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Everything you need to know about hacking in Cyberpunk 2077

Published: 30/Oct/2020 14:42

by Kieran Bicknell

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With its dystopian nature, cyber-heavy landscape, and seedy underworld, the world of Night City in Cyberpunk 2077 is a hacker’s dream. Here’s our guide to everything you need to know about hacking in Cyberpunk 2077.

Set in a dystopian future, Cyberpunk 2077 embraces technology as the cure for all issues. Implants, chips, cybernetics… you name it, Night City will have it.

Naturally, all this technology leaves the door open to skillful hackers to exploit. In Cyberpunk 2077, the Netrunner class are the natural hackers, and are perfect for a less-violent approach to life in Night City.

Hacking goes far beyond simply accessing computers, so read on for our full guide to Hacking in the game.

Cyberpunk Robot HackingSkilled hackers will be able to manipulate enemy robots to avoid direct combat.

Hacking skill in Cyberpunk 2077

Since cybernetics are intrinsically woven into the very fabric of life in Night City, hackers are practically walking around in a living, breathing playground.

Players that choose the Netrunner path will have the best odds of becoming a successful hacker, but it is unclear whether this will be an attribute that is only accessible by this class.

Hacking abilities are leveled up by progressing through the game, with the ‘intelligence’ attribute having the closest tie to the hacking skill. Attributes dictate the upper-level limit of skills that fall underneath their category: E.G if intelligence is level 5, you can only reach level 5 of the hacking skill.

Players also need to put their skill to good use. Skills need to be used ‘in the field’ in order to practice and level them up, with more skill-related actions being unlocked as you progress.

Hacking characters in Cyberpunk 2077

Since there are so many cybernetic implants and enhancements in the game, players can manipulate this technology through hacking.

Once skilled enough, players are able to hack into individual cybernetics – arms, legs and other prosthetics are all fair game in Night City.

This unusual skill will no doubt prove useful throughout the course of the game, with the ability to control the enemy’s features to end fights before they even begin.

Cyberpunk 2077 hacking net
YouTube: Cyberpunk 2077
Hackers are able to experience the world of Night City from a whole new perspective.

Infiltrating networks in Cyberpunk 2077

Of course, no hacking ability would be complete without being able to infiltrate systems from the outside. Security systems are rife in Night City, and a skilled hacker is able to exploit them for their own personal gain.

To hack into an access point, players must complete a hacking ‘mini-game.’ The difficulty of the game will reflect the level of the access point that is being breached. Mini-games will get more difficult as the access points level up, though they will also open up more options within the hack.

Once breached, players will have access to a range of networks. Of course, the basic surveillance systems will be able to be used to locate enemies, but hacking goes much further than this.

For example, in the ‘deep dive’ video preview of Cyberpunk 2077, we see a Netrunner hacking a boxing robot, which then proceeded to pummel its opponent. Being able to control robots from afar may allow players to complete missions without a scratch on them, if they’re clever.

Quickhacks and Daemons

Thankfully, players won’t need to go through the tricky access point mini-game every time they want to hack. Once access has been gained via the initial hack, players will be able to ‘quickhack’ any items on that particular system.

For example, they will be able to hack a security turret to turn on its own men, or perhaps command a sentry to change course to remain undetected.

Daemons are another useful feature within the Cyberpunk world. Players are able to upload commands (Daemons) to systems in the same fashion as quickhacks.

Examples of this would be to issue a ‘shutdown’ command to enemy cyberware, or cause malfunctions in generic machinery to create distractions.

Performing quickhacks and using Daemons consumes Cyberdeck energy, so it is important to master this skill if you want to become a skilled hacker.

Cyberpunk 2077 hacking carsPlayers will be able to hack into some vehicles depending on their skill level.

Vehicle hacking

Hacking in Cyberpunk 2077 can also be used to hitch a ride in Night City, so long as you’re skilled enough.

It has been confirmed that most vehicles you encounter will have a built-in chip, known as an SID. This is essentially the Cyberpunk equivalent of keys, meaning you can’t access, drive, or hack a vehicle without a matching SID chip.

However, this is where hackers can gain an advantage. Alongside accessing security systems and cybernetics, players can also hack parked vehicles to gain access.

Once accessed, players can either make use of the car or upload malware to their systems, but unfortunately, players are not able to keep any stolen vehicles.


With its release date now scheduled for December 10, there will no doubt be more information on hacking to come. Be sure to check back regularly for updates.

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Cyberpunk 2077 achievements & trophies leaked ahead of release

Published: 13/Nov/2020 18:47 Updated: 13/Nov/2020 19:05

by Michael Gwilliam

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After numerous delays and setbacks, Cyberpunk 2077 seems set to finally release on December 10 – but a massive list of its achievements and trophies for the PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 has leaked ahead of time.

Video game achievements and trophies are some of the most popular collectibles in gaming, and really show off just how much of a completionist one can be. Different trophies are worth differing levels of value, depending on how difficult they are to earn.

Gamers looking forward to CD Projekt Red’s ambitious Cyberpunk game will be pleased to know that it’s chock-full of achievements.

The leaked trophies and achievements reportedly surfaced on the GoG Galaxy app, providing some clues on the adventures players will get up to in Night City.

Even the company’s Global Community Lead, Marcin Momot, acknowledged the leaks on Twitter, writing, “Fortunately, hidden achievements remained hidden, so there shouldn’t be any heavy story spoilers out there. Still, there are some that we’d been hoping would remain private until the release.”

So, while story-related trophies are hidden, making the leaked list less heavy on spoilers, it means there are still 12 to come once the game officially releases. Some of the trophies were spotted in a screenshot, while others were taken and listed by the website powerpyx.

As with most trophy or achievement names, these also feature plenty of references to the game’s cast, other projects and even movies.

Cyberpunk 2077 achivements list
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Cyberpunk 2077 achievements.

For instance, one of them is named “Gun Fu.” It’s no coincidence that the game stars Keanu Reeves. In the film John Wick, the title character played by Reeves wields his firearms in a style known as Gun Fu.

Another is called “Breathtaking,” which is once again, a nod to the Johnny Silverhand actor, as Reeves famously declared, “You’re breathtaking!” to the audience at E3 2019.

The “V for Vendetta” trophy is a bit more on the nose, simply borrowing the name of the hit graphic novel-turned-feature film.

Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077
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You’re breathtaking.

Full trophy list:

  • Platinum
    Earn all other trophies in Cyberpunk 2077
  • City Lights
    Complete all gigs and NCPD Scanner Hustles in City Center.
  • Full Body Conversion
    Install at least one implant in each system and body part.
  • Right Back At Ya
    Kill or incapacitate an enemy who threw a grenade at you.
  • The Wandering Fool
    Find all tarot graffiti.
  • Autojock
    Buy all vehicles available for purchase.
  • Frequent Flyer
    Find all fast travel dataterms.
  • Gun Fu
    Kill or incapacitate 3 enemies in quick succession with a revolver or pistol in close combat.
  • Gunslinger
    Shoot an enemy grenade in midair with a revolver.
  • Master Crafter
    Craft 3 Legendary items.
  • I Am The Law
    Complete all Cyberpsycho Sightings.
  • Mean Streets
    Complete all gigs and NCPD Scanner Hustles in Heywood.
  • Little Tokyo
    Complete all gigs and NCPD Scanner Hustles in Westbrook.
  • Christmas Tree Attack
    Complete a Breach Protocol with a minimum of 3 daemons uploaded.
  • The Quick and the Dead
    Kill or incapacitate 50 enemies while time is slowed.
  • Must Be Rats
    Perform the Distract Enemies quickhack 30 times without drawing attention to yourself.
  • Breathtaking
    Collect all items that once belonged to Johnny Silverhand.
  • The Wasteland
    Complete all gigs and NCPD Scanner Hustles in the Badlands.
  • Daemon In The Shell
    Kill or incapacitate 3 enemies with one “Detonate Grenade” quickhack.
  • Stanislavski’s Method
    Use a dialogue option related to V’s life path 10 times.
  • Ten out of Ten
    Reach the max level in any skill.
  • Rough Landing
    While Berserk cyberware is active, perform a Superhero Landing to kill or incapacitate 2 enemies.
  • The World
    Complete the main storyline.
  • Greetings from Pacifica!
    Complete all gigs and NCPD Scanner Hustles in Pacifica.
  • The Jungle
    Complete all gigs and NCPD Scanner Hustles in Santo Domingo.
  • True Soldier
    Kill or incapacitate 300 enemies using ranged weapons.
  • True Warrior
    Kill or incapacitate 100 enemies using melee weapons.
  • Two Heads, One Bullet
    Kill or incapacitate 2 enemies with the same sniper rifle shot.
  • V for Vendetta
    After reviving yourself with Second Heart, kill or incapacitate the enemy who killed you.
  • It’s Elementary
    Complete all gigs and NCPD Scanner Hustles in Watson.
  • Legend of the Afterlife
    Reach max Street Cred.