Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, FPS-style RPG that offers a wide variety of ways to play or engage in the Night City. Customization is the core element in this dystopian metropolis; everything radiates with panache and futuristic tech, whether it is character creation, weapon types, or body implants called Cyberware. Regardless of how your progress in the game by making choices, weapons will always be the center of attention. Your weapon selection can make an easy mission hard or vice versa, and that is why we have curated Cyberpunk 2077 best weapons guide which includes the best assault rifles, sub machine guns, shotguns, snipers, and more so that players can have the top-tier arsenal in the game.
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Weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 range from big guns such as assault rifles, shotguns, snipers, precision rifles, and LMGs to small yet lethal ones such as SMGs, pistols, revolvers, and melee weapons. All bullet weapons are classified into Tech, Smart, and Power, and melee ones into blade and blunt.
Best Weapons in Cyberpunk 2077
While the game is packed with all sorts of the arsenal, we have ranked only the top 15 best weapons in Cyberpunk 2077. We have not included small weapons such as pistols and revolvers. As a result, you will not find Skippy or any other famous weapon in our list which many players preferred to go with while playing the game. We have only included the big guns and a few melee weapons. The weapon rank is entirely based on our experience with Cyberpunk 2077, and any scrutiny of our ranking is not up for further debate or discussion.
Assault Rifles are a decent weapon of choice if your target is at a medium to a long range of distance. Most weapons come in auto or burst firing mode configuration. There are nine ARs in the game, and we have listed three of the best assault rifles in Cyberpunk 2077 you should have.
Divided We Stand
Divided We Stand is a named assault rifle in Cyberpunk 2077. This AR comes under SMART weapon categories, and it fires off homing projectiles that can target up to five enemies. Besides the base damage that the bullets deal when fired up at enemies, the bullets also deal chemical damage and have a high chance to apply poison status effect on a target.
The double damage (base and chemical) Divided We Stand deals on the enemies make it one of the best go-to assault rifles in Cyberpunk 2077. Besides that, this AR has 30 magazine size that is decent enough to spray bullets on at least a couple of targets before you reload the next clip.
There are two methods to acquire Divided We Stand in Cyberpunk 2077. The easiest and probably the straightforward one is to beat Walker’s Score in Stadium Love Side Job, and the difficult method is to select the option of fighting 6th Street Members.
Moron Labe is one of Cyberpunk 2077 best weapons under Power categories. This AR comes with a 30 clip size and 5.62 attacks per second damage output by default. Other than that, as a Power weapon, the bullets of Moron Labe can ricochet off surfaces, increasing the chances to hit multiple enemies.
Moron Labe comes in an Epic or Iconic weapon rarity in Cyberpunk 2077. The best aspect of this AR is that the base rate of fire can be increased significantly. Doing so also increases the chances of dismembering enemy targets, allowing you to be more lethal while in combat.
In order to obtain Moron Labe in Cyberpunk 2077, players will need to complete NCPD Scanner Hustle called Suspected Organized Crime Activity (West Wind Estate). Anton Kolev drops the crafting specifications of this AR which can be later be crafted by acquiring the necessary components in the game.
Psalm 11:6 is another Power category assault rifle in Cyberpunk 2077 that packs an incredible punch. Like most ARs in the game, this AR has 30 rounds magazine clip size. With 6.38 attacks per second weapon damage, players can increase the overall performance of Psalm 11:6 by slotting in the scope, muzzle, and mod attachments. The three attachment slots of this AR make it one of the versatile assault rifles in Cyberpunk 2077.
Since it is a Power weapon, the bullets will ricochet off from the surface while firing at enemies. Other than that, the AR deals thermal damage to its targets, increasing the chance to apply the burn status effect. With all the high damaging attributes, Psalm 11:6 comes with a few drawbacks that hold it down. For starters, this AR has a lower rate of fire and higher weapon recoil.
To acquire Psalm 11:6, players will need to neutralize Tom Ayer by completing the NCPD Scanner Hustle called Suspected Organized Crime Activity: Just Say No. The named boss drops crafting spec, which can be used later to craft the weapon if you have the required components and perks
Submachine Guns (SMGs) are excellent weapons for close to medium ranges combat. The rate of fire of these weapons is high, and bullet spread is a tad bit more as compared to assault rifles. There are ten SMGs in the game, and we have listed three of the best sub machine guns in Cyberpunk 2077 you should have.
Yinglong is the best SMG under the Smart category of weapons in the game. Like other Smart weapons, this also comes with the ability to lock onto targets and send guided homing projectiles. The base magazine size of Yinglong is 30 rounds per clip and has 7.54 attacks per second damage-dealing power.
Besides the raw power of bullet damage, Yinlong comes with the special effect of applying EMP whenever bullets land on enemies. Enemies are hit with electrical damage on impact, and there is a small chance that Yinglong will emit an EMP discharge, disabling nearby cyberware equipment for a short duration. The legendary or Iconic rarity of this SMG comes with one attachment slot and four legendary mod slots to further increase the overall performance of Yinglong.
In order to acquire Yinglong in Cyberpunk 2077, players will need to complete the NCPD Scanner Hustle called Suspected Organized Crime Activity: Living the Big Life and eliminate Denzel Cryer. Doing so drops a crafting spec by the named enemy, which can be used to get Yinglong in Cyberpunk 2077.
Buzzsaw is one of the best sub machine guns in Cyberpunk 2077 under the Power weapons category. This SMG comes with high attacks per second of 8.89 and has a 40 rounds magazine clip size. Since it’s a Power weapon, the fired bullets have the tendency to ricochet off surfaces, hitting multiple enemies.
Other than that, what makes Buzzsaw one of Cyberpunk 2077 best weapons is that the weapons come with a mod that significantly increases the penetration power of fired rounds on targets. This special effect of the SMG weapon is very effective against armored enemies as they are likely to get hit frequently after being fired upon using the Buzzsaw.
The SMG weapon can be acquired in Rare and Iconic rarity. Buzzsaw comes with one scope, muzzle, and weapon mod slot regardless of the weapon rarity. However, if you have the rare (blue) rarity of this weapon, then you can only slot in two mods as compared to four for the legendary rarity of Buzzsaw.
In order to obtain the Blue rarity Crafting Spec of Buzzsaw, players must eliminate Yelena Sidorova. The NCPD scanner hustle called Suspected Organized Crime Activity: Vice Control can be accessed in Watson district.
Fenrir is another best SMG in Cyberpunk 2077 that packs quite a punch as it is a Power weapon in the game. This weapon comes in Rare and Iconic rarity. By default, Fenrir has 30 rounds magazine clip size and deals 6.90 attacks per second damage on a target. Since it is a Power weapon, the fired bullets tend to ricochet off surfaces, hitting multiple targets.
Besides dealing raw damage from the bullets, Fenrir comes with the special effect of applying a burn status effect on a target. This SMG deals thermal damage when fired on a single enemy, which later deals burn damage on a target. Additionally, Fenrir also has reduced bullet spread and increased bullet impact. However, this added advantage to the SMG comes at the cost of compromised weapon recoil.
By default, Fenrir has three attachment slots and adding scope, muzzle, and mod slot to this SMG further increases its overall weapon performance. Depending on the rarity of the SMG, the Rare (blue) version comes with one mod slot, and the legendary one has four mod slots.
Players can get Fenrir in Cyberpunk 2077 by completing a side job called Sacrum Profanum/Losing My Religion. To find the quest location and quest giver, you need to visit an abandoned warehouse at Cargo Bay in Northside District. Once you are there, you will need to find a Monk who gives you a side job. The Fenrir SMG can be found at the table to the left of Monk.
Shotguns are the highest damage dealing weapons at close to mid-range in Cyberpunk 2077. They are the highest lethal weapons of all categories in the game at the point-blank range. The rate of fire of these weapons is not that high as compared to SMGs, ARs, and other guns, but they have a massive bullet impact on hit. Moreover, Shotguns also have a lot of bullets spread the further a shot is aimed to hit a target. There are 12 Shotguns in the game, and we have listed three of the best Shotguns in Cyberpunk 2077 you should have.
Ba Xing Chong
Ba Xing Chong is by far the best Smart Shotgun weapon in the game. Since it is a Smart weapon, it fires homing projectiles that seek its targets. Ba Xing Chong comes in Legendary and Iconic weapon rarity in Cyberpunk 2077. This shotgun has four rounds magazine clip size and deals 0.87 attacks per second damage on a target with a 4.20 damage multiplier.
When it comes to the special effect of Ba Xing Chong, there is no parallel to it in the shotgun weapon’s category. This shotgun can fire explosive rounds, dealing high-impact explosive damage in a small area. Ba Xing Chong can be used to quickly take out single targets or wipe out threats standing closer to each other. The legendary rarity of Ba Xing Chong can slot in one mod and attachment, while the Iconic rarity version of this shotgun comes fully loaded.
In order to acquire Ba Xing Chong, players must find the Crafting Spec, which can be obtained from a locked chest located at the backside of Ebunike. An access card unlocks the chest, which is acquired after defeating Adam Smasher.
Rostović DB-2 Satara
Rostović DB-2 Satara is a double-barrel shotgun with two rounds per magazine clip. With a compromised round carrying capacity, this shotgun makes up for it in the damage dealing department. Rostović DB-2 Satara packs 559.6 DPS, and since it is a Tech weapon in Cyberpunk 2077, the weapon can be fired by charging its shot to deal a massive amount of damage.
Rostović DB-2 Satara is already a lethal weapon when enemies are in close range. However, this shotgun can penetrate covers and hit enemies whenever it is fired by charging the shot. For this reason alone, Rostović DB-2 Satara is one Cyberpunk 2077 best weapons.
This shotgun comes with one attachment to slot in a mod and improves the overall performance a notch. Other than that, players can slot in one mod in the Rare variant and four mods in the legendary variant of Rostović DB-2 Satara.
Unlike most weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 which are not easy to acquire, getting your hands on this shotgun is fairly easy in the game. Players can get a Rare variant of Rostović DB-2 Satara by looting members of Wraiths Maelstrom and Tyger Claws as they have a greater chance of using this weapon against you. Other than that, the 6th Street gang members also carry this weapon. The Legendary variant of Rostović DB-2 Satara can be purchased from a weapon vendor located at Northside Watson in All Foods Factory.
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Constitutional Arms M2038 Tactician
Constitutional Arms M2038 Tactician is a standard pump shotgun that has decent damage and a higher magazine than most shotguns in Cyberpunk 2077. As a Power weapon in the game, the bullets of this shotgun prove more lethal than SMGs and ARs whenever they ricochet from surfaces. Constitutional Arms M2038 Tactician has 607 DPS and eight shotgun-shells mag size.
This shotgun comes with two weapon attachments; a scope and a mod slot. Other than that, if you have the Rare variant of Constitutional Arms M2038 Tactician, you can slot in one mod as compared to four if the shotgun is of Legendary variant.
Acquiring this weapon in the early to mid-game is also not a problem as it can be purchased from the 2nd Amendment by going to West Wind Apartments in West Wind Estate, Pacifica. Other than that, while playing “The Heist” main mission, players can acquire Constitutional Arms M2038 Tactician weapon from Arasaka soldiers.
Snipers are the highest damage dealing weapons Cyberpunk 2077 if your target is at a medium to long-range of distance from you. The rate of fire of these weapons is a tad bit higher than shotguns but slower than SMGs and ARs; however, they deal damage at par with a shotgun weapon. There are six Snipers in the game, and we have listed three of the best Snipers in Cyberpunk 2077 you should have.
Overwatch is one of the Cyberpunk 2077 best weapons under the Sniper rifle weapon’s category. This sniper rifle is a Power weapon in the game, and its bullet’s ricochet off from surfaces. Other than that, Overwatch houses four rounds in its magazine clip and deals 0.28 attacks per second damage to a target. The best aspects about this sniper rifle are that a) it comes with a custom-equipped scope called HPO Mk.77 Kanone MAX and b) it has increased reload speed which makes up for the shorter magazine size.
Other than that, there are two attachments slots to install a scope and a mod in it. If you have the Legendary variant of this sniper rifle, you can slot four Legendary mods.
In order to acquire Overwatch easily in Cyberpunk 2077, players will need to complete the side job called Riders of the Storm and receive the weapon as a reward from Panam Palmer.
Breakthrough is a Tech sniper rifle that is famous for penetrating covers and hitting enemies hiding behind it. The high power of charged shots allows players to take out targets who are ducked behind cover. Furthermore, the penetrating round also ricochets multiple times before coming to a stop. Combining these two unique aspects and the base damage of this sniper rifle, Breakthrough ranks as one of the best sniper rifles in Cyberpunk 2077.
Like Overwatch, this sniper rifle also has a magazine size of four rounds only. However, it has 0.93 attacks per second and three times the damage multiplier. Breakthrough comes pre-equipped with an E305 Prospecta scope and can slot in four mods if you have the Legendary variant.
In order to get obtain the Epic Crafting Spec of Breakthrough, players will need to eliminate Olga Elisabeth Longmead by playing NCPD Scanner Hustle called Suspected Organized Crime Activity: New Boss, New Rules. After that, you can craft the weapon if you have the required perks and components.
If blowing enemies to smithereens is your forte, then O’Five is the best sniper rifle in Cyberpunk 2077, better suited for your taste. Unlike the first two snipe rifles we recommended above, O’Five had reduced attacks per second of 0.28 and three rounds magazine clip size.
However, regardless of the shortcomings, the special effects of this sniper rifle make it one of the best weapons in the game. All of the weapons’ ammo have explosive tips, which cause a mini-blast whenever the bullets hit a target.
Other than that, O’Five comes equipped with HPO Mk.77 Kanone MAX scope and has an empty attachment slot. If you have the Legendary variant of this sniper rifle, then you can slot in four mods into the weapon to increase overall performance up a notch.
In order to acquire O’Five easily in Cyberpunk 2077, players will need to play Beat on the Brat: Arroyo mission and wager a total of €$ 12,000. Doing so will turn Buck and his buddies hostile to you after you win the fistfight. After defeating everybody, you can collect O’Five as a payment to complete the mission.
Precision Rifles stand at the middle grounds between an AR and sniper rifle in Cyberpunk 2077. They have a perfect balance of weapon power, target range, ammo capacity, and decent recoil. Precision Rifles are better suited for medium to long-range engagements. There are three Precision Rifles in the game, and we have listed only the best Precision Rifle in Cyberpunk 2077 you should have.
For a Tech weapon, Widomaker not only offers a charged shot ability to deal an increased amount of damage, but it also can deal poison damage to a target. This precision rifle has 12.41 attacks per second and comes with 12 rounds magazine clip size by default.
The best part of Widowmaker is that the weapon fires two projectiles while firing a single shot, and each round deals chemical damage to its target, which later applies the poison status effect. These two effects make Widowmaker one of Cyberpunk 2077 best weapons.
The Widowmaker does not come pre-equipped with attachment slots; however, players can slot in scope and a mod slot into the weapon. Players can slot in one Rare mod and four Legendary ones to this precision rifle in the game.
One of the easiest ways to obtain Widowmaker is by completing the main mission called Ghost Town. After eliminating Nash, players can get this precision rifle as a reward for completing the mission. Another way to get Widowmaker is to get it by looting dead enemies in the Queen of the Highway side job.
Melee weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 allow you to charge and do offense while being up close and personal to enemies. There are two types of melee weapons players will come across in the game; blunt and blade. While there are more than 20 melee weapons to use in the game, we have mentioned the top two best melee weapons in Cyberpunk 2077.
Satori is a blade category iconic melee weapon in Cyberpunk 2077 that increases critical hit significantly up to 500% at the cost of dropping the base damage by 20%. This sharp melee weapon comes with one melee mod attachment slot, which can increase the overall performance of Satori a tad bit better.
During the ” The Heist ” main mission, players can get this melee weapon very early in the game. Satori can be found inside Saburo Arasaka’s Rayfield Excalibur aerial vehicle.
Even though Mantis Blades is a Cyberware weapon, but we have included it in the list of melee weapons, but it functions very similarly to the melee arsenal of the game. This weapon allows V to attack its targets and block incoming damage. The heavy attack prompts V to lunge towards a nearby enemy and deal with a lethal attack which could also eliminate the target. Mantis Blades remain hidden until players trigger the attack prompt.
Besides the leaping ability towards the enemies, Mantis Blades also have a decent chance of applying the various status effect on its target. The easiest way to acquire the Mantis Blade is to visit a Ripperdoc and buy the cyberware. The Epic variant of Mantis Blade can be bought from Arroyo Ripper Doc, who is located in the Santo Domingo district. On the other hand, the Legendary variant of this cyberware can be acquired by visiting Ripperdoc of Downtown or Wellsprings.
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That is pretty much everything you need to know about Cyberpunk 2077 best weapons. Which weapon type has been your favorite so far in the game? Check out the top asked questions regarding weapons in the game and also let us know more of your thoughts in the comments section below.
CyberPunk 2077 Best Weapons FAQs
You hear a target lock sound after aiming the weapon reticle on an enemy.
Divided We Stand is the best AR in Cyberpunk 2077
Buzzsawis the best SMG in Cyberpunk 2077
Ba Xing Chong is the best shotgun in Cyberpunk 2077
Overwatch is the best sniper in Cyberpunk 2077
Widowmaker is the best precision rifle in Cyberpunk 2077
Mantis Blades is the best cyberware/melee in Cyberpunk 2077