How Do I Start the Nier: Automata 3C3C1D119440927 DLC?

This genre-stretching game has a typically bizarre method of accessing its first DLC, but with a little persistence you get a new maid outfit for 2B!

For those who must be now wondering -- no, I didn't stroke out on my keyboard while typing that title. This first Nier: Automata DLC is actually (and absurdly) called 3C3C1D119440927. 

We're gonna go ahead and just refer to it as "the Nier Automata DLC" from here on out, because I'm not typing that string of ludicrous numbers and letters ever again. Apparently there's a method to the madness, and its not just to mess with game sites, as the title refers to "3 Costumes, 3 Colosseums, 1 Dream and the Date 119440927."

Remember when we took a look at the many fine butts of Nier: Automata since that's what the whole Internet primarily loved about this game? Turns out this DLC is primarily a vehicle for giving you a new naughty maid costume for 2B. Here's what you get for your $13.99:

  • Battle challenges at three colosseums
  • “Revealing Outfit” costume for 2B
  • “Young Man’s Outfit” costume for 9S
  • “Destroyer Outfit” costume for A2
  • "Deserving of Life" music video
  • Literal boss fights - fight Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda and Platinum CEO Kenichi Sato!

Amusing boss fights aside, the content has a few fans less than pleased. A robot fighting arena and a handful of new outfits? I'm having flashbacks to a certain Wasteland Workshop DLC... At least there's more eye candy in this one, I suppose.

This right here is the whole reason this DLC exists

How to Access Nier: Automata's DLC

OK, so now you've pulled out your credit card and finished the download: but where the heck is the content? It isn't just conveniently sitting in the main menu or even in the Chapter Select screen.

As with everything in this game, they've taken a rather unpredictable path, and this DLC can only be accessed if you've achieved certain endings... and if you specifically HAVEN'T achieved one particular ending.

If you need a refresher, there are a ludicrous 26 endings to the game -- and yes, you are meant to eventually reach most of them. In order to truly find out what's going on between Earth and YoRHa, you have to at least get the first three or four endings, playing the game through multiple times with different characters besides just 2B.

In order to access the content of this Automata DLC, you first have to have gotten either ending C or D -- which means beating the game three separate times. Afterwards the Chapter Select screen becomes avaialble.

Here's a potential major problem: because of Automata's obsession with weirdness and blurring the lines between what's real and fake, if you got ending E, it means you deleted all your save data. Guess what? You've now got to start the game from scratch and beat it three more times to play the DLC. Yup, that sucks. Of course you may be able to restore your old save data. And if that's the case, go that route instead!

If you have the proper endings and avoided ending E, open up Chapter Select and pick anything after the third chapter and run around until you get a mail notification. Now just head to a terminal to get the map markers of where to access each new robot battling arena.

What's in store inside each colosseum? Lots of epic slaughter. And if you've managed to actually reach the DLC, it means you've finished the base game multiple times, so you know to be ready for the unexpected feels to arrive sometime after you're done annihilating robots by the hundreds.

After checking out the dance club EDM style trailer above, What do you think of the content added in this new DLC, and are you planning on picking it up? Let us know in the comments section below!

Published May. 3rd 2017

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