How to Stop from Overheating in Cyberpunk 2077 and Minimize Damage

With all the tech involved in Cyberpunk 2077, hacking is a real possibility. And there are several other ways to kill an enemy then to shoot or slash. Overheating is a combat mechanics where the enemy can hack your implants or cybernetics. It’s a big part of combat in the game and a real danger for your foes as well as yourself. So, you need to know all about it before you delve into the game completely. Keep scrolling and we will show you how to stop overheating in Cyberpunk 2077.

How to Stop from Overheating Yourself in Cyberpunk 2077

You will encounter hacking quite early on in the game. So, its best you know about it now as you are still getting familiar with the game. The simplest way to stop overheating in Cyberpunk 2077 is to exterminate the netrunner. The netrunner is the person who’s capable of hacking into your implants and other cybernetics. However, taking the netrunner down is easier said than done.

Without a certain perk you won’t be able to tell who the netrunner is from the other enemies. You can unlock this perk named ‘I Spy.’ This is an intelligence perk you will find under the Quickhacking. If you have the perk it will mark the netrunner among all the enemies and allow you to target him/her easily.

One you have successfully taken out the netrunner, you can ensure that your equipment won’t be hacked or result in overheating allowing you to take the fight longer.

Even when you do not know the identity if the netrunner, there is still a way to avoid overheating. In order for the netrunner to perform the hack, they need a clear line of sight to you, if the sight is hindered, the hack will stop. Therefore, the simplest way by far to stop overheating is to hide yourself from the sight of enemies and not expose yourself too much during a fight. Take your shots and hide back again.

But, you should note that the netrunner does not just rely on eyesight, but also cameras. If a camera is able to see you in your deep cover, you are still hackable. So, either shoot the camera or hack them and you’ll be safe from overheating.

While it may appear simple to hide from the cameras and the netrunner, it’s quite difficult in the game. Therefore, the best way to get the netrunner off your back is to have the ‘I Spy’ and kill the hacker early on in the fight. So, that’s all we have in this guide on how to stop overheating in Cyberpunk 2077. Scroll down for more informative guides.   

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