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Cyberpunk 2077: Leveling & Attribute Points Explained

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Cyberpunk 2077: Leveling & Attribute Points Explained

Developed by CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077 is easily one of the most highly anticipated video game releases of the year. It takes place in the year 2077, in a metropolis called Night City, and you take control of V, a mercenary who spends their time taking on odd jobs here and there, hoping to make a name for themselves in the city. Here’s how the Attribute Points and Perk Points leveling system works in Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 Leveling, Attribute Points and Perk Points Explained

Cyberpunk 2077 features some heavy RPG elements, and nowhere is that clearer than in the leveling system. V has five main Attributes that you can level up: Body, Reflexes, Technical Ability, Intellect, and Cool.

The game never really explains this system, so we’ll go over them and explain how you should be spending your different Points.

Attribute Points

Attribute Points are earned when you level up. For each level you gain, you get one Point, and it can be used to level up any of the five categories we listed above. It’s definitely important to level up your Attributes, as these will determine the kinds of actions you can take in the game.

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For instance, Body is focused on V’s physical strength, HP, and Stamina. It also affects little things in the game, such as your ability to hijack a car from a stranger. Some NPCs will require you to have a higher Body stat in order to forcefully eject them from their car, while others might have a lower requirement.

Leveling up something like Intellect is also important, as you need a minimum of 5 Intellect to jack into most common terminals and computers you find around the open-world.

By spending your Attribute Points in any of the five categories, you’ll also unlock even more Perks that you can spend Points on to enhance more specific abilities and other boons. The base level for each Attribute is 3, which is what you’ll start with, but you’ll need more than that if you want to unlock every Perk in a particular category.

Perk Points

Similar to the Attribute Points, you also get one Perk Point for each level you gain in Cyberpunk 2077. These are spent on the skill trees that you unlock within each category.

So for instance, if you select the Technical Ability Attribute, you’ll see two separate skill trees: Crafting and Engineering. You can then spend your Perk Points on any of the Perks you see here. Because of how extensive the skill trees are in each category, it’s recommended that you only focus on unlocking perks in a select few trees that would best fit your play style.

It’s possible to respec V by visiting a Ripperdoc, but the cost of resetting all your Points will require quite a few Eurodollars, so try to plan your build out early on. It’s also a viable strategy to simply hoard all of your Attribute Points and Perk Points until you reach a point in the game where you feel like spending them would definitely make a difference in your gameplay.

That’s all you need to know about how the Attribute Points and Perk Points leveling system works in Cyberpunk 2077. Be sure to check our guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.

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