So what kind of Cyberpunk 2077 gear are we looking forward to trying out come the Cyberpunk 2077 release date? In the gameplay we’ve seen so far, the ‘gear’ tab shows what clothing and weapons we have equipped – we can see eight different slots, so that’s shirt, jacket, pants and shoes, as well as what looks like two slots for augmentations, and two more slots near the head which might be reserved for hats or scarves – perhaps a lovely floral bonnet. Sorry – an edgy, badass neon bonnet.
Gear – clothing, accessories, etc – plays a huge part in the materialistic, appearance obsessed world of Cyberpunk 2077. We’ve seen in the Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay footage how equipping different clothing will affect our stats, and notably, how V’s jacket provides a boost to their street cred acquisition rate when equipped. We know that street cred in Cyberpunk 2077 is earned from side missions, alongside regular XP earned from the main quests, and that it allows you to unlock certain content like vendors and quest givers that are reserved for only the coolest of cats.
We also know that the gear we equip will increase our resistance to certain damage types – namely, Physical, Thermal, Chemical and Electrical. Beyond that, clothing is bound to be a crucial part of Cyberpunk 2077 character customisation, as we forge the identity of our protagonist in what we expect to be one of the best role-playing games of the year.
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What clothing styles can we choose from in Cyberpunk 2077? As you may know, Cyberpunk 2077 is closely related to the Cyberpunk 2020 pen & paper RPG, so we have some idea of the clothing styles that may be included based on Cyberpunk 2020 lore. The following style information has been obtained from the Cyberpunk 2020 wiki, and so we can’t say for certain whether these styles will be in Cyberpunk 2077 – but it’s a great place to start.
This is a super common style, favoured by the average young person who kind of cares about fashion but doesn’t have much in the way of funds, and doesn’t mind that their jacket is identical to everyone else’s. And that it’s made of 100% synthetic materials.
Cyberpunk basically predicted athleisure, here – athletic wear designed to look relaxed and comfortable, while also being more original than Generic Chic.
The wildest, most extra outfits money can buy; super eye-catching designs with video jackets and colour-shifting fabrics, metal trim and plastic panels; like the most extravagant 80s music video threw up on you.
This stuff is for the boring corpos, flaunting their wealth by wearing sophisticated natural fibers, pinstripes, and silk.
Edgerunner gear is for the tough kids – in Cyberpunk 2020, it requires you to pass a skill check to pull off. It’s designed for combat, but isn’t boring – think beat-up leather armour that you patched up yourself.
High Fashion clothing is the most expensive, most coveted style, with the best quality materials and workmanship – trends set here trickle down to Urban Flash and then Generic Chic.
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