NieR Replicant ver 1.22474487139 is a bizarrely brilliant experience, with plenty of mind-boggling twists and turns along the way. Anyone familiar with the universe from the likes of NieR Automata or the Drakengard games will know that multiple endings are par for the course. NieR Replicant ver 1.22474487139 is no exception.
Endings are always a dangerous thing to search, but there will be no significant spoilers here. As such, certain things will be left purposely vague but there will be all the information you need to acquire all of the conclusions.
Here is everything you need to know about how to get all NieR Replicant ver 1.22474487139 endings.
How many endings are there in NieR Replicant ver 1.22474487139 ?
There are five main endings, which is actually one more than the original Japanese version of the game. These are simply Ending A, Ending B, Ending C, Ending D and Ending E. Each ending generally rewards you with a nice-looking stamp on your save file showing the letter of the ending you just witnessed.
Ending E is the additional ending, never seen before until ver 1.22474487139. Reaching this conclusion also includes an extra gameplay section, which is excellent in itself.
Five endings may be plenty, but it’s still far less than the 26 from NieR Automata – one for each letter of the alphabet. However, most of these were brief joke endings which didn’t really count.
Are the endings missable?
No. The endings follow on from each other, and everything you need for subsequent endings is available within the playthrough. There are one or two things that can be missed within the third playthrough (for Endings C and D), but you won’t be locked out indefinitely. The worst case scenario is that you will have to replay a few hours of gameplay you’ve already beaten. Don’t worry too much about this – by following this guide you shouldn’t be able to go too far wrong.
How do you get Ending A?
This is a nice easy one. Simply play through the game until you reach the credits. You can’t miss it.
There are a few choices to make during the game which may look important, but they don’t actually matter. Not only is it incredibly obvious what to pick, but even if you pick the wrong ones you’ll eventually be coerced into the correct options.
How do you get Ending B?
As directed by the game itself, simply save your clear data once you have seen Ending A, and reload it from the ‘Continue’ screen as normal.
You will start again from a certain point in the story. The gameplay is basically identical in this route, but there are new cut-scenes and additional dialogue which fill in some of the blanks in the plot. After loading the file, just replay the game and reach the ending exactly as before – this time a different conclusion will play out automatically.
When you have reached the end credits, save over the same file again (or a different one if you’d prefer, but there’s no particular reason to do so).
How do you get Endings C and D?
We’ll tackle these together, as these can both be obtained with a third playthrough. This is where it actually starts getting a bit monotonous. You’ll have to reload the clear file as you did before, which will now have the A and B stamps on it.
You will start from the exact same point as you started for the B path, and will have to reach the game’s conclusion yet again. However, to unlock the next endings you will need to obtain all weapons before the final boss.
There are 33 weapons that must be collected, including 3 bonus weapons. Incidentally there is a final, 34th weapon that you don’t actually need for these endings.
We have a full guide of how to obtain all weapons here: NieR Replicant ver 1.22474487139 – How to obtain all weapons
This requirement is rather arbitrary and tedious, but there are not any missable weapons. Any obtainable before the starting point of this route can be collected via other means. The majority of weapons are obtained automatically via the story or available from shops, though often not for cheap. A few others require the competition of certain optional quests, and others are scattered around the world waiting to be found.
Also, be aware that one of the weapons is beyond the point of no return, shortly after you enter the final dungeon – it’s in the room with the doves, in one of the crates. Don’t worry if you failed to find this during routes A and B, just get the rest of them before you enter the dungeon and make sure you pick it up.
The three secret weapons are obtained in an section unlocked by examining the diary in the protagonist’s house. This is available any time after acquiring Ending A.
Once you beat the final boss with all weapons in your inventory, then this will trigger an extra scene and another final boss fight.
Once you have beaten the boss, you are presented with two choices. Bear in mind this choice is presented after winning the battle, so don’t hold back – you can’t miss this.
I’ll be as vague as I can be: if you choose to kill the final boss, you will get Ending C.
You actually do NOT need to get Ending C in order to unlock the true ending (Ending E). If you want, you could watch this one on Youtube and simply pick the other option for greater efficiency. I personally wanted to obtain all endings myself, and didn’t want to risk any spoilers.
If you opt for Ending C by killing the boss, save your clear data over a DIFFERENT file, and keep your file outside the final dungeon intact.
By doing this, you will only need to beat the final dungeon one more time to unlock Ending D. However, if you view Ending C and overwrite the save file you were using, then you’ll have to start from the same point as you restarted the last two times, which will take far longer!
If you elect the second option and choose not to kill the boss you will get Ending D.
The game will ask you to enter your player name, and you should duly oblige. This will delete your save file, but don’t worry! It’s all part of it, despite the game trolling you by literally cycling through each section of the menu and making your hard-earned collectibles vanish before your eyes.
Note: if you chose Ending C first but didn’t have the weapon by the doves before entering the final dungeon, remember to grab it again since there was no way to save your game after obtaining it
How do you get Ending E?
Firstly, note that you can only unlock Ending E by first unlocking Endings A, B and D.
Unlike the other endings, NieR Replicant isn’t very explicit about how you reach this one. That’s where we come in.
Once you have obtained Ending D, your save files will be no more, so you will need to start a new game and enter a different player name to the one you used before (it won’t actually let you use the same one). This will be identical to the first time you played through, and starts right at the very beginning rather than the point where routes B and C/D started.
You need to reach the part where you fight the enormous shade with Kainé in the Aerie. Once you beat this boss, the story will automatically branch in a different direction. This unlocks a new gameplay section, which I won’t spoil at all and will just say it’s terrific.
Whilst replaying the early parts of the game you do not need to worry about collecting anything whatsoever. You can just rush through as quickly as possible, and I was able to reach the new section in under 2 hours.
Once you’re in the new part, there is nothing much else to say – simply follow the plot until it ends. You can’t go wrong. As before, you will have to input the original player name (ie, the one whose file you deleted) at the very end.
When you get to this point, simply enjoy the wonderful ending to a brilliant game. It takes a while to get there, but it’s worth it. As a bonus, once you have reached ending E you will be given the option to restore the save file you used to reach Ending D.
How long does it take to obtain all endings?
Chances are once you’ve seen Endings A and B you’ll be anxious to see the rest. It’s a bit of a slog, but not as bad as it sounds. Here are my estimates based on my own play time.
Ending A – Around 15-20 hours – this will be more if you tackle all optional sidequests, but if you’re anything like me you’ll get sick of these pretty quickly!
Ending B – Another 5-8 hours – there are new cut-scenes you won’t want to skip, but you will be much quicker and more powerful this time
Ending C/D – Another 3 hours – there are a small handful of extra scenes but generally you can skip everything until you beat the final dungeon
Ending E – Another 4 hours – skip everything until the boss fight at the Aerie, and then it’s about 2 hours of brand new content where you shouldn’t skip anything.
Total – Around 30-35 hours for all endings
Is Ending E worth it?
It’s fair to question this, because Ending E requires a lot of replaying the same sections, which can be tedious to say the least – especially once Ending B is out of the way.
However, I must implore you that you definitely should persevere and obtain Ending E. Not only is this the most comprehensive ending, but it also comes with a phenomenal extra gameplay section, which is one of the best parts of the game.
There we have it – everything you need to know, and with nothing notable spoiled. Here’s a brief recap of how to reach the true ending:
- Play through the game to reach Ending A and save your clear data
- Load up your clear data, play through right to the end again to reach Ending B and save your clear data
- Load your new clear data again and obtain all of the weapons
- Beat the final boss and let them live, which unlocks Ending D and deletes your save file
- Start a completely new game and input a different character name
- Reach the battle with the giant shade in the Aerie as quickly as possible, and win just like before
- A new gameplay section will unlock (which lasts no more than a couple of hours) – play through this and witness the brilliant Ending E
- Note: If you want Ending C first, just make the other choice after beating the final boss, save in a new slot and reload before the final dungeon before following the rest of the instructions
Now get off the internet and unlock Ending E before anything is spoiled!