Cyberpunk 2077 weapons list, gameplay features, and combat guide

Cyberpunk 2077 weapons list, gameplay features, and combat changes

Published: 19/Oct/2020 17:20 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 11:37

by Andrew Highton


After many delays, CD Projekt Red’s newest game – Cyberpunk 2077 – is finally heading for its big release. To make sure you’re up-to-date, we’re breaking down the different weapons the game has, its key gameplay features, and how to make the most of combat.

The original release date of April 16th, for Cyberpunk 2077, seems a long time ago now. The game has seen multiple delays, such is the perfection required, and now it’s nearly time to play it. Which means that there is a lot of information to absorb, and we’re going to break that information down for you.

Cyberpunk’s futuristic, almost dystopian, setting allows for unconventional gameplay in the form of creative augmentations, multi-purpose weapons, and vehicles straight out of 2077.

Furthermore, the game will offer a wide array of weaponry, graciously provided by the 12 different corporations that make up the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. So let’s have a look at all the definite weapons and gameplay/combat features we know of so far.

A character being shot in Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red
If you so choose, the gameplay can be loud, violent, and bloody.

Weapons in Cyberpunk 2077

Given that the game is set way into the future, lots of sophisticated, cutting-edge firearms and melee weapons are to be expected for the player to use.

Weapons are manufactured by 12 different corporations and their availability is determined by a colored tier system – in terms of rarity. There are also 3 different types of weapon too:

  • Power Weapons – Standard guns with typical ammo. Can be an SMG, Pistol, Shotgun, Machine Gun, and Revolver. High recoil. High rate of fire.
  • Tech Weapons – Powered by rail gun technology to fire electromagnetic projectiles. Have strong penetrative effects. Strong damage. Low rate of fire.
  • Smart Weapons – Uses lock-on technology to fire caseless, guided ammo. Doesn’t require manual aim. Does less damage.

Here are the 12 Corporations and their weapons that we know of at this moment:

  • Arasaka – Ronin HS8, Tki- 20 Shingen, HJSH-18, Masamune, Mantis Blades, Thermal Katana, Gorilla Arms
  • Budget Arms – Blunderbuss, Carnage, Slaughtomatic
  • Consistutional Arms – M2067 Defender, Unity
  • Darra-Polytechnic –
  • Kang Tao – G-58 Dian, Type 41, KK-68, L-69 Zhuo
  • Malorian –
  • Midnight Arms – SOR-22
  • Millitech – ARK-44, Crusher, PDU-5 Mine, M-10AF Lexington, M221 Saratoga, RKD-12, M-179 Achilles
  • Nokota Manufacturing – Genesis 19:24, D5 Coppherhead
  • Rostovic – DB-2 Satara, DB-4 Palica
  • Tsunami Defense Systems – Tsunami Nekomata, Tsunami Nue
  • Textpohnka – RT-46 Burya

Gameplay features and combat guide

A character looking at a screen in Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red
Augmentations are a big part of the game’s narrative

Cyberpunk has adopted conventional RPG tropes by having a perks system. It provides different skill trees that can shape your character, meaning your version of V can be a stealthy assassin or a gung-ho aggressor. Perks are very influential – particularly with health – as the game offers no regenerative health until you unlock certain perks.

Equipment and technology is going to be key in Cyberpunk with specific augmentations giving you access to environmental, and enemy, information. You’ll be able to scan your surroundings and identify enemy strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, your Nanowire – a tool connected to V’s arm – can also hack into equipment, and hack into enemies.

Your playstyle can also be a factor in choosing what tools the game affords. For example, if you’re aggressive, you can claim an enemy as a hostage to provide you a buffer. If they survive, it’s up to you what their fate is. If you prefer stealth, you might want to make use of the versatile melee weapons that can be used up-close, from a distance, and quietly to remain undetected.

Cyberpunk 2077 guns and combat trailer

To give you an idea of what Cyberpunk’s weapons look like, here’s a short gameplay trailer showing off some of the game’s shiny toys.

This is already a stellar showing of some of the awesome things you can expect to get your hands on in Cyberpunk 2077.

As we get even more information on guns and additional gameplay and combat features, we will update you with any applicable changes.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 gameplay revealed and it looks incredible

Published: 25/Nov/2020 12:02

by Kieran Bicknell


Despite suffering numerous long delays, fans are still hyped for CD Projekt Red’s dystopian Cyberpunk 2077. As the release date edges closer, we’ve had our first look at the game on PS5, as well as a comparison between PS4 Pro and PS5 graphics.

Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated games of 2020. With its dystopian open-world setting, insane customization, and intriguing storyline, it looks set to become a truly epic title.

It’s not without its issues though, having suffered a number of consecutive delays, along with controversy over the dreaded ‘crunch’ for devs.

However, it seems that we may be on the ‘home stretch’ for the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Devs have now released the final teaser of gameplay footage, along with a first glimpse at the game running on the next-gen PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 footage
YouTube: Cyberpunk 2077
The rain effects and lighting in Cyberpunk 2077 take on a whole new depth on PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 5

There’s no doubt that Cyberpunk is a fantastic looking game. With cutting-edge graphics, the visuals have stunned even the most doubtful of critics. So far, we’ve only seen the game on current-gen consoles, but CD Projekt Red has now revealed the first preview of the game running on the next-gen PlayStation 5.

Technically, the game is running via backward compatibility in the footage. However, the game will be available on PS5 at launch.

Starting at the very beginning, the footage shows the initial stages of the ‘Nomad’ life path. On PS4 pro the game looks absolutely gorgeous, with plenty of fantastic light effects, incredible detail, and lots of immersive scenes.

However, around the 4:30 mark in the video below, the footage switches over to PS5, and the difference is immediately noticeable.

Next-gen footage starts at 4:32

The shadows become immediately deeper, without losing any of the detail. The rain also suddenly takes on a whole new dimension, creating streaks on the windows that look impressively realistic.

Lighting also changes, with more natural-looking flares when looking up at streetlights through car windows, and the traditional ‘haze’ from the neon lights of the city also taking on more of a prominent role.

Highlights become more controlled, and the falloff between light and dark extremes feel more natural, with a more gradual transition between the two.

Sadly, we were only shown just over two minutes’ worth of footage. However, if those two minutes are anything to go by, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to look absolutely fantastic on next-gen consoles.