While you could say it’s underutilised, Cyberpunk 2077’s crafting system has many useful features, from building your own unique equipment to upgrading your favourite gear.
It’s one of the only ways to ease your reliance on massive corporations, breaking the cycle of consumption by improving items with components you find around Night City.
The rarest of these are legendary upgrade components, legendary item components, and legendary quickhack components.
Using parts scavenged from all over town, you can turn trash into treasure, and keep your favourite equipment relevant for the whole game.
Here’s everything you need to know about Crafting and Upgrading in Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077 Crafting – where to find legendary crafting components
The basics of Cyberpunk 2077’s crafting system is that you can build anything you have the blueprints for, and you can find crafting specs all around Night City.
Top tier crafting specs tend to pop up in loot chests during main missions, as well as the Organised Crime and Assault in Progress missions you use to bolster your street cred.
For the best items you also need specific skills, gained by raising your crafting and engineering levels, to unlock the ability to craft them.
With the right knowledge, the only thing left is the right components.
Legendary Quickhack Components
Quickhack Components are found by breaking down quickhacks, or looted from data terminals you can jack into.
These usually require intelligence and are shown as a red hexagon on your mini-map.
Most often there are three levels of Breach Protocol to crack.
Solving the third line will always net you Legendary Quickhack Components and some from all other tiers too.
Legendary Item Components
You gather item components by breaking down items of that tier, or loot them from special enemies.
Drones and robots tend to drop rare and higher item components, but to find Legendary ones with greater regularity your best bet is to head to a gun vendor.
At the bottom of their inventory, you’ll find all sorts of crafting materials. It’s reasonably pricey, but this is a much better way to grab as many components as you need.
Legendary Upgrade Components
These allow you to improve some of the best weapons in Cyberpunk 2077, but are in reasonably short supply.
Just like the item components, your best bet is to buy them from gun vendors.
However, I’ve also found these rarely from Assault in Progress world events, so it’s always worth stopping to complete them.