Cyberpunk 2077 is a dense open-world adventure, but you’re going to need money in the game to get the most out of it. Fortunately, there are some surefire ways to get fast money and make sure you’ve always got the eurodollars or “eddies” you need.
Just about everything you’re going to want in Cyberpunk 2077 will end up costing you money. Whether you’re looking to pay off your debt early in the game, buy that eye-catching vehicle, upgrade your cyberware, or stock up on top-quality guns, it all costs money.
Whether you wanna call them eurodollars or “eddies” as some characters prefer, you want to know the best ways to get money in Cyberpunk 2077. Fortunately, these five methods are easy and repeatable, and will constantly net you solid fast cash.
Reported Crimes are your best bet for fast easy money in Cyberpunk 2077
Nothing on the map is simpler than Reported Crimes. It can be overwhelming to look through the map with icons seemingly everywhere, but the blue Reported Crimes are going to be your best friend for fast money.
Some of these are a simple Assault in Progress, or Organized Crime Activity. Whatever the specifics, usually you’re just heading in to knock out some enemies and snag some evidence to complete the Reported Crime.
If you’re ambitious, you can also try ones in areas much more difficult than your level. Technically all you need is the evidence, so if a Reported Crime has a listed difficulty of “Very High,” you can bolt in and try to snag the evidence and reap the rewards before fleeing rather than staying for the fight.
On top of the reward for just completing these, you’ll also have multiple enemies and containers to loot. As you’ll see below, you never want to pass that opportunity up to maximize the money you make from these missions.
Gigs and Side Jobs
If you want something with a bit more detail than the Reported Crimes, or if you’ve knocked out the Reported Crimes in the area you’re operating in, you can always focus on Gigs and Side Jobs. These side quests can vary widely in detail and objective, but aren’t as invasive as full main story missions.
As a result, you can usually make some quick money and score some experience along the way. As Gigs and Side Jobs tend to have more detailed objectives, you probably want to avoid ones that are too far above your level, as they might not be doable.
On top of that, there’s an additional benefit that you’ll be earning good experience and Street Cred by completing these. You’ll also sometimes be building important relationships with other characters in the game.
As you progress through the story, you’ll often end up with Side Jobs connected to characters that aren’t required for the main story, but will build up your connections and ultimately pay off down the line. Why not kill two birds with one stone and get other bonuses while earning your money?
Loot everything in sight to sell it later
This might seem like a no-brainer, but keep in mind that everything really does mean everything. Every single time you kill an enemy, they tend to have loot on their corpse and a dropped weapon you can loot off the ground.
On top of that, you want to scan areas you’re in often to spot extra loot in containers and elsewhere. Even junk on the ground can be useful. It might not seem like it at first, but it builds up quickly and can score you some easy money.
You also have the benefit of selling junk in bulk at drop boxes, which will save you some time. This method will go hand in hand with just about everything else you do in Cyberpunk 2077.
Whether you’re going through main storyline missions or taking out smaller things like Reported Crimes, always take the time to loot every body. Even if the quest is pushing you to go to a next task, try to take a moment to gather up everything.
Crafting can make you good money
One of the more involved but consistently good ways to score money, and experience, in Cyberpunk 2077 involves crafting. There are a few ways to get the most out of crafting to make money in Cyberpunk 2077.
First off, you can sometimes run into trouble if you’re out and about and unable to carry all the things you’ve looted from enemies. Don’t simply leave it there or drop it, but instead look for the heavier and least valuable pieces in your inventory and disassemble them into crafting components.
From there, you can craft them into more valuable weapons that you can then sell. The late-game Crazy Science Perk can be a big help here, as it increases the sale price of crafted items. You can also benefit from Cost Optimization, which will reduce the component cost of crafting items and make things more efficient for you.
Ex Nihilo will give you a chance of crafting an item for free without consuming the components, and Scrapper will automatically disassemble junk items you find into crafting components. You can usually craft something more valuable out of those components than the junk is worth.
Datamining access points scores you instant money
Lastly, one great way to earn money and components all at once is datamining access points. Usually this is seen on your screen with the option to “Connect” or “Jack In,” but the challenge is going to be the same.
You’ll be presented with a Code Matrix puzzle, like is seen above, and have to nail the necessary sequences to earn eurodollars and components as a reward. If you’re struggling with these, our guide will help you solve them every time.
You’d be surprised how often you’ll see these, so you don’t want to miss them by rushing through an area. Fortunately, the Extended Network Interface Perk is one of many that most players should grab. It’ll help you spot these more easily and make sure to snag the money while you’re there.
You can also invest in the Advanced Datamine Perk and a few others in the Breach Protocol category. These will increase the overall amount of money and components you earn from datamining, making this a progressively more lucrative and effective method.
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