Cyberpunk 2077 Character Guide

Cyberpunk 2077 Character Guide

The Cyberpunk 2077 Character guide will give you all the information you need on the playable character V in Cyberpunk 2077 including all skills, abilities, customisations and more.

The main playable character in the game is called V who you can customised to fit your own playstyle with a combination of skills, perks and classes.

After character customisation you will get the choice to pick starting attributes, each with there own sets of skills and perks associated with them.  To help you choose you can follow one of the three main classes, Tech, solo or netrunner.


For example a solo class with 9 points in the body stat will give the solo player better starting stats in the skills and perks in the melee and athletics Category.  If you want to play more as a netrunner, putting 9 points into intelligence will give you better hacking stats to learn.

The starting attributes are important as they determine ultimately how much of a certain skill you cab learn. 

Each attribute is associated with certain skills, like the cool attribute will determine your assassination, nerve and sniper skills.  The attributes determine how much you can level up those skills.

As an example: Placing 9 points in the cool attribute allows us to improve the sniper rifle skill up to 9 times.  Every time you level up you can place 9 skill points into sniper rifles, each time unlocking a new passive perk for that skill improving it.

If you only place 1 point into the cool attribute at the start of the game, you would only be able to place 1 skill point into sniper rifles and therefor you will miss out on unlocking many of the sniper perks.

Therefor – There are 12 skills in game, each with 10 perks to improve them.  How many perks you can unlock is determined by the number of attributes you have for that skill.


Cyberpunk 2077 Character Guide

Character Creation

Character creation in Cyberpunk 2077 allows you alter the cosmetic looks of your player V.  Here are all the customisation features available.

Birth Record – Allows you to pick the gender of the character, either male or female.

Background Check – Here players can alter the details of the characters background including name (although you will be referred to as V in game), date of birth, criminal record and education.

The player will also be asked to choose the following:

  • Childhood Hero:
    • Samurai Rockerboy: Johnny Silverhand
    • Solo of Fortune: Morgan Blackhand
    • Corporate God: Saburo Arasaka
  • Key Life Events:
    • Death of a sibling
    • Ran away from home
    • First big kill
  • Why Night City:
    • Unfinished Business
    • Ex-Lover in town
    • Something to prove

Biometric Scan – The biometric scan tab allows players to alter the appearance of your head and face.

Appearance – Allows players to customise the body of V.

Biostat – Allows you to distribute skill points to the player, you start with 25 points to allocate to your skill tree.


Cyberpunk 2077 Classes

In Cyberpunk 2077 the class system exists but is entirely fluid. You can play exclusively as a netrunner, or you can play part netrunner with some techie skills. The choice is yours.  The classes serve simply as a guide to follow.

Netrunner – These individuals can plug themselves into the network and use data as a weapon. They have advanced cybernetic augments which allow them to literally plug into the minds of enemies and inflict viruses on them.

Solo – Solos are a collection of hired professional hitmen. They have an innate ability to detect traps and danger in their surroundings, and have a heightened sensory awareness of possible threats.

Techie – Techies build new gadgets and are experts in tinkering with Cybernetic Augments. They can build traps, sabotage tech and use their hacking abilities to their advantage in a combat situation.

cyberpunk 2077 attributes

Cyberpunk 2077 Core Attributes

There are 6 stats in cyberpunk 2077, each has a set of skills and perks associated with them. 


This is a measure of your problem-solving ability; figuring out problems, noticing things, remember information. Almost every character type will need a high Intelligence.


This is a combined index, covering not only your basic dexterity but also how your level of physical coordination will affect feats of driving, piloting, fighting, and athletics. Characters who intend to engage in a great deal of combat should always invest in highest possible Reflex.


This is an index of how well you relate to hardware and other technically oriented things. In Cyberpunk 2077, TECH will be used when fixing, repairing and attempting to use unfamiliar tech. 
CoolThis index measures how will the character stands up to stress, fear, pressure, physical pain and/or torture. In determining your willingness to fight on despite wounds or your fighting ability under fire, Cool (CL) is essential. It is also the measure of how “together” your character is and how tough he appears to others. 


Though not featured in the tabletop Cyberpunk 2020, it seems likely that this stat will affect the player’s physical capability in the game – how much they can lift and carry, and perhaps the extent of the damage of their melee attacks. 


Another stat not mentioned in 2020, Constitution will probably be a measure of the character’s fortitude – how much damage they can take before becoming incapacitated, resilience to certain types of damage, or how hardy they are to the elements, perhaps, 

cyberpunk 2077 skills tree

Cyberpunk 2077 Skills

After you choose your core attributes, you will then choose skills to learn.  


– Melee
– Athletics
– Shotguns
– Two handed


– Hacking


– Blades
– Rifles
– Handguns


– Engineering


– Assassination
– Nerve
– Sniper Rifles

Cyberpunk 2077 Perks

Each skill above has 10 perks to unlock to improve the skill.  The number of perks you can unlock is determined by the amount of points you put into the attributes tab.  Example if you placed a full 10 points into the body attribute you would be able to unlock all 10 perks for the melee, athletics, shotguns and two handed skills.


Physical Resistances

PhysicalDetermines the amount of Physical protection the player has. The higher the Physical protection is, the less damage player will receive from melee attacks and bullets.
ThermalDetermines the amount of Thermal protection the player has. The higher the Thermal protection is, the less damage player will receive from sources that are either hot or cold.
EMPDetermines the amount of EMP protection the player has. The higher the EMP protection is, the the lower the player will be affected by EMP weapons.
ChemicalDetermines the amount of Chemical protection the player has. The higher the Chemical protection is, the lower the player will be affected by Chemical attacks.

Street Cred 

Street Cred is a form of experience that player acquires by completing side missions. It is used to unlock new vendors and content throughout Night City.

Cyberpunk 2077 Useful Character Lists

Classes List

  1. Netrunner (High intelligence and Cool Skills)
  2. Solo (Good body and technical skills)
  3. Techie (Good Reflexes and Constitution)

Abilities List

  1. Intelligence (Hacking, Problem Solving, Puzzles and Perception)
  2. Reflexes (driving, piloting, fighting and athletics)
  3. Tech (fixing, repairing and using tech) 
  4. Cool (stress, fear, pressure, physical pain Resistance)
  5. Strength (Damage resistance, Carry Capacity, Melee)
  6. Constitution (Luck, Resilience etc)

Skills List

  1. Melee
  2. Athletics
  3. Shotguns
  4. Two handed
  5. Hacking
  6. Blades
  7. Rifles
  8. Handguns
  9. Engineering
  10. Assassination
  11. Nerve
  12. Sniper Rifles

Physical Resistance List

  1. Physical Resistance (punches, melee, impacts)
  2. Thermal Resistance (fire damage, explosions)
  3. Chemical Resistance (Acid rain, chemical exposure)
  4. Electrical Resistance (Shock damage, environmental hazards)

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