Retrieve the Confidential Intel

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Side Quest


City Ruins

Quest Giver

Resistance Member



Retrieve the Confidential Intel is a Side Quest in NieR: Automata


"Help the Resistance member in the city ruins retrieve the plug-in chips with classified data. Secure the following items from the machine lifeforms."

"After handing over the plug-in chips, the Resistance member seems happy, saying he'll introduce his family the next time you meet."

"It turns out the Resistance member was repairing broken YoRHa models and turning them into his new family."

"However, they were attacked and killed by machines..."


Retrieve the Confidential Intel Objectives

  1. Plug-in Chip 0/3
  2. Deliver the plug-in chips to the Resistance member.
  3. Meet the Resistance Member at Desert Housing.



Retrieve the Confidential Intel Rewards



Retrieve the Confidential Intel Walkthrough

  • You pick up this quest by speaking with a Resistance Member in the City Ruins near the factory access point after completing the Assault main quest. The location of the plug-in chips will be added to your map and you will need to obtain all three of them.
  • At each location, a group of Enhanced Machines awaits. Defeating all of them including the largest one will add the necessary plug-in chip to your inventory.
  • At the second site, your Pod will comment that the chip you obtained is a YoRHa unit chip, and that there's no reason for other units to possess it.
  • After you obtain the last chip, a message from Command will inform you that a missing YoRHa unit with classified information must be found as soon as possible. Go back to the Resistance Member to decide what to do.
  • Once there, you have the option to give him the chips, or refuse. If you refuse twice, 2B will ask him if he knows anything about a missing YoRHa unit. The android denies knowledge.
  • The only way to proceed with this quest is to give him the chips.
  • If you give him the chips, rewards are received but the quest stays open on your log.
  • Go to Desert Housing and find the quest marker. Here the Resistance Member will introduce you to YorHa S-Type, a refurbished model he fixed with the chips you gave him.
  • After this, when you go back to the Resistance Camp, an Inbox message from the Commander ends the quest.




  • It's possible to see the same Yohra Soldier (model) in the Forest Castle: Lower Castle on the most upper floor in the library next to 2 loot-boxes.
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    • Anonymous

      "However, they were attacked and killed by machines..." WHEN?! I swear that was put in there as forcefully and as unnaturally as possible because NO ONE can have a happy ending.

      • Anonymous

        "However, they were attacked and killed by machines..." WHEN?! Seriously, I swear that was forced in as unnaturally as possible, because THERE CAN'T BE A HAPPY ENDING!

        • Anonymous

          At the end, the intel guy is on top of a floor at desert housing complex and 2b can't seem to jump on it. Can only 9s complete this quest?

          • Anonymous

            After the guy asked me not to tell anyone and the diolog ends. The quest marker is still on him. I guess i need to go to my inbox??

            • Anonymous

              Anyone else think that when the stolen scanner model said "H-H-H-Hello...", he was trying to say "Help"? I mean, it would give new context to when he followed up with "P-P-P-Pleeee...ase..."

              • Anonymous

                I just did the 'Amnesia' Side Quest and the fact that it confirms the existence of E(xecution) type models reinforces my belief that these 2 were killed by YoRHa

                • Anonymous

                  La música que ponen, después de hablar con èl en el desierto, es muy parecida a las que pusieron en resident evil 4, muy tenebrosa.\The music they play, after talking to him in the desert, is very similar to the ones they put in Resident Evil 4, very dark.

                  • Anonymous

                    Appears to imply that a destroyed 9S version/model was repaired with those chips, the "S-Type" is a cut copy of him only with black hair

                    • This was one of the most disturbing quests in the game. Particularly the altered music and corrupted dialogue from his new 'family'. I wouldn't be surprised if the badly-repaired scanner unit killed him and then itself in order to escape its forced and damaged existence. And what was he _doing_ with it, anyway?

                      • Anonymous

                        I came to Desert Housing but there is no Resistance Member at the marker! Then quest fails when i came to Flooded City by main quest.

                        • Anonymous

                          As of 1.03, DO NOT SKIP THE DIALOGUE FOR THIS QUEST.
                          As in pressing start and skipping.

                          You will cause the NPC to glitch and can't complete the quest.

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