Ghostrunner 2: Best Upgrades to Unlock in the Early Game

Abhimannu Das
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Ghostrunner 2 is a challenging experience and it can be difficult to understand the upgrade system when starting out.
Our guide will go over the best upgrades to unlock in Ghostrunner 2’s early game if you want to become an unkillable speed demon.

Ghostrunner 2 features fast-paced, one-hit-kill combat, with players using a variety of sword attacks, special abilities, and environmental hazards to defeat their enemies. Getting the right upgrades for your characters early on can make the game easier to grasp if you are not used to fast-paced shooters. You can use our recommended upgrades for Ghostrunner 2 to navigate through complex levels, using their parkour skills to traverse narrow ledges and avoid traps.

Best upgrades in Ghostrunner 2

You should prioritize Jack’s upgrades first before getting Map upgrades. We have a list of upgrades below and you can choose the right perks based on your playstyle. If you enjoy movement, you should get System and Dash perks first. If you enjoy parrying enemy bullets and projectiles, focus on the Sword upgrades first. 


  • Smooth Moves: Makes it significantly easier to perform parries and reflect projectiles.

  • Rooting: Removes the limitation on which categories of skills you can use at the same time.


  • Smart Deflect: Causes parried bullets to return straight back to the attacker.

  • Overclock: Passively generates Focus faster.


  • Extra Charge: Grants one additional Dash charge.

  • Bulletproof: Makes you immune to projectiles while Dashing.

Special Techniques:

  • Tempest: Multikill Refund: Refund Focus if you kill multiple enemies with Tempest.

  • Surge: Size: Increases the size of the Surge area of effect.

  • Blink Range: Increases the range of Blink.

These upgrades can provide a significant boost to your damage output, survivability, and mobility, making them essential for completing the game's more challenging levels and boss fights. In addition to the above, here are some other upgrades that are worth considering:


  • Upgrade Capacity: Increases the number of upgrades you can install on your Motherboard.


  • Tactical Overlay: Highlights all visible enemies in red.

  • Sensory Boost Slowdown: Slows down time while Sensory Boost is active.

These upgrades can make the game more manageable and enjoyable, especially for new players.

About Ghostrunner 2

Ghostrunner 2 is a first-person slasher video game developed by One More Level and published by 505 Games. It is a sequel to the 2020 game Ghostrunner, and is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S on 26th October. It is set in a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk world, one year after the events of the first game. The player controls Jack, a cybernetically enhanced swordsman who must fight his way through a violent AI cult that has infiltrated the last refuge of humanity.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.