How to Use Wrecking Ball Perk in Cyberpunk 2077

Published: Oct. 01, 2023
Updated: Oct. 01, 2023


At level 2, The Wrecking Ball perk allows you to use Blunt weapons to knock down enemies or simply deal significant damage, but not all gamers understand how this mechanic works. In this guide, we'll show you how to use the Wrecking Ball perk in Cyberpunk 2077.

In fact, it is straightforward to do if you carefully read the information in the perk description, so from our own experience, we mastered this skill quite quickly. To understand how mechanics work and learn how to use it, read the information below.

Cyberpunk 2077: How to Use Wrecking Ball Perk

Wrecking Ball Perk in Cyberpunk 2077

Wrecking Ball is a perk that unlocks when you reach level 9 of the Body attribute. In general, there are 2 levels of this perk, namely:

  • Level 1: -15% stamina cost for attacks with Blunt Weapons.
  • Level 2: Allows you to barrel into enemies while sprinting and blocking with Blunt Weapons, causing damage and a chance to knock them down.

So, as you can see, if you level up this perk to level 2, you will get a new mechanic, and that's what gamers have problems with. So, let's take a look at weapons first. The description mentions Blunt weapons, so if you don't know which one is best for you, here are a few examples:

  • Caretaker's Spade
  • Hammer / Sasquatch's Hammer
  • Baseball Bat / Gold-Plated Baseball Bat
  • Tire Iron
  • Kanabo
  • Sir John Phallustiff
  • Monkey Wrench
  • Crowbar

And that's not even half of the Blunt weapons you'll find. Therefore, when you finally choose the right weapon for you, it's time to use the perk. To achieve this, you'll need to hold down the Sprint, Block, and Forward buttons at the same time while holding the Blunt weapon in your hands. Here are the controls you need to press on your devices:

Device Block Sprint Moving forward
Keyboard Right mouse button (hold down) Shift W
PS4 / PS5 L2 Click in L3 Left stick upwards
Xbox  LT Click in LS Left stick upwards

If you do everything correctly, your character will start running with a Blunt weapon in her hands and when she faces an opponent, you will deal damage to them, and with a certain chance, you can knock them down. This will be useful if you are in a building where you need to get through a bunch of enemies unnoticed. This way, without firing any shots, you can knock them down one by one to finish them off and clear the building.

Personal tip: I also recommend upgrading a secondary perk called Clapback. It allows you to knock enemies down with a 100% chance, which will make you even more effective!

And before you go, feel free to take a look at our article where we explain what Mitigation in Cyberpunk 2077 is. Good luck!

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Artur is our English-speaking writer from Ukraine who covers many topics in the gaming field. From indies to triple-A blockbusters, he is a gamer through and through. He has been supporting our team as a freelancer since the beginning of 2023.
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