BEST Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberdecks [Stats, Abilities, Locations]

After spending over 100 hours in Cyberpunk 2077, here are my top picks for the best Cyberdecks.

Cyberdecks function as one of the many different operating systems in Cyberpunk 2077 for your character’s cybernetic body. They form the mainframe of my protagonist—V—and allow them to perform a versatile array of actions, such as using quickhacks and scanning enemies and allies alike on the fly. Moreover, Cyberdecks form one of the core gameplay elements of the game.

Key Takeaways
  • Cyberpunk 2077 features a hacking mechanic in combat and stealth. These mechanics are utilized through Cyberdecks in the game.
  • Cyberdecks enhance quickhacks and make scanning enemies and the environment more fluid and effective.
  • There are a total of 22 Cyberdecks in Cyberpunk 2077.

Best Cyberdecks In Cyberpunk 2077 Picks

The following is my cherry-picked collection of the top-tier Cyberdecks out of the 22 available in Cyberpunk 2077. 

Comparison & Summary of best Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberdecks:

CyberdeckLocationStreet Cred CostMain FeaturesBest For
Raven Microcyber MK.4Kabuki Ripperdoc14.0Adequate RAM size, 60% more spread
distance for quickhacks, enhanced RAM recovery rate
Best Cost-effective Cyberdeck.
Tetratonic Rippler MK.4Westbrook, Charter Hill29.0Decreased cost for ultimate quickhacks,
quickhack spread to additional targets, decreased cooldown
Best Early-Game Cyberdeck.
Netwatch Netdriver MK.5Heywood Wellsprings49.030% increased damage for quickhacks,
increased quickhack spread distance,
attack-centric quickhack spread to 3 targets
Best Offense.
Fuyutsuki Tinkerer MK.3Pacifica, West Wind Estate40.050% increased combat quickhack duration,
40% increased quickhack spread distance
Best For Contagion.
Arasaka MK.4City Center, Downtown50.0Decreased RAM cost for covert quickhacks,
increased duration for combat-oriented quickhacks
Best Recovery.

1. Raven Microcyber MK.4

Best Cost-effective Cyberdeck In Cyberpunk 2077.
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Raven Microcyber MK.4
  • Why I Chose This: This was one of my favorite early-game cyberdecks because it gave me 60% more spread distance for quickhacks, delayed enemy hacks, boosted RAM recovery, and much more.
Manufact. Type Source Base RAM Buffer Size Mod Slots
Raven Micro cybernetics Operating System Robert Rainwater 10 8 6

Not only will this help you understand the concept of hacking in the title, but will also make things a lot easier for you. Raven Microcyber MK.4 promises adequate RAM size for you to perform a variety of quickhacks and comes in cheap at 14 Street Cred.

As for the location, you’ll have to go to Kabuki, particularly to the Ripperdoc of the region near the Kabuki Market. Check out the following screenshot to get a glimpse of where to find this in-game component in Night City. 

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Raven Microcyber MK.4 Location
  • Helps learn to hack.
  • Decent RAM size.

 

  • Not as effective later on.

 

2. Tetratonic Rippler 

Best Early-Game Cyberdeck In Cyberpunk 2077.
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Tetratonic Rippler
  • Why I Chose This: The decrease in the cost of ultimate quickhacks is massive, not to mention that every single quickhack also gets decreased cooldown.
Manufact. Type Source Base RAM Buffer Size Mod Slots
Tetratronic Operating System Nina Kraviz 10 8 6

Moving up the list of the best Cyberdecks in the game is the ever-robust Tetratonic Rippler MK.4. You’ll find this one in the Westbrook region, particularly in the Charter Hill area. There’s going to be another Ripperdoc in this section, going by the name of Nina Kraviz.

In terms of the cost, this Cyberdeck will set you back by 29 Street Cred, which is quite a bit compared to the Raven Microcyber MK.4. 

What makes the Tetratonic Rippler stand out as the Cyberpunk 2077 best early Cyberdeck is its focus on enhancing the total output of ultimate quickhacks.

  • Tetratonic Rippler Cyberdeck decreases the ultimate quickhacks cost by a factor of 3. 
  • It allows your decked-out operating system abilities to spread to additional targets as well, but only once.
  • All of your quickhacks have decreased cooldown. 
Tetratonic Rippler Location
Tetratonic Rippler Location
  • Decreased cooldown.
  • Cheaper ultimate quickhacks.

 

  • Slow RAM regeneration.

 

3. Netwatch Netdriver MK.5 

Best Offensive Cyberdeck In Cyberpunk 2077.
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Netwatch Netdriver MK.5 
  • Why I Chose This: I fell in love with this cyberdeck’s offensive prowess. It also has an impressive cooldown reduction.
Manufact. Type Source Base RAM Buffer Size Mod Slots
NetWatch Operating System Ripperdoc (Wellsprings) 11 8 6

The Netwatch Netdriver MK.5 stands out as a potent Legendary tier item, often regarded as the best in the game. It excels in offense, leaving no room for the opposition to defend.

To find it, head to Heywood Wellsprings in Night City. You can purchase it from a Ripperdoc near the Pumping Station in Heywood for 49 Street Creds. While a bit pricey, it’s worth it.

This Cyberdeck enhances offensive quickhacks, increasing damage output by 30% and boasting a recovery rate of 9 units per 60 seconds, notably better than the Raven Microcyber MK.4.

Moreover, it extends the quickhack spread distance by 60%, making it highly effective in shoot-outs. It allows attack-centric quickhacks to target up to three different foes within a 6-meter radius, ideal for quickhacks like Overheat and Synapse Burnout.

  • Buffs damage.
  • Makes offensive quickhacks target three enemies.

 

  • Difficult to find.

 

4. Fuyutsuki Tinkerer MK.3 

Best Cyberdeck For Contagion In Cyberpunk 2077.
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Fuyutsuki Tinkerer MK.3
  • Why I Chose This: Contagion with this cyberdeck is simply too good not to try. The extra damage and range you get are overpowered.
Manufact. Type Source Base RAM Buffer Size Mod Slots
Fuyutsuki Electronics Operating System Ripperdoc (West Wind Estate) 8 7 6

The Fuyutsuki Tinkerer MK.3 is a Legendary/Iconic Cyberdeck with great base statistics and several desirable characteristics. You’ll find this one in the Pacifica region, specifically in the West Wind Estate area. The closest fast travel point to this place is Brand Imperial Mall.

Find the West Wind Estate Ripperdoc and make sure you’ve accumulated 40 Street Cred beforehand.

  • Fuyutsuki Tinkerer MK.3 provides a 50% increase in combat quickhack duration and a 40% buff to the quickhack spread distance. 
  • The base RAM size is fairly appreciable. 

While you’re at it, do make sure you’re using Reshade in Cyberpunk 2077 to see your enemies drop dead in high quality. 

  • Buffs the distance of quickhack spread.
  • 50% buff to combat quickhack duration.

 

  • Weaker than Netwatch in most areas.

 

5. Arasaka MK.4

Best Recovery Cyberdeck In Cyberpunk 2077.
Arasaka MK.4
Arasaka MK.4
  • Why I Chose This: If you have the Street Cred for this, then you will not find a better option. The faster recovery speeds will prove to be incredible in the long run.
Manufact. Type Source Base RAM Buffer Size Mod Slots
Arasaka Operating System Ripperdoc (Downtown) 10 8 6

Arasaka MK.4 demands 50 street cred, which is the highest amount so far. Covert quickhacks like Sonic Shock, Memory Wipe, Ping, and Reboot Optics become even stronger with the Arasaka MK.4.

  • Arasaka MK.4 decreases the amount of RAM it takes for you to employ a covert quickhack by a factor of 2.
  • You get a 40% increase in duration for combat-oriented quickhacks.
  • Using any quickhack on an enemy afflicted with Ping resets the duration of the latter when you have this operating system equipped. 

As far as the best Cyberdecks Cyberpunk 2077 is concerned, this one easily takes the top spot without breaking a sweat. All that Street Cred prerequisite is more than just worth it by the end of the day; I can tell you that.

Note that among various versions of the Arasaka Cyberdeck, I am focusing on the MK.4 in the Legendary tier. You’ll find this variant in the City Center region of Night City, near the Downtown section. Locate the Ripperdoc and make sure you have 35000 Eurodollars. 

  • Offers amazing RAM and Quickhack recovery.
  • Great for the Ping quickhack.

 

  • Too expensive.

 

Similar Options to Consider

Here are some other Cyberdeck options in Cyberpunk that you can choose from. However, I did not include them in my list due to different individual factors.

  • Militech Paraline MK.4: A good option with extra damage buff but not good for stealth.
  • Biotech Σ Mk.4: An excellent option for a cyberdeck, as it is powerful enough for combat and damage-over-time effects.
  • Militech Canto Mk.6: A very useful cyberdeck, but it is quite higher in cost than the others that I mentioned above.

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My Thoughts

My personal favorite Cyberdeck has to be the Netwatch Netdriver MK.5. It’s cheaper compared to the other top-tier Cyberdecks while offering unparalleled offense for attack-based quickhacks. However, there are other Cyberdecks that are better in different areas.

I hope that you’ve learned a thing or five after reading through the article. Night City is a demanding place; having the right Cyberdecks, though, you’ll definitely be gaining a top-end advantage. 

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