Frontal Cortex: Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberware

You will notice in the full list below that all Frontal Cortex Cyberware requires at least 6 or more Intelligence to use. It makes sense, then, that this category is designed for Intelligence-oriented builds.

However, if you have at least some points in this Attribute, there are probably a couple or more useful options for your character under this category — see our suggestions below!

(3 slots available)

Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberware Implants Guide Frontal Cortex

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You have 3 slots to play around with, and if you have 15-16 of points in your intelligence you can get Cyberware that can give you very high bonuses to Crit Chance (+25%) and Crit Damage (+45%), which go well with any DPS build.

Of course, the RAM bonuses are just amazing for a Netrunner build which should already have enough Intelligence for these augments.

Health restore upon kill is great for sustainability of melee or close-range builds. While the legendary variety of Heal-On-Kill requires 18 in Intelligence, you can grab the Common variety as long as you have 8 in the attribute.

Otherwise, if your character is low-Intelligence and you want to make use of empty Cyberware slots, you can grab the common-grade Limbic System Enhancement and Visual Cortex Support as long as you have 6 in the attribute. These will improve your Crit Chance by 7% and Crit Damage by 10% respectively. Even if this is all you can get from this category, there are no such things as a wasted bonus!

Note: all items are listed with a range of minimum to maximum values.
Beware that there is a significant value variation due to rarity. Starting and highest rarity rank is likewise listed as a range in parenthesis. Most of the cyberware comes across all rarity ranks. We will not be listing intermediary values to keep things clean.

  • Self-ICE (Rare only): Prevents enemy netrunners from hacking you. Cooldown 45 seconds. Intelligence requirement: 10.
  • Limbic System Enhancement (Common – Legendary): Crit Chance +7% – +25%. Intelligence requirement: 6-15.
  • Visual Cortex Support (Common – Legendary): Crit Damage +10% – +45%. Intelligence requirement: 6 – 16.
  • Ex-Disk (Rare – Legendary): Max RAM +1 – +5. Intelligence requirement: 10 – 18.
  • RAM Upgrade (Common – Rare): RAM recovery rate +0.1 – +0.3 per second. Intelligence requirement: 8 – 12.
  • Heal-On-Kill (Common – Legendary): Defeating an enemy restores 2% – 10% health. Intelligence requirement: 8 – 18.
  • Memory Boost (Common – Epic): Defeating an enemy restored 1 – 4 RAM unit(s). Intelligence requirement: 7 – 15.
  • Camillo RAM Manager (Epic – Legendary): Instantly restores 20% – 30% of RAM when it drops to 2 units. Cooldown 4 minutes. Intelligence requirement: 12 – 16.
  • Mechatronic Core (Common – Legendary): Damage dealt to Drones, Androids, and Mechs +10% – +50%. Intelligence requirement: 8 – 16.

There are no mods available for Frontal Cortex Cyberware.

You will find the majority of Frontal Cortex Cyberware in the collection of Cassius Ryder (the Ripperdoc located at Northside, Watson) or the unnamed West Wind Estate Ripperdoc (in the West Wind Estate, Pacifica).

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Dedicated contributor at EIP Gaming and a part-time collector of books she will never have time to actually read. Jumps on the newest releases just as quickly as on the uncovered dusty collections from the basement. For her, shiny graphics can never be an excuse to not have a polished player experience or an immersive story.

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