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This is a guide to the Assault Skill Tree in Cyberpunk 2077. Learn how to level up the Skill Progression for this Skill Tree, all Perks available, and how to unlock all its Perks.

Assault Skill Progression Guide

How to Level Up Assault

Defeat enemies and land headshots with Submachine Guns and Rifles.

Assault Skill Progression Rewards

1 2 3 4
- Reduces the ADS Time on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 20%. +1 Perk Point(s) Reduces the Recoil on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 10%.
5 6 7 8
Reduces the Spread on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 25%. +1 Perk Point(s) Increases Crit Chance by 5% when using a Submachine Gun or any Rifle type. Reduces the Recoil on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 10%.
9 10 11 12
+1 Perk Point(s) +1 Perk Point(s) Increases Crit Damage by 15% when using a Submachine Gun or any Rifle type. +1 Perk Point(s)
13 14 15 16
Reduces the Recoil on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 10%. Reduces the Recoil on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 15%. +1 Perk Point(s) Reduces the Spread on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 25%.
17 18 19 20
Reduces the Spread on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 10%. +1 Perk Point(s) Reduces the Recoil on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 15%. Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree.

List of Assault Perks and How to Unlock

Perk Attribute Level Effect at Lv. 1
Bulletjock 3 Increases damage with rifles by 3%.
Eagle Eye 3 Reduces time to aim down sight with Rifles and Submachine Guns by 10%.
Covering Killshot 5 Increases Crit Chance with Rifles by 10% when firing from behind cover.
Too Close For Comfort 5 Quick melee attacks with Rifles deal 50% more damage.
Bullseye 7 Increases Rifle and Sumachine Gun damage while aiming by 10%
Executioner 7 Deal 25% more damage with Rifles and Submachine Guns to enemies whose Health is above 50%.
Duck Hunter 9 Increases Rifle and Submachine Gun damage to moving enemies by 10%
Shoot, Reload, Repeat 9 Defeating an enemy with a Rifle or Submachine Gun reduces reload time by 20% for 5 seconds.
Nerves of Steel 11 Increases headshot damage with Sniper Rifles and Rrecision Rifles by 20%.
Feel the Flow 11 Reduces reload time for Assault Rifles and Submachine Guns by 10%.
Trench Warfare 12 Increases Rifle and Submachine Gun damage by 5% when firing from behind cover.
Hunter's Hands 12 Reduces recoil with Rifles and Submachine Guns by 20% when firing from behind cover.
Named Bullets 14 Increases Crit Damage with Rifles and Submachine Guns by 35%.
Skull Skipper 14 Each headshot reduces recoil with Rifles and Submachine Guns by 5% for 10 sec. Stacks up to 5 times.
Bunker 16 Increases Armor and Resistances by 15% when shooting with Rifles and Submachine Guns from behind cover.
Recoil Wrangler 16 Reduces recoil with Rifles and Submachine Guns by 10%.
In Perspective 18 Bullets fired from Rifles and Submachine Guns ricochet an additional 2 time(s).
Long Shot 18 Rifle and Submachine Gun damage increases the farther you are located from enemies.
Savage Stoic 20 Increases damage with Rifles and Submachine Guns by 35% when standing still
Punisher Level 20 in Assault After defeating an enemy with a Rifle or Submachine Gun, weapon sway is nullified and weapon spread does not increase for 10 sec.
+0.2 sec. per Perk level.

Best Assault Perks

Perk Attribute Level Effect at Lv. 1
Executioner 7 Deal 25% more damage with Rifles and Submachine Guns to enemies whose Health is above 50%.
Nerves of Steel 11 Increases headshot damage with Sniper Rifles and Rrecision Rifles by 20%.
Savage Stoic 20 Increases damage with Rifles and Submachine Guns by 35% when standing still
Punisher Level 20 in Assault After defeating an enemy with a Rifle or Submachine Gun, weapon sway is nullified and weapon spread does not increase for 10 sec.
+0.2 sec. per Perk level.

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    • I'd really like to see a flowchart with all the Main Quests, Side Quests, and Gigs that exist so we can easily see what you need to do before unlocking XYZ quest (kind of like they did here https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/cyberpunk-2077-walkthrough-main-story-quest-list-main-missions-order-5077 except with everything, not just the Main ones)

    • Random damage ramp in enemies/damage reduction for the player. Randomly, I would be one shot by low level enemies while only dishing out double digits. A save roll back and reload fixed the issue, but randomly I would fall into same situation leading to all damage becoming one shot kill, even with 400+ HP and a bunch of armor.

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