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Best Weapons - Location & How To Get

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Check out the Best Weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 here. This includes best weapons per weapon type, best weapons early, how to get better weapon, shop, stats, effects, & more!

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Criteria For Best Weapon

Heavily Depends On Playstyle

The best weapon depends heavily on your preferred battle style. Because of this, there are no specific weapons that beat all other weapons when it comes to stats and dealing damage.

DPS Stat Scales To V's Level

The damage per second of a weapon is not necessarily fixed - it will scale to V's level at the time you acquire the weapon, making it a minor factor when selecting the best weapon.

Ability & Versatility Are The Main Criteria

Since we're not placing great emphasis on the DPS of a given weapon, instead the versatility and effect that the weapon provides will be prioritized here.

Best Weapons List - Effects & Types

Katana

Katana
Rarity Legendary
How To Get Weapon Dealer at Megabuilding H10
Map
Katana Map
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EffectNone

With enough selection from shop, this weapon's critical attack and damage can increase up to 80%. Once swing can reach more than 10,000 damage making it one of the strongest melee weapon in-game.

Jinchu-Maru

Jinchu-Maru
Rarity Epic
How To Get In the Act 2 Job "Play It Safe", dropped by Oda
Map
Map
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EffectGain 100% Crit Chance while Kerenzikov is active. Last strike in a combo deals double damage. Doubles damage against enemies with twice your current health

When it comes to DPS, Katana from the shop might be higher; however, Jinchu-Maru has an additional effect that doubles the damage it gives that scales with the current health of the player.

M179-Achilles

Achilles
Rarity Legendary
How To GetBuy at City Center, Corpo Plaza's Gun Shop.
Map
Achilles Map
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EffectNone

Penetrates Walls When Charged

One of the key points that makes this weapon strong is its ability to penetrate walls. You can deal and defeat damage from afar without minding blocks and walls.

Iconic Version Can Be Obtained During A Mission

The cost of this weapon when bought from shop is a huge amount of 17,800 euro dollars. However you can obtain an Iconic version of this weapon during the mission, Ghost Town.

Projectile Launcher (Tranquilizer Rounds)

Rarity Legendary
How To GetCan be bought at Riperdoc in Heywood
Map
Ripperdoc
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EffectThe Projectile Laucher allow you to unleash various powerful projectiles, dealing various tiypes of damage as well as causing explosions and applying status effects. But most importantly, it wreaks mayhem and destruction.

Neutralizes Enemies In One Hit

With Tranquilizer Rounds, most enemies are completely neutralized in one shot. So long as you are not surrounded by many enemies, this is a very versatile weapon that helps in many situations.

Be Careful When At The City

If you mistakenly shoot at people in Night City, there's a chance that you'll be pursued by police afterwards. Also, several main jobs prohibit you from using this system, so be careful.

How To Get Better Weapon Stat?

Selective Crafting

What Is Selective Crafting?

The effects and stat you can get by crafting are not static. You can save before crafting and reload the save when you get a weapon with a stat lower than expected. You can continue to reload until you get your desired stats.

Low Level = Low DPS Stat

The DPS of a weapon scales with your level (at the time of acquisition). If you want to craft a weapon with better DPS, increase your level first.

Selective Crafting Procedure

No.Procedure
1 Prepare the required materials.
2 Save the game.
3 Load the save game.
4 Craft the weapon.
5 If not satisfied with the result, proceed to Step 3 and repeat.

Selective Shopping

What Is Selective Shopping?

The items that is sold by shops changes their stat by skipping 24 hours. You can keep on skipping until you get the wanted stat of the weapon you want to buy.

You Need A Lot Of In-Game Currency

Buying a legendary weapon will cost you quite a large sum of eddies - around 100,000~200,000 euro dollars, to be specific. Make sure to save up.

Check How To Earn Money Fast Here!

Selective Crafting Procedure

No.Procedure
1 Save in front of the shop.
2 Check the items being sold at the shop.
3 Skip 24 hours in-game.
4 Check the shop items once again.
5 Repeat until you get the item that you want.

Best Weapons & Builds

There is level scaling in Cyberpunk - this means weapon stats will adapt to the player level when they are acquired. This makes it difficult to determine which weapon is the best because the time where they are acquired plays a huge role on their performance.

Increase Weapon Efficiency With Perks & Skills

Increase Weapon Efficiency With Perks & Skills

Make the most of your weapons by using the right Perks and Skills to further enhance their efficiency. This plays a lot when it comes to creating builds for your character.

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Highest Weapon Rarity Is Legendary

legendary

The legendary weapons, the highest rarity weapon, have more damage bonus and slots than weapons with lower rarity. These legendary weapons can be either purchased from weapon vendors or dropped from enemy.

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