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The breach protocol time can be increased by skills and items.

E.g. the reward for 3rd level of Breach Protocol is: "Increases Breach Protocol Time by 5%."

But what exactly does the breach protocol time affect?

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The Breach Protocol time is the amount of time you get to breach a network by completing the network mini puzzle.

I have cyberwear which doubles the time.

Cyberwear mod to add 100% time

This leads to a timer of 70 seconds

70 second breach timer

However, when I remove the mod I only get 30 seconds.

30 second breach timer

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    Yep, thats it. Only the mini-game time is increased. As for me, it is a pretty useless buff as the mini-games are really easy and the time do not even start from the very beginning but after the first number is in the buffer.
    – Viktor Be
    Commented Dec 16, 2020 at 12:51
  • @ViktorBe Indeed, that seems like a bug to me; it would be much more of a challenge if the timer started as soon as you opened it!
    – TylerH
    Commented Dec 16, 2020 at 21:46
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According to this wiki the breach protocol time is the time you get to finish the Breach Protocol mini-game.

The Breach Protocol mini-game enables you to hack each network you encounter. While standard quickhacks usually work on single targets, the Breach Protocol quickhack has the unique benefit of affecting all targets in the network.

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You can improve, your chances of success in various ways:

  • By extending the breach time (the amount of time you have to complete each puzzle).
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