Everything You Want To Know About Hacking in Cyberpunk 2077

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Hacking in Cyberpunk 2077

Want to know some details on how Cyberpunk 2077 hacking works? Whether you’re trying a stealthy run, or you just want to have fun interfering with enemy cyberware, and understand how to use your hacking skills will come in handy. You can hack to get more intel, take down enemy gangs and without thinking too much about your weapons, and even siphon off some Eurodollars in the process, And do it all while listening to the awesome radio stations of the game.

There’s also a hacking minigame that examines you to input a sequence of letters and numbers to override a network. You’ll need to meet the conditions for these types of hacks before you can jack in, but the rewards are well worth your investment in Intelligence points. If you want to know more about crafting in Cyberpunk 2077, check out this guide.


Cyberpunk 2077 hacking tips Never stop scanning

Hold Tab to begin your scanner model. Anything from doors to people can be scanned, and constantly scanning your surroundings gives you more data as you explore an area. While it’s good to be informed of what’s around you, it’s also worth seeing that you can shape your environment to help you out when you’re in a dangerous position.

Once you have your cyberdeck placed, you’ll be able to outfit quickhacks that let you confuse enemies, mess with their cyberware, take control of surveillance cameras, and a lot more.

When you scan some objects, e.g. a television you can then go through your available quickhacks and choose one by pressing F. There are also deadly and non-lethal options if you’re hacking a specific target, too. Each one costs RAM, and they all have various properties and durations.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Breach Protocol: How to hack

Unlike the other quickhacks, Breach Protocol needs you to finish a minigame by getting into the sequence of letters and numbers in a specific order. It can have many uses and offer various rewards, depending on the situation. However, the process is always the same—you need to start the sequence perfectly before the timer runs out.

The code matrix has rows of letters grouped together in twos. The buffer box on the right is where the characters you’ve selected will be displayed, so you can keep track of where you are in the sequence. Below is the list of sequences you can recreate.

When you first start, the top row will be highlighted. This means it’s currently the active zone, so you can only pick the options in this row. Each time you enter a pair of characters, the active zone will alternate between the column you just selected or the row. So, if your first input is in the top row, the third column, you’ll only be able to select the characters in the third column when inputting the next part of the sequence.

The longer the chain is, the more challenging this becomes. You’ll often see that some characters are twins, so focus on where they are placed in the code matrix. Before entering the characters, plan your path across the code matrix to make sure you’ll be able to key in the complete sequence. It’s easy to lock yourself out by picking the incorrect row or column, and the series can change on some computers and laptops, even if you reload your save.

Some devices even have many sequences, allowing more advanced actions, or greater rewards. Sometimes you’ll see that these series start with the same characters, so it’s likely to unlock various rewards.


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