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There are many different Ripperdocs scattered throughout Cyberpunk 2077‘s Night City, each one offering different systems from hand mods to brain mods. One of them makes an appearance in the main story: the Ripperdoc with a heart of gold, Viktor Vector. With a super cyberpunk name, an appearance that makes him seem like a romance option, and some very deft fingers, Viktor gives V new eyes that let him scan enemies, and can later upgrade those eyes.
Updated January 3rd, 2022 by Jacob Buchalter: With the influx of new Cyberpunk 2077 players that the hit Netflix anime, Cyberpunk Edgerunners brought, it seemed like an apt time to look at this guide again. There are many different modifications V can make to their body in Cyberpunk 2077, so many of them in fact, that at a certain point they’re more machine than person (just look at David with his Sandevistan). In any case, the Ocular Systems are pretty bare bones in comparison to the other Cyberware, but here’s everything players need to know about them.
The Kiroshi Optics Line
First, it should be noted that the Ocular Cyberware slot only has one line of upgrades: Kiroshi Optics. These are the cybernetic eyes that allow V to scan enemies, and there are actually more Cyberware Mods for the Ocular Systems. In any case, V first acquires these very early on in the store from the first Ripperdoc that appears (and one that deserves more screentime in Phantom Liberty), Viktor Vektor. Later on, after doing a sidequest for him to ‘repay’ the Ocular System he gave her, V then has access to the upgraded versions of these Kiroshi Optics in either the Rare or Epic variety
The Rare Optics (the 2000 credit Mk.2s) offers two mod slots while the Epic Optics (the 3200 credit Mk.3s) offers three. Outside of that, there aren’t any differences between the three models.
Are There Legendary Optics & How Best to Use Them
Just because the three Kiroshi Optics all ‘function’ the same doesn’t mean that the upgrades aren’t worth the investment.
With those extra mod slots, players can receive all kinds of benefits from their cyber-eyes such as automatically highlighting enemies, getting bonus headshot damage, or even turning all V’s weapons into non-lethal ones. Now sadly, there aren’t any Legendary variants of the Ocular Systems, the Epic rarity ones are as high as they go. But, it’s not too much of a loss anyway, considering they would probably just offer 4 mod slots instead of 3.
How Ocular Mods Work
The reason to purchase upgraded Optics is purely to get access to more mod slots. Mods for Cyberware can be incredibly useful and are the real meat and potatoes of most player builds. There are currently a total of six available Optics mods in Cyberpunk 2077:
Weakspot Detection: Increases crit chance by 2 percent.
Explosive Analysis: Displays the exact detonation radius of grenades as well as the trajectory of the grenade throw.
Trajectory Generator: Shows preview of bullet ricochet from Power weapons letting players plan out the bounce precisely. Be aware, it does also require the Ballistic Coprocessor hand Cyberware to use.
Threat Detector: Automatically marks any enemies that detect V while they’re sneaking around so things aren’t quite as stressful.
Target Analysis: Probably the biggest gameplay impact a mod can make, as this one changes all V’s weapons into non-lethal ones. Headshots will no longer deal any additional damage but in exchange, any gun V uses will automatically become a non-lethal variant.
Trajectory Analysis: 25 percent extra bonus headshot damage.
Now it’s up to the players themselves to go around to all the Cyberware shops, Ripperdocs, and more to actually find these Optic Mods, but once they do they’ll be very thankful to have even one more mod slot in their Kiroshi Optics.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available now on PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One, with PS5 and Xbox Series X versions coming in 2021.
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