Cyberpunk 2077 weapons were one of the major focuses of Night City Wire Episode 2. We learned a little bit more about the game's various guns, swords, and implants, and one thing is clear: players are going to have no shortage of choices for dealing death.
Although you can certainly talk your way out of some bad situations in Cyberpunk 2077, some encounters are going to put you in a fight for your life. The various Cyberpunk 2077 weapons are your key to staying alive in Night City.
One of the more surprising reveals is that there will be weapon skills of a sort in the game. As players get more proficient with weapons, they'll gain some benefits; one such example is an increased reload speed for their preferred style of weapon.
Guns can be customized to a degree, too. Sights,silencers, and other attachments will be available to you so that your gun will suit the mission at hand and whatever else may come your way.
What are the Cyberpunk 2077 Weapons?
We didn't get to see too many specific guns just yet, but we did learn about weapon types. The Cyberpunk 2077 weapons will be split into three categories:
Cyberware weapons are the various combat implants that you can get in the game. We've already seen one of these thus far: the "Mantis" arm blades that can be used to slice and dice your enemies. Other options include an arm cannon and enhanced strength that lets you just punch your enemies to death.
Of course, melee hasn't quite gone out of fashion. In Cyberpunk 2077, players will have a fair few melee options including a katana with a heated blade.
Power weapons are pretty much like the guns of today, although they have some futuristic advantages. For example, the bullets are able to ricochet off of walls, giving you the option to hit enemies around cover without exposing yourself.
Tech weapons are basically railguns — they use electromagnetic power to send projectiles at enemies. Fans of Perfect Dark will be well-familiar with some of the guns in this category: some of these weapons are so powerful, they allow you to shoot straight through cover or walls.
Smart weapons are all about guided-missile tech. You won't have to worry about your aim too much — simply fire the gun and it can track down your enemies. Best of all, Smart Weapons will allow you to shoot around cover.
There's one important note about Smart Weapons, though, and that's contained in a blurb shown when one of the guns was highlighted: players making use of this category are going to need a "Smart Link" in order to use the advanced targeting systems to their full potential.
Lest we forget, throwables count as a weapon class, too. These weapons include things like the various grenades you can find in the game and are useful for clearing a room, although I imagine you won't be able to carry as many grenades as you could carry bullets.
How Can You Get Cyberpunk 2077 Weapons?
While players can get weapons from vendors, the best guns in the games will be hidden in weapon caches throughout the game. The various gangs and corporations will have the best tech on the street.
Much like the Fallout games, some of the best guns are going to be in a rather difficult place — they'll be held by an NPC. This will present players with a choice: do you let the NPC live or do you kill them to take their gun?
There's one last question that comes to mind: will there be weapon rarities as there are in some RPG Shooters? The answer is a resounding yes for Cyberpunk 2077. There will be Common, Uncommon, Rare, and Legendary weapons — and the top tier of Cyberpunk 2077 weapons will have unique abilities.
Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to have an absolute treasure trove of guns, grenades, swords, and more. You'll have no shortage of choices when the game launches later this year on November 19, 2020.
What sort of Cyberpunk 2077 weapons do you think you'll use? Do you think melee will be viable amongst all of these guns? Let us know in the comments below!