Cyberpunk 2.0 Crafting Explained

If you need the Cyberpunk 2.0 crafting explained, you’re not the only one. CDPR has changed things up quite a bit, and some of those alterations might end up as unwelcome surprises, especially as far as crafting materials go. It’s best you know about these things ahead of time. In this guide, we’ll explain how to craft in the new update, how to get crafting components, and whether you can upgrade crafted weapons. There’s a lot to get through, so let’s jump into it.

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Cyberpunk 2.0 Crafting Explained

How to Craft in Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Update

In order to start crafting in Cyberpunk 2077 2.0, you have to go into your inventory first. From there, select the Crafting tab underneath. You can see exactly where to go in the image above. Things are a bit different now, though. According to the patch notes, in order to craft a weapon mod, “you must first have 2 mods of lower quality.” Also, crafting and upgrading “now require only one type of component instead of multiple types.” Also, the nomenclature of rarity has been changed from the previous Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary to tiers (ranging from Tier 1 to 5++). Don’t really understand why that change was necessary, but whatever. Now, obviously, you need components, which brings us to our next point.

Where to Find Crafting Components in Cyberpunk 2077 2.0

The first thing you need to know about crafting components in Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 is that you can no longer get them from vendors, for reasons I cannot fathom, in-universe. They don’t sell quickhacks anymore, either. So, in order to find crafting components, you’ll mainly have to resort to disassembling stuff you don’t need (except maybe weapons, since they’re worth a lot of money). Also, looting Access Points, of course. Sometimes, you’ll be able to find components when looting dead enemies or random containers, but disassembling will probably be your largest source. It’s not exactly ideal, but then again, a lot of people have been using junk as sources for crafting materials from the beginning.

Can You Buy Crafting Components in Cyberpunk 2.0?

No, you can’t buy crafting components in Cyberpunk 2.0 directly anymore, as we’ve said in the previous section. The best you can do is purchase items from vendors and then break them down for crafting materials. For example, there are those cheap guns that are basically single use. You can disassemble those for five components. It’s not much, but it’s cash-efficient and doesn’t involve having to put your neck out on the line. So, if you’re hurting for materials, it could be the way to go. Beyond that, beating gangs and scrapping their clothing and weapons will be the major source of components.

Can You Upgrade Crafted Weapons?

Another major change to crafting in Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 is that you can’t upgrade crafted weapons anymore. As the patch notes put it: “Apart from cyberware, now only Iconic weapons can be upgraded. They gain a higher Tier with each upgrade.” If you want to learn more about Iconic weapons, check out our Cyberpunk 2077 Iconic Weapon Locations guide. Once again, I don’t get why CDPR has decided to pull the option of upgrading all the other weapons; that was a ton of fun to do. And the whole point of the Iconic weapons is that they were really cool on their own. Oh, well.

How to Upgrade Cyberware

To upgrade your Cyberware, visit a Ripperdoc. As you know, this is where you can purchase and install Cyberware, but you can now also upgrade your Cyberware there as well. This includes Cyberdecks, and if you want to learn which Cyberdecks are the best now after the CP2077 2.0 update, we recommend that you read our guide.

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