How to build full melee boxer-style V in Cyberpunk 2077

. 2 years ago
Cyberpunk Gorilla Arms Feature
CD Projekt Red

There are a lot of traits and pathways you can go down in Cyberpunk 2077, but if you follow this guide you’ll be able to build full melee V. 

One of the coolest things about Cyberpunk 2077 is the thousands of different combinations you can splice together to create a truly unique V. We’ve got a list of the best perks and attributes to take your V build to the level, but there’s also a new path you can follow: full on melee.

If you’re feeling like a little fish in a big pond when it comes to Night City’s futuristic style weaponry and combat, sometimes it’s best to revert back to what you know. Not only this, the full melee build is perfect for smashing your opponents in different organized fights across town, but it has some other perks too.

Are you ready to go full boxer V? Here’s everything you need to do to make it happen.

What perks and attributes to level up

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V is an empty canvas, how will you choose to build them?

If you’re in the mood to mow down your enemies Hulk style as an indestructible, unstoppable V then you’ll need to follow these levelling steps.

The main prerequisite is that you have mainly built up the body attribute, which makes a lot of sense considering this V build relies on raw power.

In order to go full have to level:



  • Regeneration
  • Steel & Chrome
  • Cardio Cure
  • The Rock
  • Steel Shell
  • Pack Mule
  • Like a Butterfly
  • Epimorphosis

Street Brawler

  • Flurry
  • Opportune Strike
  • Dazed
  • Thrash
  • Frenzy
  • Payback
  • Efficient Blows
  • Crushing Blows
  • Rush

What Cyberware do I need?

Cyberpunk Gorilla Arms
CD Projekt Red
This one cyberware may be the key to your success.

The main Cyberware that you’ll need to crush your opponents are the ones located in the Skeleton section. While others such as Shock-N-Awe, Bionic Lungs, Titanium Bones and Subdermal Armor will help you out, the main cyberware are below.

In order to fully transform into a rumbling behemoth, you’ll need:

  • Gorilla Arms – these are key. They enhance your physical damage, as well as helping you build up charge with your punches so that your heavy attack will send enemies flying. They also let you rip open closed door and rip turrets to shreds.
  • Reinforced Tendons – while these are insanely expensive, the ability to double jump is essential to melee combat.

To find out exactly what all of these mysterious upgrades do, check out our Cyberware Guide here.

Cyberpunk Full Melee Build Cyberware

So if you fancy trundling around Night City as a human tank, this build is a must for you. Not only this, it’s a very different way to experience a game which is built around technology and gunplay. Take your destiny into your own hands, just like V, and do something different.


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