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NieR: Automata’s “ultimate secret” is found nearly four years later

NieR: Automata’s “ultimate secret” was discovered nearly four years later, and it allows you to skip the entire game. Kotaku, Clay and computer mines Lance MacDonald Discover this cheat code that allows players to go straight to the end of NieR: Automata after defeating only the first boss.NieR: Automata, released in 2017, has multiple endings that require players to restart the game multiple times to truly complete the story. However, this cheat code lets you go straight to the last end.

Spoilers ahead of NieR: Automata.

Once you unlock Ending E, players must pass a challenging arcade shooter that attempts to destroy the game credits. Once done, you are given the option to sacrifice data preservation to help others with this task. If you are accepted, you will lose the save file.

However, this cheat code allows you to reach this end to help others without completing the game and giving away your hard-earned save data. MacDonald discovered that this is not a bug, but an actual cheat code programmed into NieR: Automata. According to him, it took command Hundreds of hours of reverse engineering To find out.

As of this writing, MacDonald has not fully disclosed the inputs to activate the cheat code, but the video above shows him doing so near some barrels after defeating the aforementioned first president. Screen fades to black, then he is able to sacrifice his saved data.

After this discovery, NieR: Automata Director Yuko Taro He quoted a video from McDonald’s and appeared to confirm the discovery by saying “3 years 10 months.”

The Japanese NieR on Twitter He also admitted the discovery, saying (via Google Translate), “It seems like the last secret has been discovered.”

MacDonald said he’s going to release a full skip game cheat code video soon, but be sure to let us know if you find out before then!This “ultimate secret” arrives a few months before the arrival of Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139 will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC April 23, 2021.

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