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erspence 06-20-2011 01:53 PM

The Freeze Ray is a 1 hit kill on the Energy Leech even on Insane difficulty
 
Well, basically a 1 hit kill. What you'll need to do is swim up the the boss and pull the trigger. You will get frozen, your ego will drop to nothing and your screen will be flashing red but you will see the the Energy Leech's health will completely deplete while you are frozen. Once you unfreeze, all you need to do is switch to a RPG and shoot him once and that will put his health in the red flashing state so you can start the QTE event to finish him off.

Just something I stumbled upon last night completely by accident and I reloaded to verify it works everytime and wasnt just a glitch. Hopefully this is helpful for those getting really frustrated at this boss fight. If you dont have the Freeze Ray, you can get one in the previous chapter.

DarkReign2021 06-20-2011 01:59 PM

Interesting. I'm going through on Easy right now for my pistol achievement, so I'll have to check this out when I get there. May make my insanity run slightly easier (though the worm wasn't really all that difficult compared to the other bosses.)

MVA 06-20-2011 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by erspence (Post 4307619)
Well, basically a 1 hit kill. What you'll need to do is swim up the the boss and pull the trigger. You will get frozen, your ego will drop to nothing and your screen will be flashing red but you will see the the Energy Leech's health will completely deplete while you are frozen. Once you unfreeze, all you need to do is switch to a RPG and shoot him once and that will put his health in the red flashing state so you can start the QTE event to finish him off.

Just something I stumbled upon last night completely by accident and I reloaded to verify it works everytime and wasnt just a glitch. Hopefully this is helpful for those getting really frustrated at this boss fight. If you dont have the Freeze Ray, you can get one in the previous chapter.

I found this out the other day and thought that it was maybe a glitch, good that you verified that it isn't.

Sidburn19 06-20-2011 03:23 PM

So is it ok to turn on the retro ice gun without affection my insane achievement?

KrAzY xJiMmYx 06-20-2011 03:28 PM

thanks! just done this on insanity and worked perfectly. Cba to keep getting air all the time.

Kage Phantom 06-20-2011 04:25 PM

Awesome find! Does anybody know where the Freeze Ray is in "The Clarifier" (The previous level)?

Kage Phantom 06-20-2011 05:24 PM

Nevermind, i got the Freeze Ray at the end of "The Clarifier Part 1" after I killed those 2 sumo flying saucers :woop:

kyboy 06-21-2011 12:52 AM

awesome find... i wonder if this works on other bosses?

Drucifer82 06-21-2011 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Sidburn19 (Post 4307783)
So is it ok to turn on the retro ice gun without affection my insane achievement?

The retro freeze ray doesn't effect your cheevs. Only things that say CHEAT in their description do. You'll also receive a warning message when using CHEAT features.

BTW after beating Insane for the 50GS I found replaying Insane with Invincibility, Infinite Ammo, and Instagib on to be very therapeutic. Even the bosses are gibbed.

Otacon152 06-21-2011 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by kyboy (Post 4309094)
awesome find... i wonder if this works on other bosses?

None that I've tried it on so far sadly. Energy leech seems to be the exception I think cause it's underwater.

I was just about to post this myself. Totally glad I found it when I did as I absolutely hated that leech on my normal run.

PorkSodaxx 06-23-2011 01:06 AM

God dammit. I just did this the hard way on Insane and it took like 3 tries.

Good find though.

Sidburn19 06-23-2011 01:14 AM

I would love to see a video of this, I'm to lazy to go back and try it myself.

Dreamer84 06-23-2011 04:23 AM

I tried this on insane difficulty, I was so surprised to see this work :eek:. Thanks

Predni 06-25-2011 11:17 AM

I read the Tactic und WTF :Bounce:

I make for all People a Video to this, hf ;)


lornesbored 06-25-2011 07:47 PM

do you have to be using the retro freeze ray? if so how do you unlock it? I only beat the game on easy before attempting insane.

llll epic llll 07-08-2011 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by lornesbored (Post 4319832)
do you have to be using the retro freeze ray? if so how do you unlock it? I only beat the game on easy before attempting insane.

not beat the game on easy

Bahumaut 07-11-2011 09:37 PM

You need to beat the game on at least Let's Rock difficulty to unlock the Freeze Ray cheat

hypermetalsonic 07-11-2011 11:30 PM

nvm.. standard freeze ray shot did the trick :)
thanks for the info!

Darkforce412 07-18-2011 11:12 PM

thank god i read this i was just about to try insane mode now that i know it will be easier now:woop:

TheUglyCasanova 07-19-2011 05:09 AM

Works like a charm. You're a hero for finding this.

Darkforce412 07-22-2011 01:26 AM

it was wayyyyyyyyy too easy i couldnt believe it

stratmancj 09-17-2011 01:04 AM

still works ... thank you so much!

Wolverine E2149 02-16-2013 11:20 AM

Thank you for this,excellent tip!

Rgw0 04-03-2013 08:36 PM

I can still confirm this after the latest patch, just did it 5 minutes ago.

Thanks, works like a charm.

FrozenRaptorz 04-15-2013 12:00 AM

Too bad you get the gun so late in short campaign. Still a treat though. Well kind of.

Monkeyman8900 08-31-2013 12:23 AM

I completed the game last week without noticing this post.... would have made my insane run so much easier. But then again I had a harder time with him on hard than I did on insane.


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