Nearly four years since its original release in Japan, the final secret in NieR: Automata has finally been discovered.
To recap, back in March of 2018, roughly a year after the original release of NieR: Automata, game director Taro Yoko said there was “one last NieR: Automata secret” that had yet to be discovered.
At the time, they described the secret as more like a fluke and something that shouldn’t have been in the final version of the game. Now, the secret has finally been discovered by a modder.
Here’s the secret in action:
I found a cheat code in NieR Automata that allows you to skip to the last ending immediately after killing the first boss and unlock the bonus modes. I'll do a full video soon. It's not a glitch, it's an actual cheat code hard-coded into the engine. @yokotaro pic.twitter.com/FtuNPovq6F
— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) January 3, 2021
Taro also confirmed this is the real, final secret teased years ago, posting a tweet that simply said “( NieR:Automata Spoilers ) . . . . . . . . 3 years 10 months. （◎血◎)”. It’s worth mentioning the secret does involve spoilers, so if you still haven’t played the game you should avoid watching this for now.
NieR: Automata was originally released back in 2017, and went on to gain critical and fan acclaim. It was Niche Gamer’s game-of-the-year pick from both our community and our staff. NieR: Automata is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.