How To Make Money Fast In Cyberpunk 2077 (2023)

If you want stylish clothes, and high-end weapons, and decent cybernetics then you'll want to Make Money Fast in Cyberpunk 2077.

Much like in real life, money (or eddies) is an important commodity in Cyberpunk 2077. You are going to need money to buy everything from the best outfits to the best weapons to the best motorcycles to the best upgrades, and more.

Night City has several ways to make money, but new or returning players need to first understand a few changes brought by the long-awaited 2.0 update.

In summary, most of the money glitches and exploits were patched long ago. The 2.0 update also overhauled the way to upgrade weapons, which sort of made it easier to earn money early on than in the late game.

This guide will cover the different ways to maximize your profits as you play the game, so without further ado, let’s go in-depth into the best ways to make money fast in Cyberpunk 2077.

Take every contract

Contracts are secondary objectives that are spread throughout the map. These objectives are marked on the map before the fixers assign them to you.

These “side gigs” don’t take up a lot of time to complete and can be seen on the map just as you are driving by, so you don’t even need to go out of the way to find them. It’s good money and XP, both of which are very important to progress in the game.

These contracts can range from stealing a laptop to killing a wanted criminal, and eddies are rewarded to you after completing the task.

As these contracts can be found all over the map and provide a good number of eddies, they are considered a very efficient and quick way to earn money in Cyberpunk 2077.

Do not miss any loot

Looting everything from corpses to enemies, and selling them is probably the simplest way to earn more money in Cyberpunk 2077. 

This “Junk”, or so it’s called, isn’t useless and can be easily obtained. This Junk ranges from clothing to jewelry, and can provide a good buck very easily.

While looting enemies and boxes, always make sure to collect precious items in junk like jewelry as they’re quite valuable. 

These items can be sold for up to 750 eddies each, which is a good amount of money. You can also find weapons, or Assault rifles from your enemies’ corpses which can be worth over 1000 eddies!

Selling guns and articles of clothing can be a great way to make quick money in Cyberpunk 2077, especially early on in the game after the 2.0 update. If you find a broken Assault rifle you can use its parts to craft another rifle, which can then be sold to a vendor.

Hacking can make you rich

By hacking into access points and terminals, you’ll transfer profits to your account; this is where being a savvy Netrunner comes in handy.

Increasing your hacking skills will help you to make more money on each transfer. You can do this by going for specific perks in the intelligence tree, which then makes you hack more efficiently and earn more money.

An example of a perk is Advanced Datamine as it helps you transfer more funds after every hack. So, whenever you spot the red icon on your screen or the map marking an access point, hack it to gain money.

Help the NCPD

By providing your services to the Night City Police Department, you can easily make up a hefty amount of money, anywhere from 2,000 to 5,000 eddies!

You can easily spot crime scenes unless you’re fast-traveling, as they can be found scattered all across the Cyberpunk 2077 map. You can also look at Cyan markers on the map while driving around, as they provide the locations of crime scenes. 

Money console command

You can use console commands in Cyberpunk 2077 to activate cheats for infinite money.

Install Cyber Engine Tweaks and then enter the following command in your console: AddToInventory(“, [x]”) where X is the amount of money you want.

Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 money glitches/exploits

The previous 1.6 update patched a lot of money glitches, but there are still a few that are working in Cyberpunk 2077 after the recent 2.0 update.

These glitches can be tricky to land at first, but they can provide you with a quick source of a good amount of eddies.

Weapon duplication glitch

With the 2.0 update, weapon duplication has been removed, and hence, a way of earning eddies in Cyberpunk 2077 as well. But weapons can still be duplicated in the game by making use of this glitch.

To be able to do this glitch, you need to have at least one tier-5 weapon in your inventory that is not iconic. The weapon needs to be dropped, and iconic weapons are unable to be dropped is why you need it to be that.

The steps to the weapons duplication glitch are as follows:

  1. Drop a legendary weapon on the ground.
  2. Look at the weapon on the ground and pause the game.
  3. Press the Pause and pick up weapon button at the same time.
  4. If you hear the sound of pick-up when the game is paused, you’ve done so correctly.
  5. Quicksave your game, and then load that quicksave.
  6. Once back in the game, you will have that weapon on the ground AND in your inventory. Happy farming!

Bag duplication glitch

This duplication glitch works to allow you to duplicate shards, which you can use to earn quick money, skills, and cyberware capacity. Like the previous glitch, this has a number of steps that you need to follow.

  1. Be close to a Fast travel point.
  2. You need to make sure to have an abandoned car close by.
  3. Find an organized crime activity.
  4. Save at the fast travel point to reset the loot in the organized crime location.
  5. Take the body to the abandoned car and save before putting the body in the back.
  6. Take the loot and start moving away.
  7. You need to travel a bit further the first time around to get the glitch working.
  8. If the item you collected is back then the glitch is working.
  9. Now you can keep picking the body and putting it in the trunk of the abandoned car.
  10. Happy Glitching!
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