Equipping weapons are easy to do and you can only equip 3 at a time. This includes melee weapons and guns. By equipping them, you can have quick access to them by pressing 1, 2, or 3, depending on which platform you are playing on.
You can also hold the “Alt” button to swap weapons while pausing the time. This short guide will show you how to equip weapons in Cyberpunk 2077.
Opening Your Inventory Tab
You can open your inventory tab by pressing “I” and this will lead you to the game’s hub where you can even change the time of the day or track jobs on your journal. Hover over the inventory icon and click it.
You will see 3 weapon slots on the upper-left portion of the screen where you can equip your weapons. You only have 3 slots and it is great to alternate between weapons you have ammo on.
Best Weapon Setup
The best weapon setup you can have is to have the opposite type of ammo on every weapon slot. You should also bring different weapon elements to your setup, like having electric, chemical, and fire damage to your 3 weapons equipped. The more diverse you are with your weapons, the more flexible you are in combat.
You can always add one melee weapon to your setup to save some ammo, but that will rarely happen. If it does happen, you can even craft them if you have the materials for it. The main benefit of using melee weapons is that it is a cheap alternative to having non-lethal weapons.
If you find melee weapons fun, that could also be a good reason for using them. The parry system in Cyberpunk 2077 is smooth and fun to do although most enemies you will be fighting use guns.
What to Do Next?
As you are playing, you will eventually level up and the weapons you find from enemies or even weapon shops will not scale to your level. You will always want to swap weapons consistently even if you are already using legendary weapons.
Defeating Matilda K. Rose got my first legendary weapon. You can work your way into getting those.
Keep in mind that weapons take up a lot of capacity in your inventory so make sure you only bring the ones you need. You can easily access them in your storage by calling your vehicle anyway.