5 Hardest Enemies In Deep Rock Galactic


It takes some skill to beat these Deep Rock Galactic monsters.

It’s not safe to go into the deep, dark caves of Hoxxes IV. Digging through the dangerous depths of the alien-infested world for Deep Rock Galactic requires brave dwarves who have to stay on their toes. Every time Deep Rock Galactic gets a big update, R&D might make guns that are bigger and better, but the bad guys keep getting stronger as well.

There’s more than a few things that should make players think about the plants and animals that they have to go through in order to get their loot back. Here are the most dangerous bugs that players will face, along with some tips on how to beat them in a battle.

Glyphid Oppressor

Deep Rock Galactic Glyphid Oppressor bestiary entry.

The Glyphid Oppressor is the most powerful regular Glyphid type. From head to toe, this big green bugger is wrapped in a smooth chitinous plate. The Glyphid Oppressor is one of the biggest bugs in Deep Rock Galactic. It can’t be hurt by anything except some of the hardest hitting impact damage in the game. Players should stay away from this enemy because it has sharp teeth and claws that can crush and tear players apart.

How To Defeat It:

A front-facing Glyphid Oppressor can’t be hurt by small arms fire, but this scary figure has one major flaw. He doesn’t have any armor on his chest, and dwarves who can flank this enemy will find a weak green bulb to eat. The Oppressor will be out for good if you hit him in the back with a hammer.

Mactera Grabber

Deep Rock Galactic Mactera Grabber bestiary image.

The Mactera Grabber is one of the most dangerous normal enemies in Deep Rock Galactic. The bugs that live in the caves of Hoxxes IV are called Mactera. They are birds. Most of the time, these enemies fly around in the air and attack dwarves from above while they’re trying to deal with groups of Glyphids on the ground. A very different method is used by the Mactera Grabber. This bug has grown long, thin arms that it uses to grab dwarves and pull them away from its friends. It jumps at a player with a screech and carries them high into the air, away from the safety of the ground.

How To Defeat It:

When there is a Mactera Grabber around, it’s safer to be in a group. This bug hunts dwarves who get split from their team, so being in a group that works well together is the best way to kill it when it comes near. The Mactera Grabber is weak where the yellow bulb is on the back of it. A couple of dwarves will be able to quickly destroy it by shooting it many times.

Dreadnought Hiveguard

Deep Rock Galactic Glyphid Dreadnought Hiveguard bestiary entry.

One of the possible bosses that players could face in the Elimination game mode is the Glyphid Dreadnought Hiveguard. This boss can also appear while players are in a different game mode, like Mining Expedition, Point Extraction, or On-Site Refining, so they always need to be on the lookout. The armored giant can call down Glyphid Sentinel minions and deal a lot of damage with slashes up close. It can also fire a mortar of fiery chunks at players farther away. It’s important to keep up with this tough boss fight because the Dreadnought Hiveguard does some of the most damage of any enemy in Eggy Car.

How To Defeat It:

For most of the boss fight, the Glyphid Dreadnought Hiveguard can’t be hurt. It only shows a weakness after all called Glyphid Sentinels have been killed. So that should be the first thing players do when the Hiveguard comes in. When beaten, the Sentinels leave behind a substance that makes it harder to move. So players should watch where they’re going. It has three bright weak spots on its body: one on its left leg, one on its right leg, and one in the middle.

These appear when the Sentinels are killed. These points all have a small amount of health. And when they are all gone, players can finally fight the Hiveguard. When players attack the Hiveguard, its stomach opens up. It will close again quickly, or if players do 1/3 damage to the boss’ life bar. That’s what the dwarves will have to do over and over until they beat the Hiveguard.


Deep Rock Galactic BET-C bestiary entry.

The BET-C is a dwarven machine that was taken over and broken in the caves of Hoxxes IV. It is part of Deep Rock Galactic‘s corporate combat machinery. The BET-Cs, like all of Deep Rock Galactic‘s other technology, are packed with high-powered weapons and explosives. Any player who gets close enough to wake the ghost in the shell will be shot. When playing as Deep Rock Galactic, BET-Cs can be some of the most dangerous enemies. However, once they’re beaten, they can be reprogrammed to become one of the strongest AI allies.

How To Defeat It:

The BET-Cs have turned against the dwarves. Because they have a special kind of infection that affects both people and machines. Luckily, the BET-C is very easy to hit with an explosive weapon because of the bugs that are covering it. The two round green bubbles on either side of the BET-C should be the focus of players. Each bubble contains half of the boss’s health bar, and when they are killed, the BET-C will turn off. From there, players can hack the BET-C and change the way it targets to help the dwarves on their journey.

Glyphid Bulk Detonator

Deep Rock Galactic Glyphid Bulk Detonator running at Gunner player in a sandy cave.

There are a lot of scary things in Hoxxes IV’s twisting tunnels. And the Glyphid Bulk Detonator is one of them. The bodies of these big, bad bugs are full of very dangerous and explosive material. They are a unique mutation of the Glyphid family. When they get close enough to attack, they hit the ground, setting off a huge explosion that knocks out anyone who gets caught in it. These Glyphids don’t just hurt players; they also destroy huge chunks of the environment. Which changes how players have to move through the cave for the rest of the task.

How To Defeat It:

The Glyphid Bulk Detonator is another enemy that has clear places where it is weak. There are round yellow sacs on top of this bug’s body that hold flammable material. You can only kill this enemy by shooting these sacs. The Glyphid’s chitin shell has many sacs spread out on the front, back, and sides. Players will need to work together to delay the bug long enough to destroy all of the sacs, while still being aware of its volatile payload.