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Cyberpunk 2077 Upgrade Guide: How to Upgrade Your Weapons & Gear

Here's a quick guide covering the simplest way to upgrade weapons and armor in Cyberpunk 2077.

There are dozens of weapons that you will discover while exploring the world of Night City in Cyberpunk 2077 but only a few iconic and legendary weapons that you can upgrade and carry throughout the game. You must know what upgrading means in games like Cyberpunk 2077.

For the unversed, upgrading is nothing but to improve the performances of equippable gear in Cyberpunk 2077. If you want to upgrade weapons in CP 2077, you should have the required crafting materials to do so. It should be noted that not all guns in the game need the same materials to get upgraded.


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Once you have upgraded your weapon in Cyberpunk 2077, you will notice the stats of the specific gun has been significantly increased. If you have all the required materials to upgrade guns in Cyberpunk 2077 but don’t know how to do it then this guide is for you.

How to Upgrade Your Weapons & Armor in Cyberpunk 2077


To upgrade your armor in Cyberpunk 2077, you simply need to open up your menu and select the ‘Crafting’ tab (see pic). Upon selecting the ‘Crafting’ tab, you will see the Crafting Menu and then select the ‘Upgrade’ tab.

When you click on the ‘Upgrade’ tab, a menu will appear, where you can select the specific weapon you want to be upgraded. When you click on the armor that you want to upgrade, information such as stats will be displayed on the right side of the screen.


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As we have mentioned above that upgrade weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 needs crafting materials, that you can find in a column just to the left of armor piece’s stats. There are numerous ways to obtain crafting materials in the game.


When you select a weapon that you want to upgrade but don’t have requisite materials, you will be shown a message which reads “Your level is too low to upgrade this item”.

Once you have accumulated all of the crafting materials that needed to upgrade your desired weapon in Cyberpunk 2077, you simply need to press and hold the Upgrade button located in the bottom right.

That’s everything you need to know about how to upgrade weapon/armor in Cyberpunk 2077. While you here, ensure reading about how to get the Scalpel Iconic Katana, and how to unlock all side jobs in Cyberpunk 2077.