How to Increase Cyberware Capacity in Cyberpunk 2077 2.0

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Cyberware Capacity Cyberpunk 2077
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With Update 2.0 in Cyberpunk 2077, Cyberware Capacity is more important than ever, and if you want to make the most of your armor, you need to increase the threshold. Armor is just the beginning of the abilities that your augments can provide, and my guide will cover how you can make even more space for parts on your meat prison.

Cyberpunk 2077 – How to Increase Cyberware Capacity

You can increase your Cyberware Capacity by leveling up the Technical Ability skill tree, advancing the Engineer skills, and collecting Cyberware Capacity Shards. All three of these work in tandem to ensure that by the end of the game, you have tons of space to equip new augments. By level 46 on my character, I had nearly every slot filled on each body part, and I hadn’t even used the Edgerunner Perk yet.

Edgerunner Perk
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The Edgerunner Perk is the best way to increase the Cyberware Capacity for V as soon as possible. You can fast-track the Technical Ability tree to level 20 and spend around 8 Perk Points to reach the end of the path in the center. The center path of the Technical Ability tree is what leads to the Edgerunner Perk, which is the best way to exceed your capacity by a large margin.

Best Ways to Increase Cyberware Capacity in Cyberpunk 2077 2.0:

  • Level up the Technical Ability skill tree.
  • Unlock the Edgerunners perk.
  • Buy and install the Chrome Compressor Operating System as Cyberware.
  • Collect Cyberware Capacity Shards.
  • Level up the Engineer Skill for additional Cyberware passives.

To get some of the best Cyberware in the game, you really only need to have around 250-300 capacity available. When you get better upgrades the number will get closer and closer to the maximum, but you can certainly manage.

How to Get Cyberware Capacity Shards in Cyberpunk 2077 2.0

Looting enemies from Gigs or activities like an Assault in Progress is the best way to get a Cyberware Capacity Shard. In Cyberpunk 2077, these shards are almost always a random drop, and there is no way to guarantee them. Otherwise, you would be able to farm as much capacity as you wanted and skip all the Technical Ability perks.

Cyberware Capacity Increase
Screenshot by Prima Games.

Even if you can’t find them most of the time, they aren’t as powerful as they might sound. Sure, they permanently increase your cyberware capacity, but it’s in tiny increments. Focusing on the other methods is a much better use of time.

For shards you can pinpoint, check out my guide on Carrying Capacity Shards in Cyberpunk 2077.

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Daniel Wenerowicz

Dan has been writing gaming guides, news, and features for three years after graduating with a BA in writing . You can find him covering Call of Duty for eternity, action-adventure games, and nearly any other major release.