Nier: Automata

Checklist

Resistance Camp

After The Machine Surge

After village

After Assault

After The Forest Kingdom

After Missile Supply Mission

Popola now sells you unique chips, including the supremely efficient Auto-collect Items.

After Copied City

Once you talk to Anemone, you are at the last point in the playthrough where you have access to the open world, quests, items, etc. Anything optional you still want to do on this playthrough, do it before heading to Abandoned Factory.