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Posted: Dec 15, 2020 - 3:11 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2020 - 3:11 PM

Cyberware pieces upgrade your abilities and help you survive in the dangerous world of Night City and you can customize them in Cyberpunk 2077. Here are the ones that should absolutely get.

There is a lot of beauty in the futuristic setting of Night City, but behind all the neon and dazzle is a world of danger. The streets in Cyberpunk 2077 are filled with threats around every corner. You’ll encounter deadly criminals, and your best chance of survival will be to upgrade your character with Cyberware.

These pieces of tech will improve your stats and combat capabilities, but they can be extremely costly. For this reason, you should save up, and then invest in the the best ones available. It can be hard to decide which ones to get, so we’re here to help with that.

Here’s everything you need to know about Cyberware upgrades, and what are the best pieces for you to purchase.

How to get Cyberware in Cyberpunk 2077

Once you get to the fourth story mission of the campaign, you’ll have to pay a visit to a Ripperdoc named Viktor Vector. You can find this doctor in Night City’s Watson District and can enter his operating room via Misty’s shop. Once you’re there, you can check out all the Cyberware upgrades available.

You can get more pieces from other Ripperdocs in the city as you progress through the campaign. Finish certain missions, and then visit these individuals to buy some enhancements. You can find a total of five Ripperdocs across the different territories of Night City.

How does Cyberware work?

You can use the Cyberware to increase your character’s stats by altering their body parts. Each limb you choose to enhance will have a limited amount of Cyberware components that be upgraded. Some are suited to different character builds and certain enhancements will unlock amazing new abilities.

These prosthetics can help you improve your chances of survival in battle, and you can swamp implants whenever you need to. Many of these upgrades will be expensive, but it’s worth it to enhance your prowess in combat.

The 5 best Cyberware pieces

Installing Cyberware is costly, so you should pick the pieces you get wisely. It’s difficult to recognize which ones are the “best,” since that depends entirely on your character build and playstyle. Some are great for melee-heavy builds, while others are great for long range combat.

We’ve prepared a list of the Cyberware pieces that will fit you, regardless of how you choose to play. Most of these are practical, with a few thrown in for simple fun purposes. Here are the 5 best Cyberware pieces in Cyberpunk 2077:

Reinforced Tendons

These are leg upgrades that give you the double jump ability. This is useful during combat situations since you’ll be able to dodge enemy attacks, and look cool doing it. You can combine it with a stealth perk, and then score a landing strike with some precise positioning.

This also makes it easier for you to traverse while exploring Night City’s map. If timed right, you can use the Reinforced Tendons to negate fall damage. This doesn’t make you invincible, but it’s useful for going from rooftop to rooftop.

You can get this upgrade from the Ripperdocs in City Center, Watson, and Santa Domingo. It will cost about 45,000 eddies, but it’s definitely worth it to feel like a parkour king. Be sure to pick it up as soon as you can.

Gorilla Arms

When it comes to unarmed combat, your punches need to be strong enough to take out your foes quickly. For this, we recommend getting the Gorilla Arms Cyberware upgrades. These boost the damage capabilities of your fists so that you can dish out some serious pain.

An additional perk is that you can rip open doors and take down automated turrets, even if your Body stat isn’t high. While the Mantis Blades let you slice through enemies, they’re no more powerful than a katana. So the Gorilla Arms are a far better investment.

You can get a cheaper variant of these upgrades from the first Ripperdoc, Viktor, in the Watson district. If you want the Legendary version, then visit the Ripperdoc shop on the west end of the City Center. However, you’ll need 45 Street Cred to get this rare variant.

Smart Link

There are many Smart Weapons in the game that you can fire without having to aim. The bullets will be able to track the enemy that you tag and take them out quickly. This makes them some of the most powerful tools in the game.

If you want to use these guns, then you’ll first have to invest in the Smart Link. This Cyberware piece allows you to wield Smart Weapons, and you can purchase it from Watson in Kabuk at the cost of 9,000 Eurodollars.

This piece is expensive, but it’s definitely worth getting even if you don’t use Smart Weapons too often. This is because you can also acquire this piece without paying for it. When you play through the side quest titled “The Gig,” Wakako will recommend that you visit a certain Ripperdoc to get the upgrade for free.

Bioplastic Blood Vessels

You’ll come under heavy fire when facing off against the criminal underbelly of Night City. This Cyberware piece gives a boost to your circulatory system, and increases health regeneration outside of combat by 2 points per second.

The Legendary variants of the Bioplastic Blood Vessels regenerate 50% of your max health per second outside of combat. If a sniper hits you, then you’ll be able to bring HP back to full by taking cover and hiding for a few moments.

You’ll need to have at least 8 points in your Body stat, and 2000 in cash to purchase this upgrade. Just visit the Ripperdoc at Watson, and Northwest of Kabuki to get it for yourself.

Kerenzikov

This Cyberware piece will boost your nervous system by quickening your reflexes. It slows down time by 90% for up to 3.5 seconds whenever you block, aim, or attack while dodging. This makes the Kerenzikov a must-have piece of tech if you plan to take on a plethora of enemies at once.

The upgrade requires you to have at least 18 points in Reflexes. Visit the Ripperdoc in Santa Domingo, on the west end of the district, to purchase it. You can also get a Legendary version of the upgrade for 35000 eddies.

This piece doesn’t come cheap, but it’ll be incredibly useful if you find yourself surrounded by enemies. You can slow down time and carefully engage each foe, one at a time.

Although we recommend springing for the Legendary versions of these implants, that isn’t always practical. Many of them are extravagantly expensive, and the lower-tier versions are also serviceable on their own. Play with them as you rack up some cash for the rarer variants.

There are many other useful Cyberware implants that you can get that will fit your specific character build. Be sure to try them out and see what suits you best.


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