Last Updated on November 13, 2023 by Nivenka Stanton | Published: November 12, 2023
Cyber Rebellion is a 3D turn-based strategy RPG where you must take your role as the commander and lead a team of unique, technologically enhanced combatants against humanity’s greatest threat—the Corroded.
This game can be considered one of the best cyberpunk titles released in 2023—complete with fantastic graphics, decent storytelling, and a simple, yet engaging combat system.
In this guide, we will go through every piece of useful information you’ll need to know before playing Cyber Rebellion—including some tips to help you set your account up for success in the long run.
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Cyber Rebellion: Basic Gameplay, Features & Mechanics
Listed below are all the basic features and mechanics you’ll encounter while playing Cyber Rebellion.
In Cyber Rebellion, you can obtain new characters (i.e. combatants) from a gacha-based system called Recruit. Furthermore, there are three different types of banners in Recruit:
- Permanent Recruit Banner
- Limited Recruit Banner
- Selection Banner
The Permanent Recruit Banner stays indefinitely, while the Limited Recruit Banner stays in the Recruit System only within a set timeframe, but features higher rates for specific combatants.
The Permanent Recruit Banner has the following rates for each combatant rarities:
|Combatant Rarities (Permanent Recruit)
|2.8% (1 Guaranteed per 60 pulls)
|11.2% (1 Guaranteed per 10 pulls)
The Selection Recruit Banner, on the other hand, can only be unlocked after you have recruited 100 times in total from other banners and disappears from the Recruit System as soon as you use it once.
|Combatant Rarities (Selection Recruit)
|10% (1 Guaranteed per 10 pulls)
|10% (1 Guaranteed per 10 pulls)
You can only pull 10 combatants here, but it is worth it since you get 1 guaranteed SS-Rank and 1 S-Rank combatant—no more, no less. You can reset your pulls until you get your desired combatants, so pick wisely!
If you pull any duplicates in any of the Recruit Banners listed above, you’ll receive the following resources instead:
|Combatant Rarities (Duplicates)
|50 Anima Chips of the SS-Rank Combatant pulled
|25 Anima Chips of the S-Rank Combatant pulled
|25 Basic Anima Chips
|10 Basic Anima Chips
Cyber Rebellion is a story that revolves around a world forever changed by cutting-edge technology and body modifications.
You can follow the main story simply by playing story stages in the World Map. Keep in mind, however, that some chapters are locked behind an account-level requirement, so make sure you play other game modes as well!
Another unique feature that only Cyber Rebellion and a few other games have that ties directly to storytelling is the ability to review words or phrases of interest, as shown in the image above.
By using this feature and simply clicking on any blue-colored text, you can review what unique keywords mean and how they tie into the main narrative—making it easier to follow the story!
Combatant Rarities And Classes
All combatants are categorized based on their rarities, which can only be increased through a power-up method called Fission:
- SS-Rank (Highest)
- B-Rank (Lowest)
TIP: Just because a combatant is S-Rank or lower doesn’t mean they’re completely useless. Investing in a few low-rarity characters would be wise, especially early on when you don’t have much access to SS-Rank combatants.
There are also four different classes of combatants in Cyber Rebellion—each with their roles and specialized stats:
|A combatant with heavy firepower but low speed. Can use various group attacks to lower the HP of all enemies.
|A combatant specialized in single-target attacks but weak in mass attack ability. Can use powerful single-target skills to execute enemy units.
|Protects allied combatants with shields and uses unique defensive skills to protect allies from enemy attacks.
|A combatant who provides various buffs and uses diverse support skills to lead the squad to victory.
TIP: Make sure to diversify the combatants you put in your formations based on their class. Furthermore, we recommend investing in at least one healer, as they become increasingly indispensable in tougher battles later on.
In Cyber Rebellion’s combat, all units use their Basic Attack depending on their Speed stat automatically (units with higher Speed attack first). Basic Attacks then give both you and the enemy Tactics Points accordingly.
If you fill up the Tactics Points gauge at the bottom of your screen with Tactics Points to max, you’ll be able to enter Tactics Mode, as shown in the image below:
Tactics Mode allows you to use either Unique or Ultimate Skill Cards based on which combatants you have on the battlefield during combat. You can draw one Skill Card per combatant in your formation.
The Skill Cards you draw every time you enter Tactics Mode are completely randomized, so make sure you utilize Tactics Mode to the fullest by picking the appropriate skills to execute and arranging them optimally!
During combat, you can also Upgrade an A-Rank, S-Rank, and SS-Rank combatant’s Skill Card up to two times by using the Energy they acquire during combat, which increases their skills’ effectiveness.
Each A-Rank to SS-Rank combatant can gain Energy by launching their basic attacks. B-Rank combatants, on the other hand, do not have the Skill Card Upgrade feature.
How To Get Stronger In Cyber Rebellion
Listed below are all the ways you can increase both your account’s overall CR and your combatants’ individual performance during their battles.
|Power Up Methods
|Power Up Description
|Combatant Level Upgrade
|Increases a combatant’s level and overall stats.
|Increases a combatant’s max level.
|Combatant Skill Upgrade
|Skill CodesPrototype Skill Codes
|Increases a combatant’s Ultimate Skill, Unique Skill, Passive Skill, or Basic Attack level.
|Combatant Star Upgrade
|Anima Chips (Duplicates)
|Increases a combatant’s stats and makes them eligible for Fission.
Module Upgrade Materials
|Increases a combatant’s stats and gives them various positive combat effects.
|Fission Materials (Component Interface & Mod Components)
|Increases a combatant’s rarity, changes their skills, and improves their base stats.
Implant Upgrade Materials
|Increases a combatant’s specific stat based on which implants are equipped or upgraded.
|Increases the stats of all of the acquired combatants and Commander Skills.
Also, keep in mind that you can increase the strength of all your acquired combatants as a whole by using other features such as the Animus Link.
The Animus Link increases the stats of your combatants depending on how many unique combatants you’ve collected, so make sure to recruit ‘em all!
Important Items To Farm In Cyber Rebellion
Listed below are all the items that you should consider farming a lot of and use wisely as soon as you start playing Cyber Rebellion.
|Important Items In Cyber Rebellion
|Used to recruit combatants in the gacha.
|Used to buy items in the Shop and for upgrading combatants.
|Used as stamina in the game which is then consumed every time you clear or Blitz a stage.
|It is the primary currency in the game. It can be used mainly to purchase items in the Shop, as well as to buy Tesseracts for recruiting.
|Used for upgrading a combatant’s Ultimate Skill, Unique skill, Basic Attack, or Passive Skill.
|Used for leveling up combatants.
|Combatant Breakthrough Materials
|Used for a combatant’s Breakthrough, which increases their maximum level.
|Used to increase a combatant’s stats and provide additional status effects.
|Used for increasing a combatant’s star level and module synthesis.
|Used to increase a combatant’s stats.
|Implant Upgrade Materials
|Used to upgrade implants and increase the stat bonuses they provide.
|Used in the Fission upgrades of S-Rank combatants.
You can easily find out where to find these items by following the short farming guide written below.
How And Where To Farm Items
It’s really easy to find items in Cyber Rebellion, as all you have to do is click on a specific item you want to farm and it’ll automatically show you where to farm them.
For example, the combatant in the image below needs one Medium Axis I for a Breakthrough. To get it, all we had to do was click on its icon, like so:
Next, you’ll automatically be shown all the sources you can get it from, as well as a means to get it instantaneously through Blitz.
Blitz allows you to clear stages you’ve already completed in an instant—giving you all the clear rewards right away without actually going to battle.
Make sure to keep these features in mind, as there are lots of resources you’ll have to farm this way—no matter if you’re a beginner or a veteran!
Best Cyber Rebellion Tips
Here, we have several tips that’ll help you get better at the game and make account progression way easier as you play more Cyber Rebellion.
TIP #1: Add Lots Of Friends
On your first day of playing, you should add as many friends as you can not only because you can socialize with them, but also because of another in-game feature called the Friendship Store.
The Friendship Store allows you to buy a lot of useful items in exchange for Friendship Badges, which you can only get from your friends.
Make sure to only keep active friends in your Friends List, however, as you’ll need every bit of Friendship Badge you can get to clear out the Friendship Store, which resets weekly.
TIP #2: Follow The Mission Guide
If you don’t know what to do during your first few hours into the game, then following the Mission Guide should be one of your main priorities.
The Mission Guide is shown right at the tutorial, and is located at the upper-left side of your screen:
Clicking the Mission Guide will automatically lead you to the feature or game mode that it wants you to visit, which makes prioritizing more important tasks easier and less complicated in the early game.
Following the Mission Guide also rewards you with a ton of resources along the way, so there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t do it—especially if you’re a newbie still getting used to the game.
TIP #3: Read Skill & Character Descriptions
If you want to make the most out of the combat system and get better at it, then you’re going to have to get your hands dirty and read every single skill and character description in the game.
You can do this easily by going to your Combatant List and clicking a combatant’s skill individually, or in mid-combat by also clicking their skills.
Reading a boss’s character or skill description may also come in handy, as this way, you’ll know what to look out for while fighting them.
Just remember that reading skill descriptions can optimize the way you order your skills in Tactics Mode and also dictate which skills, in particular, would be better to use in certain situations.
TIP #4: Participate In Events
Participating in Cyber Rebellion’s events isn’t just a suggestion, it’s a requirement. If you want to get as much out of the game as you can, especially as a F2P player, your only option is to complete every event that comes by.
Not only do events oftentimes bring new content for you to explore, but they also allow you to farm the following items for free:
- SS-Rank and S-Rank Combatants
- Secured Coins
- Skill Codes
- Combatant Breakthrough Materials
- Anima Chips
- Component Interface
- Mod Components
- Implant Upgrade Materials
If you’d like to keep up with all current and upcoming events in Cyber Rebellion, I highly recommend joining the game’s official Discord server!
NOTE: For additional rewards, please visit our Cyber Rebellion Gift Codes article which shows all the available gift codes in the game, as well as how to redeem them!
TIP #5: Join A Club
Joining a Club in Cyber Rebellion, just like in other games in its genre, will give you access to exclusive features that would otherwise not be available if you don’t join, such as
More importantly, the Assist Request feature is locked behind Clubs as well. This feature will give you a massive advantage even as a beginner, so you must get access to it as soon as you can.
Assist Request, hence the name, allows you to “borrow” combatants from your Clubmates in some game modes, allowing you to clear certain stages more easily depending on your choice of combatant.
Wake Up, Samurai…
Cyber Rebellion has quite a lot of content you can explore, which also means it can get a little complicated to navigate at times. This guide will help you in that regard, as it will allow you to focus on the most important things to know and prioritize before you go deeper into the game.
All in all, Cyber Rebellion is a welcome addition to the turn-based gacha RPG, and a decent game that takes some inspiration from another breathtaking title in the cyberpunk genre (*cough* Cyberpunk 2077 *cough*).