During Night City Wire: Episode 2 on Twitch, CD Projekt provided some more details regarding the weapons that will be available in Cyberpunk 2077.
As she had said before, there will be three distinct categories: Power (power), Tech (technology) and Smart (intelligent). Power weapons allow you to bounce bullets off surfaces; Tech guns can shoot through walls and Smart guns track targets in real time, making the bullets go against them in a teleguided way.
Examples of weapons featured include the Tsunami Nekomata long-range rifle, which shoots through walls and kills unsuspecting enemies; the Carnage shotgun, which is so powerful it can easily rip an enemy in half; and the TKI-20 Shingren submachine gun, which the guided shots go to where the target is, preventing him from escaping.
As you improve your firearms skills, you’ll be able to aim better and reload faster. It will also be possible to improve weapons through attachable accessories, such as sights or silencers, which sometimes give you data about the weapon or the situation, and also software mods, which change the weapon’s attributes, such as damage and accuracy.
Weapons are scattered in all corners of the game, being dropped by enemies, found in boxes or sold in stores, with their varieties ranging from uncommon to legendary. Legendary weapons are difficult to obtain, have unique abilities and will sometimes require the player to make a difficult decision to obtain. An example of this, according to CD Projekt, is that you may like a certain character, but he has one of these weapons, so to get it you will have to kill him.
There was also a bit of an introduction to melee weapons, including a thermal katana, which slices through enemies like butter, and cybernetic weapons, including the Mantis Blades, which are blades implanted in his arms; the Gorilla Arms, which make you stronger for body fights and allow you to pick up very heavy things and the Projectile Launch System, which is nothing more than a missile launcher implanted in your arm.
Cyberpunk 2077 launches on November 19th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with the Stadia version set to release later this year. The title will also be playable on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles, when available. Later, a free update to Cyberpunk 2077, taking full advantage of the next-gen hardware, will be available to owners of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions, respectively.