This guide shows how to get money fast in Cyberpunk 2077 (CP77) with a breakdown of all ways to make money in the game.
There are a few different methods to gain money in Cyberpunk 2077. Let’s go over each method starting with the best (fastest) ways to earn the currency Eurodollars, also called Eddies.
Fastest Money Exploit / Duplication Glitch
The following exploit has been confirmed on Patch 1.06 (December 24, 2020) is works for all platforms PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PC, Stadia.
This Cyberpunk 2077 Exploit / Glitch gives you Unlimited Money by exploiting a quest item found in Space Oddity Side Job. It can be sold repeatedly for $4000 and bought back for $5, making a $3995 profit every few seconds. You will get $20,000 every Minute / $1,000,000 every 50 Minutes using this money glitch.
It works like this:
- Complete Side Job “Space Oddity”, started in Santo Domingo district. You must at least have completed the 11th Main Mission “Playing for Time” to trigger this quest (early in the game). At the end of the quest you pick up a purple quest item from a space probe in the desert. The item is called “Untitled 18 – Brancesi, 2021”. This is what we will use for the money exploit.
- Go to any Drop Point on the map. It’s recommended you make a Manual Save now, in case something goes wrong.
- You’ll want to sell “Untitled 18 – Brancesi, 2021” for $4000.
- Then exit the Drop Point ( / ), interact with it again. Now the item can be bought back for $5 instead of $4000. Buy it back for $5!
- The item can be sold again for $4000. You make a $3995 profit each time you do this and it only takes a few seconds. Repeat as often as you like.
- After the Drop Point runs out of money, skip time by 24 hours via the Menu. Then it will have $20,000 again and you can farm as much money as you like. Just don’t leave the item inside the Drop Point machine when you skip time because then it would disappear. Always make sure you got it in your inventory before you skip time!
You need $1.8 Million for the “Autojock” trophy / achievement to buy all vehicles. This will take around 90 Minutes to grind out. You don’t get nearly enough money from doing all side tasks legit so this exploit comes in very handy.
Should it get patched in the future, you can get the disc version of the game and stay offline so it can’t update to the newest patch (play unpatched version 1.00). Then you can play through the first few main missions to get this quest, use the exploit to get 2 Million Eurodollars and then update the game to continue playing on the latest patch.
From Looting Enemies and selling the Loot
As you go through the game you should loot everything enemies drop. This will mostly be weapons and armor. They can be sold to vendors and Drop Points (if a vendor runs out of money, you can skip time by 24 hours from the menu to restock them). Even if your inventory gets maxed out halfway through a mission you can dismantle the items that are worth the least, which gives you crafting components. Buy the Perk “Pack Mule” under the Body Attribute > Athletics Skill Tree. It increases your carry capacity by 60. Buying Clothing Mods from Clothing Vendors can further increase your Carry Capacity. The more you can carry, the better for this.
As you level up and increase your Street Cred, enemies will drop more expensive items. After reaching Level 50 (the maximum) you will get a lot more purple (Epic) / orange (Legendary) items to drop. In the early game enemy weapons might only be worth $25 so. In the mid-game this is already increased to about $300-$500 per enemy weapon you sell. Remember this as you go through all Gigs, Quests and World Events (especially in High-Level areas such as Heywood & City Center).
Most enemies are found during NCPD Scanner Events (see NCPD Section further down in the guide, they are marked blue on map). The problem is that these go away once the event is complete, so the more side tasks you do the fewer enemies remain. If you still have many of these events left, just keep in mind to loot all enemies you defeat and sell their gear. It’s also worth noting that police don’t drop any items and cannot be looted for their gear, unfortunately.
Money from Gigs
Gigs are very quick mini-jobs. They are shorter than Side Jobs and a little less story-driven (most only have 1-2 objectives like stealing an item). These are the type of jobs you want to do for some quick money. There are 86 Gigs in total – see Cyberpunk 2077 All Gigs List & Walkthroughs.
Gigs are marked on the map by yellow question marks. When you approach them, you will get a call from that district’s Fixer. You gain access to new districts and fixers by advancing the main story.
There are the following 7 types of Gigs:
- = Gun for Hire
- = Search and Recover
- = Thievery
- = Agent Saboteur
- = SOS: Merc Needed
- = Convoy
- = Cyberpsycho Sighting
Money from NCPD Scanner Events
NCPD Scanner Events are crimes (little enemy encounters) that go on in the open world. You just go to them and defeat a small group of enemies (and in some cases you need to loot a cache for evidence or files). These are super quick to do and you get an instant payment. There are 156 NCPD Scanner Events in total – see Cyberpunk 2077 All NCPD Scanner Events.
There are 3 types, all of which have blue icons on the map:
Also remember to loot the items they drop and sell them at the nearest Drop Point for money (especially in late-game areas where loot is worth more).
Money from Side Jobs
Side Jobs are longer version of Gigs. Some are the Length of Main Jobs, while others are very short 5 minute tasks. You can combine them with your search for Gigs. They reward you with some money, but if you’re looking to make money quickly it’s better to go for NCPD Scanner Events and Gigs.
- = Side Job
Money from Main Jobs
- = Main Job
Main Jobs are the worst way to make money. They do give small amounts but they take quite long (around 30-45 Minutes each) which makes them ineffective for earning money, compared to the much shorter Gigs and World Events. To give you a better idea, I tried a story speedrun and didn’t sell any items or do any side activities. I ended up with only 15,000 Eurodollars at the end of the story (because the mission “Ghost Town” also requires spending 15,000 Eddies, otherwise I would have ended up with 30,000). Subtracting the 15,000 Money you have to pay to advance the story, the entire ~20 hour story only gives you around €$15,000.
That’s all of the main ways you make money in Cyberpunk 2077.
For more guides check out the complete Cyberpunk 2077 Wiki & Strategy Guide.