Cyberpunk 2077 features plenty of customization options that drastically change everything from your character’s looks, background, and overall playstyle. Here’s everything we know about Cyberpunk 2077’s three classes and what they do.
Cyberpunk 2077 features three classes that players can choose from when creating their character. Like most RPGs, each class has its own unique skills and abilities that dramatically impact gameplay. However, unlike most games, Cyberpunk 2077 allows you to spec into different classes as you progress through the game. This allows you to effectively dabble in various roles and playstyles while journeying through the futuristic streets of Night City.
Of course, picking your starting role can be a rather tricky affair, especially if you don’t know what each of them specializes in. In order to make this decision a little easier, we’ve put together a handy guide that covers everything you need to know about Cyberpunk’s Techy, Solo, and Netrunner classes.
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.
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.
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.
The Solo class’s signature ability is ‘Combat Sense’. This gives them an increased sense of imminent danger, altering them to incoming harm.
The Netrunner class are your standard hackers 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.
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.
The Netrunner class’s signature ability is ‘Interface’, which allows them to directly interact with Cyberpunk’s various technologies.
We’ll be updating this list with all the latest class-specific information once Cyberpunk 2077 officially launches. Make sure you’re coming back here for all the future updates. In the meantime, you can check out all our other Cyberpunk 2077 news and guides right here.