How to Find Access Points
Access Points can be things like laptops, consoles on a wall, and antenna usually in enemy areas. You can find them with your scanner and they’ll be marked by a small version of this icon:
And here’s an example of one on an antenna:
Aside from scanning and looking around an are for this one marker, you can use Quickhacks and even perks to find them faster.
The Ping Quickhack (which you can get for free from The Gift) works on any device connected to the Access Point and reveals the Access Point location through lines like this:
Not all areas with enemies have Access Points though, so if you have a hard time finding where the lines meet, it may be because there isn’t one Access Point in the area.
If you want to free up a Quickhack spot for something else, you can instead invest in the Breach Protocol Perk called Extended Network Interface. This automatically highlights nearby Access Points.
You can sometimes spot Access Points in random spots around Night City too.
When you get to an access point, V may have the option to jack in. The option is determined by V’s Intelligence level. If you have the necessary level to plug in, you’ll see a Breach Protocol hacking minigame screen that looks something like this:
The goal is to enter one or more of the required sequences to “datamine” this access point for rewards. The pattern for entering code in a sequence starts with the first row. Then, the next code you can select will be from the first code’s column. The pattern repeats row – column – row – column-etc in whatever direction you choose.
If you have a bigger buffer size (which can be increased by upgrading V’s Operating System at a Ripperdoc) you can input more codes. Your goal should be to clear at least two sequences. Each of the three sequences and the code matrix are randomized. With a little luck, you may even get to complete all three, though two should always be your goal.
If a sequence fails while you’re in progress of inputting another sequence, that means based on your input it was no longer possible to input the other.
Tip: If you hover over one of the code units in the sequences on the right all the matching code in the Cody Matrix will highlight. This is an easy way to see your row and column options for that particular code.
Let’s use the above Breach Protocol as an example. Based on my options and buffer size, I decided to try and solve for Datamine 3, Datamine 1, then Datamine 2. The resulting breach sequence would be BD – BD – 55 – 1C – E9 -BD .
Tip: Don’t like the sequences you got? Back out of the Access Point and you’ll roll a new set of sequences and a new code matrix! This only works if you haven’t already solved one of the sequences and it will reduce your breach time timer.
Keep in mind that there can be multiple ways to input the sequences in a single breach. And don’t forget that you’re timed! The timer doesn’t start until you engage with the Code Matrix.
Tip: Make a mistake? You can back out of the Breach Protocol console and start over. This only works if you haven’t already cleared a sequence and it will reduce your breach time timer.
Once you get the all clear on your code, you can back out and you’ll see your rewards pop up on the left side of the screen.
Rewards earned from access points can be increased through Perks like Advanced Datamine (Upgrades Datamine, increasing the amount of Eurodollars acquired from access points by 50%). Advanced Datamine can be upgraded again for a whopping 100% increase. With this, we’ve been able to get well over $1000 per Access Point if it drops the money reward. They usually do.
You can view all the related perks on our Intelligence Perks page.