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Kill the Leviathan

05 August 2014 - 2 guides

How to unlock the Exterminator achievement

  • CodsternationCodsternation457,244
    28 Oct 2008 28 Oct 2008 18 Nov 2008
    40 1 3
    You'll face the Leviathan at the end of Chapter 6.

    There are three waves to this boss fight. First, he attacks with three tentacles, the same ones that have attacked you earlier in the game and tried to drag you away. Same strategy applies here. Wait for the tentacles to extend, and fire away at the large yellow growth near the Leviathan's body until it explodes.

    The second wave is a volley of pods from his "mouth." Move Issac up closer to the Leviathan to catch the pods with Kinesis and fling them back (With the Right Trigger) into its mouth. Doing this will unlock the Playing Catch achievement as well. You'll need to learn to time your Kinesis captures based on how long a range you have. Grab at the pod too early and you won't have a chance to grab it again and it'll slam into you; grab it too late, and well, it'll already have hit you. After a few explode in his mouth, (you'll know this because it cringes and closes it's mouth for a moment), you'll move onto the third wave.

    The third wave is a combination of the first two, with pods being fired randomly at you while the tentacles attempt to crush you. Sometimes in this wave, the tentacle will slam down a distance from you, then sweep across the floor over you. Time it right, and you should be able to Zero-G Jump to a different area and avoid damage here. After you destroy all the tentacles, you'll be faced with just the pods flying at you, albeit at a faster rate than before. Repeat the strategy from the second wave a few more times and you'll finally defeat the Leviathan and get the unlock.
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    Onza My recommendations:

    Go in fully loaded with the line gun and pulse rifle. These do well on both the yellow parts and the pods.

    Also, take a few extra med packs with you. You may need it.

    Lastly, for me, there were more (large and medium) health packs to pick up when the battle is over, so don't rush out after the battle without picking up the goodies.
    Posted by Onza on 05 Aug 09 at 18:49
    The Globalizer One other comment -- you do not need to use kinesis, either on the pods or the canisters, to win this battle. I simply stocked up on Plasma Cutter, Contact Beam, and Pulse Rifle ammo and wailed away on it. The Contact Beam is excellent to use on the tentacles, as you have enough time to aim/charge and fire before getting swiped.
    Posted by The Globalizer on 07 Jan 10 at 06:00
    Assassin Corvo Yeah,you forgot to mention that YOU NEED TO SHOOT IT WITH YOUR WEAPON not just use kinesis!! Be a bit more specific when posting a solution please.
    Posted by Assassin Corvo on 01 Feb 14 at 00:26
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