Scarlet Nexus is an action RPG developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Tose, check out our best Scarlet Nexus Tips and Tricks below.
Check the Item Exchange before buying anything
Whenever you enter a Standby Phase, always check the shopâ€™s Item Exchange section before buying anything. Usually, the shopâ€™s inventory gets updated every Standby Phase, and the items for sale can be obtained for free by exchanging the required items. Prioritize exchanging for weapons (and upgraded versions of your current weapons) and plug-ins.
Use the Wishlist feature to know when you have enough materials to exchanging
You can add up to 10 items in your wishlist. The game will notify you once you have enough materials to complete the exchange for the item in your wishlist.
Use the Library to identify enemy drops
The library contains all the necessary details about the Others you have slain so far. This is useful in identifying specific enemies and where you can find them. You can also see the materials they drop.
Donâ€™t be lazy during the Standby Phase!
The Standby Phase is the resting period before you transition to the next story chapter. We recommend not breezing through the standby phase since there are several important things that you can do.
* Consider re-visiting recently-cleared areas to farm for EXP and materials.
* Always check the shop for new items for exchange or sale. Upgrade your partyâ€™s weapons, get newer plug-ins, and presents. Donâ€™t go crazy in stocking up on consumables too much especially if youâ€™re not a heavy user.
* Complete all available Bond Episodes. Donâ€™t forget to check your Brain Messages since some bond episodes can be triggered there.
* Visit your home city to accept any available quests/ side missions.
* Give gifts to your teammates in the hideout to increase their bonds.
Know which gifts can increase Bond faster
Each character in the game has preferences. When selecting gifts for them, always look out for the heart icon. A small heart icon means that they like the gift while a larger, red heart means that the gift is their favorite (and will increase their Bond even faster).
Use the Archivist Often!
The archivist serves as the gameâ€™s healing point, save point, and shop at the same time. Talking to the archivist fully restores the partyâ€™s health. The shop also shares the same inventory anywhere in that current chapter so thereâ€™s no fear of missing out on anything. Finally, the archivist is deployed in very convenient locations so you can explore without worries since youâ€™ll have a safe spot to regroup and recover.
You can fast-travel often
The gameâ€™s maps are already revealed so you just need to manually find data points and resource readings. You can also switch between individual areas of a location by accessing the World Map, selecting the location youâ€™re in, and choosing the preferred area directly.
No need to report to quest-givers for completed quests
Unlike other games that use a quest system, you donâ€™t need to report back to the NPC who gave you the quest. Once you have completed a quest, simply open your menu, go to the Story tab, then select the Quests tab. Highlight the completed quest then report it as completed. Youâ€™ll instantly get the reward(s).
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Our Latest Questions
|Can I manually turn off/ turn on the Brain Drive?|
|Unfortunately, you can't. Brain Drive will trigger automatically once the gauge is full and will continue to deplete even when you're outside combat.|
|How can I prolong my teammate's SAS power duration?|
|Learn the skill â€œBrain Crush SAS Restoreâ€ to restore the SAS gauge of the power you've used or currently active. This will in turn extend the time the power(s) are active (especially if you have Concurrent SAS Activation). You can also learn the skill â€œBrain Drive: SAS Gauge Restoreâ€ which fully restores all SAS gauges as soon as Brain Drive is activated.|
|How to increase plug-in capacity?|
|Each character has three plug-ins but only one is available by default. For Yuito/Kasane, they have to learn the Additional Plug-in Equip Slot 1 & 2 to unlock the other two plug-in slots. For their allies, they have to give them the Plug-in Parallelization Program items as gifts. These can be obtained as a resource reading while exploring or exchanged via Shop.|
|Can I activate both pyro and electrokinesis at the same time?|
|You can't activate both powers at the same time since they're both powers that imbue your weapon attacks with fire and electricity respectively. Only one of them can be activated at a time. Other SAS powers doesn't have this restriction.|
|How can I activate SAS consecutively?|
|Learn the skill â€œConcurrent SAS Activationâ€ to be able to activate two SAS powers at once. Learning the second copy of the skill will allow you to activate up to four SAS powers concurrently.|