What construction does the player aim for in Cyberpunk 2077?

Much like any good RPG, the strength of the game lies in how much action and control it allows the player to have.

Cyberpunk 2077, being one of the most anticipated RPGs of the last decade, was expected to have a lot of way to be able to “build” the character for specific game styles.

Basically, “constructions” refer to abilities and points assigned in a very particular set of attributes and abilities to be able to play in a certain way. Cyberpunk 2077 has an impressive and extensive agility that greatly sets V in terms of gameplay.

In the Cyberpunk 2077 universe, there are mainly two types of agents or mercenaries: Netrunner and Solo. There are further separations of these two versions into subcategories and variations, but we will look at just those two for now.

Netrunner and Solo in Cyberpunk 2077

First, we need to clear the air of confusion around the many terms and descriptions released in Cyberpunk 2077.

From the start of the game, the player will be bombarded with all sorts of technical jokes that won’t make much sense so that the player doesn’t spend a lot of time reading Data Shards in the game.


Allocating points in Cool and Intelligence is conducive to a Netrunner build“/>
Assigning points in Cool and Intelligence favors Netrunner build

Netrunner is basically a build that focuses Hacking and Secret as a way to accomplish goals in the game. Netrunner is the pinnacle of efficiency in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe as masters of their crafts when it comes to technology.

An excellent Netrunner can go through entire floors of enemies without firing a single bullet. For the player to build Netrunner in Cyberpunk, there are a few key areas to focus on:

  • Intelligence
  • Cool
  • Technical Ability (optional, but preferred)
Investing in Intelligence should be a priority for Netrunner players in Cyberpunk 2077“/>
Investing in Intelligence should be a priority for Netrunner players in Cyberpunk 2077

Intelligence a clever tree focuses on the player’s ability to hack into the surroundings and even enemies and control the situation from relatively far away. From being able to distract enemies, shut down cameras or even Overheat, there are many options in Cyberpunk 2077.

The original Cyberdeck (Militech Paraline) is abysmal, and players should upgrade as quickly as they can“/>
The original Cyberdeck (Militech Paraline) is awesome, and players must upgrade as fast as they can

Assigning points in the Intelligence section will allow players to increase their Cyberdeck RAM, which is essential for carrying out complex hacks.

If the player is targeting Netrunner build, then invest in a better one OS and equip the right one Quickhacks according to the style of the player would be useful.

Cool is an important branch to upgrade in order to have a Netrunner build“/>
Cool is a major branch to upgrade to have a Netrunner build

La Cool a branch in the list tree will improve the player’s performance when it comes to Stealth. The player will be able to maneuver quickly around the area and allow V to drop enemies and be unnoticed any longer.

Investing in the Cool branch greatly complements Intelligence, as Netrunner’s best tools are Stealth and Hacking.

Technical Ability is always useful while looking for alternate paths in an area“/>
Technical Ability is always useful when looking for alternative routes in an area

Although not always necessary, Technical Ability it’s a great way to make sure no physical obstacle lies in the player’s way. Opening certain doors and windows requires a specific level of Technical Skill. Therefore, it is quite useful to discover alternate routes through the area.


Allocating points in Body is essential for a Solo build in Cyberpunk 2077“/>
Assigning points in Body is essential for Single build in Cyberpunk 2077

Solo is the ultimate tool of strong strength in Cyberpunk 2077. If the Netrunner is the scalpel, then the Solo is the hammer. Solo construction focuses on letting the player take a lot of penalties and also being able to stand out exponentially more.

In the world of Cyberpunk 2077, Soloos relies on his brutal effectiveness in combat and approaches every situation with relentless dominance. A single build requires the player to invest in the following branches of the List Tree:

  • Body
  • Reflections
  • Technical Ability (optional)
Upgrading Body stats will allow the player to take more damage while also dealing out more“/>
Updating Body stats will allow the player to do more damage as well as more

Body is the most important statistic for Solo builds, as it increases the damage the player can remove and absorb. The player can also perform additional activities such as being able to control Cars from NPCs and demolish doors that are otherwise locked.

If the player has the tendency to get into a lot of fist fights (usually to neutralize Cyberpsychos), then the Street Brawler affiliate is put to use.

Reflections allow the player to decrease Cooldown for certain abilities and speed up statistics for Guns and Blades.

Which build should the player choose to start a new game?

For players new to RPGs and recently evoked by Call of Duty or GTA experience, the Netrunner build may seem too weird and complicated. Therefore, the Solo building seems much more attractive.

However, it is not too complex to capture it after the initial tutorial, which facilitates the understanding of Hacking. The basic things to consider are Cyberdeck RAM and the mini-game Breach Protocol.

It certainly doesn’t take too long for the player to get used to the Netrunner build in Cyberpunk 2077 only after the first two runs through the area. However, if the player trusts his FPS skills, then the Solo building is equally doable.

But soon enough, the player will encounter the enemy type Netrunner, which will render them useless. Rival Netrunners will hack into the player’s systems and cause them to Overheat. That’s why trying to search for an enemy Netrunner while also being in the middle of a fierce shootout is extremely difficult.

Overheating will cause the player continuous damage in Cyberpunk 2077, which will make life difficult. That’s why the Netrunner build seems to be doing better for new players, as hostile Netrunners make it extremely difficult to survive a shootout in Cyberpunk 2077.

Enemies Netrunners tend to hide themselves pretty well, making them extremely annoying, because all they need to make V Warm is a line of sight that they can get with Cameras as well.

That’s why new gamers should try Netrunner to try their first gameplay to grab various Cyberpunk 2077 systems.

Published 15 Dec 2020, 14:11 IST