How to craft in Cyberpunk 2077

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In Cyberpunk 2077, players can equip a wide range of cybernetic implants and powerful weapons to provide augmented abilities and increased lethality. It's not always about looting and buying better guns though, as you can also take advantage of the crafting system to create your own equipment — provided you've got the appropriate parts. Here's what you need to know about crafting in Cyberpunk 2077.

How to craft in Cyberpunk 2077

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Crafting in Cyberpunk 2077 is fairly simple and ultimately boils down to two steps: acquiring blueprints and scrapping things you aren't using for components. You'll nab two different kinds of components, some specifically for netrunning and different daemons, while the majority are used for your other equipment: clothes, weapons and the like.

Some items can also be upgraded, which similarly requires a certain number of components. Every blueprint has a cost and there are four kinds of components that could be required: common, uncommon, rare and legendary, which are helpfully color-coded as grey, green, blue and purple. Just go to the Crafting tab in your Inventory and select the blueprint or upgrade you're interested in. If you don't have enough components for the blueprint or upgrade, it'll read as Blocked.

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Crafting is a whole section under the Technical Ability attribute, so you'll want to invest heavily there as you level up if you want to go far with crafting. There's a couple of particularly important perks to grab: Grease Monkey and Edgerunner Artisan, which allow you to craft Rare and Legendary items, respectively.

Getting components is incredibly easy. One you've finished a firefight, just take time to loot all the guns your foes leave behind, go to your inventory and disassemble the guns. Naturally, the better the gun, the better the components you'll receive.

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  • To craft legendary items, you need Edgerunner Artisan. To get that, you need to be at level 18 in Technical Ability attribute. So, I should hold back until then, I guess. The "acquiring blueprints" is automatic when you get Edgerunner Artisan perk, or do I have to hunt for blueprints in the game world?