The new video for Cyberpunk 2077, Tools of Destruction, showcases some of the weapons and weapon types that the game has to offer. Specifically, we see demonstrations of tech weapons, power weapons, smart weapons, melee weapons, and cyberware. All of these have their virtues and flaws that you’ll have to balance, depending on your gameplay preferences and character build. So, let’s get into some of the specifics briefly.
We begin the proceedings with the tech weapons, such as the Tsunami Nekomata, DB-2 Satara, M-179 Achilles, DR-12 Quasar, etc. These are basically hi-tech versions of weapons we already have, with lots of mods that you can play with. You can augment your boom-stick pretty much however you like; don’t be afraid to get fancy.
If frills aren’t your thing, then you might want to stick with the power weapons, like the Tsunami Nue, SDR-22, Carnage, HJSH-18 Masamune, and so on. While they do have some futuristic bits and bobs, they’re more in line with what weapons look like today. Just point and click.
Then, we go to the smart weapons, and this is where things get interesting. I mean, who doesn’t want to fire a salvo of bullets into the air and then watch them circle back and hit the target you’ve previously marked? It’s heaven on earth for the aspiring gunslinger, right? Well, sure, but keep in mind that these weapons are vulnerable to hacking. Be ready for those bullets to make an about-turn and lunge towards your face.
For those of you that like to keep things intimate, consider the many melee weapons the game has to offer. The video does prefer the thermal katana, which is exactly what it sounds like. However, there are less fancy weapons, such as the spiked bat and the gorram sledgehammer, because why not?
We wrap up with cyberware, aka weapons that come out of your body, as it were. In the video, we get to see the fabled Mantis Blades (with swappable blade edges!), Gorilla Arms (exactly what it says on the tin), and the Projectile Launch System (aka a rocket launcher in your forearm). Because, sometimes your “natural” guns and those in your holster just aren’t enough to settle a dispute.
Keep in mind that the game can be completed without killing anyone. Many weapons have non-lethal settings, you see. But, come on, where’s the fun in that? If you want to see some of these weapons in action, check out the Tools of Destruction trailer below. Cyberpunk 2077 is coming out on November 19th, 2020. You’ll be able to play it on Xbox One and Series X, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Google Stadia, and PC.