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.


General Info

  • Recommended Lvl: 14
  • Quest Giver: 9S
  • Location: City Ruins



Side Quest Rewards



  • Engels 110-B Record 0005



  • None



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.

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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.

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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 examinatin 1 speak wiki guide 600 px min


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.


All Side Quests in NieR Automata
11B's Memento  ♦  Amnesia  ♦  Anemone's Past  ♦  Animal Care  ♦  Camp Development  ♦  Culinary Researcher  ♦  Data Analysis Freak  ♦  Data Analysis Freak 2  ♦  Data on the Old World  ♦  Devola's Request  ♦  Emil's Memories  ♦  Emil and the Lunar Tear  ♦  Family Squabble  ♦  Find a Present  ♦  Game Dev Machine Lv 1  ♦  Game Dev Machine Lv 2  ♦  Gathering Keepsakes  ♦  Half-Wit Inventor  ♦  Heritage of the Past  ♦  Idiot Savant  ♦  Improving Communications  ♦  Investigating Communications  ♦  Jackass's Research  ♦  Lord of the Valley  ♦  Lost Girl  ♦  Machine Examination 2  ♦  Parade Escort  ♦  Photographs  ♦  Play With Us!  ♦  Popola's Errand  ♦  Reconnaissance Squad  ♦  Resistance Disappearance  ♦  Retrieve the Confidential Intel  ♦  Robo Dojo--Black Belt  ♦  Robo Dojo--Brown Belt  ♦  Robo Dojo--Red and White Belt  ♦  Robo Dojo--White Belt  ♦  Sartre's Melancholy  ♦  Sorting Trouble  ♦  Sorting Trouble 3  ♦  Speed Star  ♦  Stamp Collecting  ♦  Storage Element  ♦  Terminal Repairs  ♦  The Manager's Request  ♦  The Recluse  ♦  The Supply Trader's Request  ♦  The Twins' Request  ♦  The Wandering Couple  ♦  The Weapon Dealer's Request  ♦  Treasure Hunt at the Castle  ♦  Turf War  ♦  Vanquish the Bad Bot  ♦  YoRHa Betrayers



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    • Anonymous

      Hi, I have a stupid question on my mind. Since I finished the game a couple times I can´t trigger the start of the Machine Examination Missions anymore/again. When I am standing on the mentioned rock, there is a possibility to press B (Controller), but if I press it, nothing happens. Is it possible, that these Missions can be solved once only? I am a bit surprised, cause all the other missions/quests can be solved multiple times.

      • Anonymous

        I posted this before but I am replaying it so I will post this again for people that need assistance: If you are using Chapter Select go to Ch. 07-02. This is when you already receive the Resupply quest from Anemone. Doing this quest any earlier just results in you only completing the first half and getting Record 0010 and not the second part. If you try to jump to a later chapter after already completing the first part you will have to restart the first part of the quest along with the second half in order to get Record 0020. Just transport to a different location and come back to advance the quest further each time. The quest is on a little rock mound right next to the broken down Goliath, you have to really look at him to be able to trigger the quest to talk to him.

        • Anonymous

          there is a small structure on the ground near the goliath's headyou'll be able to see its face from there and it's pretty close. It's a really small piece of a building or something on the ground

          • Anonymous

            "The location to inspect the Goliath can be a bit tricky, you need to stand on the broken building in front of it."

            This is not specific enough and possibly inaccurate. There is no building directly in front of it but there is one behind it. (Remember: faces are on the front of a person, not the back.) But where on that building should you stand? On the lower roof? The higher one? On top of the little shack on top of the higher roof? Where on the roof? More towards the left, center or right?

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