Turf War is a Side Quest in NieR: Automata obtained in Forest Zone from Animal-Loving Machine 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



Side Quest Rewards



  • Record of a Bestial Machine

Restorative Item

Support Item

Plug-in Chip



  • None



Turf War Walkthrough 

Speak with the Animal-Loving Machine Again

This quest unlocks after you have completed Animal Care. Returing to the Forest Zone will make it accessible by talking to the Animal-loving Machine at its shack.

Take out the Enemies in the Forest

The animals in question are on a section of the Forest that borders with the Machine Village.There is a large group of boars led by a machine moose. They are all level 40 so beware. The enemy leader machine is level 44, and has deadly charge attacks. If you want to do this at low level, change 9S battle configuration to aggressive and attack the enemies from the safety of high up tree roots, letting 9S tank them.

Return to the Animal-Loving Machine

Return to the animal-loving machine to complete the quest. An entry on Animal Machine is added to your Unit Data. This will mark the end of this Side Quest. Upon completing this side quest you will be rewarded with 10000G, 1750 EXp, Archives: Record of a Bestial Machine, Animal Bait x5, Full Recovery x1, and Auto-Heal +5 Chip


Turf War Trivia & Notes

  • Turf War NieR: Automata Notes, Tips, and Trivia Go Here
  • The boars and their machine leader cannot leave the clearing in which they start in. By setting 9S to long-range, luring the leader onto the root at the entrance of the area, and standing on the other side of it, you can cause the machine to try charging you but get stopped by an invisible wall. He can then be killed with ranged attacks in complete safety.


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 1  ♦  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  ♦  Vanquish the Bad Bot  ♦  YoRHa Betrayers



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    • Anonymous

      The auto heal chip I got was minimum capacity, not sure if it's like that for everyone or if it's random. If it is random, you could save before turning in the quest and spamming the save to get an easy +5 minimum.

      • Anonymous

        this side quest was patched to heal the machine if it hits the border being claimed here can make the fight trivial with long range attacks, please edit

        • Anonymous

          tried that invisible wall thingy (PC version). Then the machine leader kept hitting the glass-wall like once per sec. Healing it self for like 1400 hp each time. No way I cold out-damage that.

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