Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Vehicle Combat Explained

Cyberpunk 2077 - Vehicle Combat Explained

Vehicle combat has been introduced in the 2.0 Update of Cyberpunk 2077, which lets players use mounted weaponry and quickhacks while riding in a vehicle. Learn more about the new vehicle combat mechanic and how to unlock it here!

What is Vehicle Combat?

2.0 Mechanic Allowing You to Shoot While Driving

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Vehicle Combat and Mounted Weaponry

Vehicle combat gameplay is introduced in tthe 2.0 update whereplayers can now freely shoot enemies while driving. Vehicle Perks were also added to each Attribute to provide more thrill during clashes, roadkills, and possible Max Tac encounters in the game.

Use Quickhacks on Vehicles to Your Advantage

Scanning and using quickhacks on enemy vehicles while riding can now be performed during or outside of combat.

Actions like Floor It and Emergency Break require around 11 to 13 RAM in order to use, so having high RAM capacity is required. Usage of Sandevistan to slow down time while riding is also doable now, along with controlling the mounted weaponry to clear out enemies faster.

Use quickhacks on enemy vehicles to make them drive into walls, civilians, and NCPD officers as a tactic to overthrow them, buy time in escaping, and survive the chase!

Weaponized Vehicles Introduced in Update 2.0

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Vehicle Combat Controls Preview

Alongside vehicle combat, modified vehicles have also made their appearance in the base game. As of Update 2.0, players will be able to purchase, drive, and shoot Weaponized Vehicles armed with machine guns and missile launchers.

To use a vehicle's mounted weaponry, release the safeties of your weapons by hitting the indicated button. You will know they're primed if red lines appear at the front of the vehicle. Use these lines to guide your bullets toward their intended targets.

List of Cars and Vehicles

Purchaseable Vehicles With Missile Launchers are Exclusive to Phantom Liberty

While the base game does feature weaponized vehicles for sale, none of them will have Missile Launchers yet. According to the Phantom Liberty DLC notes, missile launcher vehicles will be exclusive to the DLC.

You Can Buy Weaponized Vehicles From Autofixers

Autofixers are also a newly added feature in the 2.0 update and act like an online store for purchasing vehicles from Muamar “El Capitan” Reyes. Weaponized vehicles have three bullets as an icon to differentiate from common ones, and are usually locked behind vehicle gigs.

How to Buy Vehicles from the Autofixer

Perk Overhaul Adds Vehicle Combat Perks

These are all of the newly added vehicle Perks in the 2.0 update! Each Attribute has one vehicle related Perk that caters to the newly added vehicle combat feature, so be sure to check them out and avail any Perk that benefits your preferred build.

Perk Effect
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Fury Road Perk Fury Road
In vehicle collisions: +50% damage to enemy vehicles and their occupants. -50% damage to you vehicles. You take no damage as a vehicle occupant in collisions.
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Stuntjock Perk Stuntjock
Unlocks the Jump and Slide Out options for exiting vehicles. You can also draw and fire weapons during these stunts. While driving, you get no bullet spread penalty from movement for a -50% bullet spread overall.
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Gearhead Perk Gearhead
(Technical Ability)
A Passive Technical Ability Attribute Vehicle Perk that adds +33% vehicle health and those with mounted weapons also get +25% damage, and a -0.7 second lock-on time.
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Carhacker Perk Carhacker
Unlocks Vehicle Quickhacks that allows players to remotely take control, set off alarms, or blow up vehicles that they scan. Heavily dependent on the Tier of an installed cyberdeck.
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Road Warrior Perk Road Warrior
Lets players use the Sandevistan to slow down time while driving, allows Kerenzikov to be activated when aiming and handbraking, and adds a +25% weapon damage buff when the player's owned vehicle is airborne or drifting.

2.0 Perks and Skill Tree Guide

Update 2.1 Made Throwable Weapons Usable in Vehicle Combat

One of the features added in Update 2.1 is the availability of throwable weapons in the weapon cycle while driving a motorcycle. Throwable weapons you can use include knives and axes and can be aimed while driving similar to guns.

Update 2.1 Patch Notes and Release Time

How to Unlock Vehicle Combat

Download the 2.0 Update

Cyberpunk 2077 - Update 2.0

Vehicle combat comes with Cyberpunk 2077's 2.0 update. All you need to do is download and install it to experience vehicle combat! This mechanic is closely tied to the new vehicle gigs given by Muamar "El Capitan" Reyes in Dogtown District.

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