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This is a guide to Short Circuit, a Quickhack in Cyberpunk 2077. Read on to learn this quickhack's effects, rarities, stats, and how to obtain Short Circuit.

Short Circuit Overview

Short Circuit
Short Circuit
Install Type Mod
Quickhack Type Combat
RAM Cost Uncommon: 3
Rare: 4
Epic: 5
Legendary: 6
Duration 6.8 sec
Cooldown 10 sec
Upload Time 1 sec
Price Uncommon: 60
Rare: 600
Epic: 1000
Legendary: 1400
Overloads an enemy's microcircuits, producing a devastating electrical current of almost 2 million volts.

Short Circuit Effects

Stats

2075 Electrical Damage

Effects

Uncommon ・Non-Lethal
・Deals moderate damage to the target. Very effective against drones, mechs, robots, and targets with a Weakspot.
Rare ・Applies an EMP effect to the target for 4 sec.
Epic ・Deals 30% extra damage to enemies below a High threat level.
Legendary ・Passive While Equipped: Crit Hits with any weapon apply this quickhack's uncommon effect.

How to Get Short Circuit

Obtained Through NCPD Scanner Hustles

Short Circuit can be obtained through the following NCPD Scanner Hustles.

Location Rarity
Hidden Gem #21 in Badlands South Rare

Purchased From Shops

Each shop has a fixed pool of items which can show up, with some legendary items also purchasable at specific shops. If the Short Circuit is not present when visiting a shop, simply exit, use Skip Time to go 24 hours ahead, and repeat until Short Circuit is available.

Vendor Rarity
Netrunner (Japantown) Uncommon
Netrunner (Japantown) Rare
Netrunner (Vista Del Rey) Uncommon
Netrunner (Vista Del Rey) Rare
Netrunner (Coastview) Uncommon
Netrunner (Coastview) Rare
Dewdrop Inn Uncommon

Can be crafted after obtaining Crafting Specs

Short Circuit can be crafted after the Crafting Specs are obtained.

Crafting Spec Location Rarity
Crafting Spec unlocked automatically after acquiring the perk: Bartmoss' Legacy
Legendary
Crafting Spec unlocked automatically after acquiring the perk: Hacker Overlord
Epic
Crafting Spec unlocked automatically after acquiring the perk: School of Hard Hacks
Rare
Crafting Spec unlocked automatically after acquiring the perk: Hacker's Manual
Uncommon

We are currently searching for more locations where Short Circuit can be found. If you have found Short Circuit in any locations not listed here, please help us improve our guide by letting us know in the comments!

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    • In the crafting screen, would love to see a comparison between what I'm currently equipped with vs what I've selected to craft. In the Inventory screen, I have no idea where any extra weight is without going into each category (weapons, clothes, etc). Please add some sort of weight indicator next to each category so I know exactly where I seem to be overloaded. In the Map, please mark completed items (assault in progress, access points), grey out the icons or something similar?

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