Cyberpunk 2077: Best Operating System

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Cyberpunk 2077 made history, not only for selling copies, but for having one of the rockiest releases in modern-day gaming. The game has its fair share of bugs and glitches, and players were reporting new ones every day.

However, CD Projekt Red have been working long and hard on improving the game, and while we can criticize the game for hours on end, there is plenty to do in Night City. One of these options is your player's Operating System, also known as OS.


This is a vital component of the game, and some Reddit users have pinpointed the best one. In this guide, we share what players think is the best Operating System in Cyberpunk 2077.

What is The Best Operating System in Cyberpunk 2077?

What the best Operating System is in Cyberpunk 2077 is certainly a question that many players have had. And one Reddit user - u/judge-b - asked this exact question on the Cyberpunk 2077 subreddit.

As you can imagine, the post soon became flooded with responses, and ultimately the best OS can be down to you and how you wish to play the game. However, the top comment on the post provided a rather good idea as to what OS will benefit you regardless. User u/ TheWeinerWizard took the top comment spot by noting the following: 

The two best are the Tetratronic Rippler (street cred 29) and the Netwatch Netdriver (street cred 49). The Raven Microcyber is probably the best early game as it only requires street cred 15 which is doable in about an hour of NCPD map missions.
The Tetratronic makes uploads faster and lets your ‘ultimate’ insta-kill quick hacks like cyberpsychosis or suicide chain to another person. The Netwatch lets your non-ultimate quick hacks like contagion or overheat chain to three people, and the chain distance on hacks are increased, with quick hack damage increased.
The Tetratronic is fun when you get it but when you get street cred 49 I personally recommend the Netwatch as I definitely think it’s the better overall cyberdeck. With the Netwatch chip you just use legendary ping and contagion and watch a whole building die, sprinkle in a short circuit/overheat on the isolated folks. The Tetratronic can do this as well, but ‘ultimate’ quick hacks are expensive and can lead to RAM shortages if you are not 100% invested in hacking and breaches. Also worth noting the Tetratronic chain mechanic doesn’t work with the trait that increases the number of quick hack chains.

Players will be able to find the Tetratronic OS within the Charter Hill portion of the game according to u/expetandy, in case you're having some trouble finding it. Be sure to let us know which OS you are liking the most! 


That's all there is to whether or not you should betray Dex in Cyberpunk 2077. For more, check out our guides on how to holster your weapon, how to change your appearance, and whether or not the game will end up in virtual reality.

Updated 24 February, 2022, by Kelsey Raynor.