Sidequests (also known as sub-quests) are a Menu option in NieR: Automata. They can be picked up at various times throughout the main story. They can almost entirely be skipped however quests offer various rewards such as Weapons and Pod Programs. Due to the event-like nature of the game, quests will appear and disappear based on the current chapter. Completed quests will have an impact on the world allowing the player to access new opportunities which will remain permanent.