Cyberpunk 2077: The fastest ways to make money

Keanu says, “Cash rules everything around me, CREAM gets the money.”

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Cyberpunk 2077 is realit’s out in the wilderness and, despite error problemsit is Break records on Steam. If you’re one of the millions who’ve picked up the game, you’ve probably realized by now that unfortunately things in Night City can cost a lot of money. do you want a pair Legs that make you double jump? That’s 45,000 Eurodollars. A luxury car? 225,000 euro dollars. You’ve also probably noticed that you don’t make as much money from story missions.

Unfortunately, if you want to sample the finer things in Night City, you’ll have to hurry. Here are the best ways I’ve found to make Eurodollars.


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solve crimes

Cyberpunk 2077 gives you the ability to travel fast, but I don’t think that’s always a good idea – especially if you want to make money. You will find crimes afoot throughout the city. These are shown on your map with cyan icons and can range from a running battery to a police shootout to simply gathering evidence by checking the contents of a corpse.

Help solve these problems and Night City Police will often pay you between 2,000 and 5,000 Eddies. Just as importantly, there’s often a gang leader or crate nearby that you can loot for solid items and more vortexes. Sometimes the money you loot exceeds what the NCPD pays you, and the loot can be epic or legendary in nature.

And again: these are everywhere, everywhere, everywhere. If you spend half an hour traveling around Night City and being a local vigilante, you will rake in tens of thousands of Eurodollars.


Don’t leave weapons and armor on the ground – loot and sell them.

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Looting, tinkering, selling

Loot is the easiest way to make money in Cyberpunk.

When you kill a villain, they almost always drop a weapon, piece of armor, or some other item. Sometimes you’ll find armor or a weapon that’s better than what you’re currently using, but after around 15 hours this becomes pretty rare. But don’t leave these goods behind, take them to your local retailer or drop-off point and sell them.

A lot of the loot you get will only sell for between 100 and 1,000 eddies, but it’s a real quantity over quality situation. For example, you can craft between 2,000 and 5,000 vortices after a combat-heavy story mission.

I would add here that you should buy a skeleton cyberware upgrade as early as possible, which will allow you to carry more weight, i.e. more loot.

Similarly, you can also craft weapons for sale. You get crafting components as you play through the game – loot them and acquire them by hacking mainframes – and you can also disassemble weapons/armor into parts (something that’s especially valuable later in the game when you start crafting rare items to produce ).

You use these parts to upgrade weapons, but if you have a surplus you can also craft and sell weapons for a quick profit. A real lemon in lemonade situation.


Gigs are separate from side quests (“side jobs”) and often get you a lot of fuss.

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Night City is full of “fixers,” shady characters who hire you to do this or that job for Eurodollars. They will get in touch with you via text message or phone call, and their missions go far. Sometimes you hunt rampaging junkies, other times you infiltrate a gang hideout to attach a tracker to a car. These gigs are often fun and challenging and, most importantly, will get you a lot of fuss.

They get paid well for it, often over $5,000. Just as importantly, you get plenty of loot from downed opponents. Also, keep an eye out during the climax of these missions, as I often found thousands of vortices in the form of loot in the final area of ​​certain gigs.


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Take advantage of this bug

I put this last because A) it’s a bug that will likely be patched soon and B) I haven’t been able to test it myself. but players sign up A bug that allows you to sell an item to a Dropbox for 3995 eddies, buy it back for 5 eddies, sell it again for 3995, buy it back for 5 – over and over again.

You must proceed to Act 2 of the story. Go to the Santo Domingo area and find/do a side job called Space Oddity. This mission revolves around a bunch of bums who somehow got their hands on a top secret military briefcase but don’t know how to open it. You can take the briefcase from them for a fee, or if your body attribute is high enough (nine points) you can get it for free. Once you have the briefcase, you can open it if your intelligence attribute is high enough (nine points) or by finding a keycard nearby.

The briefcase contains information about an item that will be dropped from space. You get coordinates written into your map and once you get there you fight some bad guys and you see it’s a painting. Take this painting to any Dropbox and buy, sell, buy, sell and so on.

It’s not honest, but it’ll damn sure give you a luxury ride.

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