respec attributes and perks in cyberpunk

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Back to square one.

CDPR has introduced a bunch of new features with the Cyberpunk 2077 2.1 update. Respeccing actually wasn’t one of them, but the process has been different since version 2.0. In any case, with so many new build options now available, let’s dive into how to respec attributes and perks in Cyberpunk 2077 2.1 so that you can play the game the way you want.

How to Respec Attributes in Cyberpunk 2077 2.1

Resetting attribute points is straightforward in Cyberpunk 2077 2.1. However, keep in mind that this can only be done once per game. Here is a step-by-step on how to do this:

  1. Accessing the Character Menu: Once again, open the game’s menu and navigate to the “Character” tab.
  2. Pressing the Reset Button: Click on the “Reset Attributes” button located on the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  3. Confirming the Action: A tab will pop up informing you that you can only do this once. If you agree, you can proceed with the respec.

Remember, the “Reset Attributes” function reimburses all your points at once, allowing you to redistribute them. Plan carefully before redistributing your stats as the perk system in the 2.1 update ties abilities to attributes.

Respeccing Perks in Cyberpunk 2077 2.1

As mentioned above, Cyberpunk 2077 2.1 brings a major overhaul to combat, equipment, and skills. Consequently, your previous perk and stat builds may no longer serve you well. This makes it necessary to respec your character for a smoother gaming experience. There are two respec options available:

  1. Perk Respec: This allows you to refund perk points and use them for other abilities.
  2. Attribute Respec: This resets your stats to the baseline, enabling you to redistribute them as you wish.

Respeccing perks was made super easy back in version 2.0. All you need to do is:

  1. Access the Game’s Menu: Bring up the game’s menu screen and navigate to the “Character” tab.
  2. Select an Attribute: Choose an attribute that you want to modify.
  3. Refund the Perk: Hover the cursor over the perk you want to refund and hit the button on the tooltip next to the word “Refund”.

Note that if you have invested some points into side perks, you cannot refund the main perk until you’ve selected the side perk.

Why Respec?

In Cyberpunk 2077 2.1, the way you build your character greatly influences your gameplay. Attributes directly impact key stats such as critical chance and determine the perks that you can access in the tree. High attribute stats can also unlock unique dialogue options.

The real power lies in the skill tree, where you can buy and allocate perks. From transforming your character, V, into a bullet-deflecting samurai, to a lethal stealth-focused hitman, it all depends on the perks.

Adjusting perks as you play is an effective way to find a build that perfectly suits your playstyle. However, remember that your attribute totals limit your possible perk allocations, so plan accordingly.

That wraps up respeccing in Cyberpunk 2077; don’t forget this option is handy if you’re struggling to take out bosses like Oda and want to change your approach.