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NieR: Automata Where To Find Upgrade Crafting Materials (Machine Parts, Memory Alloy, Etc.)

So you want to upgrade your weapon, huh? Well, hopefully you've been collecting items around the game world during your journey. If not, start doing so.

Upgrading a weapon to level 4 in NieR: Automata requires a lot of materials and gold. In the case of level 4 upgrades, you'll need some rare items, some of which require hours of grinding.

Note that many materials can be found on the ground as general loot. Also, this guide is a work in progress.

Broken Battery

  • Purchased: Emil's Shop
  • Reward For: Family Squabble, Robo-Dojo - Black Belt
  • Treasure: Desert Zone - Lower Subterranean

Broken Circuit

  • Purchased: Emil's Shop
  • Reward For: Half-Wit Inventor, Stamp Collecting

Broken Key

  • Dropped By: Small Stubby
  • Purchased: Emil's Shop

Complex Gadget

  • Reward For: Gathering Keepsakes (Repeatable Using Chapter Select)

Copper Ore

  • Purchased: Amusement Park Shop

Crushed Nut

  • Purchased: Emil's Shop
  • Reward For: Retrieve The Confidential Intel
  • Treasure: Desert Zone - Lower Subterranean

Crystal

  • Purchased: Amusement Park Shop

Gold Ore

  • Reward For: A Villager's Request, Popola's Errand
  • Treasure: Desert Zone - Oasis
  • Other: Found in City Ruins: Deep Cave

Dented Plate

  • Dropped By: Small Stubby
  • Purchased: Emil's Shop
  • Treasure: Parade Escort, Retrieve the Confidential Intel, Speed Star

Dented Socket

  • Purchased: Emil's Shop
  • Reward For: Parade Escort
  • Treasure: Desert Zone - Lower Subterranean

Dye

  • Purchased: Amusement Park Shop

Iron Ore

  • Purchased: Amusement Park Shop

Large Battery

  • Dropped By: Small Stubby
  • Reward For: Reconnaissance Squad
  • Treasure: City Ruins - Bottom Ladder

Large Gear

  • Dropped By: Small Stubby
  • Treasure: City Ruins - Bottom Ladder

Machine Arm

  • Dropped By: Medium Biped, Small Biped
  • Reward For: Idiot Savant, The Recluse
  • Other: Pascal will sell you Machine Arms after a memory sequence during Route C..

Machine Leg

  • Dropped By: Medium Biped, Small Biped
  • Reward For: Idiot Savant, The Recluse Stays Home
  • Other: Pascal will sell you Machine Legs after a memory erase sequence.

Machine Torso

  • Dropped By: Medium Biped, Small Biped
  • Reward For: Idiot Savant, The Permanent Recluse
  • Other: Pascal will sell you Machine Torsos after a memory erase sequence.

Memory Alloy

  • Dropped By: Medium Biped, Small Biped
  • Reward For: Game Dev Machine Lv 3, Lord of the Valley, Robo Dojo - Red Belt, Vanquish the Bad Bot
  • Treasure: Desert Zone - Lower Subterranean
  • Other: Found in City Ruins: Deep Cave

Meteorite

  • Reward For: Gathering Keepsakes, Half-Wit Inventor, Popola's Errand, Reconnaissance Squad, Storage Element

Moldavite

  • Reward For: Storage Element, The Wandering Couple, Treasure Hunt At the Castle

New Bolt

  • Reward For: Game Dev Machine Lv 3, Reconnaissance Squad, Speed Star
  • Treasure: City Ruins - Bottom Ladder

Plant Seed

  • Purchased: Amusement Park Shop

Pristine Cable

  • Reward For: Game Dev Machine Lv 2, Reconnaissance Squad
  • Treasure: City Ruins - Bottom Ladder

Pure Water

  • Other: Looted in Sunken City (Rare)

Pyrite

Rusty Bolt

  • Dropped By: Small Stubby
  • Purchased: Emil's Shop
  • Reward For: Game Dev Machine Lv 3, Speed Star

Rusted Clump

  • Purchased: Emil's Shop
  • Reward For: Game Dev Machine Lv 1, Half-Wit Inventor, Sorting Trouble

Severed Cable

  • Purchased: Emil's Shop
  • Reward For: Game Dev Machine Lv 2, Robo Dojo - Brown Belt
  • Treasure: Desert Zone - Lower Subterranean

Simple Gadget

  • Other: Looted in Forest Zone (Rare)

Small Gear

  • Dropped By: Small Stubby
  • Purchased: Emil's Shop
  • Reward For: Game Dev Machine Lv 1, Robo Dojo - White Belt
  • Treasure: Desert Zone - Lower Subterranean

Stretched Coil

  • Purchased: Emil's Shop

Stripped Screw

  • Purchased: Emil's Shop
  • Reward For: Robo Dojo - Red, Robo Dojo - White
  • Treasure: Desert Zone - Lower Subterranean

Titanium Alloy

Tree Sap

  • Purchased: Amusement Park Shop

Tree Seed

  • Purchased: Amusement Park Shop

Warped Wire


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