Utilizing quickhacks in Cyberpunk 2077 is all about scanning and controlling devices to use them to your advantage. You can add quickhacks to different Cyberdecks, which V can equip for different buffs. I have prepared this Cyberpunk 2077 Best Quickhacks guide to help you understand their functions and requirements.
How Quickhacks Work in Cyberpunk 2077
Quickhacks are enable with your selected perks in the game and your cyberware. You will get quickhacks pre-installed with Cyberdeck so you can use some of the quickhacks in each situation.
Now, these quickhacks will require some RAM to run the process, so you need to have the necessary RAM to activate the quickhack. This RAM requirement varies with the quickhack and your progress level.
You can choose quickhacks in your cyberdeck that you might have crafted, looted, or earned. These quickhacks have different rarity that determines the effect. The rarer the quickhack is, the better its effect will be. There are uncommon, rare, epic, and legendary tiers in Cyberpunk 2077 quickhacks.
As mentioned above, there are also some parameters to keep in mind while playing with these quickhacks, like RAM usage. All the hack programs cost a different amount of RAM, they take a different amount of upload time, and their duration and prices vary.
Here is the list of best quickhacks in Cyberpunk 2077:
- Sonic shock
- Cripple Movement
- Cyberware Malfunction
- Weapon Glitch
- Synapse Burnout
- Short Circuit
- Detonate Grenade
- Reboot Optics
- Memory Wipe
- System Reset
It will give shock to enemies, and they will be deaf for a short interval and will not be able to detect any sounds. You can purchase it from NPC (Netrunner) vendors at Japantown, Vista Del Ray, Coastview, and Dewdrop Inn.
Apart from these vendors, you can also get it through NCPD Scanner Hustles in Cyberpunk 2077. These include Hidden Gem 10 (South) and Hidden Gem 17 (East) in Badlands.
Uncommon: Reduces detection sounds by deafening your enemies.
Rare: Prevents the enemy’s from knowing your activities.
Epic: Excludes allies from their audio and visual perceptions.
Legendary: This cut off enemies from a local network.
The Cripple Movement will jam your enemy in their positions, and they will not be able to move. You can get it from NPC (Netrunner) vendors at Japantown, Vista Del Ray, Coastview, and Dewdrop Inn.
Keep in mind that you can visit these shops after skipping time for 24 hours and try your luck in acquiring the Cripple Movement Quickhack in Cyberpunk 2077.
Uncommon: Immobilizes a target from its current position.
Rare: Spreads to enemies within 8-meter radius.
Epic: Enemies that are affected are unable to attack.
Legendary: Enemies under this effect cannot sprint.
This will malfuntion your enemy’s cyberware for a short period. You must use these against netrunners. You can buy it from same NPC vendors you buy the last quickhack from.
This Quickhack is rare at some shops, you can visit these shops after skipping time for 24 hours and try your luck in acquiring the Cyberware Malfunction in Cyberpunk 2077.
Uncommon: Disables enemy’s movement or resistance by disabling their cyberware abilities.
Rare: Spreads to targets within the 8-meter radius.
Epic: Once the effect expires, it causes a random implant to expire.
It will jam your enemy’s weapon and reduce the accuracy for some time. The Cripple Movement NPC Vendors also sell this quickhack. If you are not having any luck acquiring the Weapon Glitch Quickhack, you can skip time and check again at these shops in Cyberpunk 2077.
Uncommon: Renders a target’s weapon unusable by jamming their weapon.
Rare: Spreads to enemies within 8-meter radius.
Epic: Causes target weapons to explode, dealing moderate damage.
Legendary: In breach of protocol, unlock weapons jammer daemon.
It will give your enemies burn but non-lethal. The NPC (Netrunner) vendors at Japantown, Vista Del Ray, Coastview, and Dewdrop Inn sell this quickhack. Apart from these vendors, you can also get it through NCPD Scanner Hustles in Cyberpunk 2077.
These include Hidden Gem 12 in Japantown, so visiting these locations can earn you this Quickhack in Cyberpunk 2077.
Uncommon: non-lethal and applies burn to the marked target.
Rare: Targets affected by burn are unable to perform actions.
Epic: Overheat burn lasts significantly longer. (13.35 sec).
Legendary: targets affected by Overheat are unable to use cyberware abilities.
It is a lethal attack that will deal a lot of damage. To purchase it you can visit (Netrunner) vendors at Vista Del Ray and Coastview. Moreover, you can visit these shops after skipping time by 24 hours and try your luck in acquiring this particular Quickhack in Cyberpunk 2077.
If you are still unlucky, try purchasing the Synapse Burnout from the Ripperdoc at the West Wind Estate.
Rare: Lethal deals moderate damage that scales on the enemy’s HP.
Epic: If an enemy is defeated by quickhack, they burst and cause panic within a 6-meter radius.
Legendary: Causes panic nearby whenever you defeat a target with any quickhack.
It will give enemies electric damage and is effective against electronic devices like drones and robots. you can purchase it from NPC (Netrunner) vendors at Japantown, Vista Del Ray, Coastview, and Dewdrop Inn.
Apart from these vendors, you can also get it through NCPD Scanner Hustles in Cyberpunk 2077. These include Hidden Gem 21, located on Badlands’s south side.
Uncommon: Non-lethal and deals moderate damage to enemies.
Rare: For 4 seconds, deals EMP effect to the marked targets.
Epic: Below high threat level, deal 30% extra damage.
Legendary: Crit Hits with any weapon apply quickhack’s uncommon effect.
It will detonate any grenade that your enemy has equipped on their body. You can acquire the Quickhack Detonate Grenade by looting it from some NPC characters. These will happen to be the Netrunner, who will go by the name of Voodoo Boys in Cyberpunk 2077.
You can find them in Pacifica by traveling north of the Chapel. Remember to target the male Netrunner. This way, you can salvage the Detonate Grenade Quickhack from him. However, if you cannot get the Quickhack from them, you can try changing the difficulty and respawning at this same location to kill the Netrunner again.
Similarly, you can also craft the Detonate Grenade Quickhack, which will require Intelligence (16) and perks like Hacker Overlord. Once you have both of these, you can craft this Quickhack with relative ease.
Epic: Lethal and forces to detonate a grenade in their hands, based on grenade types.
Legendary: Reduces the RAM cost of the next ultimate quickhack by 2 when defeating an enemy. Stacks up to 4 times.
This is a simple move to clear your way and move your enemies from their current position. You can purchase it from NPC (Netrunner) vendors at Japantown, Vista Del Ray, Coastview, and Dewdrop Inn.
However, this specific Quickhack might be rare at some of these shops, so you can always try another location, or you can skip time and revisit that shop in hopes of buying it in Cyberpunk 2077.
Uncommon: Target will be lured to your current position.
Rare: When moving to your position, the target won’t be alert.
Epic: This can be used on enemies that are in combat.
This quickhack will simply reboot your enemy’s cyberware and give you time to do your stuff as your enemy is blind for a while. It can be purchased from NPC (Netrunner) vendors at Japantown, Vista Del Ray, Coastview, and Dewdrop Inn.
Apart from these vendors, you can also get it through NCPD Scanner Hustles in Cyberpunk 2077. These include Hidden Gem 1, which is located in West Wind Estate. You can also try your luck at the Reported Crime 3 at Rancho Coronado.
If none of these locations work out, try visiting the Ripperdoc at the West Wind Estate. In some cases, he might have this Quickhack listed for sale among his inventory in Cyberpunk 2077.
Uncommon: Causes enemy temporary blindness by resetting enemy’s optical cyberware.
Rare: Spreads to the enemies within 8 meters.
Epic: Effect duration is greatly increased.
Legendary: In Breach Protocol unlocks optics jammer daemon.
It will ping your enemy’s cyberware to all the devices and people in the location, and it will distract your enemies for a while. It can be bought from NPC (Netrunner) vendors at Vista Del Ray, Japantown, Coastview, and Dewdrop Inn.
Moreover, you can visit these shops after skipping time by 24 hours and try your luck again in acquiring the Quickhack known as Ping in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.
Uncommon: Scans enemies in a radius and the devices connected to the local network.
Legendary: Scans enemies and devices through the obstacles.
It will format your enemy’s memory, and it will lose its combat state. It can be bought from NPC (Netrunner) vendors at Vista Del Ray and Coastview. However, the chances of this Quickhack being at these shops will be rare, so you can skip time (24 hours) and try your luck again in purchasing this specific Quickhack.
Apart from that location, you can also follow the NCPD Sanner hustles. Visit the Suspected Organized Crime (Activity 1), which can be located in the West Wind Estate in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.
Rare: Forces the marked target to exit the combat state.
Epic: Effects of quickhack extend to the target’s entire squad.
It will simply force your target enemy to commit suicide. You can try your luck by killing and looting it from some NPC characters. These netrunners will be called Voodoo Boys in Cyberpunk 2077. To find them in Pacifica, you can travel north of the Chapel.
Remember to target the male Netrunner; this way, you will be able to salvage the Detonate Grenade Quickhack from him. There is no specific location for you to obtain the Suicide Quickhack, you can try to craft it by investing in Cyberpunk 2077 Quickhack perks such as Rare Mind hacks.
Epic: Lethal forces a marked target to commit suicide.
Legendary: Reduces the RAM cost of your next ultimate quickhack by 2 by causing panic in an enemy.
This quickhack will allow you to reset an enemy’s nervous system completely. You can get the System Reset Quickhack during one of the quests in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. That quest will be called the Spellbound.
During the events of this particular quest, you will find a shard that can be viewed as the Book of Spells. All you need to do is decrypt it and hack it to gain the specs to craft this Quickhack. Fulfill the crafting requirements, and the System Reset Quickhack will be yours.
Similarly, you can head into the Badlands (south) and find the body dumped during one of the missions known as The Heist. You will need to find Dex’s body, and near it, you will also observe a freezer.
Interact with it, and you will get a specific quest called Kold Mirage. During the events of this particular quest, you can hack the cyberdeck and finally secure the System Reset Quickhack in Cyberpunk 2077.
Epic: Causes enemies to render unconscious crippling their target’s nervous system.
Legendary: Reduces the RAM cost of the next quickhack by 1 when defeating an enemy. Stacks up to 6 times.
It will cause your enemy to go wild and attack everybody in sight, even if those are his allies. In order to get the Cyberpsychosis Quickhack in Cyberpunk, you can follow two methods.
The first method is the easier one, but it will require you to have enough attribute points like Intelligence (20). If your character has undergone that level-up, then all you need to do is purchase the Quickhack perk known as Bartmoss’ Legacy perk, which can be found under quickhacking.
You also need to have the Hacker Overlord perk, and with these, you can easily craft the epic and legendary version of Cyberpsychosis Quickhack in Cyberpunk 2077.
The second method is for those who lack the attribute points. If you are among those, you will have to farm a specific Netrunner known as the Voodoo Boys. These are located at the Pacifica and can be found by traveling north of the Chapel.
However, farming them will only gain the epic version of the Cyberpsychosis Quickhack. Moreover, there is also a condition related to this method: to not kill Reggie at the end of the Transmission questline in Cyberpunk 2077. This way, the Voodoo Boys will spawn, allowing you to farm them.
If you kill Reggie, you effectively remove all the Voodoo Boys, limiting your chances of getting the Cyberpsychosis Quickhack as well. Do not follow this route, and you will be able to find these specific Netrunners spawning either by the Chapel or the West Wind apartments south in Pacifica.
Lastly, you can try your luck with the Netrunner Chang Hoon Nam once you finish a certain gig. It will be called Wakako’s Favorite, so meet with the Netrunner, and he might have the Cyberpsychosis Quickhack listed for sale in his inventory.
Epic: Lethal and causing to attack everyone on sight. Also makes drones, mechs, and robots friendly. If there are no allies, it causes the marked target to commit suicide.
Legendary: Targets will avoid dealing friendly fire under the effect of any quickhack.
How to get/craft legendary Quickhacks in Cyberpunk 2077
You cannot buy legendary Quickhacks in Cyberpunk 2077. However, to get legendary quickhacks early, you can pick it up from the Datamine Virtuoso perk that can be found on the middle right side of the Breach protocol tab.
Another way to get legendary quickhacks is to craft them with the Bartmoss Legacy Perk. You can find the perk at the bottom right side of the quickhacking perks within the intelligence stat for 1 point.