Quickhacking Skill Progression | How to Level Up Quickhacking and Unlock All Perks | Cyberpunk 2077

This is a guide to the Quickhacking 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.

Quickhacking Skill Progression Guide

How to Level Up Quickhacking

Successfully perform Quickhacks on enemies and machinery.

Quickhacking Skill Progression Rewards

1 2 3 4
- +1 Perk Point(s) Increases Quickhack Duration by 5%. +1 Perk Point(s)
5 6 7 8
Increases RAM by 1. Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%. Increases Quickhack Duration by 5%. Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%.
9 10 11 12
+1 Perk Point(s) Increases RAM by 1. +1 Perk Point(s) Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%.
13 14 15 16
Increases Quickhack Duration by 5%. +1 Perk Point(s) Increases RAM by 1. Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%.
17 18 19 20
Increases Quickhack Duration by 5%. Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%. +1 Perk Point(s) Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree.

List of Quickhacking Perks and How to Unlock

Perk Attr. Level Effect at Lv. 1 Rating & Reason
BiosynergyBiosynergy 3 Allows RAM to recover during combat. Recover 4 RAM unit(s) every 60 sec. S Rank Icon
A must have in almost any build that uses Quickhacks. It is the most reliable and consistent way of recovering RAM during combat.
BloodwareBloodware 3 Quickhacks deal 10% more damage. S Rank Icon
Quickhacks dealing more damage is always good in any Netrunner build.
Forget-Me-NotForget-Me-Not 5 Eliminating a target affected by a quickhack instantly recovers 1 RAM unit(s). A Rank Icon
1 Ram does not seem a lot by itself, but adds up if using Quickhacks with longer duration and spreads. This can help you get the one more RAM a bit more quicker.
I SpyI Spy 5 Reveals an enemy netrunner when they're attempting to hack you. C Rank Icon
Enemy Netrunners are highlighted momentarily orange if already tagged with your optics or through other Quickhacks. Looking for the enemy Netrunner is not difficult without this perk.
HackerHacker's Manual 5 Unlocks Crafting Specs for Uncommon quickhacks. B Rank Icon
Uncommon Quickhacks can be bought at Netrunner shops and Ripperdocs, making this perk not as relevant. Can be a cheap way of obtaining Quickhacks if you have the components.
Weak LinkWeak Link 7 Reduces the required cyberdeck RAM for quickhacks used on devices by 1 unit(s). A Rank Icon
Cheapens the device Quickhacks, saving you RAM for Quickhacks on enemies.
Daisy ChainDaisy Chain 7 Eliminating a target affected by a quickhack reduces the existing cooldowns for all other active quickhacks by 10%. S Rank Icon
This can significantly reduce the cooldown of the more powerful Quickhacks like Suicide. Synergizes well with Quickhacks that spread, making your Quickhacks go off cooldown even faster.
Signal SupportSignal Support 9 Increases quickhack duration by 25%. A Rank Icon
The increased duration is nice for the support type Quickhacks. Synergizes with Daisy Chain well.
Subliminal MessageSubliminal Message 11 Quickhacks deal 50% more damage to unaware targets. S Rank Icon
Increases the damage two fold if used stealthily. More reliable damage is always worth it.
DiffusionDiffusion 12 Quickhack spread distance is increased by 2 times. A Rank Icon
Makes the Quickhacks like Contagion even more consistent by making sure it ends up spreading to an enemy. Works well with a lot of high tier Quickhacks.
MnemonicMnemonic 12 Reduces the cost of quickhacks used against an enemy already affected by a quickhack by 2 RAM units. A Rank Icon
Pairs well with support Quickhacks that have long duration and spreads to other enemies. Giving you a discount on multiple enemies.
School of Hard HacksSchool of Hard Hacks 12 Unlocks Crafting Specs for Rare quickhacks. A Rank Icon
You will need this to upgrade your Quickhacks to rare for it to get to Epic then Legendary.
PlaguePlague 14 Quickhacks that spread can jump to 1 additional targets. A Rank Icon
You will need this to upgrade your Quickhacks to rare for it to get to Epic then Legendary.
Critical ErrorCritical Error 16 Quickhacks can now deal Crit Hits based on your Crit Chance and Crit Damage stats. A Rank Icon
Requires you to have some Crit chance and Damage stats to get value. Can greatly increase your DPS in the right build.
Hacker OverlordHacker Overlord 16 Unlocks Crafting Specs for Epic quickhacks. S Rank Icon
This is necessary in order to get Epic Quickhacks, which is needed to get Legendary Quickhacks.
AnamnesisAnamnesis 18 Available cyberdeck RAM cannot drop below 2 unit(s). C Rank Icon
It does not actually work the way it is described. It will regen you 2/3/4 RAM when you reach 0 RAM and there is no RAM recovery active. This effect is very weak and requires you to not have any RAM recovery or to spend an exact amount for this perk to work consistently.
OptimizationOptimization 20 Reduces the cost of quickhacks by 1 RAM unit(s). A Rank Icon
Decreases the cost of the Quickhacks by 1, not big but can stack with other RAM reduction.
BartmossBartmoss' Legacy 20 Unlocks Crafting Specs for Legendary quickhacks. S Rank Icon
The best way to get Legendary Quickhacks.
Currently UnavailableMaster Ram Liberator Level 20 in Quickhacking Increases RAM recovery rate by 50%.
+1% per Perk level.
S Rank Icon
This will make managing RAM a thing of the past. The increased recovery rate makes your already good RAM recovery perks even better!

Best Quickhacking Perks

Perk Attr. Level Effect at Lv. 1 Rating & Reason
BiosynergyBiosynergy 3 Allows RAM to recover during combat. Recover 4 RAM unit(s) every 60 sec. S Rank Icon
A must have in almost any build that uses Quickhacks. It is the most reliable and consistent way of recovering RAM during combat.
BloodwareBloodware 3 Quickhacks deal 10% more damage. S Rank Icon
Quickhacks dealing more damage is always good in any Netrunner build.
Daisy ChainDaisy Chain 7 Eliminating a target affected by a quickhack reduces the existing cooldowns for all other active quickhacks by 10%. S Rank Icon
This can significantly reduce the cooldown of the more powerful Quickhacks like Suicide. Synergizes well with Quickhacks that spread, making your Quickhacks go off cooldown even faster.
Subliminal MessageSubliminal Message 11 Quickhacks deal 50% more damage to unaware targets. S Rank Icon
Increases the damage two fold if used stealthily. More reliable damage is always worth it.
Hacker OverlordHacker Overlord 16 Unlocks Crafting Specs for Epic quickhacks. S Rank Icon
This is necessary in order to get Epic Quickhacks, which is needed to get Legendary Quickhacks.
BartmossBartmoss' Legacy 20 Unlocks Crafting Specs for Legendary quickhacks. S Rank Icon
The best way to get Legendary Quickhacks.
Currently UnavailableMaster Ram Liberator Level 20 in Quickhacking Increases RAM recovery rate by 50%.
+1% per Perk level.
S Rank Icon
This will make managing RAM a thing of the past. The increased recovery rate makes your already good RAM recovery perks even better!

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