Quickhack Guide For Cyberpunk 2077

This Quickhack guide will help you to learn about the hacking system in Cyberpunk 2077 to get the most out of various quickhacks.
quickhacks guide for cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077: A Guide for Quickhack

Hacking is one of the many interesting aspects of Cyberpunk 2077. You can breach stuff by hacking them in Cyberpunk 2077. The other way is Quickhacks. Quickhacks are something like spells being cast on the network equipment and enemies. If you would like to explore Quickhacks then you are in the right place! Check out this guide about Quickhacks in Cyberpunk 2077. 

Cyberpunk 2077 Quickhacks Guide

RAM is required to initiate Quickhacks. The Cyberdeck determines how much of RAM do you have. With every progress that you make in the mission, you get perks and that will help you to recover RAM and your Cyberdeck will also help you in recovering RAM with time.

Best Quickhacks for Cyberpunk 2077

Primary ones

In Cyberpunk 2077, you can earn many Quickhacks. Cyberdeck is the place where these Quickhacks are loaded. Cyberdeck is the operating System aspect of your Cyberware. There is a base set of Quickhacks preloaded in Cyberdeck. Besides the standard Quickhacks, you can buy, craft or find them. The following are the standard quick hacks:

  • Assist Mode
  • Breach Protocol
  • Distract Enemies
  • Friendly Mode
  • Initiate Overload
  • Remote Deactivation
  • Take Control

Assist Mode

This mode is used in Turrets. It allows the player to take charge of the Turret and mark enemies manually. You can then attack your enemies using it.

Breach Protocol

If you want to debuff your enemies then you can hack on to their systems and use this Quickhack. But you must play the breach protocol mini game to be able to utilize this hack. And you can find extra debuffs in the perk tree of breach protocol.

Duration: 0 sec

Distract Enemies

It is quite simple to understand this by the very name of the hack. What it does is that it will cause any piece of equipment to go haywire. This will force the enemies to focus on that weapon that didn’t go as per their plan. Thus, they will be distracted by it.

Duration: 13 sec

Friendly Mode

This hack is also quite fun as it turns their turret or boobytrap or other targeting equipment to change 

Initiate Overload

This hack will cause an overload in the equipment electrically and destroy the equipment.

Remote Deactivation

This hack could be rather useful when entering the territory of the enemy as it turns off a variety of equipment in the arsenal of the enemy such as cameras and turrets.

Take Control

This is similar to the above one and it can be helpful at times of entering enemy territory. You can use this hack to take control of enemy equipment such as turrets and cameras. You can also provide a different view altogether in the camera. 

More Quickhacks in Cyberpunk 2077

This place is for those Quickhacks which are found during tasks and or are bought. These can be used for different purposes. Additional Quickhacks are in the following:

  • Contagion
  • Cripple Movement 
  • Cyberware Malfunction
  • Cyberpsychosis
  • Detonate Grenade
  • Memory Wipe
  • Overheat
  • Ping
  • Reboot Optics
  • Request Backup
  • Short Circuit
  • Sonic Shock
  • Suicide
  • Synapse Burnout
  • System Reset
  • Weapon Glitch
  • Whistle


Type: Damage | Duration: 8.5 sec

It is a non-lethal kind of a hack which deals a low amount of damage bit it can spread out to up to targets.

Cripple Movement

Type: Control | Duration: 13.5 sec

This hack enables you to cripple the movement of the enemy for a short while.

Cyberware Malfunction

Type: Control | Duration: 51 sec

This hack will disable the cyberware capabilities of the enemy.


Type: Ultimate | Duration: 60 sec

This hack is pretty costly, but it is at the same time quite powerful. Cyberpsychosis will make your enemies attack everyone, including their allies. And the cool part is that when they run out of their targets, they will commit suicide.

Detonate Grenade

Type: Damage | Duration: 25.5 sec

This hack can be used to blow up any one grenade that the enemy possesses.

Memory Wipe

Type: Stealth | Duration: 13.5 sec

If you are looking for disengaging the enemy from combat then this hack for you.


Type: Damage | Duration: 8.5 sec

This hack is highly damaging in nature hack. It overheats the enemy which can help you in causing sustained damage to them. However, mechanical enemies will have literally no effect of it.


Type: Stealth | Duration: 34 sec

This hack will help you reveal you your enemies and devices on the local network.

Reboot Optics

Type: Stealth | Duration: 20.4 sec

This hack has got to do with the optics of your enemies. If you use this hack it will disable the optics of your enemies for a short while.

Request Backup

Style: Control | Duration: 17.8 sec

This hack will enable you to move our enemies from a given location by calling the enemy to your target.

Short Circuit

Type: Damage | Duration: 6.8 sec

This hack is meant for mechanical targets. This will blow a medium non-lethal damage to your target. 

Sonic Shock

Type: Control | Duration: 51 sec

This quickhack will deafen your enemy and disallow him to hear the sounds of others near him.


Type: Ultimate | Duration: 26.7 sec

This quickhack is the mightiest hack of the game and it will force your enemy to commit suicide.

Synapse Burnout

Type: Damage | Duration: 5 sec

This one is not so lethal against mechanical enemies and to others too it can deal a medium non-lethal damage.

System Reset

Type: Ultimate | Duration: 14.99 sec

Another quite strong hack in quickhacks, and it will make your target lose its consciousness. It will not be able to alert the nearby enemies as well.

Weapon Glitch

Type: Control | Duration: 51 sec

This hack can be used to jam enemy weapons for some time.


Type: Stealth | Duration: 17 sec

This quick hack will focus the attention of your enemy towards you and make him walk towards your position.


Some of these hacks can terminate your enemy without even firing a single shot! Those are that effective. It is a good idea to have a comprehensive blowdown into these Quickhacks and use them in your favor. Hope we could help you in just that. Next when you kill an enemy do not forget to tae away his or her Quickhacks.

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