

600

1000

1400

Deals damage to the target. Very effective against mechanical enemies and targets with weak spots.
Applies an EMP effect for a few seconds.
Deals extra damage to enemies below a high threat level.
Passive while equipped: Crit Hits with any weapon apply this quickhack's uncommon effect.
3
4
5
6
3 -
3
3
3
10
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Synapse Burnout

600

1000

1400

Deals damage that scales higher based on how much health the target is missing. Less efficient against mechanical enemies.
If a target is defeated by this quickhack, they burst into flames, causing nearby enemies to panic.
Passive while equipped: defeating an enemy with any quickhack causes nearby enemies to panic.
6
7
8
3 -
2
2
10
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Overheat

300

600

1000

1400

Applies Burn to the target, dealing damage over time. Less effective against mechanical enemies.
Affected targets are temporarily unable to take any action.
Burn from Overheat lasts significantly longer.
Affected targets are unable to use cyberware abilities. 

3
4
5
6

3 4
4
8
8
10
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Contagion

300

600

1000

1400

Applies Poison to the target. Spreads to nearby targets. Effective against closely grouped enemies.
Poison lasts significantly longer.
Each subsequent target receives more damage from Contagion.
Passive while equipped: quickhacks with spread capability can reach additional targets.
4
5
6
9
1 2
6
6
6
10
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Cyberware Malfunction

300

600

1000

Disables the target's cyberware, potentially affecting their movement or resistances. Very effective against fast/moving targets and netrunners.
Spreads to the nearest target within a set radius.
Causes a random implant to explode once the effect's duration expires.
4
5
6
5 30 0
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Cripple Movement

300

600

1000

1400

Prevents the target from moving from their current position.
Spreads to the nearest target within a set radius.
Affected enemies are also unable to attack.
Passive while equipped: enemies under the effect of any quickhack cannot sprint.
4
5
6
7
5 8 0
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Weapon Glitch

300

600

1000

1400

Causes the target's weapon to malfunction, reducing its accuracy and disabling Smart tracking and obstavle penetration.
Spreads to the nearest target within a radius.
Causes the target's weapon to explode, causing damage.
Passive while equipped: enables the Weapons Jammer deamon during Breach Protocol
4
5
6
7
5 30
30
30
50
0
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Reboot Optics

300

600

1000

1400

Resets an enemy's optical cyberware, rendering them temporarily blind.
Spreads to the nearest target within a set radius.
Greatly increases the effect's duration.
Enables the Optics Jammer deamon during Breach Protocol.
4
5
6
7
5 16
16
32
32
10
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Suicide

1000

1400

Greatly increases the effect's duration.
Passive while equipped: Causing an enemy to panic reduces the RAM cost of your next Ultimate quickhack by 2
11
14
8 - 120
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Detonate Grenade

1000

1400

Forces a target to trigger a carried grenade. The type of explosion and its effects are based on the target's grenade type.
Passive while equipped: defeating an enemy with any explosion reduces the RAM cost of next Ultimate quickhacks.
11
14
8 - 120
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System Reset

1000

1400

Cripples a target's nervous system, causing them to lose consciousness. The affected target will not make any noise when passing out.
Passive while equipped: defeating an enemy reduces the RAM cost of the next quickhack.
10
13
8 - 120
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Cyberpsychosis

1000

1400

Causes the target to attack enemies and allies indiscriminately. If no other allies are nearby, the target will commit suicide.
Passive while equipped: enemies under the effect of any quickhack will no longer try to avoid friendly fire. 
12
15
8 - 120
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Request Backup

300

Calls over 1 enemy squad memeber(s). Must NOT be in combat mode.

Allows Request Backup to work against enemies in combat mode.

 

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    • Anonymous

      17 Jan 2021 07:10  

      Getting the perks that unlock specs are one time use blueprints, so when you craft them you can later reroll perks and avoid those perks. It also means you can't spam craft the items for money or exp. Also when you unlock higher level quick hacks, lower level ones will no longer appear in your inventory.

      • Anonymous

        02 Jan 2021 20:45  

        According to game descriptions, The exact name of category isn't Stealth Quickhack, but Covert Quickhack. Please edit it.
        Arasaka MK4 cyberdeck decreases the RAM cost of covert quickhacks by 2.
        'Request Backup' is also a covert quickhack. Arasaka MK4 CD decreases the RAM cost of Request Backup.

        • Anonymous

          31 Dec 2020 02:52  

          easiest way to get legendary quickhacks is to get them from data mining using the perk Datamine Virtuoso. Just go to the location of the Gig serial suicide and savescum on every data pad in that zone until you get the legendaries you want. only 12 intelligence required and a lot of hacking

          • Anonymous

            28 Dec 2020 23:58  

            You CAN get legendary quickhacks randomly from access points in high level areas. Datamine virtuoso perk might be helping. Save scumming helps get you which quick hack you want. Need 2nd and 3rd line during the minigame to get the a quick hack to spawn consistently. Whatever rarity it dropped the first time is what you'll be getting even after save scumming so much. For some reason, the legendary sonic shock quick hack does not have the passive in its description. I don't know if its functional or not.

            • Anonymous

              28 Dec 2020 01:53  

              Any high level peeps here can tell me if the epic quick hacks are being sold on shops? I am unable and don't want to craft it. Thanks.

              • Anonymous

                27 Dec 2020 06:56  

                where can i find whistle with epic rarity?, crafting whistle quickhack just allow me craft the rare version, which is the highest

                • 15 Dec 2020 00:11  

                  Main difference between Epic and Legendary rarity quickhacks; legendary variants of the former now include passive effects for just equipping them.

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