[Guide] Cyberpunk 2077 Best Ways To Make Money (Top 5 Ways)

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[Guide] Cyberpunk 2077 Best Ways To Make Money (Top 5 Ways)

In the ever-hostile environment of Night City, it is extremely crucial to have a steady flow of Eurodollars in your pocket to make sure you live to see another day. A common saying goes “You could be killed by a stray bullet while hailing a cab in Night City.” Eddies will prevent that, giving you a chance to dodge that bullet and fight back. But whatever you do, Night City will not stop testing you. It will chew you up and spit you out like so many others. The only thing that matters is how you go out – intentionally, or unintentionally. 

Scared? Don’t be. This guide will explore the top five ways you can fill your pockets with Eurodollars so you can get that top-shelf cyberware and tech that gonks on the street can only dream of. 


Loot Everything You See

"Gimme that good loot."

For starters, looting is an extremely effective way of making money in Night City. From the beginning of the game to its very end, you will be pushed into combat situations and the only way to survive would be to fight your way out of there. When you’re done, make sure to loot anything and everything you see. Weapons, components, weapon mods, clothes, medical equipment, junk, and even Eurodollars –  there will be so much for you to loot. When you’re done, make sure to list what you don’t want and proceed to the nearest vendor to sell it. Even if you don’t feel like selling your precious weapons or high-armor clothes, junk alone can make you heaps of eddies. There are junk items ranging from 3-150 Eurodollars and they’re only there to make you eddies. Looting doesn’t take that much of your time, you can even incorporate a looting playstyle in your overall playthrough to utilize this tip to the fullest.

Looting is essential for survival because you cannot only make money out of it but also play the whole game through looting and using the high-tier weapons and items dropped by enemies. Cyberpunk offers a unique way of differentiating loot tiers so you always know if the dead enemy or a random box has an item worth picking. 

Even if you’re a picky person who wants their inventory to stay clean and organized, I highly recommend investing in maximizing your inventory space through cyberware and perks to fully utilize the looting ability offered by the game. You don’t have to pick everything you see – just the high-tier equipment and high-valued junk. Everything you loot can make you eddies one way or another. Just make sure to sell items to the specific vendor or shop for a good price. For example; selling weapons to weapon shops will fetch the highest price, but if you sell it to a clothing vendor, the price drops significantly.  

How It Works:

  • Look for lootable bodies and containers through your scanner or the minimap. Every item has its tier so it will be relatively easy to differentiate between low-tier and high-tier loot.
  • Make your way to the body or container, loot will automatically be highlighted and you can either pick everything they have or take what you need.
  • Keep whatever items you need for yourself and go to the nearest vendors to sell everything you don’t need.
  • Smaller to Higher level bosses drop really good stuff and they usually have eddies for days on them, so make sure to utilize that. 


Access Points Are Goldmines

"Goldmine right there."

One of the easiest and most effective ways to fill your pockets with eddies is to farm the access points throughout Night City. Initially, you will have to find the access points yourself. But if you spend attribute and perk points in the related tree, you can earn the skill which will highlight all access points near you. Moreover, you can also earn skills that will double the number of eddies you get through these access points. As a bonus, components are also received so it’s a win-win situation. 

For players looking into making a hefty amount of eddies with the least resistance, hacking access points is 100% the way to go. There’s an extremely low chance of encountering enemies and if you have the right skills and perks, you can farm tons of eddies with ease.

Early in the game, access points are one of the best methods to farm Eurodollars.  It is a safe, reliable method and the risk is very little. Moreover, investing in a proper skill set increases your chances of receiving better components and more Eurodollars. You can even find these access points in main missions and side missions if you feel like earning some money during missions. They’re present and scattered throughout the map and once you learn how to hack the access points, it’s free real estate from there on. 

How It Works: 

  • Explore the map and look for highlighted access points. 
  • You can also invest in the related tree to maximize the number of eddies and components when hacking the access point. A perk also highlights all access points near you so make sure to invest into that if you feel like it.
  • Proceed to the location and jack in with your personal.
  • Complete the hacking sequence and you’re gucci. 


NCPD Hustles & Bounty Jobs 

"Do you think he survived?"

For players wanting to grind a huge number of eddies before getting into the main game, NCPD Scanner Hustles is your best friend in that regard. They’re really simple and do a good job of preparing you for future combat and there’s always a plus point of earning eddies and some good loot if you’re lucky. Blue markers are all over the map, even at the initial point of the game. When you’re there, kill every gang member in sight and loot the highlighted container to complete the mission. You will get eddies, loot, and weapons. Bounty jobs are similar in that regard, but they’re a bit harder than scanner hustles. You will get a call from an NCPD officer or a message – depending on your setting. Reach the mission point and kill the target but beware, Bounty targets usually have a decent number of thugs surrounding them so be prepared for things to escalate out of hand. Bonus points if you manage to complete the mission in stealth. Both scanner hustles and bounty jobs pay really well and are a solid way of earning cheques. 

Early in the game, you might face some difficulty facing enemies in NCPD hustles due to low weaponry and skill set but once you achieve better levels, the missions become easier. Just make sure to watch out for enemies with skulls over their heads. These are extremely high level enemies and can easily flatline you in one or two shots. I don’t recommend engaging them, but if you feel like limit testing then be my guest. Bounty jobs are also a bit harsh so make sure you proceed with caution. Overall, NCPD scanner hustles can easily be farmed for eddies. The amount for eddies increase as you go higher so there’s always something to look forward to. 

NCPD scanner hustles work well to brush up your combat skills as the game progresses. On top of landing your eddies, there’s a chance of getting rare and legendary loot in these missions so be sure to keep an eye out. The missions are relatively simple; kill anything that moves. However you approach the situation is entirely up to you. Just make sure no one walks away and you’ll get your cut.

How It Works: 

  • As you explore the city, blue markers reading NCPD appear throughout the map. These are where scanner hustles are. 
  • Scout the area through your cyberware and plan your approach. Kill everyone in sight and loot the highlighted container to complete the mission. 
  • Make sure to loot the bodies for additional eddies and loot.
  • Once you enter a bounty target radius, an NCPD officer will call you for the mission. You also get a message regarding the mission so don’t be alarmed if you don’t get the call.
  • The mission is to kill the primary target but he will be surrounded by an army. However you want to approach the situation is up to you. Just make sure the main target is flatlined when you’re done. 


Crafting, Buying & Selling

"Thanks for the crafting spec, choom."

Crafting in Cyberpunk 2077 is a completely different world and once you get a taste of how useful and fun it is, your whole playthrough will change. Apart from making you legendary, high-tier weapons and equipment, crafting can also be utilized to make you heaps of eddies. You might have to invest a bit into the technical ability tree to fully utilize this option but trust me when I say it – it’s completely worth it. In the early days of Cyberpunk 2077, players found a way to use this ability to make endless money but the developers later removed that idea. Still, you can make a lot through disassembling and crafting items and selling them to the related vendor to make a mountain of eddies.  Make sure to loot or buy legendary weapon crafting specs and components needed to craft. It would be a fair bit of investment but the return will easily be more than twice.

Crafting requires you to gather materials, which can be acquired through looting or purchasing from vendors. This can be a profitable endeavor in and of itself, as many of these materials can be sold for a decent amount of Eurodollars. While crafting may require a significant upfront investment of time and resources, it can pay off in the long run as players develop their skills and unlock new crafting options that can generate even more Eurodollars.

To utilize crafting to the maximum, it is recommended to invest into the Technical ability tree. This will allow you to craft the best of the best items and sell them at the highest prices. Just make sure to sell the items to the related vendors to maximize the amount received. Get components through looting or buying and once you’re loaded, get to work. 

How It Works: 

  • To maximize the amount of eddies gained through crafting, invest into the technical ability tree and all the related perks. 
  • There’s a whole tab designed for crafting in your character menu.
  • Get crafting components and crafting spec through looting and vendors. These can be found all over Night City.
  • Sell your crafted items to the related vendor so you get the highest amount of eddies. 


Gigs & Side Missions 

"The queen of fixers."

Now, you might be wondering why I did not put Gigs and Side Missions on the lowest tier when these can earn you the fattest Eurodollar checks. It’s simply because low-level gigs take too much effort and pay less. High-level gigs, however, make tons of money so you’re going to have to grind a bit to reach them. There’s also a difference in the pay rates of fixers. For example, Dino has the least number of gigs in the game but he pays extremely well if you complete the gig as intended and follow the optional tasks as well. Regina, on the other hand, has the highest number of gigs and her initial missions just don’t pay that well. Her prices get better with time so – again, you’ll have to grind a fair bit. Apart from gigs, there are major side missions that can drown your pockets with eddies. Cyberpsyscho, Street Fighting, and Delamain missions are some examples of high-paying side missions. 

You are able to get into side missions right off the bat. Gigs become available as the game progresses. Now, side missions provide you with a moderate amount of eddies so you’ll have to grind early gigs that pay less. Once you cross the early mark, gigs pay extremely well so your hard work will eventually pay off extremely well. Fixers are all over the map but Dino Dinovic has the highest paying gigs from early gigs to final ones. You also get an amazing reward once you’re done with his jobs so there’s something to look forward to. 

Cyberpunk 2077 has a major chunk of important side missions. From potential romance to deciding how the game will end, side missions pay relatively well. Gigs, on the other hand, are where the eddies are at. Consider a high risk, high reward gameplay. Invest into proper cyberware and weapons. Follow a playstyle and once you get the hang of it, gigs become really easy and pay relatively well. There’s also the point of earning eddies through looting and access points in between so you’ll be swimming in Eurodollars. 

How It Works: 

  • Perform side missions as soon as they’re available. Explore the map when you’re bored or feel like chilling and learn the details of every side job.
  • Side jobs like delamain, cyberpsycho and street fighting give you a boost in level and street credit on top of tons of eddies so don’t ignore them.
  • When you explore the map, fixers will call you once you enter their location radius. Attend the call and gigs will be available.
  • To know more about available gigs, go and meet the fixer on the location of the map. This will allow you to see what kind of gigs they’re offering.
  • Stealth is always a better approach in gigs but if you wanna go guns blazing, make sure you’re loaded up. 
  • Always look into the optional tasks in gigs and try your best to achieve them. The fixer will pay even better or give you return in item components or guns. 

These are the top 5 ways to swim in Eurodollars throughout your stay in Night City. Trust me when I say it, you’re gonna need every bit of money to survive the harsh environment. Now get out there and show Night City what you’re made of. 


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