If you keep finding yourself out of bullets in the middle of a firefight, we’ve got you covered! Despite most enemies not dropping ammo, there are still plenty of ways to acquire it. In this Cyberpunk 2077 guide, we’ll show you where to find and buy ammo, and how to craft ammo yourself.
Where to Buy Ammo
You can purchase ammo at any gun shop. Gun shops can be located on the map, as long as your map filter is set to either “Service Point” or “None”. The gun shop icon is — naturally — a gun.
Keep in mind that each vendor has a finite supply of ammo and components, so you’ll have to head to a new vendor once you’ve cleared out the stock at your favorite gun shop. The easiest ammo vendor to access might be the one on the docks in Watson’s Northside neighborhood; it’s only about 40 meters from the fast travel point to the shop.
How to Craft Ammo
In order to make your own ammo in Cyberpunk 2077, you simply go to the Crafting screen, which can be accessed from the main menu (or by pressing K if you’re on PC). You begin the game able to craft all four ammo types; all you’ll need to create the ammo is common item components, which are easily found throughout the game, and can be purchased from vendors or acquired by disassembling items in your inventory. Disassembling common weapons usually gives around 8 common item components, so as long as you loot most of the weapons enemies drop, you should have plenty of ammo.
It takes 10 common item components to craft one case of ammo, assuming you don’t have any perk points invested in the crafting tree. The amount of bullets you get per case varies depending on the ammo type:
Rifle Ammo – 48 bullets per case
Pistol Ammo – 24 bullets per case
Shotgun Ammo – 12 bullets per case
Sniper Rifle Ammo – 8 bullets per case
Where to Find Free Ammo
Ammo can be found while exploring Night City, though there isn’t as much ammo lying around Cyberpunk 2077 as you might think. Ammo you can find comes in common rarity boxes, so they’ll show up as white item icons on your scanner.
Between buying it, crafting it, and finding it as you play, you shouldn’t have any trouble staying bullet-rich as you take on Night City! Let us know in the comments if you have any questions, or want to offer your own tips and tricks for keeping your ammo count high.
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