Cyberpunk 2077: Iconic Weapons Explained

تم نشره في 2020/12/15
Night City is a dangerous place. If you aren’t well equipped your journey to becoming a legend could end before it even begins. In this video we’re going to explain the benefit of iconic weapons, where to find them, and how to upgrade them.
Cyberpunk 2077's tiered loot system can be confusing at first glance. Like most RPGs, it offers weapons of various rarity, from common to legendary, but separate from its rarity is whether or not the weapon is iconic.
While you can find epic and even legendary weapons scattered around the place throughout your journey through Night City, iconic weapons are much harder to come by and require a little more effort to use effectively. In the above video, we explain the benefit of using iconic weapons, the best places to find iconic weapons, and how to upgrade them.
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  • Mind putting a spoiler warning on here wtf

  • Sattori - too bad i wont have a skill to craft legendary tho :P

  • Like cdpr dropped the ball big time on this.

  • I have the PS4 version of the game and I don’t see how to rotate the character preview and weapons in the menu inventory screens. I must not be seeing how to do it. Or the PS4 version doesn’t have that feature. Am I wrong?

  • The iconic weapons I’ve found are so underpowered so far that a green weapon has more kick

  • God damn it I’ve definitely gotten rid of a few of these 😢😅 I just want them to fill up the stash.. I’m gonna save the rest and make sure to pay more attention on my next play through so I have a full armory 🤘🏼

  • Comrade's Hammer was a neat revolver. Single-shot, but deals massive amount of explosive damage

    • Yeah it saved my skin in the “Don’t Fear The Reaper” secret ending

  • This thread proven people just play mindlessly, don't even bother to read tips.

  • Racist

  • As of right now: Once you've crafted the Base Variant to the next Rarity, you may not craft it again because the base model is gone and this key factor will hurt you in the long run. Example: Dying Night pistol is given to you at an Uncommon/Green variant. If you craft it to the next Rarity (Blue) then again (Purple) and Finally (Gold) you're stuck with that Golden varient as you cannot craft it again and you're stuck upgrading it until level 50 which is absurd considering the cost of upgrading per level. This is not suppose to happen as once you gain an iconic weapon the blueprint should stick with you. So if you create a legendary Black Unicorn at level 21 you're stuck with a level 21 legendary Black Unicorn for the rest of the game. I hope there's a patch on the way for this ASAP

  • I cant even begin to describe how pissed off i am that i dismantled my iconic weapons not knowing you needed the originals to upgrade them

    • How could you _ever,_ under any circumstances, upgrade something you don't have?

  • Easiest way to get parts is to dupe them :P

    • the right way would be to craft grenades and dismantle them. all grenades are crafted from common and uncommon parts so its exactly hard to come by but hey, if you can exploit, do so

  • Should you upgrade the items power before upgrading the tier? Does it effect the end damage?

    • Did u find an answer?

  • I hate that I thought of this alternate title, but "Iconic Weapons And Where To Find Them" would fit this video pretty well.

  • Cyberpunk is not a "looter shooter"

  • Also cloning will get you parts 😂😂😂

  • Night city is full of bugs one wrong move and your save file becomes corrupt.

  • Who makes this much content of a game they gave a 7? Hmmm, methinks somebody lied

  • how do you craft legendary items with damage effects like electricity, chemical thermal? Whenever i craft legendary items i only get physical damage type

    • its based luck and chance. You have to save the game and reload constantly to get the desired damage effect you want

  • Here to dislike the video and leave

  • This game gives you a lot of useless information while ignoring a lot of the important bits... Halfway through the game and I'm still discovering basic mechanics.

  • Nice system, what's not nice is the fact it's not tutorialized in any way in game.

    • @Luke Duran where?

    • I did get them actually explaining Iconic weapon to me, no clue why it didnt for you

    • There are SO many gameplay features that aren't tutorialized - I lost count. Cold Blood stacks for example. Or Sandevistan with a katana with the sandevistan perks. Or crafting in general, or how you can get the quickhack recipes from the skill tree only and not vendors, or how certain perks are incredibly useful while others can be detrimental (auto-dismantle is horrible when you see the game dismantling 750 eddie earings by the truckload lol), and so on and so forth - there are SOO many ways t play the game, sadly the game does very little in the way of explaining any of this to you. And not to mention the easter egg missions (different from sidequests) that have their own special animations (I won't spoil where but let's just say try to open every garage door you can 'force' open around rancho area)...etc etc etc. 60h in and loving it.

  • can you craft a natural epic iconic weapon to legendary? how do i craft legendary skippy?

  • I can't upgrade la chingona dorada :(

  • "you're level is too low to upgrade this item" Cant find the answer to that anywhere it seems

    • If you find a weapon that is lvl 27 and you are lvl 27 then you can't upgrade it because it is already on your level.

  • I upgraded Johnny’s pistol to a point where it just disappeared from the upgrade menu, with 227-277 dmg, which is low at lvl 36. Is there a ceiling or something?

    • @Dank Nerevarine if they release a dlc before fixing up the game I'm pretty sure at least half the community is gonna rekt them so bad it's their blood that will fix the game for them. and I am gonna be part of this half.

    • @ledocteur7 oh man what a turn off, srsly hope they patch the game b4 focusing on Dlcs

    • @Dank Nerevarine yeah, it's a bug unfortunatly, I'm level 20 in crafting, sometime I can spend ages upgrading a weapon and sometime after one or two upgrade they just dissapear like if I didn't had the level to upgrade them but I'm max level in crafting and my character is level 50 (max level too) so it's clearly a bug.

    • @FVIIID the damage weapon does depend on you level (it's a rpg after all) but a weapon that is already in your inventory will also gain bonus damage when you level up, however they are two perks who increase crafted weapon damage, so I would recommend getting them before upgrading your weapon to legendary. If you are running short on component upgrading only iconic weapon that are legendary is better but if you need more damage and doesn't mind grinding a bit more, it's totally worth it to upgrade them whenever you need that extra bit of damage.

    • @ledocteur7 wait really? Surely you mean crafting? As in Crafting a better tier of the iconic weapon? Upgrading it simply increases damage, the in game text tells us that iconic stuff remain relevant thruout gameplays because of its uniqueness and ability to be upgraded in tier and damage My Jinchu Maru katana vanished from upgrade too, it has to be a bug

  • Overwatch is my favourite iconic weapon. I've just crafted it to epic and just waiting to level up to get the perk so I can craft it to legendary. I hack the cameras to friendly and then headshot them behind a covered position. You can shoot through walls with this baby. When there are no camera, I ping them. They can't see me so they don't attack me but I can see them. It's so good it feels like I'm cheating. Then next is Widow Maker, crafted it to epic and it has 500+ DPS with mods attached. For those who just started the blueprints to craft iconic weapons don't show up when you get them. It happens later on. I don't know what triggers it but I believe it when you level up then they show up. I didn't see blueprints for my iconic weapons for a long time. I'm 40+ hours in at time of writing this.

  • The fact that you have to invest 18 points into a tree just to unlock the perk to craft legendary items is stupid... I feel like the perks that let you craft rare, epic and legendary items should be removed from the skill tree and replaced with other skills and just allow us to craft all rarity items regardless of where we decide to invest our points. At the moment the way the game is designed it's pointless to invest into those perks for permanent use. It's best to reset your skill points when you have all the mats and items ready to go for your crafting, put all your skill points into the crafting tree, then craft all your items and upgrade all your icon guns and gear you want. Then after that's done you just reset your skills again and put them into the skills you actually want to boost the damage of the guns you crafted. So why would you ever invest the skill points and attribute points to have the crafting skills for the ability to craft higher tier items if you only need to do it once? They need to solve this issue...

    • Ik its tedious but men, they put it to make the game much longer and you can enjoy it more

  • Thumb looks like the girl who reviewed it

  • Judy's Mox is just bonkers i've upgraded it and it just one shots everything, even one shots trauma team.

  • I upgraded two of my iconic weapons from rare to epic, "Scalpel" and "divided we stand" and both weapons had less dps than before after upgrading them to epic. idk if this is a bug or intentional.

    • you need to have high (preferebly max) crafting points and your character level should be maxed out in order for you to get the best dps of that weapon. So better not to craft weapon if your levels are still low.

    • @Randy O need to be level 18 to craft legendary weapons

    • @argenis estrada Seriously, can't find the answer to this anywhere.

    • How you upgrade iconic to next tier I have epic iconic weapons that I want to upgrade to legendary

  • My dying night gun dmg become lower starting act 2. I cant believe the bugs!

  • thank you for the no bullshit guide. straight and to the point no time wasted! Thanks

  • The 6th street rifle is so broken

  • -NPCs have atrocious AI and police spawn from thin air -Driving feels tedious (you're either swerving or not turning) -Phone calls you cannot ignore and that don't END -Dialogue options are shallow -Braindances are introduced and then left to dry with no real creativity or use - Total of 2 joy toys (hookers) in the entire city -No haircut customization -Gangs are essentially cardboard stand ins and overall the city feels fucking empty. -Crafting level requirement is not shown -Mixing mechanics from other games that said games did much better What the hell did CDPR do for 7 years? This game is a failure on so many levels, no amount of bug fixing will do shit.

  • Skippy is annoying if you keep him but by far the best weapon. You just gotta make sure to choose puppy-loving-pacifist when you pick it up. After 50 kills he will perma switch to headshot mode. Scales with level = best weapon After few days he wants to go back to owner. If you refuse then you keep him forever albeit making you a "bad user".

  • HEY GAMESPOT! YOUR REVIEW OF CYBERPUNK IS CRAP, JUST TO REMIND YOU!!!

  • i can t even upgrade even though i have all of the components

    • @khajiit with drugs that wasnt the fix but its all good now

    • You need the Grease Monkey perk in the crafting tree.

  • So if I dismantle an iconic weapon, can I get it back?

    • Nope, that or sold, and it's gone for good. if you do sell to a human vendor, and catch them before their inventory refreshes you can buy it back for full price (or if super fast, and you sell one, before leaving menu, you can buy back for sell price.) I learnt this the hard way, and sold/trashed a few iconics early in my game, not knowing you needed the original gun to craft it. I thought since i had the prints, i could make another at any time afterwards. I was horribly wrong.

  • Skippy is broken!! but the best weapon full stop and found just on the street

    • @OliverS3 Doesn't matter if Genjirou can be Legend if You build yourself for headshot main-hem. And now you don't even need to worry for nonlethal mod as Skippy seems to be changed for that since last patch.

    • @OliverS3 I maxed out my crafting, trying to find or buy crafting specs for clothing. anything with 4 mod slots

    • @Alan Vargas Well you don't have to give him back and Genjirou is better if you've speced in to crafting since it can go to legendary.

    • Spoiler alert You have to give Skippy back to Regina Jones to finish the skippy mission

  • If nobody else is gonna say it, I will. The girl who reviewed 2077 did a great job. Turned out she was the only one willing to speak the truth: Cyberjunk 2077 is a half-made mess. I'm sorry I did not trust her.

  • Its quite funny because the reviewer for gamespot said to forgo the crafting lol

    • @Manchild Not in my opinion. Level it up enough you can upgrade iconic weapons into epic and then legendary tier. The Burya tech revolver is insanely good in that tier. As well as the Overwatch sniper rifle which has a built in suppressor so no damage loss on stealth. Crafting IS good but you need to plan accordingly for a big payout at the end.

    • @Little horror tbh I never used crafting except for money hacks, it’s useless to craft

    • She didn't say forego it. She just said she never did it and because she didn't do it the game felt "limited"

  • The Kongou power pistol, digging it right now.

    • V's personal iconic weapon is the Dying Night. Needless to say, its op as its 50 percent more headshot damage and fast reload time, and its function as an automatic pistol makes it deadly in both stealth and combat. However, playing johhny's flashbacks with his wall penetrating malorian arms gave me an appreciation for the the more wieldy and heavier pistols like Kongou and Apparition, suitable for my Corpo role play

  • They got Lucy in Cyberpunk pog

  • Dude didin't find the upgrade tab yet.

  • This site is a joke. 🤦‍♂️How is Gamespot still a thing??

  • This would've been useful BEFORE I dismantled my iconic weapons...

    • Por gil

    • i got around this by using the command console to give me the weapon back. However you need to dl a mod to have command console.

    • @Ryan Noble Iconics legit have a background behind them indicating they are iconic regardless of what rarity

    • @Luke Duran Exactly anyone with a problem with this system is basically admitting they dont read stuff in an rpg. why are they even playing this genre?

    • 70 hours in and i just realized i dismantled the base iconic weapon after upgrading it, which eliminates the option to craft it completely. Killed the game for me.

  • That character is hideous

  • anyone else thinks its dumb that you're FORCED to invest into a stat just to upgrade your favorite weapon or is that just me? Like i'd honestly would like the option to dish out a fuckton of eddies to get some npc to do it if they wanna keep an incentive for the technical attribute.

    • Yeah it’s not a great mechanic putting upgrading behind a skill point wall.

    • Just get the perk that dismantles junk. Then your crafting is always getting points

  • WHERE IS JESS?

    • @Johnny Sinner She tweeted it mate - about a couple of months ago

    • @Matt Skelding how do you know?

    • They fired her!

  • Who else is having tons of fun with this game? ❤️❤️

    • Me! The game is amazing.

    • It is amazing! I’m 27 hours in and so far easily one of my top 5 fav games in past 5 or 6 years.

    • it took me a WHILE to get it running ok on pc but once i did im really enjoying the game so far.

  • Skippy lol

  • How to find? May be play the fucking game?

  • People will be finding secrets in this game for years to come

    • @MrWhite just like in any other game, smartass

    • I think so too. So much to find, it’s such a joy!

    • *bugs.

  • IS THAT DEMI LOVATO IN THE THUMBNAIL? 😂

  • Rocking with my Divided we Stand orange rifle

  • Why'd you care? Just play Valhalla and wd legion, you like it more, right?

  • But Kallie Pragge said its not necessary to upgrade weapons.

  • This game makes me depressed. Sick and tired of cops spawning in my face and giving up after I drive barely half way down the street

    • One of the only issues i have with it is the spawning cops. Whats funny is only a certain number will spwn and once you kill them all you just go back to no stars. Its so dumb. In gra cops patrol and you escape them, in this game its like far cry and once you get cops you either kill them all or die lol

    • Yeah gta 5 has much better cop system

  • Can you guys please bring back lollipop chainsaw and put it on PlayStation4 cause I miss that game I miss it so much so please bring it back

  • Ehhhhhh fuck this game.

  • Or just get a basic revolver, and go all in with crit chance/damage with perks and mods to regularly do thousands of points of damage.

  • Skippy best bff

  • Sooo. How about that built in potato mode?

  • I don’t even have the option to craft better versions of my iconic’s

    • @khajiit with drugs you just helped me more than the video. Thanks kind stranger.

    • You need level 12 technical ability with one perk point in the Grease Monkey perk within the crafting tree.

    • Upgrade the technical hability

  • WHAT I would give to be able to keep my game going without a crash lol..it’s not tooo bad on a PS5 looks wise .. but as soon a I hit a corner to fast in a car .. or enter a super bright strip club.. BLAMMO! When The game doesn’t crash on me .. and I DO get some game time in.. man it’s addictive and fun

    • Lol playing on the series x and ive had literally 2 crashes.

    • @dussan2 PS5

    • All I did was enter a new part of the city on ps5 and my game crashed did they just start working on the console versions or what

    • What kind of graphics card are you using? PC or console? I'm on a RTX 2070 Super and the game is flawless save for some graphical glitches.

    • Forreal! When you're going fast pop ins would happen and when racing the arrows pop in when you're 5 feet away from it and can cost you the game. I wish they just said its only gonna be a next gen and pc game

  • unsub them

  • inventory menu is nightmare

    • Fucking awful, really.

  • What's with the girls face in the thumbnail?😂

    • Right. She definitely got a fat ass forehead 😂

    • Constipation😕

    • It looks fine?

    • Beautiful character model

    • That's just how character models are in the game in 2020

  • I ignored the upgrade and crafting system for 90% of the game its only until the last mission i realised you could actually upgrade weapons.

    • @koen Joosten Yh I see why my bad, my apologies lol

    • @Aaron Thomas i got a stroke reading your comment

    • @Xavier Williams agree the side missions are long I have clocked up 12hrs so far just doing the missions and evens I pass as im driving about and I'm also driving. At the moment I have clocked almost 52hrs of play time. Plus I've still got loads of side missions which I think I will fast travel to complete.

    • Last mission? You realize 90% of this game isnt the main story right? So how about go back abd play everything you skipped.

    • I really hope they release a game+ update, as I did the same now im doing side missions for 100% and im a beast. Would be good to go through the story again and keep my upgrades.

  • I have smart link but I don't know how u auto aim with it, it's not working and what do u press to fire your missiles on ps4?

    • you probably dont have a smart gun. its not an aim bot for all guns just one type of guns.

    • Only works with smart guns

    • Smart links only work with smart weapons, you’ll know when you equip it and it has connected/disconnected on the hud close to the ammo counter

    • Then try doing a mision for wakako she'll give you some tigerclaw hands those worked for me, or if its not that then the optics, or maybe itd bugged 😔

    • @Ariel Ricardo He just said he aleady has the smart link

  • ok i am dying . suicide is only option for me . no one supports me . this guys get million of views but not me

  • Upgrade the game first! Get your priorities straight.

  • I bet the reviewer never found any of these 😏

    • @Young prodigy Ah, my bad. Yeah they probably played blind. Or maybe they just did a “no vehicle run”.

    • @Fossegrim you didn't read my comment did you?

    • @Young prodigy Highly doubt this game has 200 hours of gameplay.

    • @SpazMuffin We can only hope!

    • @HerefordMadMan One day they'll finally learn the lesson their parents did when they were a baby; how to let things go.

  • Wild: White Gorillas: green Be: blue Punching: purple Orangutans: orange/gold/yellow

  • The overture revolver headshot damage with a rare silencer is disgustingly broken

    • muliplayer is going to be a nightmare.

    • Almost any weapon is overpowered in this game. There is very little balance.

    • Mine hitting 14k-20k every headshot. its unreal

    • @Tim Tam's mine did 700+ and cover essentially dont matter to it🤣

    • The sniper rifle you get from Panam does 290 damage its a one shot kill on most enemies

  • oh whoops i sold my dying night lol

    • @Darzo No you can't.

    • I can craft one

  • it's a good time to be pc chad

    • As long as you throw down the cash it's always time to be PC

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