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Octacide in Duke Nukem Forever

Octacide37 (25)

Defeat the Octaking

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Achievement won on 11 Jun 11
TA Score for this game: 1,795
Posted on 11 June 11 at 08:09, Edited on 11 June 11 at 08:21
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Welcome to the most annoying boss fight in the game. I wrote this guide after fighting the Octaking on 'come get some' difficulty. There are three stages to this boss. The first stage consists of the Octaking and respawning waves of three octabrains. The second is a more linear strafe and shoot section. The third, a simple just blow his brains out stage. Hehe brain pun.

Preparing for this encounter, you should be holding a devastator, 4 pipe bombs, beer, and a holo duke. There are ammo dumps for both ammo and explosives in the centre of the platform.

Step one is to kill the octabrains. Hide in the corner in a form of booth as it is more difficult for the octabrains to hit you here. DO NOT use the devastator as the octabrains will catch the rockets and throw them back at you, killing you very quickly. Instead, you want to throw a pipe bomb at one, and the moment it catches it, detonate it. It will take two pipe bombs to kill an octabrain, so you should be able to kill off two before making a run for supplies. Quickly resupply and dispatch the third octabrain, and then fire off as many devastator rounds into the boss as you can before the octabrains respawn. Then simply rinse and repeat. Don't forget you can use your beer to buy you needed time. There is a spare beer on the floor in the booth in the corner (where I advised you take cover).

Note that the octabrains don't actually come in waves as some people believe. they spawn on their own timers and so for this strategy to work you need to dispatch all three octabrains as fast as possible. Don't try to ignore the brains and fight the king, you will be overwhelmed in seconds.

Once the boss has reached about 50% of his health bar he will change his strategy. Octabrains will no longer spawn, and he will start throwing pieces of the generatot room at your platform. After he has trashed your platform and all of your cover, he will start firing large balls of ouch at you. My strategy here was to drop the holduke in the corner where the booth used to be, and shoot the boss without interuption from by the ammo box. This way you will be able to take off a large chunk of his health without needing to dodge or react to his moves. Once the holoduke runs out, dodge his plasma balls and continue shooting until he goes down.

After his little explosion scene he will begin to pull you towards him. If you get to close to him he will explode, killing you instantly... Don't ask how I know that :P So just stand by your ammo box and finish that persistant thing off!

You will not need to rapidly tap A at any point in this fight, rejoice!

The first section of this battle is by far the hardest. Once you get past it the boss should offer little challenge.
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