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Cyberpunk 2077 Hacking: The complete Guide

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Cyberpunk 2077 Hacking-Guide by SPACE4GAMES.
Cyberpunk 2077
Status: Gold
Release: 10.12.2020
Update: 2021-01-26
Game version: 1.1

Hacking makes your life much easier in the futuristic world of Cyberpunk 2077. Our guide will show you how Hacking works, which hacks exist, how to solve Breach Protocol minigames, how to get better Hacks and Cyberdecks, and which Attributes and Perks turn V into a stronger Netrunner.

In this Cyberpunk 2077 Hacking guide, you’ll learn:

  • how Hacking works in the game, and what possibilities it offers you
  • how the Breach Protocol minigame works
  • which Quickhacks exist, and how to get them
  • Which Attributes and Perks are the most useful for Hacking

Update Log

26.01.2021

  • general updates

27.12.2020

05.01.2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Hacking: How it’s done

It wouldn’t be a true Cyberpunk Dystopia without creative hackers. Night City offers plenty of opportunities for ambitious Netrunners to influence the environment through various quickhacks.

  • Receive Money and Components: Use the quickhack “Data Mining” to grab Eurodollars (also called EDs or Eddies), as well as item components at Access Points that are marked with a red symbol. There are up to three versions of the available hacks, which differ in difficulty and reward – assuming you manage to hack into the system using the Breach Protocol.
  • Hacking and damaging enemies: Using the appropriate quickhacks, you can disrupt your opponents’ cyberware, jam their weapons, give them damage-over-time effects, increase their vulnerability to damage, or even drive them into suicide. Depending on the capacity of your cyberdeck and the level of the corresponding Perk Trees, there is a variety of very useful options for every possible combat situation. This is particularly useful when dealing with Cyberpsychos (Guide).
  • Use security systems: You can take over the surveillance cameras connected to hostile networks, with which you can observe enemy positions. With the quickhack “Turret Tamer” you can turn turrets into your allies and make them attack your enemies. Alternatively, you can disable the technical equipment of your opponents, making it useless against V.
  • Distracting enemies: Depending on the device to which you apply the corresponding Distract quickhack, the effect will vary: TVs turn on and flicker, backlights activate, parts of larger machines explode, and more – enough to lure enemies in and keep them in place for a certain amount of time, allowing you to take them out.

Basic terms in Hacking

V requires a cyberdeck in order to perform a hack – good thing you already have one equipped in V’s cyberware at the start of the game – albeit with rather mediocre values. Each cyberdeck requires an Operating System that has a Buffer value, a certain amount of quickhack slots, and a native amount of RAM.

You can get better cyberdecks with higher stats from Night City’s Ripperdocs in return for Eurodollars. For the best ones, you’ll not only have to pay mid-five-figure Eddie amounts, but you’ll also have to meet certain Streed Cred requirements. Open your inventory and select the “Cyberware” menu to get to the cyberware overview. Move your cursor to the currently equipped cyberdeck in the “Operating System” section, and take a look at the following values.:

  • Buffer Size: The Buffer Size determines how many numerical values you can load into the Cyberdeck during a Breach protocol. The larger the buffer, the longer the possible number sequences, resulting in a greater number of hacks you can perform simultaneously. You will find a step-by-step guide through the Breach Protocol Hack in the next section of this guide.
  • Quickhack Slots: The amount of quickhack slots determines how many different quickhacks you have at your disposal at once. In theory, the more quickhack slots you have, the more quickhacks you can choose from – as long as you have enough quickhack mods equipped. You can find new Quickhack mods at vendors, collect them as loot from enemies, or craft them yourself if you have enough components and Crafting Specs. Once you have performed a quickhack, it cannot be used again until the cooldown has expired.
  • RAM: Each executed quickhack consumes a number of memory points, depending on the type and strength of the quickhack. The more maximum RAM your cyberdeck holds, the more quickhacks you can perform simultaneously. Once a quickhack has been executed, the amount of memory required for it is used up and has to be recharged again. You increase the regeneration rate and amount of base RAM through Hacking Perks, Skill Progression Rewards, and Special Cyberware. You can see your total RAM in the character overview under “Stats” when you click on the “Health” bar.

Initiating & Mastering the Breach Protocol Hacking Minigame

Breach Protocol is the most affordable hack you can use to get a RAM bonus while you’re in enemy networks (devices and people) or to extract money and components from the network. Link yourself directly into a terminal or hack a device or an enemy to start the Breach Protocol.

This mini-game always consists of the same elements: On the left side of the screen you’ ll find the code matrix with several rows consisting of numbers and letters, as well as a timer (that is inactive at the beginning). On the right side of the screen you can see the available hacks and their matching number combinations. At the top of the screen you can see the free buffer slots of your Operating System.

Cyberpunk 2077 Hacking Breach Protocol screen with explanations
In the mini-game “Breach Protocol” you gain access to a foreign system for your own benefit. © S4G / CD Project Red

Your job in the Breach Protocol minigame is to find the combinations of numbers and letters that match the available hacks in the code matrix on the left and activate them in the smartest order. It works like this:

  • The timer starts only when you click on the first code in the first line. The code will be uploaded into your buffer. Before you do this, you should take your time to plan possible “routes” through the code matrix. This is important if you want to activate more than one hack but only have a limited Buffer available.
  • The minigame will always start in the top row (horizontal) of the code matrix that is highlighted in light gray. Look for hacks in the hack overview on the right side, which have their first code in the top row. Which code you choose in the top row determines the vertical column for the selection that follows.
  • You can select the next code from the column highlighted in light yellow (vertical). This basic procedure is repeated each time: a horizontal line is followed by a vertical line, then another horizontal line, and so forth.
  • Selected and clicked codes are highlighted in the matrix within empty square brackets. The next row, which was previously displayed in light yellow, is now highlighted in gray to indicate that it is active – you can now click on the next code. The next possible horizontal row will appear in light yellow when you move the cursor over the individual codes.
  • Once you have uploaded all codes for a sequence into the buffer one by one, the hack is successful and is highlighted in green. Hacks whose code sequences do not match your selection, and are therefore no longer usable, are highlighted in red and marked as failed.
Cyberpunk 2077 Breach Protocol A Hack demonstrated step by step
With a buffer consisting of 4 slots you can only load one hack from the list – choose the most profitable one!

Executing multiple Breach Protocol Hacks at once

If you want to execute several hacks at the same time, you have to plan your “path” through the code matrix in such a way, that you activate all necessary codes one after another. If the Buffer of your cyberdeck is large enough, you can try to connect all available hacks in a row. However, this usually requires a Buffer Size of at least 5.

The last part of a code sequence can also serve as the first part of the next sequence. This saves you a buffer space in case of two compatible hacks. This is really helpful at the beginning of the game, when you can’t afford a powerful cyberdeck yet.

Cyberpunk 2077 Hacking explanation for executing two or more hacks in a row
To exploit all three available hacks, a buffer slot for the five-part combination is missing. © S4G / CD Project Red

Our sample image shows you a particularly favorable sequence constellation: Both “Data Mining_V1” and “Data Mining_V2” have the same codes in their sequence. Therefore, if you choose “Data Mining_V2”, “Data Mining_V1” will automatically be executed at the same time – what else can you ask for?

In “Data Mining”, “connecting” all available hacks in a row earns you a decent profit even in the standard version. If you improve this quickhack through Hacking Perks, you’ll get a lot more out of it. More tips on how to earn money in Cyberpunk 2077 can be found in our extra guide.

The “Data Breach Protocol” fails when …

  • you run out of time. Pay attention to the timer and plan appropriate routes through the code matrix before you start. You have unlimited time for planning!
  • you click on a non-matching code while you lack a large enough Buffer
  • Your buffer is not long enough for additional code parts, and all slots are already filled with codes.

Performing hacks on Enemies and Devices

Start by scanning the environment and targeting an enemy or device to see what hacks are available to choose from, and how much RAM each hack costs. The more RAM is available cumulatively through cyberdeck, Perks, and equipment, the more and more frequent options will be available when influencing the environment.

When hacking a network that connects multiple enemies, it is worthwhile to use the Quickhack Breach Protocol to unlock lower RAM costs for follow-up hacks. Ultimate quickhacks like “Cyberpsychosis”, “Suicide” or “Detonate Grenade” are very memory-intensive, but they can take out enemies instantly.

Cyberpunk 2077 Hacking overview for security camera
If you scan your environment, possible hacks for devices and enemies are displayed. © S4G / CD Project Red

Decide in accordance with the situation whether you want to use a lot of smaller hacks, or a few powerful ones, in order to avoid wasting all your possibilities too early. Alternatively, for hacks like “Cripple Movement”, “Cyberware Malfunction” and “Weapon Glitch”, you can use the rare quickhack variant – this will cause the hack to jump to enemies within a radius of eight meters. “Contagion” already comes with this effect in the uncommon variant, and hits two additional enemies.

Overview of all Device Hacks

QuickhackDescriptionDevices that can be used for this Quickhack
Distract EnemiesCauses the targeted device to malfunction, attracting nearby enemies and keeping them at the device for a whileVending Machines of all kinds, Lights, Screens, Computers, Vehicles, Televisions, Forklifts, Generators, Turrets, Housewares, Holo Tables, Jukeboxes, Speakers, Fog Machines, Radios, Reflectors, Fuse Boxes and much more
Remote DeactivationAllows you to operate devices remotely (e.g. open doors, turn security cameras on and off, etc.).Elevator Terminals, Lights, Turrets, Switches, Smart Glass, Booby Traps, Roadblocks, Terminals, Doors, Surveillance Cameras
Camera ControlAllows you to hijack surveillance cameras and spy on an area within their range of vision, and to hack enemies and gadgets present within it.Surveillance cameras
Take ControlOpen fire on nearby enemies using turrets, mark nearby enemies with a surveillance cameraTurrets, Surveillance Cameras
Friendly ModeRewire the target detection system of enemy devices to attack or recognize your opponents as hostileTurrets, Security Gate, Booby Traps, Surveillance Cameras
Assist ModeTurrets will primarily attack enemies/targets that you have markedTurrets
Steal Data Acquire data relevant to the missionComputer, Laptop, Terminal
Initiate OverloadSets off an explosion or short circuit on the device with possible area effect on nearby enemiesGenerators, Weight Bench, Speakers, Fog Machine, Netrunner Chair, Reflectors, Fuse Box, Booby Traps, Surveillance Cameras

Making good use of Surveillance Cameras

Security technology is used to protect most (mission) areas in Cyberpunk 2077: Gun turrets, booby traps and drones are deployed to keep intruders away, and surveillance cameras quickly reveal the presence of unauthorized people on the site.

However, cameras are also a blessing in disguise for attackers and yield many advantages – even for inexperienced netrunners. The option “Camera Control” pops up in the list of possible quickhacks after a scan of a surveillance camera, and you get full access to this camera as well as all other surveillance cameras in the network after completing the hack.

The surveillance camera in front of the entrance to the warehouse in the mission “I fought the Law” makes reconnaissance way easier. © S4G / CD Project Red

Using those hijacked cameras, you’ll clear up a mission area while relaxing behind some cover. Pivot the active camera to get a general overview of the area.

You can switch between the connected surveillance cameras if there are several camera icons at the bottom left of the screen (key assignment at the right edge of the screen) and use them to peek into rooms that you haven’t reached yet.

One area, four eyes: Use the surveillance cameras to spot enemies and opportunities. © S4G / CD Project Red

The surveillance camera allows you to scan and mark enemies as if you were on site. These markers remain, so you know where your enemies are even before entering a room.

You can also apply offensive quickhacks: As soon as the first damage effects kick in, the enemies within the area will become startled and start running around searching for you. However, if you are well-hidden and have accessed the camera system from a distance, nobody will spot you (usually).

Cyberpunk 2077 Hack Guide Scan view of a gadget through a controlled surveillance camera.
You can also use quickhacks when scanning enemies or gadgets via a surveillance camera. © S4G / CD Project Red

Netrunners with a larger cyberdeck memory and suitable quickhacks can take out all enemies detectable via the surveillance camera network beforehand. The “Contagion” hack that spreads among multiple enemies is especially useful to clean out entire areas in one go.

If you are not specialized in hacking, you can still wreak havoc via surveillance cameras, and prepare your attack by weakening your opponents and disabling their guns. Once reconnaissance is complete, it’s wise to “re-pole” cameras via quickhack. This way, approaching enemies in the camera’s field of view are automatically marked as enemies on the minimap and you won’t be surprised by any reinforcements!

Important Attributes, Perks and Cyberware for Hacking

The most important Attribute for all netrunners in Night City has to be “Intelligence”. Every point you invest in Intelligence expands your cyberdeck RAM by four percent, increases your quickhack damage by half a percent, and increases the duration of quickhacks by one percent. Then, in the Intelligence-related Breach Protocol and Quickhacking perk trees, you’ll be given options for new quickhacks, more RAM, better regeneration, and more.

You can learn more about Perk trees and Perk Rewards through Skill Progression in our Cyberpunk 2077 Attribute and Skill Guide. There you will also find a complete list of all Perks. This will help you planning your character.

We have chosen particularly useful Perks that are essential for successful Netrunning in this Hacking Guide. You can upgrade some of these perks multiple times.

Useful Hacking Perks

  • Biosynergy (Quickhacking, Intelligence 3, 3 Levels): Enables RAM regeneration in combat (4 memory points are restored every 60 seconds)
  • Daisy Chain (Quickhacking, Intelligence 7, 3 Levels): If a target tricked by a quickhack dies, existing cooldowns of other active quickhacks are reduced by 10%
  • Extended Network Interface (Breach Protocol, Intelligence 7, 1 Level): Automatically highlights nearby Access Points.
  • Almost In! (Breach Protocol, Intelligence 3, 2 Levels): Increases the duration of “Breach Protocol” by 20%.
  • I Spy (Quickhacking, Intelligence 3, 1 Level): Reveals enemy Netrunners when they try to hack you.
  • Critical Error (Quickhacking, Intelligence 16, 1 Level): Quickhacks can now deal Critical Hits, independent from your Critical Chance and Critical Damage.
  • Signal Support (Quickhacking, Intelligence 9, 2 Levels): Increases quickhack duration by 25%.
  • Total Recall (Breach Protocol, Intelligence 11, 1 Level): The “ICEpick” daemon reduces all quickhack costs by an additional 1 RAM unit.; the perk “Totaler Recall” (Intelligence 16) reduces your quickhack costs by one additional RAM unit.
  • Advanced Datamining (Breach Protocol, Intelligence 3, 2 Levels): Increases the amount of Eurodollars acquired from Access Points by 50%.
  • Forget-Me-Not (Quickhacking, Intelligence 3, 1 Level): Eliminating a target affected by a quickhack instantly recovers 1 RAM unit.

Expanding RAM Capacity expansion and upgrading RAM Regeneration through Perks and Character Progression.

MethodRequirementRAM unitsRAM Regeneration
Intelligence AttributeIntelligence 20+7
Breach Protokoll SkillSkill Level
8
+1
Breach Protocol SkillSkill Level
13
+1
Quickhacking SkillSkill Level
5
+1
Quickhacking SkillSkill Level
10
+1
Quickhacking SkillSkill Level
15
+1
Biosynergy (Quickhacking Perk), Level 1Intelligence 3+4 RAM Units/Min.
Biosynergy (Quickhacking Perk), Level 2Intelligence 3+8 RAM Units/Min.
Biosynergy (Quickhacking Perk), Level 3Intelligence 3+ 12 RAM Units/Min.
Master RAM Liberator (Quickhacking Perk)Skill Level 20+50 % RAM recovery rate
+1% per invested Perk Point
  • Pro Tip: Use the consumable “Memory Boost” for a temporary RAM increment of +2 RAM Units.

Useful Cyberware for Netrunners

Hint: Our Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberware Guide with Ripperdocs, what they offer, and tips & tricks for using the Implant System tells you everything you need to know about Cyberware and Cyberware Mods.

  • Cyberdeck (Operating System): Check out the Cyberdeck lineup each time a new Ripperdoc appears on your map. If you have enough Eurodollars on your account, buy a more powerful variant. The more RAM Units, the more options you have for Hacking! We recommend saving your money for an epic or even legendary OS, or working straight towards the requirements (mostly Attribute, or perhaps Street Cred Requirements).
  • RAM Upgrade (Frontal Cortex, from 8 Intelligence): Get this upgrade, if your RAM Recovery Rate is not sufficient enough for you.
  • Memory Boost (Frontalcortex, from 7 Intelligence): This cyberware recovers RAM Units after neutralizing an enemy, providing you with a steady influx of RAM Units even in the base version – especially if you frequently kill enemies through the use of hacks.
  • Ex-Disk (Frontal Cortex, from 10 Intelligence): More RAM is never a bad thing – however, all variants are kinda expensive. We recommend upgrading the cyberdeck / operating system first.
  • Tyrosine Injector (Circulatory System, 12 Street Cred): The injector increases the Breach duration by 100 percent. However, this is only worthwhile if you suffer from a chronic time shortage when hacking.

RAM capacity expansion and RAM Recovery boost through Cyberware

CyberwareSlotRAM UnitsRAM Recovery
Arasaka Mk. 3Operating System+ 8
Arasaka Mk. 4Operating System+ 10
BioDyne Mk. 1 Operating System+ 6
BioDyne Mk. 2 Operating System+ 9+ 4 RAM Units/Min.
Biotech Σ Mk. 1Operating System+ 5+ 8 RAM Units/Min.
Biotech Σ Mk. 2Operating System+ 7+ 12 RAM Units/Min.
Biotech Σ Mk. 3Operating System+ 10+ 12 RAM Units/Min.
Ex-Disk (rare)Frontal Cortex+ 1
Ex-Disk (epic)Frontal Cortex+ 3
Ex-Disk (legendary)Frontal Cortex+ 5
Fuyutsuki Electronics Mk. 1Operating System+ 3
Fuyutsuki Tinkerer Mk. 3Operating System+ 8+ 12 RAM Units/Min.
Common RAM UpgradeFrontal Cortex+ 4 RAM Units/Min.
NetWatch Netdriver Mk. 5Operating System+ 11+ 12 RAM Units/Min.
Raven Microcyber Mk. 3Operating System+ 8+ 4 RAM Units/Min.
Raven Microcyber Mk. 4Operating System+ 10+ 8 RAM Units/Min.
Seacho Electronics Mk. 1Operating System+ 4
Seacho Electronics Mk. 2Operating System+ 6
Rare RAM UpgradeFrontal Cortex+ 12 RAM Units/Min.
Stephenson Tech Mk. 2Operating System+ 6
Stephenson Tech Mk. 3Operating System+ 8
Stephenson Tech Mk. 4Operating System+ 10
Tetratonic Mk. 1Operating System+ 4
Tetratonic Mk. 2Operating System+ 6
Tetratonic Mk. 3Operating System+ 8
Tetatronic Rippler Mk. 4Operating System+ 10
Uncommon RAM UpgradeFrontal Cortex+ 8 RAM Units/Min.

Cyberpunk 2077 Quickhacks: Versions, Effects, Prices & Vendors

Especially during combat is it worth to scan enemies for Resistances and choosing hacks that exploit their weaknesses. Check out the five Netrunner stores in the city to get basic equipment with different quickhacks.

Netrunner Stores in Night City

Booth of a Ripperdoc in Cyberpunk 2077
Ripperdoc booth in Pacifica, Coastview. © S4G / CDProject
No. Area / PositionNameNext Fast Travel PointHint
1Watson, Kabuki, Kabuki MarketYoko TsuroKabuki MarketOn the upper floor of the pavilion. T-Bug will lead you here as part of the side mission “The Gift”.
2Westbrook, JapantownSkyline & SalinasSoutheast of the fast travel point.
3Westbrook, JapantownChang Hoon NamOnly available if you rescued Chang Hoon Nam during the Fixer mission “Wakako’s Favorite”. He offers you a discount in return.
4Heywood, Vista Del ReySkyline EastSlightly northwest of the “Skyline East” Fast Travel Point. Miguel Rodriguez’s Valentino gang must be eliminated first – NCPD Offense “Suspected Organized Crime”. The recommended level range for Vista Del Rey is 20 to 40.
5Pacifica, CoastviewBatty’s HotelBooth at Batty’s Hotel.

You can buy new quickhacks from the netrunners in various qualities. The numbers at the beginning of the table are important for the list of quickhacks below. The colored numbers in the last row show you which netrunners have which quickhacks and what rarity level they have.

  • If you have a few Eurodollars to spare, it’s always a good idea to buy something of better quality, as it adds another useful effect to the basic one. This is especially worthwhile for hacks that can spread to groups of opponents – after all, you’ll have to deal with them quite often!
  • Attention: Check your inventory and cyberdeck to see what hacks are already available to you before making a purchase. At the moment, the vendor inventory does not mark whether you already own a hack.

Cyberpunk 2077: All Quickhacks and their effects

  • Hint: The effects starting at the level “Rare” are added on top of the always present effects of the level “Uncommon”. Legendary traits, moreover, are often passive, and do not just affect the quickhack they come with. Prices are standard prices, regardless of any discounts. The numbers at the vendors correspond to the list of Netrunner stores above.
Shop of a Ripperdoc in Cyberpunk 2077
Besides Quickhacks, Ripperdocs also offer material for crafting your own Quickhacks. © S4G / CDProject
  • We have not yet been able to verify some of the data in this list. The values may be slightly different if there are already skilled perks involved. We will update the list continuously as we gain new insights.

Quickhack/DaemonTypeEffectRAM CostsPrice €$Vendor / Location
Sonic ShockControlUncommon: Deafens the target, reducing its ability to perceive enemy sounds.
Rare: Target can no longer communicate with allies.
Epic: Target is ignored by the enemy team.
Legendary: All enemies affected by any quickhack will no longer be able to communicate via the local network.
4
5
6
7
1.500
3.000
?
?
1, 2, 4
4

Cripple MovementControlUncommon: Disables the target’s ability to move
Rare: Hack spreads to enemies within a radius of 8m.
Epic: Affected targets are unable to attack.
Legendary: Targets affected by quickhacks cannot sprint.
4
5
6
7
1.500
3.000
?
?
1, 4
4

CyberpsychosisUltimateEpic: Target attacks enemies and allies indiscriminately. if it runs out of targets, it commits suicide.
Legendary: Enemies under the influence of any quickhacks can inflict damage on their allies.
12
15
?
?
Cyberware MalfunctionControlUncommon: Disables target’s cyberware abilities, can disable movement and Resistances (very effective against fast targets and netrunners).
Rare: Hack spreads to the nearest enemy within a radius of 8m
Epic: Once the effect has expired on the enemy, on of his impants explodes.
4
5
6
1.500
3.000
?
1, 2, 4
2, 4
Detonate GrenadeUltimateEpic: Forces the target to detonate one of his grenades
Legendary: If the target is neutralized by a grenade explosion, the RAM costs of the next ultimate quickhack (cyberpsychosis, Detonate Grenade, Suicide, Reboot System) are reduced.
11
14
?
?
Short CircuitDamageUncommon: Deals medium non-lethal damage to the target (very effective against Drones, Mechs, Robots and enemies with weak points).
Rare: Generates an EMP effect.
Epic: Deals additional damage to enemies that do not have a high threat level.
Legendary: Critical hits from any weapon inflict the basic effect (Uncommon) of this quickhack on the target.
3
4
5
6
300
3.000
?
?
1, 2, 4
4

Reboot OpticsStealthUncommon: Reboots an enemy’s optical cyberware and temporarily blinds them.
Rare: Hack breitet sich auf Gegner im Umkreis von 8m aus
Epic: Significantly prolonged duration of effect.
Legendary: Unlocks the Optik jammer daemon during the Breach Protocol.
4
5
6
7
1.500
3.000
?
?
1, 2, 4


WhistleStealthUncommon: Lure an enemy target to your position.
Rare: Lured target is no longer catious.
Epic: Can be used against enemies in combat mode.
2
3
4
1.500
3.000
?
1, 2, 4
2, 4
PingStealthUncommon: Shows enemies and devices connected to the local network.
Rare: Effect lasts longer.
Epic: ?
Legendary: Marked enemies can be scanned through obstacles, and quickhacks can be applied on them as well.
1
1
1
1
300
600
?
?
1, 2, 4
2

SuicideUltimateEpic: Forces the target to commit suicide.
Legendary: If an enemy panics due to your actions (see e.g. Synapse Burnout, below), the memory cost of the next ultimate quickhack (Cyberpsychosis, Detonate Grenade, Suicide, Reboot System) is reduced.
11
14
?
?
Memory WipeStealthRare: Ends the target’s combat mode.
Epic: The hack affects all allies of the target.
4
5
3.000
?
2, 4
Synapse BurnoutDamageRare: Deals medium lethal damage based on your target’s remaining health (less effective against Drones, Mechs, and Robots).
Epic: When a target is neutralized via quickhack, it starts to burn. Allies will panic because of this.
Legendary: If an opponent is neutralized by any quickhack, his nearby allies panic.
5
6
7
3.000
?
?
4

Reboot SystemUltimateEpic: The target loses consciousness, without alerting any allies.
Legendary: Neutralizing an opponent reduces the memory cost of the next Quickhack.
10
13
?
?
OverheatDamageUncommon: Triggers “Burn” on the target, dealing high, persistent, non-lethal damage (less effective against Drones, Mechs, and Robots).
Rare: Burning targets are incapable of action.
Epic: Burn lasts longer.
Legendary: Burning targets cannot use cyberware.
3
4
5
6
1.500
3.000
?
?
1, 2, 4
4

ContagionDamageUncommon: Deals low, non-lethal damage, as well as “Poison”. Spreads to up to two target(s) in an 8m radius (effective against groups of enemies made up of targets standing closely together).
Rare: Poisoning lasts longer.
Epic: Each subsequently affected target takes more poison damage.
Legendary: Quickhacks that can jump on enemies target additional enemies.
4
5
6
9
1.500
3.000
?
?
1, 2, 4
4

Request BackupControlUncommon: Call in a hostile team member.
Epic: Also works on enemies in battle mode.
4
6
300
?
1, 2, 4
Weapon GlitchControlUncommon: Block the target’s weapon and makes it temporarily unusable; also causes it to malfunction, reducing the weapon’s accuracy. It also disables smart tracking and obstacle penetration.
Rare: Hack spreads to enemies within a radius of 8m.
Epic: The target’s weapon explodes and causes damage.
Legendary: The Weapon jammer daemon is usable during the Breach Protocol.
4
5
6
7
300
3.000
?
?
1, 2, 4
4

Quickhack Activations through Perks

Another way to get new quickhacks is in the “Breach Protocol” Perk Tree, which is part of the “Intelligence” Attribute: depending on how high V’s intelligence value is, you unlock one or more perks using perk points. You can use the corresponding hacks in the game afterwards.

Tip: You can find more information about Cyberpunk 2077 Attributes and Perks in our skill guide.

Quickhacks & Quickhack Bonuses through Perks

Quickhack/DaemonRequirementTypeEffect
Datamine MastermindIntelligence 9RessourcesIncreasing the amount of components acquired through “Datamining” at Access Points by 50%.
Datamine VirtuosoIntelligence 12MalfunctionIncreasing the chance to acquire a quickhack from Access Points by 50%.
Turret TamerIntelligence 12DamageSwitches all turrets in the network on “allied” for 3 minutes.
Turret ShutdownIntelligence 9MalfunctionDisables security turrets in the network for 3 minutes.
Big SleepIntelligence 3MalfunctionDisables all cameras in the network for 3 minutes.
Mass VulnerabilityIntelligence 3DamageReduces the Physical Resistance for all enemies in the network by 30% for 3 minutes.
Mass Vulnerability: QuickhacksIntelligence 16DamageEnemies in the network take 30% more damage from quickhacks.
Mass Vulnerability: ResistancesIntelligence 7DamageReducing all Resistances for enemies in the network by 30%.
Advanced DataminingIntelligence 3RessourcesIncreasing the amount of Eurodollars acquired from Access Points through “Datamining” by 50%.

Crafting Quickhacks

The Perks “Hacker’s Manual” (Intelligence 3), “School of Hard Hacks” (Intelligence 12), “Hacker Overlord” (Intelligence 16), and “Bartmoss’ Legacy” (Intelligence 20) from the “Quickhacking” Perk Tree (see also Cyberpunk 2077 Skill Guide) unlock Crafting Specs for uncommon, rare, and epic quickhacks.

You can get the necessary components through “Datamining” at Access Points, or loot them from enemies or crates. Some quickhacks are available already at the rarity level “Uncommon”, others can only be found in the “Epic” variant.

  • Higher level quickhacks require you to possess the previous level of a quickhack. You can then enhance it with the corresponding upgrade. Exceptions are quickhacks of which there is no “unusual” and/or “rare” variant – using Crafting Specs of these quickhacks you then craft a whole new quickhack.

Available Quickhack Crafting Specs

Quickhack Crafting SpecHacker’s ManualSchool of Hard HacksHacker OverlordBartmoss’ Legacy
Sonic ShockXXXX
Cripple MovementXXXX
CyberpsychosisXX
Cyberware MalfunctionXXX
Detonate GrenadeXX
Short CircuitXXX
Reboot OpticsXXX
WhistleXXX
PingXXXX
SuiciceXX
Memory WipeXX
Synapse BurnoutXXX
Reboot SystemXX
OverheatXXXX
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Gloria H. Manderfeld

Gloria H. Manderfeld

Streunt seit über zwanzig Jahren durch virtuelle Welten und würde sowohl ein Lichtschwert als auch einen Zauberstab und einen Replikator benutzen, gäbe es derlei im realen Leben. Vollzeit-Nerd und Freizeit-Rollenspielerin.
Cyberpunk 2077
Status: Gold
Release: 10.12.2020
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