At the end of Act 3 in Gears 5, you will encounter the Kraken in a boss fight. Kraken isn’t your traditional boss and unlike the Matriarch, the goal here is to escape from the boss instead of killing it. We have compiled this guide for you to defeat the hulking tentacled monstrosity.
Gears 5 Kraken Boss Fight
Just like mentioned before, Kraken is unlike any boss that you may have encountered. It’s a vicious boss that possesses hard-to-dodge tactics. Kraken got its name from the legendary sea monster infamous for not sparing any enemy in its sight. Kraken has huge teeth that measure up to 6 feet and can shred the enemies into pieces. Be prepared for your fight with Kraken beforehand, as it’s going to be a tough one.
Players encounter the Kraken at two different points in Gears 5.
How to Beat the Kraken
The Kraken is the final boss of Gears 5, and you’re going to need more than just firepower if you’re going to put this beast down. We’ll be telling you all the key information and boss tips you need for defeating the Kraken in Gears 5.
Act 3 Fight
When you launch the rocket at the end of Gears 5 Act 3, the Kraken comes out from under the sand and grabs on to the launch platform. Players have to escape from the boss and leave the platform before the rocket launch kills them.
The different decks of the platform are filled with ammo so running out of ammo during this fight is something the players don’t have to worry about till the last stage of the fight.
The Kraken’s Weakness
While the players are on the rocket platform, the Kraken boss will continue to shoot out tongues from the holes on its tentacles. If you’re wondering what exactly is tentacles, it’s a gross-looking octopus skin tongue that comes out of his mouth and advances to attack you. And luckily, this very gross thing is its weak point that can help you wipe him out.
Make sure to shoot the glowing bulges on these tongues to quickly destroy them or the tongues will grab you or your squadmates.
Eliminate Tentacles To Avoid Being Grabbed
Keep in mind that three of these tentacles will emerge at one time from the boss’s mouth. Shoot at them as they appear and move on to the next. Make sure you shoot as much as you can to get rid of these deadly tentacles.
Keep in mind if you’re slow with your shot, these tentacles will not spare you and grab you the moment they can. In case if the boss has caught somebody from your team, shoot at its tongue before they toss your friend in its mouth. Both attacking and saving require you to have speed.
Flock and Leeches
Continue doing this till the second stage of the fight where the Kraken starts to shoot out Flock and Leeches from the holes on its tentacles.
At this stage, your main focus should be to shoot the inside of those open holes to destroy the interior of the tentacles while avoiding damage from the Flock. Deal enough damage and the flock will retreat back inside the Kraken.
During the last stage of the boss fight, players will face off against the main maw of the Kraken itself which once again shoots out multiple lashing tongues to grab players.
Use defense Weapons
Make sure you’re reasonable with your weapons. Rifles are pretty much useless against the boss, so use the defence weapons and continue fighting.
Also, remember to not be hesitant with your attacks. Keep shooting non-stop without caring about your friends being in the way. If your friends get hit by the bullet, they’ll receive no damage at all.
Even if one of your friends gets caught, keep shooting the weak spots and create as much damage as you possibly can. In case Kraken grabs hold of you, you’ll have to press the B button as much as you can and break free.
Keeping shooting them to avoid damage and to prevent them from grabbing anyone in your team.
Act 4 Fight
The Kraken makes another return at the end of the game as the final boss of Act 4. Players have to defend the city gates against the Kraken with the help of a railgun and multiple COGs assisting them.
This fight is once again just like the Act 3 fight where players will need to shoot the Kraken’s tongues to deal damage, deal with the Flock that spawns while the Railgun recharges.
Once the Railgun is recharged, Baird will tell the players to go use it, run to the Railgun, align it with the Kraken’s maw and press the fire button. Next, use the left analog stick to aim at Kraken’s mouth and then wait for the wires to orange and press RT to fire.
After the fire railgun attack on the Kraken boss, he will start sucking in air and dragging players and their squadmates in with them.
It is important to shoot the glowing tonsils in its mouth at this stage to avoid getting eaten. Each time you hit Kraken with the Railgun, the fight will get more challenging, and the tentacles will appear faster one after the other and move quicker.
Keep repeating the earlier strategy and fire the Railgun once it’s charged again. After the 3rd railgun attack, the final Gears 5 boss fight will end and you will be treated to a cutscene.
Kraken Boss Fight Tips
To summarize everything, we’ve listed some essential boss tips for Kraken Boss Fight.
Target the Tentacles
The best way you can tackle Kraken is by targeting him on his weak points. You’ll find these weak glowing points on his tentacles. This is the best way you’ll be able to deal damage with Kraken.
Perfect Reloads are essential
If you’re able to make perfect reloads for the Lancer, then you’ll end up saving a good amount of ammo along with time that is consumed while reloading. This is a tricky and critical task as failure in nailing perfect supplies will result in your own disadvantage.
Using the Railgun
Railgun is very handy when it comes to shooting those tentacles. So, get your hands on this Railgun as soon as you hear about its availability from Baird, there’s no time to waste.
Free your Teammates by Shooting
In case Kraken manages to get a hold of one of your teammates, you can shoot them to release them. But in case Kraken kills one of your mates, then you’ll have to start over.