Cyberpunk 2077: All Edgerunner Weapons

A list of the best Edgerunner weapons that were recently added to the game after the release of the anime adaptation of Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 has finally received its deserved praise as one of the best Action-Adventure RPGs, now that all of the performance issues have been taken care of. Edgerunners was a recent free update for the game, which includes a plethora of weapons and cyber-wear inspired by the Cyberpunk Edgerunners Anime, and my article will discuss the best Edgerunner weapons in this update.

All Cyberpunk 2077 Edgerunner Weapons
  • VST-37 POZHAR: Close-range power shotgun with free aiming.
  • Razor Machete: Effective melee weapon for close-range encounters, heavy damage on materials.
  • MA70 HB: Powerful light machine gun for long-range engagements.
  • Claw Axe: High-power melee weapon, slower swing, requires strength.
  • KAPPA: Automatic smart pistol targeting multiple opponents.
  • Punknife: Balanced, fast melee weapon for close-range raw damage.
  • Cut-O-Matic: Inflicts bleeding and cuts opponents in half, not suited for stealth due to loudness.
  • KKYUBI: Semi-automatic assault rifle dealing chemical damage and poisoning opponents at medium to long range.
  • SENKOH LX: Top-tier Tech SMG with precise bursts of 3 rounds.
  • HYPERCRITICAL: Long-range firearm with a scope, known for accuracy, great damage, and knockdown abilities.

Here’s a summarized table of all the Edgerunner weapons in Cyberpunk 2077:

WeaponsDPSDamageAttack per secHeadshot Damage
VST-37 POZHAR Power Shotgun886.499-1212.241
Razor Machete1194.5907.01.32100%
MA70 HB1089.2183-2245.3485%
Claw Axe1004.8611.01.64100%
KAPPA366.059-735.45150%
Punknife1140.5336.03.08250%
Cut-O-Matic829.6678.01.11100%
KYUBI638.0202-2483.25150%
SENKOH LX744.3101-1246.59100%
HYPERCRITICAL1040.81317-16100.71200%

VST-37 POZHAR Power Shotgun

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The VST-37 POZHAR In The Game
Type Shotgun
Weight 9.6
DPS 886.4
Damage 99-121
Attack Per Second 2.24
Headshot Damage +100%
Effect Bullets can ricochet off surfaces

As the name suggests, the first weapon on my list is the close-range power shotgun known as the VST-37 POZHAR in the game. It is probably one of the best close-range weapons in the game now additionally. The weapon was added with the Edgreunners update.

  • The best part about the power shotgun is that it can be effectively utilized with free aiming.
  • As the bullets will ricochet, there is a potential of hitting more targets while free aiming.
  • There is more spread to the bullets in the VST-37 POZHAR.

The weapon is best utilized in close-range encounters or gameplay sections held in tight areas. As for the location of the weapon, the VST-37 POZHAR Power Shotgun can be purchased from most of the weapon shops in the game. However, it is recommended to go to the weapon shop in the Kabuki Market for a quick purchase.

Razor Machete

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The Razor Machete In The Game
Type Machete
Weight 6.5
DPS 1194.5
Damage 907
Attack Per Second 1.32
Headshot Damage +100%
Effect Can use the sharp lethal blade to cut the enemies

It is a melee weapon that was added in the recent free update. Razor Machete is another great close-range weapon. However, its strength is slashing the hardest of materials. You will not only be able to defeat opponents at close-range, but you’ll also be able to damage things like concrete heavily.

In order to obtain the Razor Machete, fast travel to the Megabuilding H10 Atrium on the map. After you’re done fast-traveling, move to the nearest gym. You will see a sign with a knife on your screen. Follow the sign, and it should lead you to the vendor that sells the Razor Machete. However, you will also find other vendors that sell these melee weapons around the map as well.

MA70 HB

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The MA70 HB In The Game
Type Light Machine Gun
Weight 11.5
DPS 1089.2
Damage 183-224
Attack Per Second 5.34
Headshot Damage 85%
Effect The bullet power potential can unlock at Bocy 10

MA70 HB is a light machine gun or an LMG in Cyberpunk 2077. The game already lacked in the LMG variety, but the addition of MA70 HB changes that. The gun is very useful for taking down groups of enemies. However, this weapon has large recoil and requires a Body Attribute of 10 to be used perfectly.

Even with that high of a body attribute, the weapon recoil feels uncontrollable. However, if your aiming is precise, then maybe give the weapon a try. LMGs have always been unpopular due to their slow reload times, but MA70 HB fixes that as well. The weapon can be purchased from the same vendor or the weapon shop where you purchased the POZHAR power shotgun in Kabuki Market.

Claw Axe

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The Claw Axe In The Game
Type Axe
Weight 4.5
DPS 1004.8
Damage 611
Attack Per Second 1.64
Headshot Damage N/A
Effect Full body potential unlock at 10

It is an axe melee weapon in Cyberpunk 2077 that is much more powerful than the Razor Machete in terms of raw power. However, it feels a little bit slower to swing, and according to the in-game description, it requires a high amount of brawn to wield. That is the cost of carrying a strong melee weapon in Cyberpunk 2077’s Edgerunners update.

Claw Axe can be purchased from the same vendor that you purchased the Razor Machete from. He is located near the gym in the Megabuilding H10 Atrium area on the map. Fast travel to that location and purchase your claw axe in the game.

KAPPA

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The KAPPA Smart Pistol In The Game
Type Pistol
Weight 4.3
DPS 366.0
Damage 59-73
Attack Per Second 5.45
Headshot Damage +150%
Effect Smart link cyberware

KAPPA is the first smart pistol that is fully automatic in the game. Cyberpunk 2077 had a lot of semi-automatic pistols, but that changes now with the Edgerunners update. Now you can spray down your opponents at close-range using the quick shots from the KAPPA pistol. Additionally, KAPPA can target two opponents at once, but that only ends up working at close range, according to the in-game description.

You can purchase it from the weapon shop in the Kabuki Market. Fast travel to the Kabuki Market, and you should see the weapon shop. However, you can also purchase this gun from other vendors that sell weapons around the map, but Kabuki Market is more convenient.

Punknife

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The Punknife In The Game
Type Knife
Weight 2.3
DPS 1140.5
Damage 336
Attack Per Second 3.08
Headshot Damage 250%
Recovery Time 4 seconds

Another melee weapon on my list of the best Cyberpunk 2077 Edgerunner weapons in the Punknife. It is a very well-balanced close-range melee weapon. Punknife is both fast and hits hard when you land your attacks. Additionally, the weapon is great for doing raw physical damage.

Punknife can be purchased from any melee vendor. However, it is more convenient to buy it from the same guy that sold you the Razor Machete and the Claw Axe. Fast travel to the Megabuilding H10 Atrium area, then go near the gym, and you should see the vendor.

Cut-O-Matic

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The Cut-O-Matic In The Game
Type Chainsword
Weight 5.4
DPS 829.6
Damage 678
Attack Per Second 1.11
Headshot Damage +100%
Effect Use Blade to cut the enemies to death

The Cut-O-Matic is a chain sword in Cyberpunk 2077 that is additionally a melee weapon and was added in the Edgerunners update. This melee weapon is best used to inflict status effects such as bleeding to your opponents. Additionally, it is strong enough even to cut people in half. However, Cut-O-Matic is an extremely loud weapon and cannot be used for stealth take-downs.

In order to buy the Cut-O-Matic, fast travel to the Megabuilding H10 Atrium area and then make your way to the nearest weapon vendor. The game will mark his location once you are near the gym. You can purchase the Cut-O-Matic from him; however, other weapon vendors around the map also sell it.

KYUBI

power assault rifle
The KYUBI Power Assault Rifle In The Game
Type Assault Rifle
Weight 7.2
DPS 638.0
Damage 202-248
Attack Per Second 3.25
Headshot Damage 150%
Effect N/A

KYUBI is the first power assault rifle on my list. It is a really good medium to the long-range weapon, especially because it is semi-automatic. You should really time your shots, so there is a better chance of hitting your opponents with the KYUBI. Additionally, this weapon does chemical damage and can inflict poison on your opponents in the game.

KYUBI can be purchased from the weapon vendor in the Kabuki Market. The same weapon vendor also sells some other Edgerunner weapons in the game. So, fast travel to the Kabuki Market area and make your purchases.

SENKOH LX

tech smg
The SENKOH LX Tech SMG In The Game
Type Submachine Gun
Weight 5.0
DPS 744.3
Damage 101-124
Attack Per Second 6.59
Headshot Damage +100%
Effect Use tech to release a powerful shot

SENKOH LX is a top-tier Tech SMG in the Edgerunners update and also in the overall game. However, it fires bursts of 3 rounds and has more precision than other SMGs in the game. The weapon also looks great aesthetically and really fits the whole futuristic setting of the game.

In my opinion, Obtaining the SENKOH LX is a little bit harder than the other weapons on the list. You actually have to complete a small gig in order to obtain the weapon. Firstly, fast travel to Hargreaves Street in the Santo Domingo region and mark the nearest gig location on the map. Go near the gig to start a small encounter with enemies. The gig is named the ‘Nasty Encounter’ in the game. Complete that encounter to get the SENKOH LX as a reward at the end.

HYPERCRITICAL

precision rifle
The HYPERCRITICAL Precision Rifle In The Game
Type Precision Rifle
Weight 11.7
DPS 1040.8
Damage 1317-1610
Attack Per Second 0.71
Headshot Damage 200%
Effect Bullets detonate knocking down enemies while the first one deals critical damage

HYPERCRITICAL has very quickly become one of the best long-range weapons in the game, and it is actually a really powerful precision rifle additionally. You will not only critically damage your target, but these opponents that get hit by the HYPERCRITICAL are also going to get knocked down.

Additionally, HYPERCRITICAL can be obtained by completing a gig known as the in the Sutter Street of the Watson Kabuki region of the game. The gig is named ‘Concrete Cage Trap,’ and it is very close to the fast-travel location. Just open the map, and you’ll see its location. Complete the gig to receive HYPERCRITICAL as the reward at the very end.

My Opinion On The Edgerunner Weapons

The Edgerunner weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 offer a diverse range of options for players, and finding them can be both exciting and challenging. I think that the mix of close-combat shotguns, like the VST-37 POZHAR, and long-range precision rifles, such as the HYPERCRITICAL, allows for strategic customization based on mission requirements.

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My hours in Cyberpunk 2077 (Steam ID: SpartaNNNN)

The SENKOH LX Tech SMG, with its precise bursts, became my go-to choice, particularly for its adaptability in different situations. The inclusion of these weapons in the game enriches the overall experience, encouraging exploration and experimentation with various combat styles.

People have finally started to praise Cyberpunk 2077 for its quality content which was previously overshadowed by the performance issues. Now that you’re here, why not check out my Best Weapons guide that caters to the base game exclusively?

Even before the addition of the Edgerunners update, you could access Legendary Cyberware in the base game as well. Additionally, you could even find Legendary Amors in Cyberpunk 2077.

Perks also play a huge role in making the best builds in the game. The game even has different Lifepaths, and choosing the right one can affect your playthrough. 

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