The Auto-9 is the primary weapon of RoboCop in Rogue City and the only one that can be upgraded. This iconic weapon of Detroit City’s metal enforcer is already better than most guns in the game. The good news is that you can make it even better, with the only issue being that upgrading the Auto-9 is a bit confusing.
In this guide, I’ll teach you how to upgrade the Auto-9 in RoboCop: Rogue City.
How Auto-9 Upgrade Works
After completing Soot’s Final Encore, you’ll be given your first Auto-9 Omni Board, which allows you to input OCP chips to increase the performance of your gun. As you play through the missions, you’ll find new Omni Boards and OCP chips scattered throughout Detroit City.
You can equip different Omni Boards, which offer a variety of OCP chip nodes that you can input for upgrades. Each node increases an aspect of the Auto-9 and upgrades it according to the OCP chip you placed on the spot. For example, placing a 15% chip on a node that increases weapon damage will have your weapon increased by 15%.
The quality of OCP chips that you find is directly affected by your ENGINEERING skill. Once you place an upgrade chip on a node, you can’t move it to another Omni Board unless you press the “RESET” button, which pulls all the other chips out.
Omni Boards are laid out like a maze, with each node leading in different directions. Look at the sides of a node before inserting it into a slot, as it will provide a path much like a power flow. Every board has a starting position which is responsible for distributing power.
The best part about Omni Boards is that they provide significant upgrades to the Auto-9 other than just stat upgrades. Certain Omni Boards allow you to change the gun’s firing mode into a powerful single shot or full-on auto. You can even get a buff that allows you to fire without ever reloading! These buffs are usually given to you once you reach the far ends of the Omni Board.
However, not every node in the Omni Boards will lead to an upgrade. There are red spots on the board that will lead to a penalty. You must avoid these by choosing chips that directly avoid giving power to that path.
With the right buffs, you’ll shred through enemies in RoboCop: Rogue City like they’re paper. If you really want to make the Auto-9 powerful, we suggest investing in the ENGINEERING skill early in the game. It will only affect the upgrade chips that you find, not currently the ones you have. So having a high skill in ENGINEERING gives you the best OCP chips off the bat.