If you're an ARPG fan like me, you'll feel right at home with Cyberpunk 2077, as all gear and weapons are based on a similar rarity to games like Grim Dawn and Diablo. There are, however, unique takes on the rarity system, and there's plenty of hidden depth. That said, keep reading to learn more about Cyberpunk 2077's gear and weapon rarities.
Cyberpunk 2077 Gear and Weapon Rarities
In Cyberpunk 2077, the loot rarity system follows the typical ARPG loot format and that of The Witcher 3, while items are divided into five color-coded categories. The system also applies to all items you can obtain in the game; the list below is the color system from worst to best.
- Common – White
- Uncommon – Green
- Uncommon – Blue
- Epic – Violet
- Legendary – Orange
In addition to borrowing from the traditional loot system, all items also have unique stats and upgrades that make each piece of gear unique. There are even named weapons that you can find in the game through special quests, and there is even a special sub-weapon variant called Iconic Weapons.
Signature weapons are a subclass of standard armaments that can be continuously upgraded to allow them to be used during a playthrough. They also have rare perks and abilities that none of the standard weapons in the game can have. That said, you can get icons from loot, quests, and shops around the world; you will also get one as soon as you leave your apartment for the first time.
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In addition to weapon rarities and the iconic subclass, the game also features special weapon types with unique abilities. In total, there are three of these weapon types, and you can see all three listed and explained below.
- Technical Weapons: Can be charged to unleash a single powerful blow.
- Powerful Weapons: Bullets can ricochet off surfaces.
- Smart Weapons: Provided you have a Smart Link cyberware implant, smart weapons can fire homing bullets to hit targets in cover.
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