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Short Circuit

Short Circuit

short circuit cyberpunk 2077
Type Combat
Ram Cost 2/3/4/5 j
Duration 0/4/4/4 sec.
Cooldown 10 sec.
Upload Time 1 sec.

Short Circuit is a Quickhack found in Cyberpunk 2077. It is used as Cyberdeck modification. Quickhacks provide, various hacking abilities that can affect NPCs in multiple ways.

Quickhacks have different rarities that affect what bonuses they can provide.

Short Circuit - Overview

Overloads an enemy's microcircuits, producing a devastating electrical current of almost 2 million volts.


The effects accumulate the higher rarity you get.

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

Short Circuit - How to obtain

Purchase Quickhack

Crafting Spec

The spec may not always appear. Leave the shop, wait one day, and then enter it again. Quickhack crafting specs are mostly unlocked through Quikchacking perks.

Perk Rarity
Hacker's Manual Uncommon
School of Hard Hacks Rare
Hacker Overlord Epic
Bartmoss' Legacy Legendary

Short Circuit - Notes

  • This perk is very powerful against drones, mechs, and robots.
  • The legendary version is effective with weapons that have a high fire rate. This ensures that you can often create electric shocks.