'Cyberpunk 2077' Money Farming Guide: 5 Glitch-Free Ways to Get Eddies Fast

Cyberpunk 2077 takes players to a ravished world flush with futuristic technology. Sticking to that theme, it's pretty difficult to accrue money in the open world. While one might assume story missions are the best way to earn extra income for V, the situation is actually slightly more complex than that. Here are six tips you can use to farm money fast without using glitches or exploits.

1) Junk and Sell: One of the first things you'll notice when starting your journey in Cyberpunk 2077 is that you can pick up any random object and add it to your inventory. It's important to remember that anything you loot can be sold at a Drop Point like the one shown here. Especially if you pick up a decent shotgun or rifle, those can be dispensed for a solid return on investment. Start by looking at the green and white loot in your inventory first.

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'Cyberpunk 2077' isn't a game where money comes easy, but you can get it from looting. Grab all the junk in your inventory and bring it to a Drop Point. 'Cyberpunk 2077' is available now on PC, Xbox One and PS4. CD Projekt RED

If you really want to make sure you're getting the most bang for your buck, you can also break down guns to their components and potentially craft something better. Players will likely find specific ways to minmax this system over the next few weeks, but for now it might be too much of a time sink to work through it all.

2) Hack: As you walk around the open world, use your scanning technology to ping networks and breach computer terminals to do the number-based hacking mini-games that come afterward. You won't get that much for doing this outright, but the process can be made better by getting the Advanced Datamining perk from the Intelligence tree. You can double your income very quickly this way.

3) Gig Economy: Because main story missions are primarily an outlet for XP instead of money, you really need to take advantage of Gigs and Side Jobs. Simply look for the "!" icon on your map and perform the duties that appear. You'll get around 3,000 Eddies for each one, making it a worthwhile venture. We'd suggest going for Gigs first because they're shorter in scope. When you're bored of those, then go to the named Side Jobs.

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Gigs are probably the most straightforward way to make money in 'Cyberpunk 2077.' CD Projekt RED

One particular path lots of folks have been using to farm money is the "Beat the Brat" questline. On the bottom floor of V's apartment building you'll see a very strong man standing next to a robot. He'll yell out at V to get their attention. That starts the quest, but it's just one of many possible avenues you can take.

4) NCPD Crimes: Another huge outlet for cash are the NCPD crimes scattered around the city. Some of the early ones require tasks as simple as taking down small clusters of enemies for about 2,000 Eddies each. There are also safes near many of these crime areas with even more money, as well as Organized Crime bases full of Eddies and other loot to sell. It may seem against the Cyberpunk way to help the police, but it will surely make you rich. It also unlocks more Gigs and Side Jobs for you to complete as well.

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You may not want to help the NCPD, but it's a really great way to make money. CD Projekt RED

5) Recycle Soda: If you're looking for a specific way to earn money very quickly in Cyberpunk 2077, the best legal farming method is to buy a ton of drinks, like Chromanticore and Nicola, and then dismantle them. By doing so you'll get three upgrade components per can. Drop those off at a Drop Point, and you'll slowly reap the benefits. The process literally involves buying every soda can from a group of machines, which means you'll need to have plenty of Eddies on hand if you want to recycle. Once the machines are sold out, just walk a few blocks away and they'll refill.

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Buy all he soda you can from these machines as long as you have the Eddies to do so. CD Projekt RED

Here's a good spot to start with in the Watson area of the map.

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If you're looking for a place with soda machines, go here. It's in the Watson area of the map. CD Projekt RED

That's all you need to know about making money fast in Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 is available now on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

What are your money-making tips for Cyberpunk 2077? Are there any viable ways to get Eddies that we missed? Tell us in the comments section!