In July, the community of NieR: Automata was heated up by a video showing a supposedly newly discovered secret location in the game. Eventually it turned out to be a joke, and the project was in fact a fan modification. The confusion stems from the fact that up to that point the game was considered very hard, if not impossible, to mod. Now, this mod has finally been made available for download.
The project is simply called The NieR Automata Church. It adds a new location to the game in the form of a mysterious hidden church, filled with enemies and minor story elements. There is even a dedicated cutscene.
- The NieR Automata Church - download the mod from our FTP server (the author gave us permission to host a mirror)
Learn more about the mod's mysterious reveal:
- Nier Player Discovered Something New; No One Else is Able to Confirm
- Secret of the Mysterious 'New' Location in NieR Revealed - It's a Joke
The mod's developers suggest playing it at level 90. They also recommend treating the modification as a separate adventure, which you will uninstall after completing. This is because trying to play the standard campaign with the mod installed can cause errors.
The mod became famous for misleading the fans. The truth turned out to be disappointing for many, but don't let it overshadow how important this project is. The fact that the modders finally managed to figure out a way to add new content to NieR: Automata is a great development. Hopefully, this is just the beginning and fans will provide us with years of fresh challenges in this game.
Recall that NieR: Automata debuted in February 2017 on PlayStation 4, and a few weeks later a PC version was released. The following year, the game was ported to the Xbox One console. There are also plans for a release on Nintendo Switch, scheduled for October 6, this year.
- NieR: Automata - official website