NieR: Automata – Restoring Your Health
Unlike most modern video games these days, NieR: Automata doesn’t feature any sort of health regeneration. This means that you’ll have to use healing items in combat, or rest until the bar completely refills. Below, we’ve listed all the ways you can restore your health in the game.
Healing items: Pressing down on the d-pad will allow you to access your quick menu, where you can use a recovery item. Alternatively, pressing the left side of the touchpad on the DualShock 4 will pause the game and bring up an items and equipment menu where you can use recovery items as well.
Resting: Once Anemone gives you the spare room at the Resistance camp, you can head there at any time to rest and regain all of your health.
Chips: Enemies drop them, and supply vendors sell them, so make sure to look at all your chips whenever you pick up new ones. There are chips that will let you regenerate small bits of health over time, as well as chips that restore it with every enemy you kill. Install these, and you’ll probably never have to use a recovery item again in normal fights.
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