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!
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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|News & Game Info||Quests and Walkthrough|
|Perks and Attributes||Weapons|
|Clothing and Armor||Cyberware|
|Cars and Vehicles||Items and Gear|
|Quickhacks||Mods and Attachments|
|Tips and Tricks||Game Mechanics|
|Best Weapons||Best Armor|
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