NieR Automata released nearly 4 years ago and Yoko Taro hid many secrets to be uncovered in the game. Since then, most of them have been discovered but Yoko Taro teased a final secret. That secret eluded most players until now! The final secret is a cheat code that was hard-coded into the game’s engine. Using this cheat code allows players to skip all the way to the last ending after killing the first boss.
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
Square Enix confirms this to be the final secret:
— NieR公式PRアカウント (@NieR_JPN) January 3, 2021
With that, it seems the final secret of NieR Automata has been revealed. The upcoming NieR Replicant remaster is coming soon so it will be interesting if any new secrets are found there too. In the meantime, stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates!