Tools of the Trade achievement in NieR: Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition

Tools of the Trade

Any weapon upgraded to the highest level.

Tools of the Trade+0.1
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How to unlock the Tools of the Trade achievement

  • GhostMaker mk3GhostMaker mk3349,712
    26 Jun 2018 27 Jun 2018 27 Jun 2018
    18 0 2
    In order to upgrade weapons to level 4 you need to find Master Swordsmith Masamune. Teleport to the Royal Chamber in the Forest Zone and go one screen to the right and jump down to the lower platform. There is a box blocking a door to the left. Move it to the right and go through the door and you will find him.

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    DJBringaThank you for this, I had no idea where to find the swordsmith
    Posted by DJBringa on 16 Apr at 00:31
    Unexist2Thanks!
    Posted by Unexist2 on 28 Jun at 19:17
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  • AllgorhythmAllgorhythm428,462
    03 Jul 2018 04 Jul 2018 04 Jul 2018
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    This trophy is unlocked the first time you upgrade any weapon to level 4. Only one weapon shop is able to upgrade to level 4--the others only upgrade to level 3. So, there are two conditions that must be met to unlock the achievement. First, you must be able to pay the upgrade price in gold and materials. Second, you must have access to Master Swordsmith Masamune's forge.

    A logical weapon to upgrade is Virtuous Contract, 2B's default weapon. Assuming that you have already upgraded it to level 3 at the Resistance Camp Weapons Shop or the Machine Village Weapons Trader, you will need the following to upgrade it to level 4: 2 Memory Alloys, 5 Severed Cables, 3 Pristine Cables, 2 Machine Arms, and one Moldavite.

    All the materials except for the Moldavite can be farmed in the pit where you encountered Adam & Eve the first time as well as at other locations. The Moldavite can be found fairly commonly at harvest points near the Flooded City save point and less commonly at the Forest zone save point and other locations in the game. If the harvest points do not, at first, yield the Moldavite; make a quick save and then load it. The harvest points will respawn. Continue harvesting in this manner until you get it. Moldavite is a reward for several quests including Wandering Couple that can easily be completed before finding Masamune's shop.

    You can find Masamune's forge while undertaking the Forest Kingdom Main Story Quest. It is close to the end. When you interact with him, you will have the option of upgrading weapons. Upgrade any weapon to level 4 to unlock the achievement.

    Caution and recommendation: This achievement glitched the first time I attempted it. There is a save point on the main route just past Masamune's forge. I strongly recommend making a save here before you attempt unlocking the achievement. Defeat the enemies close to the access point to make it available. Then, make a save at this point. This save point is the Forest Castle: Royal Chamber access point. Once you use the save point, map information will appear including the location of the nearby forge if you have not already discovered it. Go back a very short distance and drop down one level as soon as you get to the edge. Interact with the block and pull it back to gain access to the forge. Upgrade a weapon to level 4 to unlock the achievement.

    If the achievement does not unlock: Press the cn_guide on the console for more than ten seconds to shut down the XBox. Unplug the power for about 20 seconds. Plug in the power and start up the XBox. Load the save you made at the Forest Castle: Royal Chamber access point. Go to Masamune's forge and upgrade a weapon to level 4. The power cycle you did on your XBox will have cleared the cache and the achievement should unlock.
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