Combat for Nier: Automata is covered on this page. The game's fast paced combat is combo based and makes use of a variety of Weapons. The game takes different perspectives, from 3rd person action, to sidescroller, to shoot em up. The bulk of the game's combat takes place in the 3rd person perspective.

For players who want to coast and just watch the game play out like a movie, you can equip auto Plug-in Chips that will effectively make the android Playable Characters to play the game for you.

When you die the game's Reliquary System features a mechanic similar to the Dark Souls series where you can return to the site of your death to recover gear.



There will be moments when you will be accompanied by other characters. You can select their orientation in combat with the following options:

  • Balanced
  • Close-range
  • Long-range
  • Aggressive
  • Cautious
  • Passive


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