Walkthrough for NieR Automata: Chapter 2, Route B

This page contains a walkthrough for Chapter 2 of Route B, which is called Ruins of the city and the resistance camp.

This walkthrough is specifically for the events that occur during Route B while playing as 9S. It covers all of the new content that appears in the City Ruins and the Resistance Camp.

Chapter 2 of Route B is very similar to Chapter 2 of Route A. This page only highlights the differences and new features you’ll encounter in Route B. For more information on this chapter and its main objectives, refer to the Chapter 2 walkthrough in Route A.

  • City Ruins
  • Resistance Camp

City Ruins

Chapter 2 begins with a flight sequence, just like in Route A, during which the player uses the Flight Suit.

Upon reaching the City Ruins, you can focus on your main objectives or explore unique options available to 9S, such as locating and opening locked chests. 9S can open chests that 2B couldn’t access using his hacking abilities. The first locked chest can be found on the landing site (shown in the picture above), and it contains a unique Phoenix Sword weapon. For more information on 9S’ unique abilities, refer to the Hacking page.

All of the Access Points in the ruins are available from the start. However, you must reach Chapter 5 to unlock fast travel once again.

Resistance Camp

As in Route A, your first objective in the Resistance Camp is to find Anemone. After meeting her, you must talk to specific resistance members and complete the short quests they give you. The quest-related machines have higher experience levels than their Route A counterparts. However, 9S is stronger than 2B, so the overall combat difficulty should remain the same.

You can search for formerly unopenable chests inside the Resistance Camp. The chest in the picture is hidden in the corner to the left of the Access Point. Hacking it open rewards the player with a unique Type-4O Fists weapon.

Like in Route A, Anemone will send you out into the desert, which is part of Chapter 3.


What is NieR Automata?

NieR Automata is an action role-playing video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. It was released in 2017 and is set in a post-apocalyptic world where players control androids from the YoRHa unit fighting against robotic enemies and machine lifeforms.

What is Route B in NieR Automata?

Route B is the second chapter of NieR Automata, which players unlock after completing Route A. In this chapter, players revisit the events of Route A but from the perspective of a different character, 9S. This chapter provides additional insights into the game’s story and characters.

What are some tips for playing Route B in NieR Automata?

Some tips for playing Route B in NieR Automata include: making use of 9S’s hacking ability to gain advantages in combat, upgrading weapons and chips, exploring the world to find hidden items and side quests, and paying attention to the story to fully understand the game’s narrative.

How long does it take to complete Route B in NieR Automata?

The length of time it takes to complete Route B in NieR Automata will vary depending on the player’s skill level and play style. On average, it can take around 8-10 hours to complete this chapter, although it may take longer if the player chooses to complete all side quests and explore the world thoroughly.

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