NieR Automata Costumes and Unlockables
When you complete certain tasks in NieR: Automata, you can unlock extra costumes for your characters. Most of these costumes have requirements like completing the game a certain number of times, while others are tied to either side quests or downloadable content. Additional outfits can be equipped from the Key Items section of your inventory.
Here is a listing of the extra costumes you can obtain in NieR: Automata, as well as the requirements to unlock each one. Currently there are very few known alternate outfits that can be obtained in the game. If you discover more new outfits in the game, feel free to add them to the list below!
Pre-Order Pod Items
If you pre-order Nier Automata, you gain access to two exclusive Pod skins that can be equipped from your Key Items.
Play System Pod – Makes your Pod have a skin that looks like the first PlayStation console.
Grimmoire Weiss – Makes you Pod have an alternate skin.
Accessories and Costumes
The following are accessories and costumes that you can equip to your characters after obtaining them from quests or fulfilling certain requirements.
HEAVY ARMOR BATTLE SUIT
After completing your third playthrough, you can unlock two battle suits for 2B. The battle suit doesn’t offer any stat boost or modifications, but it looks mildly different than your default costume. You can equip the outfits from your Key Items.
There are two different Battle Suits, the outfits look similar to the YoRHa soldier outfits that you can see while exploring The Bunker location.
PINK BOW AND BLUE BOW
The pink bow and blue bow is a small item that you can equip after completing the Lost Girl side quest. In order to do so however, you need to have already visited Pascal’s Robot Village and spoken to the robot mother within the village. She is located at the lower level of the village down the ladders.
The lost robot girl is located in the desert in the north. Once you find her, you’ll need to escort her to the end of the desert down south. Along the way, small groups of enemies will attack, but can be dispatched easily if you’re a higher level or have strong weapons. Once you reach the end, the robot girl will leave after giving you the Pink Bow and Blue Bow as a reward.
You can equip either bow from your items menu in the key items section to any character you play as long as you have already obtained it in any playthrough.
DRESS MODULE – PREVENT CLOTHING DAMAGE
There is a dress module that you can purchase from Emil’s Shop. Having the module equiped will prevent your character’s clothes from ripping off when they take damage. In order to obtain the Dress Module however, you need to encounter Emil just outside of the Resistance Camp. Triggering this can sometimes be tricky, since Emil is constantly changing his location. However, you can reload and re-enter areas in order to make him move around.
Once Emil is within the area and you make him stop moving, you’ll be able to purchase the Dress Module for 10,000. Once unlocked, the Dress Module can be equiped to any character.
The Lunar Tear is a reward you get from completing the Emil’s Memories quest. In order to unlock the quest, you need to have met with Emil at least once and completed the Forest Kingdom area. After this, go to the City Ruins near the Resistance Camp and look for Emil. When you stop him from moving around and talk to him. This will trigger a shinning flower to appear in the Commercial Facility near the Forest Area (in the mall like building).
When you find the flower, Emil will appear and have a short convo with you. This begins the Emil’s Memories quest, where you’ll need to find all of the Lunar Flowers for Emil to trigger his lost memories. The locations of the flowers will be marked on your map, which are located in:
- Flooded City
- Amusment Park
- Desert Area
- Forest Area
Finding a flower triggers a small convo with Emil, where he will stay behind to think after speaking with him. After this, you can move to the next location to find the other flowers.
When you finally find each flower, Emil will give you a key to the elevator in the Commercial Facility after discovering the last one. Go back to the Commercial Facility near the Forest Area and go down the elevator.
When you speak with Emil one last time, he will reward you with a Lunar Flower you can wear. The flower can be equipped to any character once you unlock it.
You can find and equip Emil’s mask when you visit Emil’s house the first time. The second time you visit his house, you can find Emil’s Head inside of a chest.
You can obtain Adam’s glasses atop of the building where you first enter the City Ruins at the beginning of the game. You can obtain the glasses after you defeat Adam and Eve.