Builders usually disguise secrets and techniques of their video games, and it could generally take years for gamers to uncover them. This has confirmed to be the case for NieR: Automata, as a brand new secret was found practically 4 years after the sport’s preliminary launch. Hacker Lance McDonald found the key, which permits gamers to go to the final of the sport’s endings after defeating simply the primary of its bosses. In response to McDonald, that is an intentional code put in by the builders, versus a hack or a glitch. Apparently, discovering the code took “tons of of hours of reverse engineering” to find.
Plainly the code is triggered by inputting a set variety of jumps and strikes following the loss of life of the boss. This additionally unlocks the sport’s bonus modes, as nicely! A video of the accomplishment will be discovered within the Tweet from McDonald embedded under.
I discovered a cheat code in NieR Automata that permits you to skip to the final ending instantly after killing the primary boss and unlock the bonus modes. I am going to do a full video quickly. It is not a glitch, it is an precise cheat code hard-coded into the engine. @yokotaro pic.twitter.com/FtuNPovq6F
— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) January 3, 2021
NieR: Automata director Yoko Taro acknowledged the accomplishment on Twitter, quoting the above Tweet and including within the variety of years and months it took for the key to be uncovered. The developer had beforehand teased that there was “one final secret” that had but to be discovered within the recreation, and it has been acknowledged that that is, in truth, that hidden secret!
It is at all times attention-grabbing to see how builders disguise these kinds of issues of their video games! Codes reminiscent of this one have lengthy been a staple of the business, however often followers uncover them a bit earlier than this. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see how McDonald’s NieR: Automata discovery evokes speedrunners to deal with the sport. Clearly, gamers could have much less issue ending off the sport in a shorter period of time than beforehand thought doable!
NieR: Automata is presently out there on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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