Getting street cred is usually done in a passive way but it might seem slow doing it that way. It is important to increase your street cred as there are a lot of benefits to increasing it.
There are also things that you can unlock that are not mentioned anywhere throughout your playthrough. Things such as unlocking cars, bikes, higher-level gigs, and legendary weapons just to name a few.
There are tricks in increasing street cred faster and this guide will be all about teaching you how to gain street cred in Cyberpunk 2077 faster.
Number One Priority to Increase Street Cred
While finishing all the side jobs and events possible around Night City, it might seem inefficient to do during the start of the game. This is only because you will eventually get your hands on a Samurai Jacket that gives you more street cred for doing these tasks or objectives. The Samurai Jacket gives you a 5% boost and you can learn more on how to get it here.
Completing Main Job, Side Jobs, and Gigs
Progressing through the main storyline or the main jobs available will already give you an ample amount of street cred so you can rush through the story until you get the Samurai Jacket and start doing the side jobs and gigs. These are all limited and it will eventually run out.
This is based on the achievements you can get in Cyberpunk 2077. Although you can still get the max 50 street cred by doing everything without the Samurai Jacket, you will get it sooner.
Completing Random Events in Night City
All the blue markers on the map will grant you street cred and there are hundreds of them. New ones will also come out once you gain more street cred but surprisingly, these will also run out based on the achievements. It will probably take you close to a hundred hours anyway to do them all so it is not necessarily a bad thing. Content for Cyberpunk 2077 will continue to increase based on CD Projekt Red’s previous games.
The only thing you should look out for is the danger levels of each and every task available in Cyberpunk 2077. When it is red or very high, it is almost impossible to finish because the enemies will basically 1-shot or 2-shot you to death. While it is possible to kill them as the damage scaling is pretty low when you level, it will be extremely inefficient to force yourself to do these tasks.
There is also a great trick you can do to gain more Eurodollars for doing these tasks or objectives around Night City. It is by taking advantage of certain perks like Advanced Datamining to gain more Eurodollars and you can learn more about it here.
In the end, you should always do your own way of playing the game, and hopefully, some of the tricks mentioned before could help you make your playthrough better. Knowing about the Samurai Jacket will definitely make you want to get it first before doing anything else but it is not that important if you are just looking to play the game normally.