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a 2017 hack-n-slash role-playing game by PlatinumGames, published by Square Enix and a sequel to NieR. Use this tag for NieR: Automata, regardless of platform.

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Unknown quest area in desert

I am currently in part 2 (playing as 9S), and there is red area - like for quests, in the desert. But it does not relate to any of my active quests. It appeared also during the part 1 (playing as 2B)....
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Who are these ghostly figures in the Route B ending?

I've just finished Route B of NieR Automata. During the final cutscene, the ghostly figures of two girls can be seen standing either side of 2B and 9S while I have no idea who or what they're ...
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Why didn't this Gold machine lifeform die?

During my second playthrough of NieR Automata, as 9S, I encountered a Golden Small Stubby and two Golden Goliath Bipeds in the City Ruins. After a few attempts, I defeated the Stubby, followed by the ...
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Is there an automatic level adjustment for bosses?

I'm fairly early into the game, but while most mobs I encounter have a fixed level display, it seems like a few mobs change levels after several seconds in combat. For example, the boss in the ...
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Is there a meaning to the name YoRHa?

I ve finished NieR Automata two days ago, and can t get enough of it. I am reading a lot about the YoRHa project, ect... But I can't seems to find the meaning of the name itself. It look like a ...
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What options do I have after dodging if I can't air combo?

I'm playing on Hard mode, about ten hours through the game, and I'm noticing more and more jobber enemies don't react to getting hit. As a result, attempting to knock enemies into the air leaves me in ...
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In NieR: Automata ending E, can you make a different choice on a subsequent playthrough?

At the end of Nier Automata ending E, If the player chooses Does it depend on whether they
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Who are the bosses shown in the Trophy Room?

According to this answer, the Trophy Room in the Tower Library is an Easter egg from the original Nier game and, like it, has statues of bosses you have defeated. This trophy room is another ...
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What does the Dress Module do?

I bought from Emil's Shop outside the Resistance Camp an item called the Dress Module. Its icon in the menu is that of a curtain and when I use it, I see the same curtain I see when I equip a costume (...
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How can I make Emil show up at the Resistance Camp?

I've been trying for a while now to get Emil to show up at the Resistance Camp so that I can buy his weapons and advanced crafting components. So far, the only way I've made any progress towards that ...
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Any missable trophies in NieR: Automata?

So on all the usual sites I go to for trophy hunting, NieR: Automata is listed as having no missable trophies because once you complete the third playthrough, you are able to buy the trophies from an ...
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What are the plug-in chips' caps?

When I was trying to complete the Speedstar quests, I plugged in all of my movement speed plug-in chips to help my chances of winning. However, I got the notification once I plugged a few in that the ...
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Is there a way to give my machines an advantage in a fight?

When challenging the Underground Arena as 9S, you are forced to use machine lifeforms to do your fighting for you. You are able to choose from any machines you've hacked in the past from this list, ...
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What is the meaning behind 3C3C1D119440927?

Considering this DLC added a bunch of Colosseums and a battle with the Square CEO to be, it seems strange that the DLC is named so strangely. However, I figured there's probably a deeper meaning ...
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How do I complete the third speedstar race?

The third Speedstar race in the City Ruins has the blue flying Machine fly over the gap the Engels made during the main story. I can't see a way for me to quickly scale up the buildings if I am to ...
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When do I get 2B's and A2's outfits?

In the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC, I got 9S's outfit after the first round in the underground colosseum in the Forest Area, but when I played as 2B, I did two of the Trials of Sand trials and two rounds in ...
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How much damage do you take when failing a hack?

While playing as 9S, you have the option to hack and enemy as an attack. If you succeed in the hack, you will do damage or kill the enemies. However if you fail the hack, you take damage. Is the ...
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What is the purpose for the pod throwing you?

I completed all of the playthroughs in NieR: Automata and when going through the quests that I had missed through chapter select, I accidentally found a new move (R1 + X) where the pod kind of spins ...
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How many Golden Enemies are there?

During my first playthrough, I encountered a Golden Small Stubby and a Golden Goliath Biped in the Sunken City area. In my second playthrough, I encountered a Golden Small Stubby and 2 Golden Goliath ...
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Which machines can I use to fight with in the Underground Colosseum?

In the Underground Colosseum you can participate in as 9S, you are forced to use machines you've remote controlled in the past to fight in the trials as. Naturally, I had the Short Stubby (plus a ...
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Are 2B's and 9S's default swords the same?

When playing through the game as 2B and 9S, you start with their respective default weapons. 2B starts with the Virtuous Contract and 9S starts with the Cruel Oath. Other than having different ...
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How do I fight the CEO of Square Enix in 3C3C1D119440927?

In the promotional material and surrounding articles for the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC, I saw a few things mention that I'd be able to fight the CEO of Square Enix as a boss. However, having beaten all of ...
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What is this trophy room for?

While wandering around the library, I came across this room that I hadn't seen before (or at least have no memory of seeing). Is there any significance to this room? It seems like all of the statues ...
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What are the different chests I can receive in the Soul Box?

Running through the game a second time, skipping many of the side quests, I've noticed a few things I missed my first time around. One of the more major things I've noticed is that the chests made ...
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Is there an easy way for a handicapped android to get to the mall?

Near the beginning of Routes C/D, In an attempt to isolate herself, she decides to make her way to the abandoned commercial facility, which is quite a ways away. Unfortunately, due to the ...
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What does the narrator mean by the “God who emerged from a volcano”?

During route B, in one of the additional cutscenes, the narrator (I'm not sure if this is 9S, so I will stick with "narrator") mentions a What is this about? Most of those cutscenes are telling us a ...
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What are the apologetic machines for?

In NieR: Automata, there are a few machines that I have found that are called apologetic machines. I tried looking on the wiki, but there wasn't much info outside of what I found out by talking to ...
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How do you taunt?

In NieR: Automata, one of the support plug-in chips is "Taunt Up" which raises your attack power, and your enemies' attack power, by a certain percentage. I've looked through the control schemes and ...
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How come I sometimes have options after hacking an enemy?

Sometimes, while hacking an enemy as 9S, a prompt comes up that allows me to choose what to do with the machine lifeform I've just hacked. Instead of simply detonating the enemy, I can choose to turn ...
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What happens when you lose in an Arena

When you lose in combat, generally your body is left behind for you to collect. In the the Arenas added by the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC found in the Desert, Flooded City, and I assume Forest (haven't been ...
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Are the diamonds on plug-in chips significant?

In Nier Automata, when equipping plug-in chips, I noticed that some of the plug-in chips have a black diamond after the name, for example "Melee Defense +2 ◆". At first, I thought it meant that the ...
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Is Jackass's Research even possible right now?

In NieR Automata after all the side quests start popping up, Jackass asks you to help with her research on the machines. I can't complete the last task right now because my weapons aren't strong ...
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Where can I farm gadgets?

I need simple gadgets to upgrade Pods B & C, and I believe I'll need complex and elaborate ones to further upgrade them. I've gotten all the main endings, completed all quests except for three (...
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Does the choice to stay or go make a difference?

At the end of the game, the character has a choice; stay or leave. I've picked both, and it doesn't seem to matter. So, does it really matter what answer you pick for that question? What changes?
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Two chests in factory - possible to get or incorrectly marked?

If you have the Item Scan chip equipped, in Chapter 9 there's a part of the factory where the view changes to side scrolling and zooms very far out. After you go through the middle tower there's a ...
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How do I get this chest in the Abandoned Factory?

I feel like I figured it out my first play through the game, but in my current save file, I haven't been able to figure it out. It's right outside of the Factory: Hanger access point.
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Is the tank always friendly?

I've been playing through the game and had gotten all five main endings, and started with a new save file. I noticed that after the first play through, the Goliath Tank in the Amusement Park wasn't ...
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Where to find rare fish?

I've got about 70% of the fish found in the game. At some point you get an email from one of the characters that says a great place to find rare fish is a subterranean lake near where he lives. I've ...
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Why does A2 say “Command is the one that betrayed you”?

A2 states this after finishing your first encounter with her. How did she know this info? What is she implying? I've finished the main five endings, but I still can't figure this out. As far as I ...
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How do I redeem NieR: Automata without a cd drive

I had bought NieR: Automata from my local gaming store and I don't have a cd drive, Is it possible to redeem it in any other way?
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Why are the androids so suprised when the machine lifeforms exhibit human traits?

9S keeps asking and wondering how the machines comprehend/possess human traits like loyalty or fear. I would understand his suprise if machines were built by humans before androids, but they were not. ...
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Re-entering copied city - how to exit?

Later in the game, you can reenter the copied city. I want to do this using 9S as there is a box in there only he can open. I've gone in, but it seems like in the area where you the machines ...
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Lost equipment quest?

I got an email near the beginning of the game shortly after starting Chapter 1 saying to check the Abandoned Factory for some lost equipment. I think this is one of the quests (I have completed 57/60,...
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How to get to chest near Desert Area?

As you're heading to the Desert Camp, if you follow the row of building to your left away from the camp and have the chip that shows item locations, there's a chest which is locked and you need 9S to ...
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How can I get the two chests in the Resistance camp?

I see that there are two chests to get in the Resistance Camp, but I can't figure out how to find them. I've already completed the two Sorting quests. You can see the two oddly shaped blue shapes in ...
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Controller not detected in NieR:Automata

I installed FAR to play the game in borderless full screen mode, but it seems that my controller stopped being detected afterwards, and even after uninstalling the fix. The controller (DS3 using SCP ...
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Does the dialogue in the first level have any significance?

I have been playing NieR: Automata on the hard difficulty and have played the first level more times than I care to admit! (Now that I have remapped my controls, things are better) In doing level 1 ...
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NieR:Automata settings reset to default on launch

NieR: Automata keeps resetting my screen and controls settings. I use the custom controller profile, and set the game to run on a particular monitor in fullscreen. The past two times I have loaded the ...
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What different title screens are there in the game?

I realized that my title screen's background had changed to a black screen with 2B's sword and 9S's pack. Are there other title screen backgrounds I can unlock? If so, how do I get them?
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What does this option at the end of NieR: Automata actually do?

After beating in NieR: Automata's last main ending, you get two options. One of these is simple enough. But after that question, you're given a heftier question. Your pod asks if I said no, ...