How to Make Money in Cyberpunk 2077 / Infinite Money GlitchBy Denis Marasan ☆ 03/Jan/2021
There are several ways to make money in Cyberpunk 2077, some of them are legit game mechanics, some of them are money making exploits aka “infinite money”, and some of them are glitches. Let’s check ‘em out!
Legit ways to make money
This is how you supposed to make money in Cyberpunk 2077 from the developer’s perspective.
- Complete Jobs and Gigs coz they are well rewarded. Select a Side Job or Gig from a Journal or open the Map and select the nearest yellow exclamation mark. This way, besides making money from selling Weapon and Armor you had collected from breathless corpses, you will get money and items as a reward for completing each quest.
- Note NCPD side-quests (Assaults in Progress, Organized Crimes, or Reported Crimes), these are blue markers with a Club, Skull, or a Question Mark respectively. Though unlike Main and Side Jobs, these quests often lack glamor, they’re well-paid. When playing a low-level character, note that the farther you from your Apartment in Little China district, the higher the level of opposition will be. Before attacking criminals, make sure they don’t have those fancy skull icons over their heads.
Note that jewellery is very expensive, but is considered junk in Cyberpunk 2077. It’s really not a good idea to select the Scrappy perk (Junk items are automatically disassembled). Because this way all those expensive items will be automatically scrapped. Scrap cheaps manually, sell pricey! Or accept the fact that a 700 ED necklace you found will be automatically disassembled.
It seems like the developers overlooked the following points. I bet they will fix ‘em soon, but at the time of writing this guide, Cyberpunk 2077 had the following money making exploits.
- There is a Side Job called Space Oddity (it's at the gas station in Rancho Coronado district in the South-East), upon completion of which you’ll get an “UNTITLED 18 – BRANCESI, 2021” item as a reward, that is a painting worth 4000 ED. The trick is that after selling the painting you can buy it back for only 5 ED. That’s literally an infinite money exploit.
- There are vending machines all over Night City selling beverages in cans at the price of 10 ED. All you have to do is buy those cans and disassemble them in your Inventory. For each 10 ED can you’ll get 6 Common Item Components worth of 5 ED each and 3 Uncommon Item Components worth of 8 ED each. The net profit is (6*5+3*8)-10=44 ED from each can.
Duplicate items at Drop Points glitch
In Cyberpunk 2077 there’s a glitch that permits duplicating items. You can duplicate any item, but since they are not free, i.e. you are literally buying items at a Drop Point, there are two types of items that you can duplicate for the sake of making money: an “UNTITLED 18 – BRANCESI, 2021” painting and 10 ED cans. The latter should be later disassembled and sold as Common and Uncommon Item Components.
Here’s how to duplicate items at Drop Points:
- Find a Drop Point.
- Approach the Drop Point and sell the item you want to duplicate (an “UNTITLED 18 – BRANCESI, 2021” painting or a 10 ED can).
- Simultaneously press the R key and ESC key (or the corresponding buttons on your gamepad).
- A glitched screen should have a semitransparent background as shown below (normal and glitched screens).
- Left click on the previously sold item as many times as many items you want to get. Remember that by doing so you’re BUYING items from a Drop Point at full cost, though since this screen is glitched there’s no indication.
- Exit the screen by pressing the ESC key (or a corresponding button on your gamepad).
After you improve your financial situation, there’s also a good idea to duplicate Rare, Epic and Legendary Item Components. Go wild, make thousands… no, tens of thousands Item Components, since upgrading weapon and armor costs ridiculous sums of money.
Why do you need money in Cyberpunk 2077 in the first place?
You can’t buy all the stuff available in Cyberpunk 2077 by using only legit ways to make money. And since it’s not a “free to play” game, I don’t see any reason for grinding as the developers intended it. So why not making as much money as you can and enjoy the game at full breath?
In Cyberpunk 2077 you’ll need money for cyberware (implants), new gear (weapon and armor), etc. But the real reason for using those exploits and glitches is the crafting system, or more properly the amount of materials needed for upgrading old gear, that’s absolutely unreasonable. Doing this without the above-described money making exploits and glitches is literally impossible. Even with duplicate items glitch upgrading obsolete weapon and armor is tedious.