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Short Circuit is a combat quickhack in Cyberpunk 2077.

Overview

This quickhack causes an enemy to suffer non-lethal damage from an almost instantaneous Electrical charge.

At Rare rarity or higher, it will apply an EMP to the target for several seconds, causing their Cyberware to malfunction.

The EMP has a default duration of 4.00 sec at uncommon rarity, which can be by the following:

Acquisition

Variants

Added stats and effects are italicized.

Rarity Effects Ram Cost Duration Upload Time Cooldown
Rare
  • Non-Lethal
  • Deals moderate Electrical damage to the target. Very effective against drones, mechs, and targets with a Weakspot.
  • Applies an EMP effect to the target for 4 sec.
4 4.00 sec 1.00 sec 10.00 sec
Epic
  • Non-Lethal
  • Deals moderate Electrical damage to the target. Very effective against drones, mechs, and targets with a Weakspot.
  • Applies an EMP effect to the target for 4 sec.
  • Deals 30% extra damage to enemies below a High threat level.
5 4.00 sec 1.00 sec 10.00 sec
Legendary
  • Non-Lethal
  • Deals moderate Electrical damage to the target. Very effective against drones, mechs, and targets with a Weakspot.
  • Applies an EMP effect to the target for 4 sec.
  • Deals 30% extra damage to enemies below a High threat level.
  • Passive While Equipped: Crit Hits with any weapon apply this quickhack's Tier 1 effect.
6 4.00 sec 1.00 sec 10.00 sec

Crafting

Uncommon

Rare

  • Required Perk: School of Hard Hacks
  • Required Item: Short Circuit (Uncommon)
  • 25 Uncommon Quickhack Components
  • 30 Rare Quickhack Components

Epic

  • Required Perk: Hacker Overlord
  • Required Item: Short Circuit (Rare)
  • 45 Uncommon Quickhack Components
  • 40 Rare Quickhack Components
  • 30 Epic Quickhack Components

Legendary

  • Required Perk: Bartmoss' Legacy
  • Required Item: Short Circuit (Epic)
  • 90 Uncommon Quickhack Components
  • 80 Rare Quickhack Components
  • 50 Epic Quickhack Components
  • 6 Legendary Quickhack Components

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