Hacking is one of the main skills in Cyberpunk 2077. With it, you can open locked doors, manipulate opponents, cars or cameras.
- Does hacking affect everyone?
- How to develop hacking?
- What can I hack?
- How does hacking work?
- Hacking as a mini-game
Does hacking affect everyone?
From what we know so far, hacking doesn't work on all NPCs and objects. According to the confirmed information, it is known only that we will not be able to hack public transport vehicles.
How to develop hacking?
Hacking, like the majority of the skills available in the game, will develop with time. The more you hack, the better you get. In the beginning, you will only unlock the security systems. In the later stages of the game, you will be able to manipulate the enemies and the environment.
What can I hack?
You can hack almost everything and everyone. It all depends on your skills. If you focus on developing this skill, you will be able to hack the enemy's weapons or implants so that he will kill themselves or their ally.
How does hacking work?
To hack, you need to focus first. First you need to find a point that can be hacked - for example, a security camera. You will see a list of available options – along with information about their activation cost. For cameras, you can, e.g. turn them off, send their recordings, or control them.
Hacking consumes a resource called memory, and it works pretty much like mana in fantasy RPGs. Memory replenishes over time – sometimes it is enough to wait a while to be able to use hacking again.
Hacking as a mini-game
Hacking will be presented in the form of a short mini-game. Its duration will depend on the situation and what you want to hack.
A hacking mini-game can consist, for example, of finding the correct character strings associated with the various commands displayed on the screen. They can be used, for example, to access cameras or encrypted data.