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Nier: Automata Trophy Guide & Roadmap

The Nier: Automata trophy and achievement guide will help you with all the tips and strategies you need to earn 100% of the game’s trophies/achievements. The Platinum trophy for this game is nowhere nearly as difficult as the Nier: Gestalt/Replicant one, but it still requires some time commitment.

  • Time to Platinum: 30+ hours (on Easy)
  • Platinum Difficulty: 5/10 (mostly skippable effort but needs 3 playthroughs)
  • Playthroughs required: 3
  • Missable Trophies: None

Most Efficient way to Platinum:

  1. First Playthrough: Do only necessary sidequests for item unlocks and things that are easy to find, until you unlock City Ruins: Cave and complete Alien Report. This opens up teleporting around the world, making side quests much easier. Most of your sidequests will vanish once you arrive at the Flooded City during Missile Supply Mission, so if you want to finish stuff do it before that.
  2. Second Playthrough: Focus on obtaining weapons and quests available only to 9S, such as ones in Locked Chests and such
  3. Third Playthrough: You’ll swap between 9S and A2 – giving you option to grind the Hacking and Berserker trophies. Pay attention to the Endings to get A2 and then 9S and see the “final” credits.
  4. Cleanup: You will now have chapter select and can go everywhere and complete every sidequest you may have missed, or get additional endings, do fishing, etc.
  5. Optional / Cheat / Shortcut: You can unlock a “trophy shop” that allows you to buy trophies with in-game currency. This is only available after completing your third playthrough. Here’s how to unlock the trophy shop.

Nier: Automata Trophy & Achievement Guide

Final Words

Thank you for playing.

Resuscitated Body

Stare into space from the Bunker. Unmissable Story: Reboot

Vestiges of Prosperity

Arrive at the city ruins. Unmissable Story: Gathering Intel

It’s a Healthy Baby Boy!

Complete the desert area. Unmissable Story: The Machine Surge

We Await Your Next Visit

Complete the amusement park ruins. Unmissable Story: MIA

Creation and Insurrection

Complete the alien ship. Unmissable Story: Alien Recon

The Mechanical Kingdom

Complete the forest castle. Unmissable Story: The Forest Kingdom

Ruler of the Deep

Complete the flooded city. Unmissable Story: Missile Supply Mission

Those Who Love Humans

Complete the copied city. Unmissable Story: 9S Captured

Iron Soul

Complete the abandoned factory. Unmissable Story: Twisted Religion

One Battle Ends

Achieve ending A. Unmissable Story: Threat Disposal

A New Battle Begins

Achieve ending B. Second Playthrough Ending: Threat Disposal (9S)

Final Wish

Watch 2B die. Third Playthrough Unmissable Story: Loss

Treacherous Blade

Control A2 for the first time. Third Playthrough Unmissable Story: Destroy Machines

Farewell, Pascal

Grant Pascal’s final request. Third Playthrough Unmissable Story: Pascal’s Despair


Stop all resource recovery units. Third Playthrough Unmissable Story: Obtain Keys

Crime and Punishment

Watch the final moments of Devola and Popola. Third Playthrough Unmissable Story: Tower Infiltration

Leaving for the New World

Achieve 9S’s ending. Third Playthrough: Choose 9S for final battle in To the Top Floor

Beautiful World

Achieve A2’s ending. Third Playthrough: Choose A2 for final battle in To the Top Floor

The Minds That Emerged

View the final credits. Third Playthrough: Choose 9S for final battle after obtaining Ending C and D, then deny Pod 153’s request to delete data. Survive the mini-game. See Endings Guide

The Circle of Death

Have your body collected. Collect your own body after you die.

Cherish Our Resources

Have 100 bodies collected. Play online. When you see dead player YoRHa units, pray for them and then “Retrieve”

First Errand

Complete your first quest. Complete any one Side Quest

The Mercenary

80% of all quests completed. Complete most Side Quests: here is a full list, with rewards

Information Master

80% of all archives found. Find most Archives (click for full list)

Destruction is My Job

80% of all unit data unlocked. Find most Enemies and NPC data. Here are lists on where to find them. Each enemy type may have several variances so follow the list closely.

Chip Collector

80% of all plug-in chips collected. Here’s a list of Plug-in Chips

Weapons Maniac

All Pod programs obtained. Here’s a list of all Pod Programs

Tools of the Trade

Any weapon upgraded to the highest level. To do this, you will need to unlock Masamune, and take any weapon to Level 4 at his shop in the Forest Zone.

Inorganic Blade

All weapons upgraded to the highest level. Here is a list of all Weapons. To upgrade them, you will have to use several materials and lots of G. This also unlocks a secret boss.

Supreme Support Weapons

All Pods upgraded to the highest level. Collect All Pods and then upgrade them at the Maintenance Shop. You will need several difficult-to-find Materials.

Fighting’s Not My Thing

Play your first hacking game. During your second playthrough, press and hold triangle to hack an enemy.

A Scanner’s Power

100 machine lifeforms destroyed by hacking. Detonate 100 enemies when hacking

Machines vs. Machines

50 machine lifeforms destroyed by remote control. Use Remote Control and destroy 50 enemies with your remotely controlled machine

The Power of Hate

50 machine lifeforms destroyed with berserk mode. Activate Berserk Mode (L3 and R3) on your third playthrough as A2, and destroy machines while in it. Equip health regenerating chips to counter the damage. Easy to unlock in highly populated areas such as the Desert Housing where you initially fought Adam.

Ruler of the Skies

255 enemies destroyed using a flight unit. Simply destroy as many enemies as you can each flight section you are given. Should unlock towards end of first playthrough.

Harvest King

Materials gathered at a hidden harvest point 10 times. Equip the Pod Program A170: Scanner, and hold down L1 as you walk around in any zone. Listen for the sound to become more frequent, and follow the direction of the increased beeps until you reveal an item. Do this 10 times.

Pod Hunter

All Pods found. Here’s a list of All Pods.

Desire Without Emotion

At least 100,000 G in possession. Easier than it sounds, simply manage your G by not purchasing much and selling useless plug-in chips and valuables. Machine Cores are of exceptional value.

Animal Rider

Any animal ridden for 5 kilometers. Use the Sachet or animal bait to get near Boars and Moose and press Circle to get on them. Then simply ride around from one zone to the next.

A Round by the Pond

20 different kinds of fish caught. Here’s a list of all the fish you can collect, and how to fish.

Wait! Don’t Kill Me!

10 friendly machine lifeforms destroyed. After you unlock Chapter Select, go to Pascal’s Village and kill the peaceful machines there. Don’t save after it unlocks if you don’t want their oil on your hands.

What Are You Doing?

2B’s secret discovered 10 times. Use the camera to peek up 2B’s skirt and see her panties. She will swap the camera away when you do it right. Perform this creepy act 10 times.

Not That I Mind…

1 hour played with 9S in a certain state. During your third playthrough, wait around before going to fix 9S at the Resistance Camp during the quest Recover NFCS

Come Take a Look!

Emil’s shop used for the first time. After completing the Forest Zone, check for Emil’s mask on the map, he’s usually near the Desert: Camp area. You should shoot at him once to make him stop running around, then talk to him to access his shop.

Naughty Children

Emil destroyed. You will need to finish Emil’s Memories sidequest, and be warned it’s a very high-level battle. Here’s a full description of how to access it and how to defeat Emil.

Transcendent Being

All endings achieved. There are 26 endings for the game, that can be saved one over another. Do this on your third playthrough by using chapter select and our Endings Guide.

Lunar Tear

The place of memories has been visited. Complete Emil’s Memories and use the Elevator Key at the commercial facility to unlock a Nier easter egg.


Hope this helps! Nier: Automata is a wonderful game full of hidden secrets to explore and discover. Share your trophy tips in the comments and keep checking back with us for great guides and more!

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