Sonic Shock

sonic shock quickhacks cyberpunk2077 wiki guide
♦ 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.

Duration: 30

Upload Time: 2

Cooldown: 10

Ram Cost: 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

Sonic Shock is a Quickhacks in Cyberpunk 2077Cyberwares are abilities that some characters can use to affect NPCs or the surroundings. You'll need a Cyberdeck in order to equip and use your Quickhacks.


Emits a high-pitched frequency inside the target's skull. Some say that if  it lasts long enough it can induce a psychological break. One version of the program written by netrunners from the Glen is known as Banshee's Wail.

Sonic Shock Information

  • Price: 300 - 600 - 1000 - 1400

Where to Find Sonic Shock

  • Like other quickhacks, Sonic Shock can be purchased at various rarities from Netrunner vendors, or crafted using the appropriate Quickhacking perks.

Sonic Shock Notes & Trivia

  • The Legendary form's passive is extremely valuable for stealth:
    • Enemy netrunners can never target you with their own hack to reveal your position, because your quickhack victims can't contact their teammates. That entire mechanic just goes away when you have this quickhack equipped.
    • "Non-silent" quickhacks won't alert nearby enemies unless they see their teammate fall. So hacks like Short Circuit and Synapse Burnout become much more useful for stealthy gameplay.


Contagion  ♦  Cripple Movement  ♦  Cyberpsychosis  ♦  Cyberpsychosis (Quickhack)  ♦  Cyberware Malfunction  ♦  Detonate Grenade  ♦  Memory Wipe  ♦  Overheat  ♦  Ping  ♦  Ping (Quickhack)  ♦  Reboot Optics  ♦  Short Circuit  ♦  Suicide  ♦  Synapse Burnout  ♦  System Reset  ♦  Weapon Glitch  ♦  Whistle


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    • Anonymous

      Like others have said, being able to use the non silent hacks is nice, but you basically cant use breach protocol.

      • Anonymous

        As of 1.52, stil many caveats to using it. The legendary passive still sends enemy into heightened caution state. When I've used Sonic Shock on an enemy, and then defeat them with a quickhack or take down, their allies are still able to notice their body. When I've activated the legendary passive on a squad, and opened fire on a unit no others can see, it still sends the whole squad into combat mode. If it worked as it seems is intended, it would be excellent. But in 1.52 it's not worth the slot imo.

        • Anonymous

          When applying the Legendary with Ping after 1.2, enemies on the Sonic-Shocked network now all break what they're going, go into their heightened caution state and start scouting their surroundings.

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