Cyberpunk 2077 has 12 different skills, split between its five main attributes. All skills within an attribute are capped by your attribute level, meaning if you’re only level 5 in Cool, you’ll only be able to unlock perks that are level 5 or lower within any of Cool’s attributes. These skills are leveled up by performing actions that use that particular skillset. The problem is, the game never actually clarifies what actions will help you level up each skill. In this guide, we’ll talk you through how to level up all skills in Cyberpunk 2077.
Leveling Up All Skills in Cyberpunk 2077
|How to Level Up All Skills in Cyberpunk 2077|
|Skill||Action||Skill XP Earned|
|Annihilation||Damage enemies with shotguns, LMGs and HMGs||Varies on damage dealt|
|Assault||Damaging enemies with rifles and SMGs||Varies on damage dealt|
|Athletics||Perform actions requiring a Body attribute requirement||100 XP|
|Athletics||Perform actions with a cost of 500 stamina points or more||25 XP|
|Blades||Damage enemies with katanas, knives, one-handed blades and Mantis Blades||Varies on damage dealt|
|Breach Protocol||Quickhacking devices||75 XP|
|Breach Protocol||Perform actions requiring an Intelligence attribute requirement||100 XP|
|Cold Blood||Perform finishing moves on enemies||100 XP|
|Cold Blood||Defeat enemies while Cold Blood is active||Varies on damage dealt|
|Crafting||Craft and upgrade items||Varies on rarity of item crafted/ upgraded|
|Crafting||Disassembling items||5 XP|
|Engineering||Perform actions requiring a Technical ability||100 XP|
|Engineering||Damage enemies with grenades||Varies on damage dealt|
|Engineering||Damage enemies with wall-piercing shots||Varies on damage dealt|
|Handguns||Damage enemies with pistols and revolvers||Varies on damage dealt|
|Quickhacking||Quickhacking enemies||75 XP|
|Stealth||Damage enemies with sneak attacks||Varies on damage dealt|
|Stealth||Performing a lethal or non-lethal takedown||100 XP|
|Stealth||Concealing neutralized adversaries in hiding places||100 XP|
|Stealth||Perform takedown and dumping body in hiding place simultaneously||200 XP|
|Street Brawler||Damage enemies with fists, blunt weapons, Gorilla Arms and Monowire||Varies with damage dealt|
|Street Brawler||Damage enemies with Superhero Landing while Berserk is active||Varies with damage dealt|
Due to the relatively small amount of XP you’ll earn for completing each of these activities to level up your skills, it can take a seriously long time to level them up to 20 (the max level).
This requires over 500,000 XP to be earned in each skill, so you better get grinding.
The good news is that every time you level up a skill, you’ll get a reward of some sort. What it is exactly depends on the skill, but most of them offer up Perk Points fairly regularly, as well as increases to things like stamina, health, attack speed, and more.
That’s everything you need to know on leveling up all skills in Cyberpunk 2077. Head over to our guide wiki for more tips and tricks, search for Twinfinite, or check out more of our coverage on the game below.
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