On the latest Night City Wire stream, we got more details on the types of guns and tools that will be at our disposal in Cyberpunk 2077.
As we learned previously, there are three distinct types: power, tech, and smart. Power weapons allow your bullets to ricochet off surfaces; tech use electromagnetic power, giving you the ability to punch through walls and cover; and smart weapons track targets in real-time as they’re trying to dodge or run away from you. For some examples, a tech weapon like the Tsunami Nekomata is a chargeable semi-automatic that pierces through concrete like it’s cardboard, while a TKI-20 Shingren uses burst fire and micro-guided missles so targets can’t avoid your wrath.
As you build your shooting skills up, you can expect to feel your mastery with increased accuracy, faster reloads, and better aiming. In addition, you can add attachments and software mods. Attachments, like scopes or silencers, often give you a stats or situational advantage. Software mods change stats pertaining to damage and accuracy, while also providing things like the ability to use biochemical rounds to tear through enemies’ armor faster.
Guns are located all over; you can grab them off enemies or find loot caches, and they have different rareties, going from uncommon to legendary. Legendary weapons will obviously not be easy to find, as they all come with their own unique abilities, and sometimes you will have to make a difficult decision about how bad you want one. For instance, you may like a character, but they’re holding that coveted legendary weapon. The only way you can get your hands on their sweet weapon is to kill them for it. Will you spare them because you want them around, or get greedy and go in for the kill? The weapon could be more valuable in the long run.
The Night City Wire also delved a bit more into the different tone of the life paths and gave us a look into Johnny Silverhand’s band Samuari.
Cyberpunk 2077 launches on November 19 from PS4, Xbox One, and PC.