Destroyed the Hive achievement in Borderlands

Destroyed the Hive

Killed the Rakk Hive

Destroyed the Hive0
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How to unlock the Destroyed the Hive achievement

  • TheOtherBarberTheOtherBarber555,891
    23 Oct 2009 24 Oct 2009 24 Oct 2009
    65 0 4
    You will encounter this Boss on the way to find a piece of the Vault Key.
    Rakk will come off of it throughout the battle so be prepared to kill them or they will quickly drain both your shields and your health.
    The Rakk Hive has 4 eyes (2 on each side of it's head) and shooting the eyes will give you critical hits. The eyes burst when a certain amount of damage is done to them. The craters left behind when the eyes burst is also a Critical Hit zone.
    The Rakk Hive seems to only have 3 main attacks - the 'Acid Ball', 'Ground Stomp', and a Charging attack. The 'Acid Ball' attack is used on you most often when standing on the ledge above where the Rakk Hive is. The Rakk Hive spits out Acid Balls which, when they hit the ground, expand into an area effect of sorts with a cloud of acid above them, damaging you if you get too close to the spots (shooting from behind these will cause frame-rate issues). The 'Ground Stomp' attack is used when you get fairly close to the Rakk Hive. Finally, the Charge attack is used when you get close to the Rakk Hive and does a good amount of damage.
    Snipers do not seem to work very well unless you play in Co-Op mode and one character pummels it with Combat Rifle or SMG damage while the other player takes out the eyes. Mordecai seems to work well against both the Rakk Hive and the Rakk as long as you've leveled up the Bloodwing's abilities.

    (You will most likely encounter some frame-rate issues due to the size of the boss and the number of Rakk coming at you, especially if you use Combat Rifles or SMGs.)

    NOTE: NOT my video, the credit goes to the original uploader of the video.

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    Saw MarginI just killed him and although I might have been over leveled for the fight he did NOT drop anything worth noting for me.
    Posted by Saw Margin on 22 Dec 10 at 13:36
    Amendocremvery easy,the only thing you must worry are the suicidal rakks.
    if you have any trouble with this use eridian weapons,they have a good damage rate,and infinite ammo.
    Posted by Amendocrem on 13 May 11 at 16:44
    olde fortran 77I didn't go down to the flat area where it spawns. Just before you reach the flat area, there is a path to the left that overlooks the area. I went to the edge and it triggered the Rakk Hive to spawn. I stayed up there and ducked behind the rock whenever I needed to recharge or avoid the rakks.
    Posted by olde fortran 77 on 06 Mar 13 at 13:39
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  • Whats A GatsbyWhats A Gatsby71,890
    31 Jan 2010 02 Feb 2010 02 Feb 2010
    37 0 1
    In addition to TheOtherBarber's comment, I'd have to recommend shotguns at close range, as with them it is possible to hit each critical hit zone with each shot fired due to the bullet spread.

    Simply shot directly at the face head on and the battle shouldn't last too long, and probably not long enough for the surrounding Rakk to become much of an issue.
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    Amendocremuse eridian weapons,they have a good damage rate,and infinite ammo.
    Posted by Amendocrem on 13 May 11 at 16:43
  • PuritanSoulPuritanSoul764,436
    17 Sep 2013 16 Sep 2013
    14 1 0
    Further to TheOtherBarbers solution, if you try this on your own (I've got no mates sadly!) then your level is key.

    I tried this first as a level 26 and even with a 250 point sniper rifle and a 350 point shield with recharging health i couldn't get the Raak under about 1/3rd health before dying (I retried 6-7 times before running out of ammo).

    I returned a couple of days later and tried the same tactic TheOtherBarber suggests as a level 31 character and did it first time.
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