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NieR Automata FAQs

Does NieR: Automata feature different difficulty modes?

Yes. It has 4. Easy, Normal, Hard and Very Hard. Easy makes the enemies weak and you can equip auto-chips. Normal is standard. Hard the battles are tougher and you can't use lock-on. Very Hard you can't use lock-on and you will die in one hit.

How Do I Open Locked Chests?

As you play through the game you will notice some chests locked. If you try to interact with them, you will get a message that you can't access them at the moment. These chests can only be unlocked in the second playthrough of the game as you are making your way towards Ending B. When you start your second playthrough you will gain the ability to hack chests by holding the triangle button. It will initiate a bullet hell game to destroy the orb, similar to in the boss fights. Destroy the orb to unlock them and loot the gear inside!

When was NieR Automata Announced?

Back in January 2014, Yoko Taro, game director of NieR: Automata, creator of Drakengard, and game director of Drakengard 3, conveyed interest in making a spin-off title from the Drakengard series, but, he did not specify that it would be related to the NieR franchise. In December 2014, Yoko confirmed that he was working on a new game project but did not disclose any more details. In 2015 at Square Enix's press conference during E3, NieR: Automata was announced under the title of Nier New Project. The title was then kept secret to avoid spoilers of the game's plot until a gameplay trailer was revealed at the 2015 Paris Games Week trade show.

NieR: Automata was initially set to release in November of 2016 but to avoid any clash in terms of commercial performance against other titles that Square Enix was going to release, it was delayed until 2017 for the game to succeed commercially — Yoko himself and PlatinumGames Inc. were delighted to have the game delayed since it gave them time to polish the game, improve the quality, and to apply balances to the game.

How to get Ending A in NieR Automata?

Ending A can be obtained by completing the main story line for the first time. You'll be playing mainly as 2B alongside 9S but will get separated at some points of Route A. For a detailed guide on how to get Ending A, visit the Walkthrough page.

What is Ending B in NieR Automata?

The adversaries and monsters on Route B are largely the same as those on Route A, but you'll be hacking into them to defeat them this time. Some of the foes, like Simone, reveal their inner thoughts when you defeat them. For a detailed guide on how to get Ending B, visit the Walkthrough page.

How to get Ending C in NieR Automata?

Ending C can be obtained by siding with A2 in the final boss battle. Defeat 9S to get this ending. For a detailed guide on how to get Ending C, visit the Walkthrough page.

Who do you play as in Route C NieR Automata?

In Route C, you'll be playing as A2 and sometimes 9S. They are two playable characters for this route that will show you their story. You'll have to choose at the end on whose side you'll pick for the final battle.

How to get Route D NieR Automata?

Ending D can be obtained by siding with 9S in the final boss battle. Defeat A2 to get this ending. For a detailed guide on how to get Ending C, visit the Walkthrough page.

What is Ending E in NieR Automata?

A dove is perched next to the deactivated A2 who is sitting on the edge of an open window.

What happens after Ending E in NieR Automata?

Ending E ends with a dove sitting next to A2. This ending also states that YorHa has been destroyed.

How long does it take to achieve all Endings in NieR Automata?

If you decide to play and rush NieR Automata, you can finish all endings in more or less 62 hours. For a detailed guide on how to complete routes, visit the Walkthrough page.

How do you dodge in NieR Automata?

Press RT if you're using a gamepad. Double-tap a direction if you're using a keyboard and mouse.

Is NieR Automata on Mobile?

Yes. NieR Automata is available for download on both IOS and Android Platforms.

What year does NieR Automata take place?

NieR Automata takes place in the Year 11945.

Do the Dialogue Choices matter in NieR Automata?

The Dialogue choices you make in NieR Automata have no affect with the outcomes of the story.

How to Complete NieR Automata?

You must finish Nier: Automata in full in order to acquire all trophies and accomplishments, get all the side missions completed, get all the Pod programs, get every weapon and fully upgrade it, and catch every fish. This entire process will take about 62 hours.

Is there an achievement for beating NieR Automata on Hard?

There is no Seperate achievement received from beating the game on Hard Difficulty.

How many times do I need to play NieR Automata?

Although NieR: Automata requires multiple plays to complete the main story, it is not the longest game available. NieR: Automata is not recognized for being a particularly short game; in order to complete the game, players must complete the main story at least three times.

How many times do you need to beat NieR Automata?

To get all of the Main Endings in NieR Automata, you should complete the game at least 3 times to get the main endings.


How do I Achieve All the Endings and Secrets?

Check out the Endings Guide and the page on Secrets for all the hidden wrinkles in the game!

How Do I Unlock Fast Travel?

Initially you'll only be able to fast travel between the Resistance Camp and Bunker. Eventually you can unlock total fast travel after completing Flooded City Recon and defeating Adam & Eve. After completing Flooded City Recon, during Alien Report, exit back to the cave and make your way back to the area where you dropped in. Jackass is waiting here, with a brand new access point. The ability to teleport unlocks, allowing you to fast travel between places faster.

When was NieR Automata Released?

NieR: Automata was released back on February 23, 2017, in Japan and followed up with a release date on March 7, 2017, for the North America and Europe regions — NieR: Automata is already available to be purchased on your respective platform's online store or your nearest game store.

What are the available Platforms for NieR: Automata?

NieR: Automata is currently available on PC (Steam), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation®4. NieR Automata is also playable on current-gen consoles such as the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation®5.

How long is Route A, B, and C in NieR Automata?

If you decide to play and rush NieR Automata, you can finish Route A, B, and C in more or less 10 hours. For a detailed guide on how to complete routes, visit the Walkthrough page.

How to Start Route B in NieR Automata?

You can immediately start Route B after completing Route A. You begin the game with Route B as a machine attempting to revive your brother. The liquid that is nearby and dripping from the pipe should be poured into the pail at the opposite end of the map. The game will change to 9S when you go back to your brother, so be careful to stay away from any pipes or other obstacles and don't jump.

What is ending C in NieR Automata?

A2 makes the decision to fight 9S, and with the help of Pod 042, near the end of the fight, she amputates his arm and gains access to his mind. Pod 042 repeatedly cautions A2 throughout his exploration of 9S's mind that the likelihood of eradicating the corruption affecting 9S is, at best, remote. A2 claims to have a plan, but Pod 042, which supports the YoRHa units, firmly cautions against harming them. A2 is impressed by the pod's loyalty. A2 instructs Pod 042 to take care of 9S while she works on one more task after finding the sleeping 9S at the end of the labyrinth. As directed by A2, Pod 042 removes the body of 9S from the scene. It's unclear how he's doing now that the building is gone. A2 approaches the pillar of light as Pod 042 departs with 9S's body and overhears youngsters laughing. She breaks the structure's functionality, bringing about its collapse and bringing her back to the present. A2 announces her impending arrival to "everyone," saying she had no idea how lovely the world was. A2 is killed in the collapse and rubble of the collapsing skyscraper as she extends her hand to the sky.

How to get Ending E in NieR Automata?

Upon viewing either Ending C or D once more, during the credits, you will be prompted by Pod 153 to perform a data check. If accepted, after a brief exchange between both pods, you will be prompted once more. Accepting the option stating you "wish for them to survive" will allow you to play a shooting minigame. Complete the minigame to unlock this ending.

Which Ending is Canon in NieR Automata?

It's still unknown which of the Main endings was canon in NieR Automata. But you may find a list of all the available endings below.

Where to get Broken Circuit in NieR Automata?

Broken Circuits can be obtained by:

  • Can be looted in the Desert Zone.
  • Reward for completing Half-Wit Inventor.
  • Reward for completing Half-Wit Inventor.

Who Created the Androids in NieR Automata?

Zinnia, an Android man himself.

How to save 2B in NieR Automata?

Unfortunately, 2B is an unsavable main character in the story. She is killed by A2 upon request to spare her from the virus.

When do you get chapter select in NieR Automata?

Nier Automata offers a special Debug room and Chapter Select that you can unlock after completing your third game. You can fight any monster and practice combos in the enclosed Debug room. You can start the game at any time in the tale using Chapter Select, and all of your progress from side quests and item purchases is carried over.

How long is Each Ending in NieR Automata?

If you decide to play and rush NieR Automata, you can finish Endings A, B, and C in more or less 10 hours. For a detailed guide on how to complete routes, visit the Walkthrough page.

How Many Times Do You Have To Complete NieR Automata?

To get all of the Main Endings in NieR Automata, you should complete the game at least 3 times to get the main endings.

How to get Ending W NieR Automata?

In the prologue when 2B flies into the factory, let yourself get killed by the giant laser/Die during the prologue in general.

How do I start Route B in NieR Automata?

You can immediately start the route to Ending B once you achieve Ending A.

How to get ending X NieR Automata?

After reaching the commercial facility as virus-infected 2B, when the game switches you to controlling A2, run away instead of helping.



Other FAQs for NieR Automata

What year is it in NieR Automata?

NieR: Automata, the game, takes place in the future, in 11945 AD, and revolves around a proxy war between the human-made androids and an invading army of machines from another world.

What should I play before NieR Automata?

The universe of NieR takes place within an alternate timeline of the Drakengard series, if you want to know where the game takes inspiration from, and if you had the chance, try Drakengard, created and directed by the same director of NieR: Automata, Yokō Tarō. However, you can also try out the NieR: Replicant that is available in previous gen-consoles (PlayStation®4, Xbox One) and it is also available on PC and playable in current-gen consoles, PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Where can I watch NieR Automata Ver 1.1a Anime Series?

The Anime Series, NieR Automata Ver 1.1a is streaming on local channels for viewers in Japan, on the other hand, for international audiences, it is available to watch on Crunchyroll.

Where can I play NieR Automata?

You can purchase a physical copy at your local game store or depending on your platform, purchase the digital version of the game. NieR Automata is currently available to play on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Is NieR Automata a PlayStation Exclusive?

No, NieR Automata is not exclusive to the PlayStation®4 or PlayStation®5, and it is currently available to play on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Who do you Play as in NieR Automata?

NieR Automata focuses on three Playable Characters, each having a total of three different Routes, containing multiple Endings. But for players who start their first gameplay, you will get to play as YoRHa 2B and follow her story as she teams up with YoRHa 9S to destroy the machines who have infiltrated Earth.

In NieR Automata a Dark Game?

Yes, NieR Automata is a dark and reflective game. Since you play as YoRHa androids who at first have a primary objective to destroy the machines that invaded Earth, the arc of each character shifts and they start to possess human personalities that they shouldn't have in the first place. They start to question their purpose, and their existence, they begin to have emotions, compassion towards the other machines, and so much more. The game also delivers different endings and we get to step into the shoes of three different Playable Characters, each with their sentiments of how they see the world as it is.

How to Hijack in NieR Automata?

In NieR Automata, hacking is the term used in the game. And players can only use the hacking ability when playing as YoRHa 9S during Route B. He is a scanner unit who can hack into an enemy's system to deal damage or stun them, and he can also unlock chests that require to be hacked. These chests contain special items that are useful in player progression and combat.

What are Replicants in NieR Automata?

In the original NieR, Replicants were new bodies that was created through Project Gestalt. This suggested that Project Gestalt was a success and were able to fuse with the replicants since in NieR Automata, we are told that the surviving humans flew to the moon after the invasion on Earth. However, in Route B, as you take control of 9S, we find out that Project Gestalt actually failed after Devola and Popola lost against the Shadowlord, this lead to the destruction of the project and ultimately, all the Devola and Popola android models gathered the Replicant data and sent it off to the moon as a beacon, this resulted as the data relay point that transmitted the human propaganda messages the YoRHa androids received.

How do I install the game, NieR Automata?

NieR Automata is available to be played on consoles such as PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®5, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam). Depending on the platform you are using to play the game, players can simply insert the game disc or cartridge of the game, or you can simply download it online if you purchase the game digitally.

  • Any Console: if you own the physical copy, simply insert the disc or cartridge in the console and it will automatically copy the content for you and it will notify you once it is playable.
  • PlayStation: the game automatically downloads after you purchase it from the PS Store.
  • Xbox: similar to PlayStation, purchasing the game via the Microsoft Store automatically downloads and installs the game.
  • PC: purchase and download the game via Steam and choose which drive on your computer to install the game.

Should you play NieR Automata?

Should you play NieR Automata? The answer is yes, you should play NieR: Automata. Even though the game was released in 2017, the visuals, story, music, and art, make it stand on its own and was a successful game in its year. Gameplay is also similar to fans who love Hack-and-Slash games like Devil May Cry, and if you are trying to look for a Hack-and-Slash game to try out, the NieR Automata is the game you should get. A compelling story, a mesmerizing soundtrack, lovable characters, androids, and multiple endings that you can discover makes replayability worthwhile.

Is NieR Automata on Mobile?

NieR Automata is only available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®5, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam). However, fans of the NieR series can download a different NieR game that is only available for Mobile, NieR Re[in]carnation. It is available to download on the Google PlayStore for Android users, and the App Store for users who own an iPhone or iPad.

What do you do in NieR Automata?

You play as YoRHa android units YoRHa 2B, YoRHa 9S, and YoRHa A2, each having a different path where you are required to play complete each route before you can take control of the next YoRHa unit. The primary goal of YoRHa units 2B and 9S is to eliminate the threat of the machine that invaded Earth, to help out the resistance group of humans, and hopefully, reclaim the troubled planet. However, as you progress through the game, several challenges arise and uncover a secret that is beyond what these units have comprehended.

Is NieR Automata Good on the PS4?

The game is playable and in good condition to play on the PlayStation®4. The game originally released on 2017 and was tailored for the PlayStation®4.

Do you have to Grind in NieR Automata?

The answer is yes. You'll have to grind and play a number of hours in order to max out the player level of your character, or simply, to just increase the level to survive or fight high-level enemies or bosses. Yes, there is easy mode and you can finish the game casually. But for those who are looking for a challenge, you will have to grind for XP, Materials, Components, and Items if you want to create a strong build for your character.

Is NieR Automata Free on PC?

Unfortunately, NieR Autoamta is not free-to-play or is a free game to download on PC. Although, sometimes, Steam applies a discount on special occasions like Christmas, Autumn, or any holiday. So be sure to keep an eye out for an Steam Sale event and they might include NieR Automata in the list. You can also wishlist the game so that you get notified via email (if you are subscribed to Steam's newsletter or email updates) about the game being on sale.


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