Cyberpunk 2077 – How to Attach Mods, Scopes, and Silencers

Mod and upgrade your weapons in Cyberpunk 2077!

by Kyle Hanson , Gordon Bicker
Image of the player character in Cyberpunk 2077 holding a sniper rifle with the bullet being fired. A gun wall is in the background and light shines heavily on the ground.
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Cyberpunk 2077 has plenty of weapons for you to gather, and I know you may want to attach different mods and scopes to them.

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I found this process to be slightly confusing at first, so the article will take you through how to attach silencers, scopes, and more to weapons in Cyberpunk 2077.

How to Attach Scopes and Silencers in Cyberpunk 2077

To attach scopes and silencers, open up your inventory and then locate where your currently equipped weapons are. Select one of your weapons that you would like to attach scopes or silencers to. Some weapons will not have attachment slots, but there will be either a “Muzzle” slot, a scope slot, or both. For silencers, you need to select the open muzzle slot, and you can attach one from there. Likewise, if you would like to add a scope, select the open scope slot, and then you can put on a scope.

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A quick way to tell which weapons will let you attach a scope or muzzle is to look at the small icons in the bottom-right corner of weapons in your inventory. If a certain icon is present (scope or muzzle), then that means you will have those attachment slots for that weapon. if there is none of those, it means no scope or muzzle can be equipped.

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Can You Put a Silencer on Skippy?

Skippy cannot have a silencer attached to it at all. This is because it is a Smart weapon. Both Tech and Smart weapon types won’t take any silencers, but they can sometimes have scopes added. However, Skippy doesn’t have any attachment slots as part of what you can upgrade, so you will be out of luck.

Nonetheless, once you have acquired Skippy, it is going to become a likely constant in your arsenal thanks to its powerful but also humorous nature. The pistol actually talks to the player at points, making it a brilliant novelty-like pick. I would recommend that you go and get Skippy at some point during your journey.

How to Install Weapon Mods in Cyberpunk 2077

Attachments can be swapped in and out as you need, but mods are one-time-use upgrades for a weapon, perfect for certain builds, and even the Lucy build from Cyberpunk Edgerunners. The method to attach a mod is the same as above. Here’s how to install weapon mods in Cyberpunk 2077 without much hassle. Just open your inventory, navigate to the weapons, and select the gun you want to attach mods to. Look at the “Mods” section and select the open slot to bring up the menu.

In the new menu, you will see all of your available gun mods. Scroll through and pick which one works best for this weapon, but keep in mind that you can’t remove it later. Otherwise, it’s the same as the attachments we explained above. The item will upgrade your weapon with whatever stat or effect it describes. Just be sure not to slap a mod onto any of your early guns since you’ll probably find better stuff later on.

Can You Stack Weapon Mods in Cyberpunk 2077?

Weapon mods can be stacked, and stacking mods such as Crit Chance or Crit Damage will prove to be highly beneficial. If you want to maximize your build to the greatest degree, taking advantage of this is always worthwhile. Although, as mods can’t be removed, be sure you’re making the correct choices for what you’re personally looking for from a weapon.

Now that you know how to install weapon mods in Cyberpunk 2077, along with attaching silencers and scopes you can thrive in Night City with a fresh, upgraded arsenal. You might even be ready to start farming Tier 4 Item Components. Time to get back into the streets once again, Choom!

- This article was updated on January 18th, 2024