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Nier Automata's Infamous Hoax Level Is Now Real

Platinum Games' "Nier: Automata" is a unique game with a devoted fanbase that's still active to this day, years after the game's release. And it's easy to see why so many gamers hold "Nier: Automata" so close to their heart. "Nier" Automata" features fast-paced combat, dozens of different story endings, and no shortage of secrets (per The Gamer). The game has so many secrets that players were still discovering new ones years after the game's release. For example, just last year, one savvy user reverse-engineered the game to find a cheat code that sends the player to the final boss. After its discovery, many believed every secret in "Nier: Automata" was now found (via YouTube).

However, then a mysterious player posted footage of what looked to be a secret church area near the Copied City. Fans went wild over the idea that a new, never-before-seen area was found, but turns out the fake hidden room was a hoax, created by modders to showcase new development tools. Still, many gamers wanted to experience the room for themselves, even if it was just a mod. Now players can finally explore the modded church area for themselves.

Players can explore the hoax level via a mod

In all its glory, the full "Nier: Automata" church room mod is now available on NexusMods, uploaded by user DevolasRevenge. Users quickly showed their gratitude for the mod and noted their enjoyment of the original hoax the mod creator pulled on the community. Players can install this mod using the "Nier: Automata" Mod Helper or by dragging the files directly into the user's game folder. The mod also recommends players to be level 90 or above before taking on the enemies located in the room.

To access the mod, players must boot up 9S' campaign and head over to the Copied City. When experiencing this impressive mod for the first time, it's hard not to get excited for what may be coming soon to the "Nier: Automata" modding community. Previously, large-scale mods for "Nier: Automata" were seen as impossible to pull off, but thanks to the new modding tools, the future of "Nier: Automata" modding is looking bright.

The future of the "Nier" series as a whole is also bright, as a new "Nier: Automata" anime is on its way, and the mask-wearing series creator Yoko Taro is reportedly working on two new games. However, it is unknown if either of the titles will be set in the "Nier" universe.