Weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 are widely varied and highly customizable. Weapons are the wide array of damage-dealing tools available for use by V, from firearms and melee weapons to cyber-implants and remote mines, and much more. Weapons can be obtained from loot, Quest Rewards, Merchants and Crafting.
Ranged Weapons are typically pistols, shotguns or rifles, and can fall under the categories of either Tech or Street. Melee Weapons provide an opportunity for up-close violence, while Ranged Weapons give players the option to kill from afar.
Many Weapons can accommodate modules which alter their use and the way they handle: for example a player may acquire a Tech Pistol which they then modify using modules to become a Power or Smart Pistol. The Modules applied to a weapon can alter gameplay mechanics and playstyles greatly.
Iconic Weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 are special Weapons with unique perks attached to them that can't be found on any other weapon and are particular for each of them. Once an Iconic Weapon has been obtained you will be granted the blueprint (i.e. Spec) to craft it.
Most Iconic Weapons can be obtained by completing certain Jobs and searching in the instanced locations. Do note that the availability of some weapons are affected by player's dialogue choices and level of task completion. The remaining one third are unlocked by looting the Spec from the bosses in Suspected Organized Crime Activity and player crafting. There are all sorts of Iconic Weapons varying in both type and rarity.
Iconic Weapons can have their rarity upgraded via the crafting menu. In addition to relevant components, you will also need the weapon you're upgrading in order to complete the craft.
Cyberware Weapons are tech implants players can get installed into their flesh, providing the capability to inflict harm. Cyberware Weapons can only be augmented and replaced by the Ripperdocs. Please visit our Cyberware Wiki for more information.
Weapons can be upgraded and modified to change their different stats and adjust them to suit your playstyle. In order to upgrade their weapons, players can add Mods into Weapons with at least one slot, that can change both the Weapons appearance and stats.
Please visit Weapon Mods for more information.
Like in most RPGs, Weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 feature a Rarity System including Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary. Weapon Stats, Abilities and Weapon Mod Slots will randomly vary between the different weapons so make sure to check which of them fits your playstyle.
Power Weapons are the equivalent of known classic guns. They can be used to deal massive amounts of burst damage to enemies, and require the user to aim manually. Power Weapon bullets can ricochet off surfaces providing a lot of versatility and allowing the user to harm enemies behind cover.
Tech Weapons can fire charged electromagnetic projectiles. As with Power Weapons, you'll need to manually aim to your desired target. Tech Weapons can be charged to release a powerful shot allowing bullets to pierce through both armor and cover.
Smart Weapons can scan and track enemies' movements and fire self-guided micro missiles allowing players to hit covered enemies regardless if they are hiding behind walls or any other type of cover. In order to use Smart Weapons, players will first need to install a Cyberware Smart Link on their hands.
Melee Weapons can only be used in close combat and include both One-Handed as well as Two-Handed variants. Depending on the type, they can deal Blade or Blunt Damage. Blunt damage is a great non-lethal damage alternative.