Challenge #6 Walkthrough
Beat it last night after 2 hours.
* ALWAYS keep an eye on your radar and boost meter: inattention to either can be fatal.
* MASTER boost-dodging
* Have a plan and know your next move at all times
* Your starting point (where you begin the challenge) is the best place to begin each wave.
* Like in God Hard, luck is a big factor. Sometimes you will catch lucky breaks, sometimes you just won't be able to survive what the game throws at you. Just keep trying.
* Besides the View Hounds in Wave 2, there is no firm rule on when to use EMP's. You have six total for this challenge (3 start and 3 to pick up), use them wisely and at your discretion.
Wave 1: Boost over to the tan barricade on the right, near where all the red Gorgies spawn. As they warp in, toss 2 frags to kill a bunch straight off. Shotgun any stragglers then weave in and around the map picking them off with the shotgun 1 or 2 at a time. Stay constantly mobile! When the Viper is the last one standing you are in the clear as he is very easy by himself. Simply stay mobile and "entice" him into the sword-dash for the easy QTE. With practice, this should be an extremely easy wave. Do not touch the upgrade the Viper drops. Swap out shotgun for Lock-On Laser before Wave 2 starts, have EMP's ready and take cover behind the barricade you were facing at the start of the challenge.
Wave 2: Have the LOL "folded out" and ready to fire (holding down RT) before Bogey appears. Hit him, diveroll back/to the side, AR (go into slo mo) and lock/fire on him again. Repeat as much as possible until he breaks off to the side. Make sure you don't get so preoccupied with him that the View Hounds (flying bots) sneak up on you! As soon as they begin to approach, toss an EMP in their general direction. As long as it lands anywhere in the general vicinity, it will take them all down. The Gorgies will usually not come up the stairs to harass you, but if they do, you must kill them ASAP. Regardless, your first priority is taking down Bogey. Continue the cycle of quick bursts of dodge, AR, fire, repeat until the LOL runs empty. If you hit him with most or all of your ammo he should be close to dead. Quickly finish him off with the HMG or assault rifle. Take cover and catch your breath, most of the time the remaining Gorgies will still be below the stairs trying to fire on you. Pick them off at your leisure. Swap the LOL for a shotgun, make sure your HMG is refilled, and get back to the start point. Again, not too difficult a wave as long as you aggressively take out Bogey and maintain situational awareness of the other enemies.
Wave 3: As soon as "Challenge 6 Wave 3" disappears from the screen, toss your remaining frag into the center-most warp field from your start point. This should kill off the red Gorgies. Now here comes the tricky part. Roll + AR to the left and use HMG to destroy the turret on the left shoulder of the Rocket Romanov. Get back in cover then roll + AR to the right and blow the tank on the Flame Romanov when his drill buddy is near him. If the drill does not get close enough, kill the flame guy anyway, you don't have the time to waste. Your goal is to destroy the heads of all the Rocket/Drill Romanovs, once you do they are little or no threat to you. Use AR + HMG for this and watch your damn radar for those drills! Boost-dodging should get you up to the Rocket who stands near the statue. Use the statue as cover and blow off his head. Be careful for the drills coming in to join the party, use an EMP if in a pinch. Pay attention for the uber-missile fired by the Rockets as it is a golden opportunity to kill it and anything near it if you can AR and detonate the missile quickly enough. When the only things left are beheaded Romanovs, restock your ammo and swap the shotgun for an LFE. Pick up the 3 extra EMP's if you ran out, and get back to the start.
Wave 4: The beginning will be pretty frantic. Use AR dodges and the LFE to kill off the ball turrets and blue ninja Gorgies as fast as you can. Keep an eye out for the gatling platforms and HMG them the instant they appear ASAP. When you are down to the double Bia's, resist the temptation to pick up the rocket launcher. Boost-dodge constantly, use cover, and wear them down with HMG and shotgun. The shotgun in particular is very effective against them at close range, but the risk matches the reward in that case, unless you can separate them. When they deploy their purple mini-turrets, go into AR and spray in a horizontal line with the assault rifle, usually this will wipe them out off the bat. Do NOT let them corner you or get in close in scorpion form, boost-dodge away from them constantly and HMG them. When bipedal you can be a little more aggressive with the shotgun. Once you are down to one Bia with little health left, start planning for the next wave. Ensure that when he dies you either have, or are ready to quickly pick up, the following: HMG, LFE, and the rocket launcher. Know where that upgrade cube from Wave 1's Viper is, as well.
Wave 5: Same script as before with the ball turrets. Boost-dodge like crazy to avoid their fire and prevent the Bogeys from nailing you. Thankfully you need not be too precise with the LFE. I stayed on top of the staircase and let the ball turrets come to me then quickly took them out. Watch your radar; the instant you've killed all the balls, get out your rocket launcher and start pummeling Blue Bogey. Grab the upgrade to reload and decrease lock-on time and put those 3 rockets into his face as well. This should kill him or put him at the very brink of death. Immediately finish him off with whatever you have. The sliding-EMP trick works well if you can get them close enough for it (Throwing an EMP while boosting immediately detonates it around you).
Now comes the hard part. Red Bogey will go utterly batshit and start flying/weaving like a mosquito on crack. You will have a VERY hard time hitting him with any solid sustained fire. Use your radar to keep track of him and never lose sight of him if you can help it. When he uses the massive death-ray laser, boost-dodge frantically as it approaches you and it should miss. When he spams the ridiculously long lasting barrage of homing lasers, it's time to boost-dodge from side to side like you never have in your freaking life. You will probably still get hit by a few, but hopefully not enough to put you into critical AR. The key here is not to be consumed by nervousness at trying to survive. You need to take advantage of every small opportunity you have to hit him. The longer he stays alive the more chance he has to nail you and you are starting the challenge from scratch. If you can grab the second LOL on the map and a full HMG you should be in good shape. BOOST-DODGE CONSTANTLY. I killed him with my remaining scraps of assault rifle ammo, and whatever HMG ammo remaining I could find. Any time he is semi stationary, AR and unload on him with HMG as much as you can. This is why it is critical you never lose sight of him or you will miss out on these chances. Good luck. It is one hugely satisfying feeling when he finally crumples and topples backwards. Congratulations you have finished one of the hardest and most intense gaming challenges in recent memory.