Cyberpunk 2077 gives you a tremendous range of options for building and customising your character known as ‘V.’ One of the final steps of creating a new character is applying seven attribute points to your five attributes: Reflexes, Body, Intelligence, Cool, and Technical Ability.
After the character creation phase, you’ll only have 50 more attribute points to assign across these five attributes, despite each one being able to upgrade to level 20.
So, to ensure that you have the best starting attributes established for the game, you can find the best way to place your points on the ‘Customize Attributes’ page below, as well as a closer look at attributes in Cyberpunk 2077.
What are attributes in Cyberpunk 2077?
Attributes are permanent, passive bonuses that make your Cyberpunk 2077 character stronger in certain areas. Each attribute strengthens a different aspect of your character’s abilities and skill set.
There are five attributes, and each one can be levelled up to level 20 – giving you 100 levels of total attributes. However, you can only reach level 50 in Cyberpunk 2077, which gives you 49 attribute points on top of the 22 initial attribute points given in the character creation suite.
With 71 attribute points available from 100 possible attribute levels, you’ll need to select your attribute paths wisely. To do this, it’s best to examine the benefits of upgrading each attribute as well as the perks that attribute levels will unlock through their related skills.
Best new character starting attribute points placement
As shown above, in the ‘Customize Attributes’ part of your Cyberpunk 2077 character creation, you’ll be given seven attribute points to spread across five attributes which start at level three.
Here, the minimum level that you can start a new game with for any of the attributes is three, with level six being the maximum in this phase. So, you can’t pile all seven points onto one attribute to establish a focussed build.
You can go for the well-rounded approach as you’ll get more attribute points each time that you level-up. That said, there are a few attributes that you should bolster on the ‘Customize Attributes’ part to ensure a better start to Cyberpunk 2077.
Here are the best starting attribute ratings for you to select when creating your character in Cyberpunk 2077:
- Body 5 (+2)
- Intelligence 3 (+0)
- Reflexes 3 (+0)
- Technical Ability 6 (+3)
- Cool 5 (+2)
Selecting the best starting attributes above will enable your character to unlock early tech doors – useful to find more gear and in gigs like Woman of La Mancha – ease you into the emphasised stealth elements, and bolster your health and stamina.
By using your seven points to upgrade these best starting attributes when creating your new character, you’ll have a strong base to build from and get a hand navigating the early phases of Cyberpunk 2077.
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