Read this Borderlands 3 story mission walkthrough guide of Hostile Takeover. Including mission tips, boss fight battles, and more!
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Hostile Takeover Walkthrough
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Promethea - Meridian Outskirts Map
Promethea - Meridian Metroplex Map
Hostile Takeover Walkthrough Chart
|1||After Lilith talks to you, head to Ellie and talk to her|
|2||Go to the Meridian Outskirts in Promethea using the Drop Pod|
|3||Answer the Distress Call to meet and talk to Lorelei|
|4||Follow Lorelei. After speaking with her again, Digistruct a ride and travel through the Meridian Spillways|
|5||Keep on following Lorelei|
|6||Defend the civilians against Assault Troopers|
|7||Trail Lorelei and help her Liberate Watershed Base|
|8||Open the Base's door and defeat all enemies inside|
|9||Use the central console to contact Rhys|
|10||Digistruct a vehicle and find an Atlas operative|
|11||You will then find and talk to Zer0|
|12||Follow Zer0 and secure the weapons depot|
|13||Defend against the Maliwan counterattack|
|14||Once all enemies are defeated, loot the depot|
|15||Find the Holoblade upgrade and give it to Zer0|
|16||Regroup with Zer0 at the Halcyon Spaceport|
|17||Defeat Gigamind and loot his brain|
|18||Head back to Watershed Base and and contact Rhys|
|19||Insert the Gigabrain into the Gigareader to complete the mission|
1~5. Progressing the Mission
Straightforward Mission Sequence
The sequence of events in this section of the mission are straightforward. Follow the prompts on the screen and minimap to quickly get through this part.
6. Defending Civilians
Enemies Are Now Shielded
Enemies that appear from here on out will now come equipped with a shield! This means that you will need to deal more damage to defeat Assault Troopers. Alternatively, you can use shock weapons to instantly shred their shields.
7~8. Liberating Watershed Base
Enemies Will Now Have Elemental Damage
You may encounter enemies that deal fire or shock damage. Remember that each element has its own strengths and weaknesses. For example, try to engage fire enemies when you have shields up to reduce damage taken!
12. Securing the Weapons Depot
Armored Enemies Appear
Armored enemies are denoted with a yellow health bar. This means that they take reduced damage from all elements except for Corrosive and Cryo! Equip these types of elemental weapons to instantly melt their HP.
13. Defending Against Counterattack
Aim For the Ball Behind the Badass
Several Badass Heavies will be deployed during the counterattack. These enemies can soak up damage and will relentlessly chase you. Aim for the ball on their backs as these deal critical damage and stagger them, allowing you to reposition if needed.
Gigamind - Boss Battle Tips
Gigamind Throws Projectiles
Gigamind will use ranged attacks to fight you. These include throwing drones that home in on you, and lasers that it emits from a forcefield. Since these are projectile type attacks, keep your distance in order to avoid them.
Use Shock Damage To Melt Shields
Gigamind will start the fight with a full shield bar. Use shock damage to instantly destroy it, allowing you to chip away at its health. Note that Gigamind's shield will not regenerate once it has been depleted.Check Out Elemental Damage Here!
Aim For the Red Spot On Its Back
Once its shield is depleted, it will create a force field in front of it that can deal damage to you. Get behind Gigamind and shoot at the red dot on its back to deal critical damage and avoid getting damaged by the shield.
Assault Troopers Regularly Spawn
Assault Troopers will regularly spawn during the fight. Gigamind will also deploy some drones that reinforce their shields, making them a pain to deal with. Take care of the drones first as they do not have much HP, then turn your attention to the Troopers.