Cyberpunk 2077 Character Creation Guide

Cyberpunk 2077 offers lots of character creation options once you start a new game. You’ll see different presets, facial features, and even nudity. Anyway, here’s our guide to help you out.

Note: For more information, check out our Cyberpunk 2077 guides and features hub.


Cyberpunk 2077: The basics of character creation

Once you start Cyberpunk 2077‘s campaign, you’re prompted to select a difficulty as well as your character’s lifepath.

The prologue and first act take roughly five hours to complete (unless photo mode distracts you to no end).

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Then, it’s time for character creation. Make sure you’re happy with your character’s looks since you can’t change V’s appearance later.

Anyway, you’ll be able to pick a male or female body. You may also choose whether V’s voice is masculine or feminine. Cyberpunk 2077‘s NPCs will then refer to V using male or female pronouns (or terms like “chico/chica”) respectively.

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From here, additional options become available such as hairstyle, hair color, eyes, nose, scars, and tattoos. If a selection has a small icon with multiple boxes, that means various options are available (usually related to color palettes).

You could also select a preset and then add extra stuff, or just randomize everything.

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At the very bottom, you’ll find the previously announced nudity and genital customization options. If you want to enable this, ensure that censorship isn’t active in the gameplay settings, too.

Note: It’s been reported that this feature seems to be bugged once you reach V’s apartment. Outside of your inventory screen, V will still have undies even if you remove all clothing.

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The last screen you’ll deal with as part of Cyberpunk 2077‘s character creation shows your attributes. By default, each one has three points and you have seven extra points to allocate. Just remember that attributes max out at level six at least during the character creation process.

Attribute/Playstyle Focus
Perks Effects per level/point
Body – Heavy firearms, melee combat/blunt weapons, defense, and stamina Athletics


Street Brawler

+5 HP; +3 stamina points;
+3 damage with fists and Gorilla Arms;
+1.5% damage with melee weapons;
Movement while grappling an enemy and grapple duration;
6% decreased movement penalty while grabbing an enemy or while wielding a heavy machine gun
Reflexes – Maneuverability, light firearms, and bladed weapons Assault



+1% passive evasion vs. enemy attacks;
+1% crit chance;
+3 Mantis Blades damage
Technical Ability – Tech weaponry and grenades Crafting


+5% armor rating;
Door unlocking via tech
Intelligence – Hacking Breach Protocol


+0.5% quickhack damage and +1% quickhack duration;
+4% cyberdeck RAM capacity (basically your “mana” when you hack objects and NPCs)
Cool – Stealth and other quirks Stealth

Cold Blood

+2% crit damage;
+1% resistance vs. all damage types;
+10% stealth damage;
+3 Monowire damage;
+0.5% enemy detection speed when you’re stealthed

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Cyberpunk 2077 is available via multiple storefronts such as GOG and Steam. For more information, check out our guides and features hub.

Jason Rodriguez
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