Secrets Guide for NieR: Automata covers the many hidden aspects and points of interest that are available in the game. The Secrets page will consist of guides and information on how to find the different obscured factors, as well as how to attain certain conditions to unlock a secret. This page covers various guides on how to use certain features of the game, unlocking new components, how to discover hidden rewards, and more.


NieR Automata All Secrets Guide

How to Open all Locked Chests in NieR Automata

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 and once you play as 9S.

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! The Locked Chests page has information on all the chests and their contents.

New Game Plus & Debug Room in NieR Automata

The majority of New Game Plus options carry over your progress in terms of items, gear, and level into your subsequent playthrough. In NieR: Automata, the adversaries do not scale with level, therefore you will suddenly be significantly more powerful than your enemies. This is an excellent way for you to re-experience the plot without having to worry about combat because you'll probably breeze past all of the common foes now that you're leveled too high for them.

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The Debug room in NieR Autoamta is a game feature that can only be accessed after finishing the first three playthroughs. Players are free to engage in skill-based practice against a variety of enemies in the Debug room, a unique arena-like setting. It will automatically choose whichever android character you last used when you enter the Debug Room. To really test yourself in battle, you can tinker with the settings here to alter your character's stats, enemy behavior, the adversaries that are present, and more.

How to unlock Endings A-Z in NieR Automata

NieR Automata features a total of 26 endings, consisting of Primary and Secondary endings, and these can happen depending on your choices inside the game. To find a complete list of all the endings of NieR Automata, as well as helpful information on the different conditions that need to be met, please check our Endings Guide page.

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How to Find the Secret Boss in NieR Automata

NieR Automata features a Level 99 Boss that can only be unlocked by meeting certain requirements. And by completing this side quest, unlocks a hidden trophy, Naughty Children. To avoid any spoilers, we recommend you to visit the page of the secret boss by clicking here.

How to do Long Jumps in NieR Automata

  • You may perform a double jump by pressing X while in mid-air.
  • You may glide by hanging onto your pod by holding X while in mid-air.
  • While gliding you can perform a roundhouse kick by pressing Square.
  • While in mid-air, or on the ground, you can have your pod throw you by pressing R1 and X at the same time.
  • You cannot perform a pod toss while gliding and you cannot perform a roundhouse kick if you're not gliding.
  • You cannot perform either a pod throw or a roundhouse kick twice in a row, but you can perform both during a jump.
  • Dashing before you jump will increase the lengths of your leaps, but you'll be slowed down if you choose to glide afterwards.
  • You may perform a dash while in mid-air. You cannot perform a dash twice in a row, but you can switch to pod throw or roundhouse kick.

How to Unlock all Secret Trophies in NieR Automata

NieR Automata features a number of secret trophies or achievements that can be unlocked only if certain requirements have been met. We have a full list of all the Trophies and Achievements for NieR Automata on our Trophy & Achievement Guide page. NieR: Automata has a total of 48 trophies in the game.

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    • Anonymous

      I'm adding "Rising Attack" here, because the mechanics are not explained anywhere in the game, and is a very cool attack and also let's you jump very high.
      To do a Rising Attack with 2B or A2, press JUMP and, before the jump animation starts, then press HEAVY ATTACK.
      To do the same with 9S, press JUMP and, before the jump animation starts, then press LIGHT ATTACK.

      Rising attack can throw the enemy in the air: while it's flying, the enemy cannot counter your attack. It's totally defenseless.
      So a good combo will be like: Rising Attack, then, with the enemy still in the air, continually press LIGHT ATTACK to do a mid-air light attack combo.

      BONUS: Rising Attack makes you jump really high. So, if you want to reach a very high place, instead of double jumping, try Rising Attack and the JUMP.

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