Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

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Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Tips and Tricks Guides

This is a list of Game8's Tips and Tricks guides for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. Learn how to get started on your adventure, and how to play the game like a pro with our detailed strategy guides.

Essential Tips and Tricks

Essential Tips





Choose a Lifepath Based on Your Preference

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Do you want your character to start off in the streets like a Street Kid? An outsider like a Nomad? Or from high up like a Corpo?

You can choose any Lifepath that you want without worrying too much as this won't have much effect on your starting gear and stats or how the story will play out.

The only major differences between the three are the first mission that you'll get and exclusive dialogue options in some conversations that can possibly change the outcome of some side missions.

Lifepath Starting Mission
Street Kid Cyberpunk 2077 - The Streetkids WalkthroughThe Streetkid
Nomad Cyberpunk 2077 - The Nomad WalkthroughThe Nomad
Corpo Cyberpunk 2077 - The Corpo-Rat WalkthroughThe Corpo-Rat

All Lifepaths and Best Lifepath to Choose

Plan Your Build Ahead

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We recommend planning your endgame build before creating your character, as you will be allocating some Attribute Points before you're sent to Night City. You'll have to choose a playstyle, build your character around it through Attributes, Perks, and gear, then stick with it until endgame.

Cyberware and Perks Will Be Revamped on 2.0

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Heads up! On September 21st, both Cyberware and Perks will be overhauled along with the other changes in Update 2.0.

A limiter will be implemented for Cyberware installments (to prevent cyberpsychosis maybe?) and all new Perks will replace majority of the current ones, so we will update our best character build guides accordingly once the update lands. Please stay tuned!

You can visit the official build planner to know more about the new set of Perks and theorycraft a build for your favorite playstyle before the update arrives!

2.0 Update Release Date and Changes

Attributes Can Be Respec'd Only Once in the DLC

While you can respec your Perk Points anytime you're out of combat, you won't be able to respec your Attributes with just the base game alone. Additionally, you won't get enough Attribute Points to max out all Attributes even after reaching the max level, forcing you to stick to a playstyle on each character.

However, with the Phantom Liberty DLC, developers confirmed that you will be able to reallocate all the Attribute Points you've spent, but only once! This gives players the opportunity to switch to a completely different playstyle without having to create a fresh save.

How to Perk Respec

Your Choices May Affect Other Missions

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Don't just spam buttons to skip dialogues and choose only the first line on replies! Some dialogue choices can heavily alter the outcome of a mission, its rewards, and even future missions!

Try to create extra saves if you want to check all outcomes or if you just want to find the right one.

All Choices and Effects

Increase Your Street Cred as Early as You Can

Cyberpunk - How to Gain Street Cred

Completing missions, including gigs and NCPD Scanner Hustles, increases your Street Cred. Reaching certain levels of Street Cred unlocks more powerful items on vendors.

Legendary Cyberware and other high-tier Cyberware are also only purchasable at higher Street Cred levels, so if you want the best installments, start building your rep.

Additionally, Fixers will only give you more of the gigs they have if you have enough Street Cred.

How to Raise Street Cred

Pick Up Every Item You See

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Yes, even the junk items you see everywhere!

Unusued weapons, clothing, and consumables can also be sold for eddies or dismantled for crafting components to avoid being encumbered.

However, if you obtained items that you think are too important to discard, like Iconic Weapons, you can use your Stash instead to free up inventory space. You can access your stash at any of your apartments or vehicles!

Datamine Access Points

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Money is stored in many locations around Night City, one of them is machines with access points. Hacking into Access Points can earn you instant eurodollars, crafting components, and at times, quickhacks!

You can datamine more rewards from Access Points the longer the string you input, but it comes with a higher risk of failing if run out of time or correct characters.

If you picked Intelligence as one of your main attributes, you can unlock Perks that significantly increases the rewards you get from datamining and even Perks that make the process much easier!

Perk Req. Attribute Pts. Effect at Lv. 1
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Almost In!Almost In! 5 Increases the breach time for Breach Protocol by 20%.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Advanced DatamineAdvanced Datamine 5 Upgrades the Datamine daemon, increasing the amount of eurodollars acquired from Access Points by 50%.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Datamine MastermindDatamine Mastermind 9 Upgrades the Datamine daemon, increasing the amount of components acquired from Access Points by 50%.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Datamine VirtuosoDatamine Virtuoso 12 Upgrades the Datamine daemon, increasing the chance to acquire a quickhack from Access Points by 50%.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Head StartHead Start 18 Automatically uploads the first daemon in the list at the start of Breach Protocol.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - CompressionCompression 20 Reduces the lengths of the sequences required to upload daemons by 1. Cannot be reduced below 2.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - TransmigrationTransmigration Level 16 in Breach Protocol Increases the breach time of Breach Protocol by 50%.

All Tips and Tricks Guides

Beginner's Tips and Tricks

Advanced Tips and Tricks

Other Tips and Tricks Guides

Character Building
Best Starting Attributes Best Perks to Choose
How to Get Perk Points Quickly Weapon Customization Guide
How to Respec Which Gender to Choose?
Gameplay Guides
Beginner's Guide How to Raise Street Cred
Stealth Guide List of Free Cars and Locations
How to Drive Cars and Bikes How to Escape the Police
How to Avoid Being Hacked How to Store Items
Double Jump or Super Jump? Ripperdoc Locations and Cyberware List
List of Tarot Cards and Locations How to Increase Carrying Capacity
How to One-Shot Every Enemy Where To Find Skill Shards
Where To Find Perk Shards How To Duplicate Items
Which Weapons and Clothing to Keep? Bounty Hunting
List of Radio Stations Skill Progression Tier List
Is Dual Wielding Possible? List of Missable Quests and Side Gigs
How to Get Capacity Shards How to Purchase Vehicles
All Missable Weapons How to Get Carrying Capacity Shards
How Long To Wait for Songbird How to Get Vehicles for Free
Best Gear Guides
Best Quickhacks Best Cars and Vehicles
Best Cyberware and Cyberdeck -
Story Completion
How to Get The Devil Ending How to Get The Temperance Ending
How to Get The Star Ending How to Get The Sun Ending
How to Get the Secret Ending How to Get 100% Clear
Best Side Jobs to Complete All Phantom Liberty Endings
How to Get the King of Wands Ending How to Get the King of Swords Ending
How to Get the King of Pentacles Ending How to Get the King of Cups Ending
How to Get the Tower Ending -
Just for Fun
List of Hairstyles Easter Eggs and Cameos
Console Commands and Cheats The Sixth Attribute
Joytoy Locations New Apartment Locations and How to Unlock
Slang Explained: Dictionary of Night City Street Talk How to Get Nibbles the Cat Pet
How to Play Trauma Drama and Rewards How to Play the Doom Easter Egg

Character Building

Character Creation Guide

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Learn all the available settings for your character's appearance, and how aspects like your gender and Lifepath affect the game by checking the guide below!

Character Creation and Customization Guide

Best Starting Attributes

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Not sure which Attributes to choose at the start? This guide will tell you which ones are best for you based on your playstyle.

Best Starting Attributes

Best Perks to Choose

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Perks are abilities that will increase your combat efficiency with weapons and skills outside of combat. Read our guide below to find out which Perks to prioritize, and how you should best expand your Skill Tree to unlock the best Perks.

Best Perks to Choose

How to Get Perks Point Quickly

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In order to acquire Perks, you need Perk Points! Find out in this guide how to get as many Perk Points as possible to acquire more skills.

How to Get Perk Points Quickly

How to Level Up Fast

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Cyberpunk 2077 has a leveling system similar to other RPGs. Read our guide below to learn more how to farm EXP, what the max level in the game is, and what rewards you get for leveling up!

Leveling Guide

Weapon Customization Guide

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Check out our weapon customization guide to learn how to customize your weapons, what attachments and mods are, how to get them, and if they are worth getting.

Weapon Customization Guide

How to Respec

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Do you want to reset your Perk points? Discover how in this guide, as well as if you can reset your Attribute points!

How to Perk Respec

Which Gender to Choose?

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The gender you choose will open different opportunities for you. Read our guide below to learn how choosing a male or female character affects the game.

Differences Between Gender

Gameplay Guides

Beginner's Guide

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First time in Night City? No worries, this guide will tell you everything you need to know to get into the game, and the best tips and strategies for starting out on the right foot.

Beginner's Guide and FAQ

Battle System and How to Fight

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Cyberpunk 2077 involves a lot of fighting, and in this guide, you'll learn how to survive every fight you get yourself into.

Battle System and How to Fight

How to Get Money (Eddies) Fast

How to Make Money Fast

Eddies is the currency in Cyberpunk 2077, and you'll need a lot of them. Find out in this guide how to farm Eddies and get rich.

How to Farm Money

How to Raise Street Cred

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Street Cred defines your reputation in Night City. Learn how to raise your Street Cred and the advantages of having a high Street Cred by checking the guide below!

How to Raise Street Cred

Missables and Unrepeatable Events

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In Cyberpunk 2077, your actions have consequences and some can't be undone. Find out in this guide about all points of no return, as well as missable and one-time events in the game.

Missables and Unrepeatable Events

Missable Quests and Side Gigs

Cyberpunk 2077 List of Missable Quests and Side Gigs

Aside from missable events, there are also a lot of missable quests and side gigs in Cyberpunk 2077. Our guide below will show you what these quests are, and how to unlock them.

List of Missable Quests and Side Gigs

Stealth Guide

Cyberpunk 2077 - Stealth

Learn about the game's stealth mechanics, as well as tips and tricks on how to execute the perfect stealth kills by looking at this guide!

Stealth Guide

Hacking and Breach Protocol Guide

How to Hack Guide

Everything can be hacked in Cyberpunk 2077. This guide will tell you everything how hacking works, the requirements to hack, and tips and tricks to be a pro hacker!

Hacking and Breach Protocol Guide

List of Free Cars and Locations

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For a list of cars and vehicles that you can obtain for free, look no further! The guide below will show you how to get each of them.

List of Free Cars and Vehicles

How to Drive Cars and Bikes

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You can drive a wide variety of vehicles in the game; from utility motorcycles to luxurious hypercars. See our guide below to learn more about the game's driving mechanics and other driving features!

How to Drive Cars and Bikes

How to Escape the Police

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Having trouble with the police? Find out how to lose the cops, as well as which crimes will trigger the NCPD to chase you.

How to Escape the Police

How to Avoid Being Hacked

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You're not the only hacker in Night City, enemies can infiltrate your systems as well. Know how to handle enemy hackers and which hacks you should watch out for in this guide.

How to Avoid Being Hacked (Overheating)

How to Store Items

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This guide will show you how to deposit your items and to better organize all of your belongings.

How to Store Items

Double Jump or Super Jump?

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Stuck on whether the Double Jump or Super Jump Cyberware is better? This guide explains the pros and cons of each, and whether you should choose the Fortified Ankles or Reinforced Tendons for your Legs Cyberware.

Double Jump or Super Jump?

Ripperdoc Locations and Cyberware List

Ripperdoc Locations and Cyberware List

For a list of Ripperdoc locations and their Cyberware, check out this guide for more information!

Ripperdoc Locations and Cyberware List

List of Tarot Cards and Locations

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Tarot Cards are collectible graffitis in the game. Learn each Tarot Card graffiti and where to find them by checking our guide below!

List of Tarot Cards and Locations

How to Increase Carrying Capacity

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This guide will show you how to increase your carrying capacity in the game, as well as different ways you can boost the amount of items you can carry.

How to Increase Carrying Capacity

How to One-Shot Every Enemy

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Some enemies can be too much to handle, but there's actually a way to one-shot even the strongest foes in the game. Check our guide below on how to obtain this one-shot weapon and where to find it.

How to One-Shot Every Enemy

Where to Find Skill Shards

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Skill Shards are a special type of consumable item that grants EXP to a particular skill. Find out where to find them in the guide below!

Where To Find Skill Shards

Where to Find Perk Shards

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Perk Shards are a special type of consumable item that grants 1 Perk Point to the player. This guide will tell you more about Perk Shards and where to find them.

Where To Find Perk Shards

How to Duplicate Items

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This guide will show you how to exploit the game's item duping glitch and how you can use it to your advantage.

How To Duplicate Items

Which Weapons and Clothing to Keep?

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Have too much stuff with you? This guide will show you how to manage your inventory, as well as which weapons and clothing should you keep in the game.

Which Weapons and Clothing to Keep?

Bounty Hunting

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Night City is riddled with criminals, but you can earn some Eddies and XP by hunting them down. Here's a guide on how to look for bounties and earn rewards.

Bounty Hunting

Best Gear Guides

Best Quickhacks

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For a list of the Best Quickhacks to equip to your Cyberdeck, check out the guide below! This will also tell you which are most effective quickhacks for each situation.

Best Quickhacks

Best Cars and Vehicles

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Learn which vehicles have the highest horsepower to drive the fastest by checking our guide below!

Best Cars and Vehicles

Best Cyberware and Cyberdeck

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Looking for the best Cyberware and Cyberdeck available? See our guide below to know what Cyberware is the most effective for each Body Part.

Best Cyberware and Cyberdeck

Story Completion

All Game Endings and How to Unlock

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Cyberpunk 2077 features a number of different endings depending on the choices you make in the game. Learn how to unlock each ending and the results of the story for each ending!

All Endings Guide and Best Ending

How to Get the Secret Ending

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This guide will teach you all the required steps to unlock the secret ending, a complete walkthrough of the mission, and all possible results of this ending.

How to Get the Secret Ending

Romance Guide

How To Get Romance Options

Your character is able to pursue romance with a variety of characters in the game. Learn which characters have romance options, and the steps the player must take to romance each of them by checking this guide!

Romance Guide and All Romance Options

How to Get 100% Clear

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This guide will show you how to achieve 100% clear on Cyberpunk 2077, as well as everything you can do after finishing the game.

100% Clear

Best Side Jobs to Complete

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Cyberpunk 2077 is packed with Side Quests that you can do. Find out in the guide below which Side Quests has the best rewards and how to unlock each of them!

Best Side Quests to Complete

How to Get All Johnny Clothes

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Want to dress like Johnny Silverhand himself? See our guide below to discover where to find each of the Iconic Clothing belonging to Johnny Silverhand.

How to Get All Johnny Silverhand Items

Just for Fun

List of Hairstyles

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Hair can be a big fashion statement, and doing things in style is a golden rule in playing the game. Check out this list of hairstyles you can rock in Cyberpunk 2077!

List of Hairstyles

Easter Eggs and Cameos

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Cyberpunk 2077 is filled with Easter Eggs and fun secrets that you can find all over Night City. This guide will show you where to find each of them.

Easter Eggs

Console Commands and Cheats

Are There Console Commands

Can you access the in-game console for cheats? Find out in our guide below!

Are There Console Commands and Cheats?

The Sixth Attribute

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Does the rumored Sixth Attribute exist in the game? This guide will tell you everything we know so far, as well as theories about its existence.

Can You Unlock the Sixth Attribute?

Joytoy Locations

Cyberpunk 2077 - Joytoys

Joytoys can provide some mindless fun in the game, especially when you're bored after wreaking havoc all over Night City. See our guide below to learn where to find Joytoys and how to unlock them.

Joytoy Locations

New Apartment Locations and How to Unlock

Cyberpunk 2077 City Center Apartment

Four new apartments are available for V to rent and stay in during their romp through Night City. This guide will tell you where they are, and how to get to them.

New Apartment Locations & How to Unlock

Slang Explained: Dictionary of Night City Street Talk

Cyberpunk 2077 streetslang

Wanna understand how the denizens of Night City talk so when there's a conversation you're not just standing there like some gonk? Our little dictionary here will help you tell Deckheads from Dolls, and Solos from Samurai.

Dictionary of Night City Street Talk

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