Even law enforcement is willing to hire V to help keep order in Night City from time to time, but that doesn’t mean they have free reign to do as they please. Harmening civilians, and even pulling your weapon out in the wrong place can land you in trouble with the feds. Here’s how to gain and lose NCPD wanted levels in Cyberpunk 2077.
How to Gain & Lose NCPD Wanted Levels in Cyberpunk 2077
As you can probably imagine, it doesn’t take too much to rack up a wanted level or two in Cyberpunk 2077. In fact, it’s even harsher than Grand Theft Auto in the sense that harming just one civilian will typically see you earn a wanted star. Harming multiple will quickly see that number rise by another star, and things ascend very quickly from there if you start returning fire on any officer or NCPD drone that spots you.
Put simply, if you want the NCPD’s attention then causing a riot on the streets is your best bet. Just mow down some civilians and then start fighting the NCPD. There are four wanted levels, and if you’re trying to reach the max level then you’ll definitely need to start an all-out war with the NCPD. Killing civilians only doesn’t seem to raise the level beyond 3.
As for how to lose wanted stars quickly, well, here’s where Cyberpunk 2077 is comparatively more forgiving than GTAV. All you really need to do is run away from their line of sight, which you can see quite clearly on the mini-map (it’s indicated by a red circle surrounding an NCPD star).
As soon as you start losing the police you’ll see the wanted stars begin to flash, which means they’re losing track of your position. And triggering this effect really doesn’t take too much effort; just keep moving away from their location quickly. You can summon your vehicle to make a quick escape if necessary.
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