Power Weapon is a unique class of weapons in Cyberpunk 2077. The guns in this class are somewhat similar to classic guns and use traditional animations such as reloading, ammo, and calibers.
These weapons require manual aiming and deal a great amount of burst damage to enemies. Along with a significantly higher DPS, the bullets ricochet off the surface giving better versatility and providing an advantage over enemies behind covers.
These weapons have several mod slots to make their use more interesting and also have passive bonuses such as thermal damage or headshot damage multiplier.
While smart and tech weapons shoot homing and piercing bullets respectively, power weapons shoot ricocheting bullets in Cyberpunk 2077.
While aiming with a power weapon, you can see the trajectory of your bullets. This allows you to hit enemies behind cover by bouncing your bullets off nearby walls or the environment.
The biggest advantage of ricochet bullets is when you are fighting in a tight location and enemies are using cover.
However, there are some requirements that need to be met so that you may be able to use this feature of Power weapons. This includes a Ballistic Coprocessor and a Trajectory Generator.
This item increases the chance of ricocheting. Its rare and very rare versions can be bought from Viktor in Watson (at the clinic). The legendary version of the coprocessor can be bought in Kabuki from the Ripperdoc.
This item shows the trajectory of the ricochet. You can also get this item from Viktor at the clinic in Watson.
Cyberpunk 2077’s best Power Weapons and how to get them
Considering the great amount of firearms and different categories to choose from, it becomes difficult to find the perfect weapon. It is advised to have a weapon according to the situation but who’s going to stop you from emptying your clips on whoever steps in your way?
Kongou is a Tier 3 iconic Power Pistol that has reduced recoil and a high rate of fire. A drawback to this gun is its small magazine size. It becomes a decent gun upon upgrades but you can find better Power Weapon pistols in Cyberpunk 2077
Location: Kongou is another power weapon that can be found early in Cyberpunk 2077. This gun is obtained from the main mission The Heist at the Yorinobu’s Penthouse.
Overture is a powerful revolver with high damage, high recoil, and low ammo capacity. A ferocious gun to have and it comes with a variety of Tiers that can be bought at various vendors or it can be crafted by purchasing specs for approximately $10500.
This gun is a heavy hitter which definitely packs a punch with its high caliber rounds but it sits on the 9th spot due to its issue with recoil and ammo capacity.
Location: A Tier 4 overture is dropped by Dao Hyunh during the gig Cyberpsycho Sighting: Seaside Cafe.
Another iconic weapon in this category in Cyberpunk 2077 is the Archangel. This Revolver has great precision and has high headshot damage. It offers a solid combo of accuracy and fire power.
One unique aspect of this revolver is that its damage type can be changed from physical to electrical, which comes in handy while dealing with both humans and drones. A truly versatile weapon to have in your arsenal.
Location: You receive the Archangel from Kerry at the end of a side quest A Like Supreme.
This Tier 5 iconic Sniper Rifle is a heavy-hitting sniper rifle from the Power Weapons class in Cyberpunk 2077 that offers high damage and range. One drawback is that it reduces movement speed but with deadly firepower, this sniper rifle definitely packs a punch.
Location: This sniper can be attained after neutralizing Buck during the side quest of Beat on the Brat: Champion of Arroyo.
Moron Labe is an Assault Rifle of Tier 4 found in Cyberpunk 2077. It is an iconic variant of Militech M251s Ajax.
This weapon gives a high chance of dismembering enemies and once done, the weapon’s critical chances are increased for a short period of time.
This is one of the best Assault Rifles in Cyberpunk 2077. A nerf after 2.0 has players questioning its capabilities, however, but like any other assault rifle, a good combination of mods and perks will always get the job done.
Location: Moron Labe can be obtained by crafting. The weapon specs are dropped by Anton in the Suspected Organized Crime Activity: West Wind Estate.
Buzzsaw, a Tier 5 iconic SMG is a fun gun to use in Cyberpunk 2077. It delivers a high rate of fire and handling which makes it suitable for close combat.
Not only that, but it also offers a decent armor penetration chance and headshot damage chance. A rather lower DPS brings this gun down the list but it gets the job done.
Location: This gun can be crafted. You can loot the specs from the leader of Suspected Organized Crime Activity in the North Oak.
Psalm 11:6 is a Tier 3 power weapon in Cyberpunk 2077. This Assault Rifle packs thermal damage along with its heavy firepower.
A beauty in hand and in action. Craft up this gun and become a pure beamer upon the enemies. A highly recommended AR to have around.
Location: This AR has to be crafted. Its specs are dropped by Tom Ayer in the mission Suspected Organization Crime Activity: Just Say No.
It is another iconic SMG in Cyberpunk 2077. This semi-machine gun deals thermal damage along with low bullet spread and increased bullet impact.
The downside of this gun is its recoil but that’s something you would expect from all submachine guns. Pair this gun with Reflex attribute and perks and this gun becomes your top choice when you want to go in guns blazing.
Location: This is one of the best power weapons you can get early in Cyberpunk 2077. This sweet machine can be found in the side job during Act 1: Losing My Religion.
Go to the north side of Watson and help the monk save his brother. You will find this gun on one of the maelstrom. It’s bright red in color so you can’t overlook it.
Malorian Arms 3516 is an iconic power weapon in Cyberpunk 2077. This pistol deals a great amount of damage especially on headshots due to its high caliber rounds.
Also known as ‘Johnny Silverhand’s Malorian’, this is the custom one-of-a-kind gun made especially for Johnny Silverhand and that’s enough of a reason why most players tend to go for this bad boy.
The gun does live up to the expectation of being yielded by such a big name in the game. Along with its high damage capabilities, It also has a decent armor penetration capability and a melee incendiary effect which burns the enemy upon quick attacks which makes it a top choice pistol.
One downside to this gun is that it does not come with an option to attach a muzzle. But considering its overall statistics and upgrades, the gun can still do the job.
Location: This weapon can be obtained from Grayson during the side quest Chippin’ In.
Overwatch is an iconic sniper rifle with significant damage and range. What makes this Sniper Rifle sit at the top of the ranking is that it is arguably the most powerful Power Weapon in Cyberpunk 2077.
Not only is this gun equipped with a silencer, but it also comes with high crit chance, high crit damage, and a 2x headshot damage multiplier making it a devastating gun to use.
Before the patch note, this gun could even hit through walls but seeing that it was a little too powerful, the gun got a nerf after Phantom Liberty but it still packs a punch.
Location: This weapon can be obtained as a reward for saving Saul in Panam’s romance quest, Riders on the Storm.