Machine Examination 2 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: 15
- Quest Giver: 9S
- Location: City Ruins
Side Quest Rewards
- 750 EXP
- Archives: Engels 110-B Record 0010
- Fast Cooldown +6 Chip
- Max HP Up +6 Chip
- Archives: Engels 110-B Record 0020
- Engels 110-B Record 0010
- Engels 110-B Record 0020
- Fast Cooldown +6 Chip
- Max HP Up +6 Chip
Machine Examination 2 Walkthrough
"Gather the required materials to gain more intel from the wrecked Goliath."
"The Goliath - who was named Engels - thanked you for the repairs and handed over all machine-lifeform data in his possession. With a good amount of free time on his hands, he now looks forward to future conversations.
Through his talks with 9S and 2B, Engels came to realize the severity of his sins. Already at the end of his life span, he decided that death would be the best option."
Obtain Materials From City Ruins
You must have completed the Assault main quest, and Machine Examination 1. You will obtain this automatically after the previous quest. Go to the marked locations in City Ruins to obtain the materials by defeating Goliath Biped and Small Stubby enemies.
Speak to the broken Goliath
Bring the materials back to the broken Goliath, this time it will speak properly, naming itself "Engels". It will give you over all of its data, and thank you for saving it. Come back after obtaining the Resupply quest and speak to Engels. Whenever Engels says he's tired and must rest, the easiest and fastest way to get it to the next stage of dialogue is reloading the game. You can do this by fast traveling between access points. Repeat this step a few times to complete the quest. This will mark the end of this Side Quest. Upon completing this side quest you will be rewarded with 5000G, 750 EXP, Engels 110-B Record 0005, Fast Cooldown +6 Chip, Max HP Up +6 Chip, and Engels 110-B Record 0020.
Machine Examination 2 Trivia & Notes
- Machine Examination 2 NieR: Automata Notes, Tips, and Trivia Go Here
- It's possible to complete the quest up to a certain point (exhausting most of Engels' dialogue) before obtaining the Resupply quest - however, he will eventually repeat "I am tired" after a certain point. Do not abandon the quest - proceed along the main questline until acquiring the Resupply quest, then return to Engels.
- To interact with Engels, stand on the ground in front of his face, e.g. in front of the ruined section of roadway, on the raised slab of concrete sticking out from the ground at an angle. Position the camera so he's in frame. A quest icon will appear in red over his head, at which point you'll be able to interact with him. There's no need to climb up the actual structure / "spiral staircase" itself.
Anyone know how to trigger the mail "Server Manager: Server Capacity"? I've gotten the second message, the one about Night, after receiving that mail twice, but it didn't send at the same time in the story.
It is possible to "bug" this Quest a bit, if you also attempt to finish the Quest
[Robo Dojo--Black Belt] early on. You get 4 pristine screws due to Quest map prompts, but if you use 1 of them for Robo Dojo, you will no longer get any map prompts and the Goliath Bipeds will not spawn again unless you reload.
One Goliath spawns near Resistance Camp after reload to get Pristine Screw you may have accidentally used.
Btw after doing both machine examination's u can shoot him for more dialogue and no he doesn't die.
Restart your game or ps4 to make all monsters respawn allowing for pristine screw farming.
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 firstborn 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.
To get the next piece of dialogue you can just run past the factory bridge and back rather than reload.