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Have you just purchased Cyberpunk 2077 but are a little confused by all the available choices and the different game mechanics? No problem ! In this file you will find some useful tips in addition to some recommendations if you are nauseous from the game due to the rapid movements of the camera.

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So how did we decide to go discover Night City? Thanks to our guide, you will put all the chances on your side to advance in Cyberpunk 2077, without ever stumbling upon anything!

Warning: this folder may contain some spoilers on Cyberpunk 2077. We have tried to limit them as much as possible, but this is not always possible due to the aspects of the game that we are dealing with. If this bothers you, we encourage you to start playing around a bit and only come back here when you come across a question covered in this paper.

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Cyberpunk 2077: is it better to choose Nomad, Street Kid or Corpo at the start of the game?

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Cyberpunk 2077 offers, you have seen, some very advanced customization options for your character. But the game is also structured in three “life paths”: Nomad, Gosse des Rues or Corpo. The CD Projekt Red marketing machine put a lot of emphasis on this mechanic, which is supposed to personalize the story.

However, after a little over an hour, the three sons come together, so it really doesn’t matter which one of these three courses to choose over another. If you are interested in exploring the differences between these three courses, we recommend that you try them individually – after all, don’t eat bread, and let you skip parts of the game.

But this is not essential. Each of these three courses simply gives a little more relief to your personal story throughout the game, without radically changing it after the first hour.

What is the ideal combination of attributes for your character?

Cyberpunk 2077 attributes
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Attributes are much more important than your life course. Above all, do not try to distribute skill points evenly when creating your character. Specialize! This will make it easier to unlock new skills later..

Throughout the story, you do gain skill points and perks, but it is much easier to reach a high level if you make clear choices. Put the pack on “Cool / Cold Blood” and you’ll have an advantage in terms of stealth, critical damage and coolness in tense situations.

Choose Constitution to put the pack on health and Endurance. And hurt more in close quarters combat. Intelligence will help you hack faster with a little more RAM capacity. Tech Ability helps you open doors and use more advanced weapons. And Reflexes move you faster, and attack enemies more easily by surprise.

Finally, stealth makes it less easy for enemies to spot you. We can combine two attributes to create a center of competence. For example, Intelligence goes very well with Technical Ability to give you a real geek profile. But once again you have to concentrate your points and not spread them out.

Cyberpunk 2077 money
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There are several ways to get more money in Cyberpunk 2077. First by completing the boss in missions, even if you are in stealth mode and avoid the fights. We must not forget toalso catch their weapons, which you can resell later. Like almost everything you can pick up in the game.

So take the time to “pick” as many things as possible. This will allow you to earn more money, sometimes with a few good surprises, including with items that may not pay off so much at first … You shouldn’t neglect either the small contracts of Fixers and NCPD (Night City Police) and theancillary missions which are ways to quickly fill your bank account.

In addition to sometimes not being that annexed for history …

Don’t miss the little free bonuses at the start of the plot …

When you are in Night City, after your first real mission, you will be on your own in the city. At the bottom of your building, don’t miss the gun dealer at the bottom of your building – there you pick up your iconic first pistol. After a night’s sleep you will realize that your operating system is buggy which will lead you to your first Charcudoc Viktor. In addition to implanting new eyes, a free goodie for your hand awaits you, as long as you select it.

Turn your unnecessary items into cash

Vendors are available in Night City. Rather than offloading what you take to your apartment too often – and forgetting about it there – we recommend that you turn it into cash instead.

Cyberpunk 2077 hacking
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Hacking is undoubtedly one of the most important elements for your survival. This is for example scan your environment to constantly find devices that you can take control, or that you can hijack – notably allowing V to remain hidden from the eyes of his enemies. At first, the hack can seem intimidating and players may be tempted to ignore it and go for it with their heads down.

But remember, it’s 2077 – there are surveillance cameras everywhere, which will allow enemies to spot you, thus tying you into a potentially fatal situation if you don’t. In addition to occasionally deactivating a CCTV camera, or displaying some sort of diversion on a screen behind an enemy, hacking sometimes gives access to mini digital timed games that allow, for example, to deactivate an entire network of cameras, or to obtain money and quickhacks.

When you find yourself in this type of mini game, you have a grid of numbers and a countdown timer.

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You have three sets of hexadecimal bits on the right with the options that can be removed if the same sequence is entered on the left. The problem is that when you select a number, you can only select the next one in the same row or column, alternately. To help you hover the mouse over the grid, the corresponding bits will be highlighted on the right.

Getting one of the items on the right is relatively trivial, but it is possible to have more than one at a time. Which simply requires understanding how it works. It is necessary to finish a sequence of which the final number begins the following one. This should allow you to follow up.

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Very early in the game, you are offered a kind of Militech drive chip. We then enter a kind of training tutorial. Some will find this a waste of time, but it is a necessary step: the fights in Cyberpunk 2077 can be very difficult to conduct technically speaking, and there is only one way to progress – we must train !

As a bonus, this space has two advantages. First, you can gain experience in several categories, and this virtual space gives you the opportunity to progress without consuming any resource.

Cyberpunk 2077 regularly saves your progress in the game – by default every 5 minutes. It is also possible to change this interval in the settings. You can easily revert to an earlier save point by pressing Pause. A must have if you’ve just hit someone with the wrong button accidentally …

We also recommend that you make manual backups, for example before certain difficult points of a mission. To do this, pause the game and go to Save the game.

How many main missions are there in total in Cyberpunk 2077?

There are 30 of them. Here is the list:

  • Street Kid, Nomad or Corp (depending on your choice)
  • It is practice makes perfect
  • The rescue
  • The Charcudoc
  • The path
  • The pick up
  • Information
  • The heist
  • Love like fire
  • Play for time
  • Automatic love
  • The space between
  • Disaster
  • Double life
  • In the street
  • Gimme Danger
  • M’Ap Tann Pèlen
  • I walk the line
  • Never disappear
  • Transmission
  • Dead city
  • Love at first sight
  • Life in times of war
  • Play it safe
  • Search and destroy
  • Tapeworm
  • Nocturne Op55N1
  • Last caress
  • Total Immortal
  • Where is my Mind?

Cyberpunk 2077 is an ultra-detailed universe, so it’s no wonder the game is resource intensive. Some gamers run into an annoying problem with textures taking too long to load. Especially on console. Installing the game on an SSD volume usually fixes the problem. Which is possible on PC, and of course, PS5 and Xbox Series.

Cyberpunk 2077: our tips for avoiding nausea if you’re sensitive

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As with all 3D games, playing Cyberpunk 2077 can turn out to be a test after half an hour of play for some. When we are concerned (this is the case of the author of these lines) we then feel a very unpleasant sensation, which can be compared to seasickness, or motion sickness. Sensation that can last for several hours, even after you stop playing.

Two things should be known from the start: as unpleasant as it is, this sensation does not represent a danger to your health. It is also possible to limit its appearance. At the root of this common problem is indeed the way you perceive your orientation and movement. For example, have you never wondered how your brain comes to understand when the plane goes up or down on a trip when you have no real visual cues to confirm it?

This is due to your inner ears, which are a sort of little fluid-filled canal that acts as a sort of biological “level”. Normally this is very useful, for example to stand up even with closed eyes without falling. But in certain situations, the information coming from the inner ear conflicts with what your eyes perceive. And that your brain doesn’t like at all. We then have this unpleasant feeling of nausea.

Cyberpunk 2077 Metro
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Cyberpunk 2077 offers a slider in the graphics settings to change the field of view. A larger field of vision means movements that are a little smoother and therefore more digestible (so to speak). It is also recommended to disable additional camera movements in Gameplay, which will soften the movements even more. However, be aware that this is not a quick fix, especially in training and combat sequences.

This is why we recommend that you:

  • Of initially limit your gaming sessions to 5 or 10 minutes with a timer to force you to stop before you feel nauseous, then gradually increase the duration of the sessions in 5 to 10 minute increments, very gradually, over several days
  • Of sit away from the screen in a well-lit room (most of your field of vision must be occupied by something fixed)
  • To pay attention to your position – nausea comes much more easily when you are “slumped” on the sofa. Try to stand up straight.
  • Pay attention to the room temperature: if you start to feel nauseous, the heat will only make it worse!

In case you are caught by this feeling, in any case, stop playing immediately and go get some fresh air – you will regret it for a few hours if necessary!

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