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18 Dec 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Overheat - How to Stop Overheating and Damage in Combat

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Latest News - Cyberpunk 2077 Update 1.05 is Coming

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Cyberpunk 2077 Overheat

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Cyberpunk 2077 Update 1.03

Cyberpunk 2077 has plenty of combat tricks, and one of them is overheat damage.

Overheating is something all players must understand to combat, as it does plenty of damage.

Let's go over the Cyberpunk 2077 overheat mechanic, and how to fight back.

Latest News - Cyberpunk 2077 Update 1.05 is Coming

The next Cyberpunk 2077 patch, Update 1.05, has been slated for release by the end of this week, according to CD Projekt Red.

Despite the Cyberpunk 2077 refund crisis, fans are still expecting an important patch to go live in the next couple days.

Here's what we know so far about Cyberpunk 2077 Update 1.05.

Cyberpunk 2077 Overheat

Overheating occurs when a player is in line of sight of cameras, or is being hacked by an enemy.

Cyberpunk 2077 Overheat Damage Cameras Hacking Uploading
OVERHEATING: Cyberpunk 2077 features an Overheat mechanic that deals massive damage

Overheating does damage until the player stops the hacker or breaks line of sight with the camera.

So what can players do to prevent overheat damage in Cyberpunk 2077?

Destroy Cameras

In plenty of situations, players will find that Cyberpunk 2077 overheat is coming from cameras.

Cyberpunk 2077 Overheat Camera
WATCHED: There's always someone looking over your shoulder in Cyberpunk 2077

To avoid this damage, players will have to destroy cameras, hack cameras, or stay out of their line of sight.

Find Your Hacker

Players aren't the only ones with the ability to hack enemies, and you'll soon find that opposing hackers can deal massive damage with overheat in Cyberpunk 2077.

Once an enemy begins hacking you, your Overheat bar will fill, and damage will begin. The only way to stop this damage is to find and kill your hacker, or break their line of sight.

Use Your Perks

While players love a good combat perk to give extra damage, if you're smart with your perks, you can avoid overheat damage in Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 Perks Attributes Overheat I Spy Hacking
PERSONALIZE: Players can pick up perks and attributes in Cyberpunk 2077

The best perk to stop overheating is I Spy, which reveals enemies that hack you. This allows you to kill off hack attempts first in combat, freeing you up to deal with other sources of damage.

Cyberpunk 2077 Update 1.03

Cyberpunk 2077 has already undergone its fair share of patches after 2 on day one, but it doesn't look to be stopping there. A third patch is reportedly coming to Cyberpunk 2077 within 24 hours of launch.

Cyberpunk 2077 update 1.03 overheat patch notes
FIX UP: Another Cyberpunk 2077 patch is coming with Update 1.03

Here are the Cyberpunk 2077 Update 1.03 Patch Notes as spotted by UpdateCrazy:

  • Added performance and stability improvements.
  • Optimized performance to improve framerates for RTX GPUs.
  • Fixed sporadic crashes on PS4 and Xbox One/S.
  • Fixed crashing problems.
  • Addressed issues related to FPS drop.
  • Addressed texture related issues.
  • Fixed game loading issues.
  • Added performance fixes.