Cyberpunk 2077 is hot on the horizon from CD Projekt RED, and gameplay has been revealed to the public for the very first time. In this Cyberpunk 2077 character creation guide, we'll be walking you through everything there is to know about the creator for the massive RPG, including how the game deals with classes through its fluid system.
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Cyberpunk 2077 Character Creation
Up until very recently, we knew next to nothing about Cyberpunk 2077. Now, thanks to some E3 2018 reveals and an interview that Eurogamer did with the game’s Quest Designer Patrick Mills, we have a good idea as to what we can expect. One of the newly revealed features is a character creation system, and while this is fairly commonplace in RPGs, Cyberpunk’s approach seems to be a bit more layered than most.
Cyberpunk 2077 Character Creation - Gender, Backstory and Appearance
One of the details revealed in the Eurogamer interview we mentioned earlier is that the player will play as a set character in Cyberpunk 2077. The character is called V, and has a set identity and over-arching story. Players can customize them though, and can choose whether to play as a female or male V.
Players will also be given the option to create V’s backstory, which will affect the way other characters treat them. Cyberpunk 2077 also allows players to change V’s appearance, adding a unique hairstyle, tattoos and more.
Cyberpunk 2077 Classes - Solo, Techie and Netrunner
Cyberpunk 2077 features a class system based on the tabletop game it is inspired by. There are three classes to specialize in: Techie, Netrunner and Solo. And while it’s possible to dedicate your time to one class exclusively, CD Projekt Red has made it clear that it's a pretty fluid system, and that players can play a mix of all three if they want.
"Unlike with the original 2020 where you're locked into one of those things and then could pick and choose a bit, in ours we want you to be able to pick and choose very fluidly and freely to play the way you want to play."
To give you an idea as to how each class might present itself in the game, we’ve collected details on each one based on how they functioned in the Cyberpunk 2020 RPG and tabletop game:
- Netrunner - These individuals can plug themselves into the network and use data as a weapon. They have advanced cybernetic augments which allow them to literally plug into the minds of enemies and inflict viruses on them.
- Solo - Solos are a collection of hired professional hitmen. They have an innate ability to detect traps and danger in their surroundings, and have a heightened sensory awareness of possible threats.
- Techie - Techies build new gadgets and are experts in tinkering with Cybernetic Augments. They can build traps, sabotage tech and use their hacking abilities to their advantage in a combat situation.
That’s everything we know so far on Character Creation and Classes in Cyberpunk 2077. For more info on the game, you should head over to our Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Guide.