Machine Examination 1 is a Side Quest in NieR: Automata obtained in City Ruins from 9S which gives extra (EXP), items, and occasionally even weaponry for completing any of the side tasks. Most of the side tasks available to you can be completed during playthroughs with all characters. You won't be able to go back to earlier regions in various parts of the story, which may prevent you from completing some of these side missions until later.
- Recommended Lvl: 14
- Quest Giver: 9S
- Location: City Ruins
Side Quest Rewards
- Engels 110-B Record 0005
Machine Examination 1 Walkthrough
Approach the broken Goliath
After the attack of Goliath machines in the City Ruins, approach the inactive broken Goliath by where the Speed Star quest begins (In between Factory and Resistance Camp). The location to inspect the Goliath can be found in the middle of the road in front of the Goliath, on a small piece of rubble resembling the top corner of a building. Stand on the rubble and face the Goliath to talk to it.
Obtain the Materials from Desert Zone
9S will comment that he can repair the machine with the right materials, to learn more about them. If you cannot seem to interact, nearby enemies may need to be disposed of first. To obtain the materials, head out to the Desert Zone, and fight the enemies near the Camp area.
Interact with the Goliath
You have all the materials, return to City Ruins and interact with the Goliath again. You obtain some isolated words from the machine and 9S translates its memories for you. This will mark the end of this Side Quest. Upon completing this side quest you will be rewarded with 3000G, 500 EXp, and Engels 110-B Record 0005.
Machine Examination 1 Trivia & Notes
- Machine Examination 1 NieR: Automata Notes, Tips, and Trivia Go Here
- As 2B quest must be done before fighting with Grün.