Cyberpunk 2077: Every character class and what they do

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Cyberpunk 2077 is quite immersive when it comes to build crafting and customization. One such customization option that is provided to you is in the form of a class. Here is a guide on what class to choose and their impact.

Cyberpunk 2077 is a proper RPG which means you will end up deciding on how you want to play. You can play as someone who likes to make their own things, someone who enjoys running into enemies, or someone who likes to take a stealthy approach.

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Regardless of what you choose to become in this game, Cyberpunk 2077 has the option laid in front of you. There are primarily three classes you can choose from which includes Techie, Solo, and Netrunner classes.

Here is all you need to know regarding each of their classes and their benefits in Cyberpunk 2077.


Techie class

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The Techie class is a great pick for those that like to build their own weapons.

The Techie class use their superior engineering skills to craft unique equipment. These can be used in everything from weaponsmithing, cybersecurity, technological sabotage, and general security. The Techie class’s signature ability is ‘Jury Rig’ which helps players achieve higher proficiency with improvised engineering. As a result, their services are widely used in Night City by both the game’s law enforcement and criminal gangs. 

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There isn’t anything a Techie can’t fix – in fact, like present-day engineers, Techies can earn a sizable wage. However, if you want to truly increase your in-game profits, you’ll want to turn your attention to illegal weapons, stolen cybertech, and corporate espionage. While the Techie class can still face their enemies head-on with their custom weapons, they work best when you utilize their unique engineering skills. If you prefer to operate from the shadows and gain information on your foes, then the Techie class will allow you to do just that. 

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Solo class

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The Solo class is your typical mercenary character.

As the name suggests, the Solo class is Cyberpunk’s one-man-band archetype. These shady characters are known to take on numerous jobs or roles, providing the pay is high enough. Whether it’s working as a merciless mercenary, a cold-blooded hitman, or a corporate bodyguard, the solo class is always looking for violent opportunities to make a quick buck. 

Solos have access to enhanced strength and can effortlessly pick up heavy machine gun turrets, rip open security doors, grab enemies to use as human shields, and pummel foes with their powerful melee-based cyberware. CD Projekt described the Solo class as a “Terminator power fantasy,” that uses “guns and might to get things done.” This warrior class has some of the strongest skills in the game, so consider speccing into the Solo tree if you wish to pack a mean punch.  

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The Solo class’s signature ability is ‘Combat Sense’. This gives them an increased sense of imminent danger, altering them to incoming harm.

Netrunner class

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Surfing the web has never been so fun.

The Netrunner class is your standard hacker in Cyberpunk 2077. They use their high-tech VR headsets to plug themselves directly into the internet. This allows them to gain unauthorized access to illegal goods and information. These super hackers can even log into enemy-controlled equipment with their Cyberdeck – a tool that can be plugged into Cyberpunk’s various sci-fi electronics. 

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Once plugged in, the Netrunner class can hack into security cameras, sabotage weapons, and even enter the very minds of their enemies. Enemy implants can even be hacked with the use of the game’s nanowire. 

Scouring the dark side of the web means buying and selling on the black market for profit. Unlike the Solo class, Netrunners prefer to use sabotage and espionage to take care of their enemies. A previous Deep Dive Video showed just how lethal this class could be when the Netrunner hacked a training bot’s difficulty in order to cause a lethal distraction.  

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The Netrunner class’s signature ability is ‘Interface’, which allows them to directly interact with Cyberpunk’s various technologies.  

That’s everything we know about the three different character classes and what they do in Cyberpunk 2077. Make sure you’re coming back here for all the future updates. In the meantime, you can check out all our other Cyberpunk 2077 guides at Dexerto. 

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