[Guide] Cyberpunk 2077 Best Ways To Level Crafting

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Crafting is one of the most fundamental parts of Cyberpunk 2077. It is a mechanic that players encounter often in RPG games. In Cyberpunk 2077, it provides you with the ability to create new items, upgrade existing items, and customize your appearance.

Considering the versatility that the game offers, crafting gains importance because it basically makes you adapt to the different scenarios that you might come across. Therefore, the essential role of Crafting encourages the player to explore the vast open world and side content of Cyberpunk 2077. Five most prominent ways to improve and level up your Crafting skill in this game is given in the following sections.


1. Crafting and Dismantling Items

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Considering that crafting is the essential matter of this article, it would be best to begin with crafting itself. You can create weapons, armor, and several other items using crafting stations and the required components. Also, it is an inevitable situation in most RPG games that having a pile of unwanted items in your inventory. These items can be dismantled through crafting stations, and they give the player experience points towards your Crafting skill in return.

This method is not a brand-new discovery; however, it is a kind of warm up into the world of items existent in Cyberpunk 2077. By crafting and dismantling items, the player both adapts the mechanical side of the game and obtains useful or at least better items.

How it works:

  • Gather the required components and access a crafting station.
  • Open the crafting menu and select the item you want to craft.
  • If you have the necessary components, choose to craft the item.
  • After crafting, you will gain experience points towards your Crafting skill.
  • Locate a crafting station and select the "Disassemble" option.
  • Disassemble unwanted or obsolete items to obtain components and earn more experience points.


2. Upgrading Items

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One of the most encountered mechanics in RPG games is upgrading items. Cyberpunk 2077 also includes this mechanic and this one also functions through crafting stations. You can improve the quality and add modifications to your weapons, armor, and other items. For each successful upgrade, you will be rewarded with experience points towards your Crafting skill.

Just like “Crafting and Dismantling Items”, this method of leveling up your Crafting skill can be considered a basic and fundamental one. Yet, this does not necessarily mean that this way should be overlooked because upgrading items is most likely one of the most frequently done actions throughout your adventure.

How it works:

  • Find a crafting station and interact with it.
  • Open the crafting menu and select the item you want to upgrade.
  • Choose the appropriate upgrade option, such as improving quality or adding modifications.
  • If you have the necessary components, proceed with the upgrade.
  • Each successful upgrade grants experience points towards your Crafting skill.


3. Complete Gigs and Side Jobs

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In order to successfully improve your Crafting skill, you can try exploring and completing side gigs and jobs while the exploration process. Overall, departing from the main story is a way to feel the ultimate Cyberpunk experience.

However, focusing merely on Crafting skill might limit us a little bit. Nonetheless, there are some side content through which the player can acquire specific items or crafting requests for NPCs. By completing these tasks, you not only gain experience points but also unlock new blueprints and crafting recipes, expanding your crafting options.

This method is not only functional in terms of Crafting skills, but also encouraging in terms of exploration into the far corners of the Cyberpunk 2077’s map.

How it works:

  • Engage in gigs and side jobs available throughout Night City.
  • Look for missions that involve obtaining specific items or crafting requests for NPCs.
  • Follow the mission objectives and complete the task related to crafting.
  • By successfully finishing these missions, you earn experience points towards your Crafting skill.


4. Invest in Perks

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Skill trees are a main component of RPG games, and they play an essential role on almost every field of these games. Cyberpunk 2077 includes many skill trees which affect your gameplay in different ways.

The Crafting skill tree is the one we should be focusing on in this article for obvious reasons. In order to level your Crafting skill faster, the player should invest in proper perks. You ought to look for perks that focus on enhancement of your experience gain and reduce the cost of crafting in terms of required components or improve the quality of the items that you have as a result of the crafting process.

So far, the main idea has been to emphasize the encouragement of these methods which make the player be exposed to various aspects of Cyberpunk 2077. It might look repetitive but an RPG game which is able to make its player dive into different mechanics implemented into the game is simplistically successful. Through this method, the abundant skill trees are introduced to the player through Crafting skill or vice versa.

How it works:

  • Open your character menu and navigate to the Skill Tree section.
  • Allocate skill points into the Crafting skill tree.
  • Look for Crafting perks that enhance your experience gain, reduce component requirements, or improve crafted item quality.
  • Invest in these perks to boost your experience gain and overall effectiveness in crafting.


5. Read Crafting Shards and Books

Pick up the shard

Crafting in general is a proficiency that requires theoretical knowledge as much as practical knowledge. In Cyberpunk 2077, the player can find Crafting Shards and Books to quickly acquire valuable knowledge and insights into the art of crafting. By “consuming” these items, the player is given experience points and learns new crafting recipes.

Reading is way easier and quicker in games like Cyberpunk 2077. All you usually need to do is press a button and now you possess the required knowledge that you once lacked. Joking aside, it is quite understandable why these games do not require pages of reading instead of one button actions.

Furthermore, one of the other player-friendly effects of such items is again an encouragement for exploration, which should be in the center for an open world game. Yet, we should not forget that we focus on Crafting skill and the main role of Crafting Shards and Books are obviously Crafting and nothing else.

How it works:

  • While exploring Night City, search for crafting shards and books.
  • Interact with these items to read them and gain valuable knowledge.
  • Reading these shards and books grants experience points towards your Crafting skill.
  • Additionally, they may unlock new crafting recipes and expand your crafting options.

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