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All status effects in Cyberpunk 2077 and what they do

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In Cyberpunk 2077 you’re going to run into problems every now and again. And as with any RPG, there’s going to be some physical effects that you have to contend with from time to time. These status effects are mostly pretty common things you would find in any other RPG, but there are a few things to be aware of. While a status effect in Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t last forever, it can be very debilitating. If you don’t know what to expect, there can be some nasty surprises in store.

All status effects

Here’s a list of each common status effect in Cyberpunk 2077:

  • Bleeding: Your health slowly depletes you lose more mobile jumps and sprints for a time.
  • Blinding: Your threat detection is reduced, and your movement is hindered, making it harder to move around.
  • Burn: Your overall health slowly ticks down.
  • Crippled: Your limbs are deactivated or stunned. It can reduce mobility in one limb at a time.
  • EMP: This effect briefly deactivates or limits the combat effectiveness of a robot ally, stunning them.
  • Knockdown: You fall to the ground, stunned for a very short time.
  • Poison: Slowly eats away at your health, reduces your movement speed and armor value.
  • Stun: It’s effectively paralysis.

Pay attention to the UI, as these status effects will all have symbols that show up and tell you what effect you’re under.

There are several special ones to consider as well, like overheating. This unique effect is the result of an enemy using certain Quickhacks against you. This can happen pretty commonly with tougher enemies, so you need to be prepared. Overheating can slow you down and damage you, so be very careful.

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One saving grace is that the enemy hacking you needs line of sight, so breaking line of sight from or cameras they’re using can help mitigate this. Keep your head on a swivel and have things ready to escape ASAP if you come under a hack.

There is one way to tell what’s happening though, and that’s the I Spy perk. Look for it under the Intelligence and Quickhacks tree. This Perk will tell you what hacks are being used against you.

While you’re here, why not check out some of our other guides for the game. We’ve covered the basics of items and weapons that you can use to suppress your foes. If you’re looking for help spending Attribute Points that’s been covered too. Or maybe you need a crash course on stealing cars. Maybe you’re in the market for some new cyberware. Whatever you needed, we probably have a guide for it.

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