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Cyberpunk 2077 Best Weapons: How to Get All Iconic Weapons (Unique Weapons)

Cyberpunk 2077 best weapons

Cyberpunk 2077 Best Weapons: How to Get All Iconic Weapons (Unique Weapons)

Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City isn’t the most welcoming and safest of places. There’s crime going on almost all the time, and as mercenary V, you’ll need to dive into the criminal underbelly on their quest for a chip that serves as the key to immortality. To help V reach their end-goal, we’ve compiled this Cyberpunk 2077 best weapons guide, running you through the best base weapons for every class, as well as every single Iconic weapon in Cyberpunk 2077.

First things first, let’s give you a bit of an explanation as to how we’ve figured this one out. The best weapons in every class listed below are those which, according to our research appear to have the highest DPS in their class. In instances where their DPS was matched by another weapon, we’ve looked at ammo clip size, and whether there are mod slots so you can equip scopes or silencers. We’ve also taken the weapon type into account, for example, Tech, Power, or Smart weapons, and how they may benefit particular weapon categories over another.

This should give you an idea as to what weapons you want to look out for, but remember you’ll need to keep upgrading or buying new variants of these weapons in order to keep them powerful enough to be viable as you progress through the game.

In some instances, we’ve listed an Iconic weapon name in parenthesis. These Iconic weapons are enhanced versions of the base weapons we’ve listed below. You can see the full list of their special abilities and enhancements further down this page, otherwise check out the list of best weapons below.

Best Weapons in Cyberpunk 2077

  • Best Revolver – DR12 Quasar
  • Best Pistol – Liberty (Pride or Kongou)
  • Best Assault Rifle – M251S Ajax (Moron Labe)
  • Best Precision Rifle – M-179 Achilles (Widow Maker)
  • Best Sniper Rifle – Nekomata (Breakthrough)
  • Best ShotgunL-69 ZHUO (Ba Xing Chong)
  • Best Double-Barrel ShotgunDB-4 Igla (Sovereign)
  • Best LMG – M2067 Defender
  • Best SMG – DS1 Pulsar (Buzzsaw)
  • Best Blade Mantis Blades
  • Best Two-Handed Club – Katana (Tsumetogi)
  • Best Blunt Weapons Gorilla Arms

Acquiring these weapons is just the start. You’ll want to use various crafting parts to improve them, equip mods to them to finetune their performance, and combine all of this with your perks and cyberware to make V a formidable killing machine.

All Iconic Weapons in Cyberpunk 2077

Then there are Cyberpunk 2077’s Iconic weapons. These are unique weapons that you won’t just find on any dead body and offer exclusive properties that set them apart from any other weapon in Night City.

Almost every single one of these listed below can only be obtained once and if you miss your chance that’s it. We’ve compiled a list of all Iconic weapons in Cyberpunk 2077, including their special properties and locations so you can nab them all.

Please note: We’ve done our best to censor the list of any spoilers, but if you’d rather enjoy Cyberpunk 2077’s story spoiler-free, we’d advise proceeding with caution.

How to Get All Iconic Weapons in Cyberpunk 2077
Weapon NameIconic Weapon Special AbilitiesLocation
AmnestyImproved handling and firepower.Complete Cassidy’s bottle-shooting challenge during ‘We Gotta Live Together.’
ApparitionIncreases Critical Chance, fire rate, reload speed and damage when health is very low. Charged shots deal double damage.Found on Frank’s body in ‘War Pigs.’
ArchangelReduced recoil. Deals electrical damage with a chance to stun targets.Given by Kerry during ‘Off the Leash.’
Ba Xing ChongFires explosive rounds and tears enemies to pieces.During ‘Nocturne Op55N1’ loot the spec from Adam Smasher’s vault. Requires Edgerunner Artisan Perk.
BreakthroughFires piercing projectiles that can ricochet.Loot the spec from the leader in a hustle found in Rancho Coronado. Requires Edgerunner Artisan Perk.
BuzzsawFires piercing projectiles.Loot the spec from leader of a hustle in Northside. Requires Edgerunner Artisan Perk.
ChaosCrit chance, damage type and status effect application randomized every time you reload.Can be obtained during ‘The Pickup’ by neutralizing Royce and picking it up off his body.
Cocktail StickHigh base damage katana.Found in the Clouds club in the make-up room. Can be obtained during ‘Automatic Love’ mission.
Comrade’s HammerLow clip size and long reload times, but deals high thermal damage.Loot the spec from hustle leader in Arroyo. Requires Edgerunner Artisan Perk.
CottonmouthDeals electrical and chemical damage with a small chance to apply poison and/or shock status effects.During ‘The Space In Between’, loot it from Fingers’ bedroom.
CrashCharging for a brief time while ADS enables full auto mode. This decreases recoil, bullet spread and fire rate.Given to you during ‘Following the River.’
Divided We StandCan target 5 enemies simultaneously. Deals chemical damage, chance to apply Poison status effect.Win the Shooting Contest in ‘Stadium Love.’
Doom DoomFires four rounds per shot. Increases damage, chance to dismember and rate of fire. Increases recoil and bullet spread.Loot Dum Dum during ‘Second Conflict.’ Only possible if Dum Dum survived ‘The Pickup.’
Dying NightHeadshot damage increased by 50%. Reduced reload time.Win the shooting contest in ‘Shoot to Thrill.’
FenrirDeals thermal damage with increased change to apply Burn status effect. Reduced bullet spread and increased bullet impact. Increased recoil.Found on a table near the monk in ‘Losing My Religion.’
GenjirohFires four rounds per shot. Increased ammo clip size, projectile speed and can target six targets at once. Bullets deal additional electrical damage with increase chance of applying Shock status effect.In ‘Play It Safe’ look behind a closed door on your right after stepping out of the elevator on floor 21. The terminal code you need is 2906.
Gold-Plated Baseball BatHigh chance to apply Bleeding status effect. Low chance to stun enemies.In the pool at Denny’s Villa during ‘Second Conflict.’
Jinchu-maruCric Chance increased to 100% while Kerenzikov active. Final combo attack damage doubled. Can be quadrupled if the target has more health than you.During ‘Play It Safe’ pick it up from Oda.
KongouCan use ‘Ricochet’ regardless of what Cyberware you have. Lower recoil, increased fire rate. Smaller clip size than the regular ‘Liberty.’During ‘The Heist’ this can be found on the bedside table next to Yorinobu’s bed.
La Chingona DoradaExtra mod slot, faster reload time. Has a high chance of applying Burn status effect and stunning the target.After completing ‘Heroes’ side quest, this Iconic weapon is on the table where the offerings were.
LizzieFires an extra round per shot. Increases number of rounds when fully charged.Found in Lizzie’s basement after completing ‘The Space in Between’ mission.
Malorian Arms 3516The weapon of choice of Johnny Silverhand himself.Obtained during the ‘Chipping In’ side mission.
Moron LabeHas a high probability of dismembering enemies. Has an increased fire rate over the normal M251s Ajax.Loot the spec from hustle leader in West Wind estate. Requires Edgerunner Artisan Perk.
MoxReduced spread when aiming, slower reload speed.Can be obtained either by romancing Judy, or after completing ‘Automatic Love’ if she chooses to leave Night City.
O’FiveFires explosive rounds.Neutralize Buck during ‘Beats on the Brat: Champion of Arroyo.
OverwatchHas a custom silenver that makes it perfect for stealth builds, also has an increased reload speed.Save Saul in ‘Riders on the Storm.’
Ozob’s NoseHigh damage frag grenade.Complete ‘Send in the Clowns’ side mission.
Plan BEach shot costs 1 Eurodollar instead of a bullet. Shots can apply Bleeding status effect.Loot from Dex’s body after ‘Playing for Time.’
PrejudicePiercing projectiles.Picked up behind the bar in Afterlife at the start of ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ main quest.’
PrideSmall chance to apply Stun status effect. Increased chance of Critical hits and higher headshot damage over normal Liberty.During ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ this can be picked up near where Adam Smasher gets his hands dirty.
Problem SolverFaster fire rate and higher larger clip size than normal M221 Saratoga.Can be picked up during the ‘Riders on the Storm’ side mission by defeating the heavy enemy guarding the entrance to the camp.
Prototype: Shingen Mark VCan target up to three enemies while aiming. Fires explosive rounds.Found in Shipping Container 556 during the ‘Gimme Danger’ main mission.
Psalm 11:6A D5 Copperhead with high thermal damage. Chance of applying Burn status effect.Loot the spec from hustle leader in Northside. Required Edgerunner Artisan Perk.
SatoriKatana with reduced base damage but massively increased Critical Damage multiplier.During ‘The Heist’ once T-Bug opens the balcony door, head out and up the stairs to the AV Landing Pad. The Satori can be found inside the vehicle.
ScalpelKnife that deals electrical damage. Has a 50% increase of Crit Chance when used with Sandevistan cyberware. Any hits apply Bleeding status effect.Completing ‘Big in Japan’ side quest.
Second OpinionNue with a chance to apply shock and deal electrical damage. Shoots an additional round per shot.Found in Maiko’s office during ‘Automatic Love’ main quest.
Sir John PahllustiffAn Electric Baton Gamma with massive damage.Obtained from Stout in ‘Venus in Furs.’ You must call Stout before heading to All Foods in ‘The Pickup’ main quest and use her chip without removing the malware. Meet Stout at the No-Tell Motel when she messages you to do the deed and grab this Iconic weapon.
SkippyA TKI-20 Shingen that automatically scales as V levels up.Found on the floor at the beginning of ‘Machine Gun’ side quest.
SovereignA DB-4 Igla capable of firing two rounds at one with reduced reload time and spread.Pick up the spec from the hustle leader in Japantown. Requires Edgerunner Artisan Perk to craft.
StingerA knife that deals chemical damage with a chance to apply Poison status effect.‘I’ll Fly Away’ side quest reward.
The Caretaker’s CyberSpadeA two-handed hammer that deals massive damage.During ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ this can be found propped up against a tree by the conference table.
The HeadsmanM2038 Tactician with increased number of rounds. Has a reduced reload time and has a chance to apply Bleeding status effect.Pick up the spec from hustle leader in North Oak. Requires Edgerunner Artisan Perk.
Tinker BellElectric Baton with reduced damage. Strong attacks can stun targets.During ‘The Hunt’ side quest, head into the Edgewood farm field and look for Peter Pan’s house. Tinker Bell is underneath the nearby tree.
TsumetogiA Katana capable of dealing electrical damage and applying Shock status effect. It also increases your electrical resistance.During ‘Pisces’ side quest, this Iconic weapon can be picked up from the meeting room.
Widow MakerAn M-179 Achilles that fires two rounds per shot and deals chemical damage. Has an increased chance of applying Poison status effect.looted from Nash during ‘Ghost Town.’
YinglongA G-58 Dian that deals electrical damage.Pick up the spec from hustle leader in Wellsprings. Requires Edgerunner Artisan Perk.

That’s everything you need to know on Cyberpunk 2077’s Best Iconic and Unique Weapons. For more tips, tricks and guides, head on over to our guide wiki, search for Twinfinite, or check out more of our coverage on the game below.

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