Like any good action JRPG, Nier Replicant has a variety of skills and spells for your character to use. Some are simple evasive abilities like a Dodge Roll, while others allow you to summon massive appendages to smash enemies with. There’s just one problem: You don’t know how to equip magic and abilities in Nier Replicant, and as a result, you haven’t been able to utilize any of these useful skills.
Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled this guide to walk you through the whole process. Let’s dig in.
How to Equip Magic and Abilities in Nier Replicant
Equipping magic and abilities in Nier Replicant is easy once you know where to look and what it requires.
First, open the pause menu by pressing the Options Button on PlayStation 4 or the Menu Button on Xbox One. Then, move the left analogue stick up toward the Magic/Abilities tab. This will bring you to a menu of your currently equipped abilities and which assigned button triggers them. The buttons you can assign as the hotkeys for abilities are L1, L2, R1, and R2 on PlayStation 4; and LB, LT, RB, and RT on Xbox One.
Select whichever button you want to equip a skill to, and a menu will open up that contains all of your available skills and magic attacks. Scroll down to the one you want to equip, and then select it by pressing either the X Button on PS4 or the A Button on Xbox One. It’ll then be assigned to that hotkey button, and you’ll be able to use it out in the field as much or as little as you like.
That’s really all there is to it. Using abilities and magic is integral to the game’s design, so it’s little wonder the process is simple and easy to manage.
Hopefully this cleared up how to equip magic and abilities in Nier Replicant. For more on the game, check out our guide wiki. There should also be a number of related articles covering trailers, previews, and more down below.
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