In the last four days, fans of NieR: Automata and bystanders alike have been collectively obsessed with a newly discovered secret. All this was due to a door that is located in the popular action role playing game. It was no ordinary gate that players simply failed their multiple moves needed to beat. Nier; it was one that apparently only one person in the history of the game could manage to open. After a week of speculation, we know why: It was fake.
Someone randomly posted a video on the Nier Automata subreddit showing they found a secret room in the Copied City. So far no one else has worked out how they managed to make this secret door appear. Literally 1 person on earth has accessed this room and we are uttered mind blown pic.twitter.com/g7W4JxiNDg
— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) July 25, 2022
The original clip of the secret door was posted on Reddit four days ago and set the internet on fire. Fans raced to find out how this single player managed to find this hidden door in a game released five years ago. It was a throwback to the pre-internet 1980s era of gaming secrets, which players recently got a taste of with Elden Ring. Just as you must have felt when your friend told you that Charizard was unlockable in Super Smash Bros.many fans were skeptical, but chased after the secret anyway.
Apparently the unmasker of this discovery, Redditor Sadfutago, has been on this goose chase for quite some time. Looking through the posts of him across different Nier subreddits shows that they have been wondering how to unlock and get into the in-game church for two months.
Eternal mystery… https://t.co/crCyL0hZQ3
—齊藤陽介 Yosuke Saito (@SaitoYosuke_Z) July 26, 2022
The search for Sadfutago led us to where we are now: a door that no one but them could enter and that even Nier producer Yosuke Saito was stumped by. NieR: Automata he is no stranger to hidden secrets. In fact, the game is full of them, with “the last secret” apparently found a year ago. So how come we have never heard of this impossible gate to pass through until now?
The Nier: Automata church mystery is over. Mod tools are coming soon along with the files for the church! pic.twitter.com/ZIaBXkrB7A
— Tyler (@tylercolp) July 29, 2022
The secret has finally been revealed after days of bewilderment: the door is a lie. This elaborate hoax ended up being a mod created to showcase the upcoming advanced modding tools coming to NieR: Automata. The creator of this “secret church” mod went on Twitch and showed off a new in-game scenario that takes place in new and existing areas.