As is the case with most RPG titles out there, players are free to do whatever they want with their character builds in Cyberpunk 2077. There are a ton of skills and attributes that you can invest to create a customized build for your character. However, sometimes when you are running low on attribute points you might want to respec and invest those points into some other skill. In this guide, there is everything you need to know on how to respec skills in Cyberpunk 2077.
Types of Respec:
- Perk Respec: Allows players to refund their invested perk points and use them to acquire other abilities.
- Attribute Respec: Resets your stats to the baseline, enabling redistribution. However, this can only be performed once per game.
Cyberpunk 2077: How to Respec Skills and Attributes
Skills And Perks
To respec skills and perks, players need to navigate to the “Character” tab in the game’s menu, select an attribute, and then hover over the perk they wish to refund. Click the button indicated for “Refund” (e.g., “Y” on Xbox Series X’s controller, middle mouse button on PC). If points are invested in side perks, they must be deselected before the main perk can be refunded.
For players logging into old saves after installing Update 2.0, the game automatically reimburses all perk points, allowing for a fresh start in terms of perk allocation.
Players can reset attribute points only once per game. This is accessed via the “Character” tab, by selecting the “Reset Attributes” button on the bottom-left corner of the screen. A prompt appears informing players of the one-time nature of this action. Accepting proceeds with the respec, while declining saves this opportunity for later.
Unlike perk respec, attribute respec reimburses all points at once, allowing for a complete redistribution.
- Perk Respec: Initially, players had to purchase the Tabula E-Rasa shard for 25,000 Eddies to respec perks. This system was replaced in Update 2.0, making the process more straightforward and less costly.
- Attribute Respec: This action is free but can be done only once.
After respeccing, players should strategically reconsider their builds. The perk system ties abilities to attributes, meaning the allocation of more points into a specific attribute allows access to stronger perks. The most potent abilities require a maxed-out attribute (i.e., 20 points in one attribute).
This is how you can respec your character in Cyberpunk 2077. If you are interested in learning more than you can check out our Cyberpunk 2077 guides hub.