Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Leveling Guide - What is the Level Cap?

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Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Leveling Guide and Level Cap

EXP is earned by killing enemies, completing jobs, and finishing gigs in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. Check out our guide to learn more about the new level cap for the Phantom Liberty DLC, as well as some tips and tricks on how to level up fast in the game!

What is the Level Cap in Cyberpunk 2077?

Level 60 for the Phantom Liberty DLC

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Level Cap

The Phantom Liberty DLC is set to feature an extended level cap which allows players to reach Level 60. Street Cred, on the other hand, will remain capped at Level 50 on release.

The raised level cap is only available for players who purchased the Phantom Liberty DLC. If you want to unlock this feature, make sure to purchase the DLC for your chosen platform!

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Level 50 for the Base Game

Cyberpunk 2077 - 2.0 and Base Game Level Cap

Level 50 is the max level for the base game which includes the massive 2.0 update. Unfortunately, as mentioned, only owners of the Phantom Liberty DLC will get access to the raised level cap.

How to Level Up Fast

Complete Jobs and Side Gigs

Main Job XP

Gaining XP is the only way to level up in the game. You can get XP by simply completing various in-game activities such as doing jobs, defeating enemies, and hacking systems.

The fastest way to earn XP is to complete jobs, especially the main jobs as it can can give enough XP to get you one whole level.

All Main Quests (Main Jobs)

NCPD Scanner Hustles Are Abundant and Easy to Complete

Completing NCPD Scanner Hustles is a great way to grind for XP if you don't plan on doing the main jobs just yet. These jobs are scattered across the map with light blue icons of either a spiked club (Assault in Progress) or a skull (Suspected Organized Crime Activity).

Assault in Progress jobs are relatively easy, as it often involves only a few threats, while Suspected Organized Crime Activities are more challenging because of the larger amount of enemies that you have to take on.

NCPD Scanner Hustles Guide

Complete Chain Missions

Some side jobs and gigs have a set amount of jobs/gigs before being completed. Some of them actually give out a lot of XP (and eddies, too!) once you complete everything, making them an excellent way to farm. Others however are notoriously difficult so you may want to steer clear of them first.

Mission Chain Mission Count
Psycho Killer 17 Missions
These are relatively easy jobs and can be done and finished as early as the beginning of Act 2.
Epistrophy 7 Missions
Failry easy as it only involves chasing cars around with the exception of Epistrophy: Pacifica
Beat On The Brat 5 Missions
One of the most difficult mission sets in the game, these give out a lot of EXP (and a fair amount of eddies too). Stay clear of this until you are close to maxing out your character's level.
Chippin' In 4 Missions
Only available in Act 3, these involve a lot of side quests from the former Samurai band members with some being a bit more difficult than most.

Switch to Easy Mode to Get XP Faster

Cyberpunk 2077 - Difficulty Settings

Since jobs and gigs will only have a fixed amount of XP regardless of difficulty, you will mostly rely on defeating enemies to gain extra XP. With the easy mode, you can effortlessly eliminate groups of enemies in tasks that might otherwise be more challenging on higher difficulty settings.

To do this, open Settings in the menu and go to the Gameplay tab. Then, change the Game Difficulty to Easy. Save your changes and the game will load you to your last checkpoint.

Some gigs and jobs will also have optional objectives that can easily miss as you progress. Make sure to also complete these as well to gain more XP!

How to Change Difficulty

Level Up Rewards

Attribute Points

When you level up, you will always get +1 Attribute Point to spend on one of the game's 5 Main Attributes. These attributes mainly affect which perks you can get while leveling up, with perk tiers unlocking at 4, 9, 15, and 20 attribute points.

Attributes and Explanation of Each Attribute

Perk Points

Cyperpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - 2.0 New Perks Screen

The more you level up, the more Perk Points you get. Perk Points are spent on Perks in the Skill Tree under a specific Attribute. You can use these points to get several upgrades from the attributes you want to take advantage of.

For example, if you want to enhance your quickhacks usage, you can use the points you earned to unlock Intelligence Perks of your choice.

2.0 Perks and Skill Tree Guide

No Relic Point Rewards When Leveling Up

The Phantom Liberty DLC has also introduced a sixth attribute called the Relic Skill Tree. However, unlike Attributes and Perks, you do not get points for this by leveling up. Instead, you will need to find the Data Terminals scattered throughout Dogtown which grant you a point for the Relic Skill Tree.

All Data Terminal Locations

Leveling System Explained

Character XP Levels Up V

Cyberpunk 2077 Crafting Skill Level Up

If you complete jobs and side gigs, you gain Character XP. This type of XP allows you to level V up, granting them +1 Attribute and Perk Points per level up.

Skill XP Level's Up V's Skills

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Skill XP

If you do certain actions repeatedly such as killing enemies with blunt weapons, quickhacking, or crafting, you will earn Skill XP. Depending on the action, you will raise one of the 5 different skills introduced in Update 2.0, granting you a plethora of bonuses for each skill point milestone you hit.

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