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Mission Details
Cave Type Non-linear
Deposit Type M.U.L.E
Objective(s) Kill 2-3 Glyphid Dreadnoughts
Payout Credit.png 570-840

Elimination is a mission type in Deep Rock Galactic. A large nest of large Glyphid Cocoons has been located underground, and Mission Control want the dwarves to eliminate their inhabitants, ferocious, heavily armored Glyphid Dreadnoughts.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The goal in Elimination missions is to locate and destroy multiple Glyphid Dreadnoughts, which are sleeping in their cocoons when the dwarves arrive. The Drop Pod is landed in a small "starter" room typically lined with resources such as Gold and Nitra. There are usually at least four tunnels to various caverns blocked by Compacted Dirt. These can be taken in any order to get to the Cocoons, though use of the player's Terrain Scanner will aid in locating them. They appear on the scanner as bright red egg shapes. The Cocoons themselves tend to spawn in open areas to fight in and are surrounded by veins of blue organic material, and emit an audible heartbeat sound. They are safe to approach, but take very little damage to break.

Swarms do not attack the players in Elimination missions, but smaller hordes of enemies will occasionally attack, including while a Dreadnought is being fought. Since these missions are more combat focused, higher quantities of Nitra can be found on the walls to aid in calling Resupply Drops.

Dreadnoughts[edit | edit source]

Main article: Glyphid Dreadnought

Once a Glyphid Cocoon has been it will shattered, an angry Glypid Dreadnought will appear and its unique theme will start playing. The Dreadnought will attack immediately, using a variety of abilities to incapacitate the dwarves:

  • Bite
    • If a player is close enough to the dreadnought, it will bite, dealing 17 damage.
  • Charge
    • The Dreadnought will charge towards its target with increased speed to close the gap between them.
  • Fireball
    • The Dreadnought spits an explosive fireball from its mouth, which flies in a straight line and destroys the terrain it impacts. Deals 28 damage on impact.
  • Swarmer Egg
    • Instead of a fireball, the Dreadnought can spit an arcing egg which releases multiple Glyphid Swarmers when it impacts a surface. If the egg hits a dwarf, it will cover them in pheromones and turn them into a target for the newly spawned Swarmers.
  • Spike Field
    • If players surround the Dreadnought, it will roar ferociously before stamping the ground, summoning a dangerous field of magma spikes. Any dwarves close to the Dreadnought when the attack hits will take a huge 60 points of damage.
  • Dig
    • If the players are hiding in a location that the Dreadnought cannot reach them in, it will destroy the terrain using its front legs to reach them.

The Dreadnought is currently the only monster in the game to boast a unique health bar. Once summoned its HP will be visible at all times at the top of the screen to all players. The Dreadnought has two health bars; one standard HP bar and a second "armor" bar. The Glyphid Dreadnought has impenetrable armor plates which cannot be shot though with firepower, and its only weakpoint is its rear (similar to Praetorians). The rear is protected by a destructible shell, tied to the armor bar, which will reveal its weakpoint when destroyed. The shell will regenerate after a brief period of being destroyed, and must be broken again before the dwarves can attack the weakpoint. The shell can regenerate faster on higher difficulties. While the shell is broken players can also shoot the Dreadnought's mouth, though this deals limited damage. After all of the Glyphid Cocoons and Dreadnoughts have been destroyed, the extraction phase can be started using a red button on the M.U.L.E..

Dreadnought elimination strategies[edit | edit source]

  • Prepare your arena before starting for as much advantage as possible.
    • Scouts should illuminate the area with their flare guns.
    • Engineers can set up sentries and place platforms on uneven terrain.
    • Drillers can dig out extra space and place their explosives on top of the Cocoon to detonate as soon as the Dreadnought emerges.
    • Gunners should fire Ziplines in useful locations to fire down upon the Dreadnought with.
  • Dreadnoughts tend to focus down one player at a time and will only use their special moves such as the Fireball and Spike Field if they believe they can strike multiple targets.
  • Dreadnoughts resist Fire, Explosive and Electrical damage by %50. Try to avoid using these weapons if possible.
  • Most Grenades which impede enemy movement such as the Scout's Cryo Grenades and IFGs are not effective against Dreadnoughts.
  • Shield Generators won't stop a Dreadnought from running inside, but they are still valued for their boosts to damage resistance and shield regenerators.
  • Weapons with Armor Penetration upgrades do not deal extra damage to the Dreadnought's shell.

Primary Objective[edit | edit source]

The number of targets to kill is based on the length and complexity of the mission.

Length Complexity Objective Primary Payout Secondary Payout
Cave length 2 Cave complexity 2 Kill 2 Targets Credit.png 570 Credit.png 180/300
Cave length 3 Cave complexity 3 Kill 3 Targets Credit.png 840 Experience Points 2800 Credit.png 280/350 Experience Points 1260/1120
Base Values (complexity/length bonus deducted)
Cave length 3 Cave complexity 3 Kill 3 Targets Credit.png 600 Experience Points 2000 Credit.png 200/250 Experience Points 900/800

Secondary Objective[edit | edit source]

Possible Secondary Objectives:

Fossil Collect 10 Alien Fossil

Apoca bloom Collect 15 Apoca Bloom

Boolo cap Collect 20 Boolo Cap

Hollomite Collect 25 Hollomite

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Glyphid Dreadnoughts first appeared in Update 5.