Desert Housing is a Location in NieR: Automata. This abandoned apartment complex within the Desert Zone has been overtaken by dry sands, but vestiges of human civilization prevail in the form of destroyed buildings, playgrounds and structures. Locations can be discovered in the game as players progress through the main storyline and quests. Each Location in the game will have its own set of unique interactions, Quests and Characters. Eventually, players will have access to each location's Access Points which can be used to travel back and forth to previously unlocked locations. This is the game's method of Fast Traveling. This page covers all known points of interest, significant Items, Enemies, Bosses and NPC encounters in this area.
Desert Housing Information NieR Automata
As you arrive on the housing complex, a conversation about what the area was used for takes place. Continue on and find the nearby Access Point, save your game and proceed forward through the abandoned buildings. Soon, you will encounter a group of machines, with sad and repetitive messages of fear as they fight you.
After you defeat the first large group, a unit called Goliath Biped will engage you. It's melee attacks are deadly, so it is recommended you stay at a safe distance and slowly wither its health away by attacking its legs. When not protected by the arms, the body can take targetted damage from a heavy laser attack from your pod.
Near here, if you have the HUD: Items chip equipped you will note a chest. This chest contanis the weapon Fang of the Twins. It's located up a staircase on a broken building just before the corner turn to the playground. After the machine is defeated, pursue the fleeing unit until you arrive at a haunting scene. A large group of Smal Stubby units dwell here, seemingly engaging in human-like behavior and repeating phrases such as "love, feed me, together forever". You can watch them for a while but they will eventually attack you.
Kite the units around the area, defeating as many as you can and picking up their drops quickly, until a cutscene triggers, presenting the boss Adam . After you are done with the boss, escape up the ramps and through the sand cave quickly. Once up top, you can cross the river of sand to find some extra loot hidden in a corner and return to the start of the housing complex, or you can go forward and drop down to a group of machines near the Desert Camp (where you first entered Desert Zone). Whichever you pick, you will have to return to the Resistance Camp to finish the quest and keep going.
- Note: If you go back to the boss area afterwards, an extremely difficult arena-like encounter appears. Goliath Biped + Medium Exploder, Small Exploder, Small Biped, Medium Biped, etc. All level 38. You can do it with a lot of patience if you run in and dash out the other side, then use 9S as bait from a safe high spot to lure the exploders into the crowd of enemies and do damage.
- Small Stubby
- Goliath Biped
- Small Biped (after boss)
- Medium Biped (after boss)
- Small Explorer (after boss)
- Medium Explorer (after boss)
Desert Housing Quests in NieR Automata
Desert Housing Main Quests:
Desert Housing Side Quests:
- Retrieve the Confidential Intel
- Sartre's Melancholy
- Data Analysis Freak 2 (Second Playthrough)
Desert Housing NPCs and Merchants NieR Automata
NPCs that can be found in Desert Housing:
- Machine in Love
- Resistance Member
- YoRHa S-Type
- Wife Machine
Merchants that can be found in Desert Housing:
Desert Housing Trivia, Note & Tips NieR Automata
- Desert Housing NieR: Automata Notes, Tips and other Trivia.
Desert Housing Maps & Gallery Images NieR Automata