Beast Mode achievement in Darksiders III

Beast Mode

Defeat 666 Enemies While in Havoc Form

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How to unlock the Beast Mode achievement

  • Senseless OgreSenseless Ogre454,412
    03 Dec 2018 28 Nov 2018 26 Feb 2019
    20 1 5
    Once you have the Storm Hollow go to the Catacombs and use it to hover across the previously inaccessible lava pool (Its the area with the wind and grapple spots). Here you will find the Unfocused Enoch enhancement. Equipping this automatically fills the havoc meter. At default it will take 33 minutes but with it fully maxed out it will take just under 6 minutes to fill up.

    The Obscurus enhancement (Located in Forgotten Lake near the red glowing skeleton with the club) also generates more havoc when attached. However you need to physically use the weapon to generate it, while Enoch generates over time as long as its attached to a weapon. Put Obscurus on your whip and level it up to increase your havoc meter even faster.

    I found a midgame setup to help demostrate a good location to grind in the video below

    Sorry, this Game Clip has been removed

    The South End has unlimited enemy spawns, which you can use to help fill up your meter faster. Once you get Havoc filled, teleport to the West End and you will find a large cluster of weak enemies.

    While the South End is helpful for early grinding, I have since discovered that you can skip this step altogether once you have Obscurus and Enoch fully maxed (also I had arcane at level 20) Simply teleport to West End and proceed from this step like you would normally as seen in the video.

    One critical tip to follow is to cancel your havoc form before the meter depletes. This can save over 50% of your meter with each grouping of enemies. The maxed enhancements fill up the meter so quickly you can have the meter filled in less than a minute as long as you only use up what you need.

    The last thing to note is you need to die in order to get the enemies to respawn. This will be made extremely easy once the incoming patch adds the kill Fury option in the menu. But until that patch goes live on consoles, use the nearby cliff to drain your health and then find any surviving enemy to finish you off.

    With this setup I got the achievement unlocked in about 45 mins

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    farfadet29thanks good solution clap
    Posted by farfadet29 on 03 Dec 18 at 03:06
    Phoenix C64this as many other achievements can be obtained cumulatively in several playthroughs, as long as they are NG+ on the same save slot
    Posted by Phoenix C64 on 15 Dec 19 at 15:14
    WhyattThrashThanks Phoenix C64 , came here specifically to look for this confirmation. Would be good to have it in the solution as well.
    Posted by WhyattThrash on 22 Dec 19 at 15:50
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  • CrimsonSoulCrimsonSoul187,001
    09 Feb 2019 07 Feb 2019
    6 0 8
    Disclaimers up front: this is not my video, and I have not yet obtained the achievement but I have tested the technique shown and confirm that the glitch works.

    As shown in the video - travel to "The Hulking Carcass" in the Bonelands. Stick to the right-hand side and draw the guy in the chair over with Salvation but do not agro any other mobs. Once chair guy is dead, switch to the left side and dodge backwards and forwards past the flag. Each time you dodge past, the game will spawn in two new mobs. Do this for as long as you want and then trigger havoc form. Rinse and repeat until done.

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    Mr Big BAnyone know if this has been patched out of the xbox version?
    Posted by Mr Big B on 27 Jan 20 at 23:56
    kedifarewill test it soon ... :)
    Posted by kedifare on 04 Feb 20 at 12:48
    FourthLionLooks to have been patched to me. Tried twice with no luck
    Posted by FourthLion on 12 Feb 20 at 18:50
  • WulfTekWulfTek911,253
    28 May 2022 28 May 2022 29 May 2022
    1 0 1
    Hi all, since the previous method of infinitely spawning enemies has been patched, and grinding elsewhere would take forever, I decided to do some digging around for an alternative method. I played my first playthrough on Story, planning to do my Apocalyptic run on NG+, so I barely used Havoc form, and was at 3% when I finished the main story.

    So, I found a video buried on YouTube, (under 400 views, I really did dig) showing an infinite enemy spawn, so full credit goes to the video creator Hugh Honey:

    The video doesn't make it super clear, so let me lay out how to do this. Fast travel to Haven: South End and enter the church. Inside the church, break all the benches (trust me it's easier), then you want to go out of the hole in the left/east wall. There's a Suffering on the rock wall to the south east, a large creature with 4 arms, you want to get in range so that they scream, but not leap off the wall. The scream will spawn 3 smaller enemies. Head back inside the church and do laps of the pillars near the opening in the wall. Now every few seconds, probably about 15 or so, 3 more enemies will spawn and run in.

    I used havoc form when about 150-200 enemies were there, but I don't know at what point the game will crash. I was on Series X, but Xbox One users might want to consider using Havoc form when the framerate starts to dip.
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    BrasshandeThe best method on here, even if the video misses out possibly the most important details of getting this to work, but your description in the guide was spot on so nice work matetoast
    Posted by Brasshande on 07 Jun at 21:29
  • SinFluxxSinFluxx614,421
    07 Dec 2019 08 Dec 2019
    1 0 0
    The method of using the flag in the Bonelands for infinitely spawning enemies is patched, and I found myself not needing to use specific spawn locations anyway.

    My recommendation would be (requires The Crucible DLC, not completely mandatory but basically is):

    - Complete the game on Apocalyptic for your first playthrough, just play normally to get through it as some bits can be a struggle, I ended up at about 12% completion for this achievement at that point. I think you probably could use Havoc Form more often than I did, but it does run out pretty quickly on this difficulty.
    - Make sure to collect the Enoch weapon enhancement and use it as one of your 5 to upgrade to "Balanced". As per Senseless Ogre's solution this is located outside the Catacombs serpent hole, across some Storm Hollow Tornadoes, then in a lava pool to your right after some jumps.
    - When you finish the game on Apocalyptic, and your achievements for that pop, and it asks what difficulty you want to choose for Armaggedon Mode (New Game +) just select cancel then load up your save, change the difficulty to Story then use Vulgrim to travel to the Crucible
    - You can do it on a higher difficulty if you want, but I wasn't fussed to. You'll need 60 Crucible Tokens at the end, I finished it and got 69. You'll get 1 token for every 1,000 points you score, finishing a round without taking damage rewards you with another 250 points.
    - During the crucible the skeleton waves are a good point at which to use HF too as they end up spawning quite a few enemies. I think after my crucible run I jumped from 12% completion to about 34%.
    - Once you've finished the crucible and got your 60+ tokens, purchase the Panoply of Champions armor from Targon
    - Move on to New Game + now (you'll just have to jump through the portal in the makers tree and defeat the final boss again)
    - In this run equip the new armor you bought, this has two key stats:
    >> Amount Of Havoc Bar Generated Per Minute: +11% to +24%
    >> Havoc Form Duration: +120% to +148%
    And make sure you have the Balanced Enoch enhancement equipped, which will generate another 18% of your havoc bar per minute.
    I upgrade the Panoply of Champions once for the achievement and left it at that, the game chucks plenty of upgrade materials at you for upgrading more so feel free to, it won't be needed for the achievement though.

    You should know the areas of the game from your first playthrough, so when you get into a new area run around and aggro all the enemies, once you have them all, or enough of them, go into Havoc Form, kill them all, then deactivate Havoc Form again (same as activating it, LB + RT).

    You should find with most groups that this uses barely any of your havoc bar on this difficulty, and with the passive generation it'll be full very soon after. So you should be able to play the game with using it on basically every encounter, though I skipped using it unless there were 5/6+ enemies.

    After finishing my first run + Crucible at about 34% completion I got this achievement on my second playthrough after first encountering Pride at the church near the South End serpent hole. What I then did was switch all my gear to stuff with Lurcher generating stats to work more towards getting Level 100.
  • Lord RazorbladeLord Razorblade1,086,995
    06 Dec 2018 06 Dec 2018 06 Dec 2018
    3 3 0
    In this video I will show you a fast and easy way to grind out your 1,000,000 souls along with getting your 666 havoc kills. Now I forgot to mention in the video you must die after getting your kills so that the enemies can re-spawn. Just go to another area with enemies and let them kill you or let the enemies that you are killing to fill the meter kill you. Make sure to grab those souls and they will all add up. Now the enhancement I would suggest using to make this faster would be the obscurus so that if you max it out it will have 25% havoc generated with desired weapon, and I would recommend putting it on the barbs of scorn.

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