Cyberpunk 2077 Gear and Weapon Rarities Guide

Here we will explain the Cyberpunk 77 weapons and gear rarity system in detail.

If you are an ARPG fan like me, you are going to feel right at home with Cyberpunk 2077, as all gear and weapons are based on a rarity similar to that of games like Grim Dawn and Diablo. There are, however, some unique takes on the rarity system, and there is a lot of hidden depth to it. That said, keep reading to find out more regarding 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, whereas items are divided into five color-coded categories. The system also applies to every item you can get in the game; the list below is the full-color system from worse to best.

  • Common - White
  • Uncommon - Green
  • Rare - Blue
  • Epic - Purple 
  • Legendary - Orange

Along with borrowing the traditional loot system, all items also have unique stats and buffs that make each piece of gear feel unique. There are even named weapons you can find in the game through special quests, and there is even a special sub-weapon variant called Iconic weapons. 

Iconic weapons are a subclass of standard armaments that can be continuously upgraded to allow them to be used through 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 Iconics from Looting, Quests, and stores throughout the world; you will also get one early on when you leave your apartment for the first time. 

Related: How to equip weapon attachments in Cyberpunk 2077

On top of weapon rarities and the iconic subclass, the game also has special weapon types that come with unique abilities. In total, there are three of these weapon types, and you can see all three listed and explained below.

  • Tech Weapons: Can be charged up to release a single powerful shot.
  • Power 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 behind cover. 

For more on Cyberpunk 2077, we at PGG got your back. Come on down today for guides on nearly everything in the game and more on the way. To start you off, we recommend checking out both the how to get upgrade components and craft items guides. Take care and be safe, you cybernetic mercenaries!

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  1. Great game and thanks for the tips! I’m curious if you encountered (2) Gold colored DR5 Novas in the mission ‘The Rescue’? Also, does performance in-game influence the color of weapons you encounter when looting corpses or is that completely random?

    1. Hello, thank you for the reply! I haven’t encountered that weapon yet, but as for the rarities it felt like when you reach act 2 you started to earn more purple items. There are also fixed outfits and items you can find that are locked in a rarity as well. Other than that, it should be mostly up to RNG.