Taking Control


Main Story Quest


City Ruins

Quest Giver




Taking Control is a Main Story Quest in NieR: Automata


"2B and 9S have reunited in the City Ruins. They must now destroy all the machines in the area"


Taking Control Objectives

  1. Destroy all enemies
  2. Destroy the jamming enemy



Taking Control Rewards

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Taking Control Walkthrough

  • After finishing Onward to War, you will remain as 2B and be tasked with operating as a guerrilla unit to provide support for other squads. 9S will add markers to your map for locations.
  • Captain 4B needs assistance to your left - as she's being besieged by several Small Biped and Medium Biped machines level 47-58. The androids here are level 20 and get wiped out easily by the machines.
  • In the caved-in section of the city centre, an enhanced Goliath Biped and several Small Biped machines are attacking Captain 3B. Again the androids are level 20 and can die easily. The androids will join you if you defend them
  • The next squardon is led by 7B, they are in the waterfall by the Resistance Camp.
  • Continue on towards another squad, by City Ruins: Near Factory Access point. As you fight, the enemies will produce an EMP and you'll gain control of 9S
  • Go down and hack enemies as fast as you can to detonate them and protect 2B.
  • After you defeat a large number of them, a cutscnee plays - you must hack into 2B to save her. Stick to the right side of the screen at the end for a sucessful hack.
  • You will return to 2B and your quest objective will update to point to a jamming enemy you must destroy. head to the caved-in area of City Ruins and fight a Goliath Biped and several androids.
  • After defeating it, 9S will upload your data to the server and request you use your self-destruct reaction on your Black Box. Press R1 and L1 simultaneously to trigger a cutscene.
  • The quest will update to Report.




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Main Story Quests
9S Captured  ♦  9S MIA  ♦  A Villager's Request  ♦  Alien Report  ♦  Assault  ♦  Breaking Through  ♦  Destroy Machines  ♦  Flooded City Recon  ♦  Gathering Intel  ♦  It Takes a Village  ♦  Loss  ♦  Machine Recon  ♦  Machine Request  ♦  Machine Trade  ♦  Maintenance  ♦  MIA  ♦  Missile Supply Mission  ♦  Obtain Keys  ♦  Olive Branch  ♦  Onward to War  ♦  Pascal's Despair  ♦  Protect the Children  ♦  Reboot  ♦  Recover NFCS  ♦  Redheads  ♦  Report  ♦  Report on A2  ♦  Resupply  ♦  The Forest Kingdom  ♦  The Machine Surge  ♦  Threat Disposal  ♦  To the Top Floor  ♦  Tower Infiltration  ♦  Tower Recon  ♦  Twisted Religion  ♦  Village Turmoil  ♦  Weird Machines


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