Especially in the early part of Cyberpunk 2077, you might find yourself hard-up for cash. Everything in Night City costs money, after all, and you’re going to start the game bereft of good guns, cool clothes, or useful cyberware enhancements. That changes once you start taking on mercenary work and earning Eurodollars (also known as “eddies”), but the process of completing missions for payouts can be time-consuming. If you want to amp up your character fast, you’re going to need fast cash.
We’ve been spending a lot of time in Night City and found a bunch of ways to make a quick buck. Check out these tips on earning money, especially early in the game–they’ll help you advance the story at some key moments (the mission Ghost Town in Act 2 will require a cash infusion of 15,000 eddies, so get ready), and allow you to buy the equipment you need to avoid flatlining as you fight to survive in 2077. While you’re at it, read our Cyberpunk 2077 review and check out our 13 Essential Cyberpunk 2077 Tips, a guide on which life path is right for you, an explanation of how romances work and who you can get with, and a rundown of where to find Iconic weapons and how they work.
The first one is standard open-world fare: Loot everything, from filing cabinets to corpses. Most of the stuff you will undoubtedly find is labeled as “Junk.” Junk can be broken down into crafting components or sold to vendors with the touch of button. However, you’ll want to balance your junk-collecting with your overall encumbrance and the value of said junk. When you look at a piece of junk on the ground, a window will pop up that will show you the weight and value. Typically, it’s best to ignore things under 10 eddies because they’re probably not worth the hassle–but hey, one V’s trash is another V’s treasure. Also, as you’re looting enemies and boxes, keep an eye out for junk jewelry that’s actually worth a lot. You’ll find some broaches, necklaces, and bracelets that you can sell for 750 eddies a pop.
Sell Clothes And Weapons
Way better than most junk are the guns and clothes you’ll find on just about every enemy you fight. If any enemy drops a rare weapon that you have no use for, sell it. We’ve ripped valuable assault rifles from the cold, dead hands of enemies just to flip them at a nearby gun store. Do we feel bad? Maybe, but some of the guns we’ve found are worth well over 1000 eddies. Especially in the early part of the game, the best way to get money is to sell all the guns you take off the enemies you have to fight. Just be careful not to overload V until they can’t move.
Hack The Planet
The next thing you should keep an eye out for as you explore are hackable computers. If you’re a savvy Netrunner, you can hack into access points and terminals with your personal link and transfer funds directly into your account. The more skillful your hacking, the more money you’ll make from every transfer. There are also some passive perks tied to this action in the Intelligence tree that can make hacking easier and net you even more cash. One in particular worth grabbing early is the Advanced Datamine perk, which lets you transfer even more money after a successful hack.
Take On Some Gigs
As you explore Night City and get acquainted with the various Fixers in each district, you’ll get hired for small gigs. Most of these gigs are pretty straightforward, asking you to off a few gang members, steal a laptop, or incapacitate or kill a wanted criminal. These jobs usually only last a few minutes and will earn you a good bit of cash for your trouble.
It’s worth noting that money isn’t a guaranteed reward for each and every quest. Sometimes it’s a rare, iconic weapon, and other times it’s the satisfaction of helping out a friend in need. If you are getting paid for your work, the quest giver will usually let you know up front.
One early side quest that’s great for lining your pockets is called Epistrophy. At the beginning of Act 2, after you complete some main story quests, investigate the Side Job called Human Nature. You’ll work with the AI taxi service Delamain and eventually get asked to track down specific missing cars all over the city. You get paid for completing each step of this multi-stage quest, and you’ll often find the cabs near other story missions you’re working on, which makes them pretty convenient as well as lucrative.
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Redmi’s first gaming phone is coming this year with MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200
Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand is largely known for its stellar Redmi Note series and Redmi series. Spread across the early budget and mid-ranges, these phones are often the epitome of value you can get for every bit of money you spend. Xiaomi reserves the higher end specifications for phones under its Mi branding, but that could change this year, as Redmui’s first gaming smartphone is coming with the new MediaTek Dimensity 1200.
Redmi’s General Manager in China, Mr. Lu Weibing, has revealed on Weibo (via AndroidAuthority) that the brand will launch its first flagship gaming smartphone. The statements were made within the context of the Dimensity 1200 launch and how Redmi will be the first OEM to ship a phone with the new processor, strongly hinting that this is the chip that could be powering the gaming phone. As is the Redmi philosophy, the pricing is expected to be aggressive, making the entire proposition very enticing. It’s unclear if the first phone with Dimensity 1200 would be the gaming smartphone or something within the Redmi K-series lineup.
It’s worth keeping in mind that the Dimensity 1200 features the same GPU (ARM Mali-G77MC9) as the Dimensity 1100, Dimensity 1000 Plus, and Dimensity 1000. There are other changes that do benefit a gaming smartphone, such as support for 168Hz refresh rate at FHD+, as well as support for ray tracing through software. There’s also MediaTek HyperEngine 3.0 support on the new chip, but the company did not specifically detail what this bump up in versioning brings to the table, and if the same could also make its way to the older Dimensity flagship chips as they bear the same GPU.
One thing that becomes abundantly clear is that OEMs have a lot more faith in MediaTek’s Dimensity lineup than ever before, enough to dedicate a few firsts for their brand to the new flagship chips. While it remains to be seen how the Dimensity 1200 measures up to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and Samsung Exynos 2100, it does appear promising as a value performer.
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A little dash of old paired with something new can be a great touch to help you reconcile the contemporary with the classic. Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds Pro, which will run you about $200, just got that treatment now that the company has launched retro charging cases on sale. These cases are shaped after the nostalgic Anycall T100 and E700 and are available in select locations only. They weigh between 35g to 40g. But who cares about that? Depending on when you came of age, they’re worth their weight in nostalgia.
And that’s the downside to the news: the cases are available in South Korea as in-store items only. To be clear, the retro clamshell charging cases don’t work on their own, so don’t expect the clock to change the time accordingly or for the case to deliver messages or calls. Nope, none of that. The retro cases are more of an aesthetic addition to the Galaxy Buds Pro and it’s not clear how much battery capacity they actually come with. We expect Samsung to release more details in the coming days. Even then, a T100 or E700 cover sounds like a fun touch for $30 a pop.
Non-functional nostalgia — The purpose behind these T100 and E700 retro clamshell cases isn’t to provide any use. Samsung is pretty clear about this much, and it’s a detail that won’t offend consumers in all likelihood. This is all about nonfunctional nostalgia. The release of these retro cases is bound to resonate with consumers who once owned actual T100 and E700 cellphones… give or take 20 years ago. That crowd might just love it, though it is a bummer that Samsung has limited the sales of these cases to one country only.
Exclusivity is hot — For now, the cases remain on sale in South Korea alone. Maybe there are plans to bring the retro accessories to stores in the West — but that remains to be seen. In the meantime, while Samsung figures out the additional details for these cases (and we hope it lets western consumers but the T100 and E700 cases eventually), we’d love to know if you think Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro pose a legitimate threat to Apple’s AirPods Pro. All we know is the wireless earbuds war is far from over.
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