On January 3, 2020, NieR: Automata’s director, Yoko Taro, quote retweeted a Twitter person who reportedly found a NieR: Automata cheat code. Yoko Taro’s addition to the retweet mentions “three years ten months,” a reference to the time that has handed because the sport launched in Japan on February 23, 2017 and in North America on March 7, 2017.

NieR: Automata options a wide range of endings and the cheat permits the participant to unlock bonus modes and skip to the final ending instantly after defeating the sport’s first boss. While this bears some semblance to glitches generally employed by speed-runners, an in-game message that immediately addresses the participant signifies that it’s a cheat code within the classical sense, albeit one which appears troublesome to seek out. Lance McDonald, the one that discovered it, talked about that its discovery was the results of “hundreds of hours of reverse engineering.” McDonald went on to say that he’ll work on a full video relating to the cheat within the close to future.

NieR Automata is accessible on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. According to the sport’s official Twitter account, it has bought over 5 million copies worldwide between bodily and digital copies. NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139…, an up to date model of the prequel, Nier Replicant, is predicted to launch on April 23, 2021 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC by way of Steam.