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A Trap is the twenty-second mission in Earth Defense Force 2025 and Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair. It is the first mission to take place on the "Cave" map.

Objective Edit

2025: The infiltration was a success. We were greatly outnumbered, so our casualties were high. The enemy is on familiar ground, after all, which gives 'em the edge. Expect an attack the moment you step inside the nest. Try to use the terrain to your advantage.

4.1: The infiltration was a success, but we're greatly outnumbered, so our casualties could be high. The enemy is on familiar ground, after all, which gives them the edge. Expect an attack at any moment while you're in that nest. Try to use the terrain to your advantage.

Storyline Edit

This mission is the continuation of the previous mission, after Storm Team and various soldiers jumped into the giant insect's nest. It takes place in the same cave system where EDF is trapped and has to defend themselves from the incoming attack.

The mission starts in a giant cave where one of the Rangers notes that the giant cave is a giant cave. Soon after he stated the obvious Ants will flood from the two tunnels at the top of the giant cave and attack the team. Soon they will be followed by Spiders and more Ants.

Once the final Giant Insect is dead HQ finally remembers that there is still an ongoing operation and decides to call in to order a retreat.

4.1 Changes Edit

Just like all underground maps this level is dark. Also Depth Crawlers and SDL1 can be called by Air Raiders.

Enemies Edit

Both Versions Edit

Wave Spawn Enemy Amount Notes
1st Appears at the begining of the mission. Black Ants 42 21 from each tunnel.
2nd Appears when there is less than 17 enemies left. Black Ants 20
Spiders 20
3rd Appears when there is less than 13 enemies left. Black Ants 29
Spiders 33

Online Limits Edit

Armor Limit

There's no limit for Inferno difficulty.

Difficulty Ranger & Air Raider Wing Diver Fencer
2025 4.1 2025 4.1 2025 4.1
Easy & Normal 648 638 374 369 810 798
Hard 1838 1933 969 1016 2297 2416
Hardest 3225 3825 1662 1962 4031 4781

Weapon Level Limit

Game Easy & Normal Hard Hardest Inferno
2025 7 30 55 97
4.1 7 30 57 96

Approximate Weapon Drop Rate

Game Easy Normal Hard Hardest Inferno
2025 0-4 1-5 14-26 0-51 1-61
4.1 0-4 0-5 16-31 0-52 1-61

Strategy Edit

Both Versions Edit

This is one of the harder missions in the game. The bottom of the cavern is very dangerous since the Giant Insects can attack from any side and can easily surround the players. The best bet is to find the slope going up along the walls to the top. On the top of the cavern there's a bridge connecting two tunnels on the opposite sides of the cave. The players should make their way to the closest tunnel, which will serve as an excellent chokepoint for the incoming enemies. There the usual tactics in tunnels will apply. Before going up it’s a good idea to grab the Wing Diver teams and make them follow the players as backup. The Ranger and Fencer squads can also be used, but they usually fall off the slope before reaching the top unless the players climb really slowly.

If the players fall down or are masochistic and decide to stay at the bottom, they should stay close to the walls to avoid being blindsided. The fact that in 4.1 the map is dark doesn't help, but certain weapons like rocket launchers can be used to temporarily light up the whole cavern.

Levels: Earth Defense Force 2025
1-10 ReconveneSpreading DisasterWinged War GoddessSetting SunWind BreakUnderground CaveEruptionRetaliationBeach FearThe Return
11-20 Air ForceDay of the DemonsTakedownPreventing LandfallLand CollapseFortress SiegeValley ShadowsArtilleryBreaking ThroughShining Stronghold
21-30 Into the DepthsA TrapGiant RobotsAnchoredSilver CityCrimsonHigh-SpeedBrute ForceCharge Phase 1Charge Phase 2
31-40 Charge Phase 3ThunderInfiltrationConvergenceInfernoStarshipDenseCrossingSearchWaterside Bugs
41-50 AnnihilationNatural CalamitySteel BeastVoid ShipBlue FightersEarth DefendersMountain Pass TrapFortress FrenzyPincerRavages of War
51-60 Air MobilizationBug InvasionTransport Ship Surprise AttackBug KingCrazy SkiesThe Fleet BelowBad PremonitionCity of HorrorMountains AblazeBreaking Through (2)
61-70 Bug TowerFortress AttackMountain LiberationSniper AttackTowering BeastTeeth of the UniverseGiant ShipSpearheadTower SiegeDen of Thieves
71-80 Death QueenMachine SquadMonster PartyLabyrinth of LightCity FlawsMonster CampFallen FlagshipHeaven's ArmyEncirclingDivine
81-85 The ThreatBattle to the DeathMassive MobilizationScorchingStar Eaters

Levels: Earth Defense Force 2025 Online
1-10 ReconveneSpreading DisasterWinged War GoddessSetting SunWind BreakUnderground CaveEruptionRetaliationBeach FearThe Return
11-20 Air ForceDay of the DemonsTakedownPreventing LandfallLand CollapseFortress SiegeValley ShadowsArtilleryBreaking ThroughShining Stronghold
21-30 Into the DepthsA TrapGiant RobotsSummit ShipAnchoredSilver CityCrimsonHigh-SpeedBloody MountainBrute Force
31-40 Charge Phase 1Charge Phase 2Dark PrisonerCharge Phase 3ThunderInfiltrationConvergenceInfernoStarshipDense
41-50 CrossingSearchWaterside BugsAnnihilationNatural CalamitySteel BeastVoid ShipBlue FightersEarth DefendersFleet Attack
51-60 Mountain Pass TrapFortress FrenzyPincerRavages of WarAir MobilizationBug InvasionTransport Ship Surprise AttackBug KingCrazy SkiesThe Fleet Below
61-70 Bad PremonitionCity of HorrorMountains AblazeBreaking Through (2)Bug TowerFortress AttackMountain LiberationSniper AttackMountain GiantsTowering Beast
71-80 Teeth of the UniverseGiant ShipSpearheadTower SiegeDen of ThievesDeath QueenMachine SquadMonster PartyLabyrinth of LightCity Flaws
81-90 Monster CampFallen FlagshipHeaven's ArmyEncirclingDivineThe ThreatTroubled ValleyBattle to the DeathMassive MobilizationLegion of Monsters
91-94 ScorchingDemon ArmySurrounded!Star Eaters

Levels: Earth Defense Force 4.1
1-10 ReconveneSpreading DisasterWinged War GoddessSetting SunWind ShearUnderground CaveEruptionRetaliationBeach FearThe Return
11-20 Air ForceDay of the DemonsTakedownPreventing LandfallLand CollapseFortress SiegeValley ShadowsArtilleryBreaking ThroughShining Stronghold
21-30 Into the DepthsA TrapGiant RobotsAnchoredSilver CityCrimsonAssaultHigh-SpeedBrute ForceCharge Phase 1
31-40 Charge Phase 2Charge Phase 3ThunderInfiltrationConvergenceInfernoStarshipHigh DensityDozing BeastCrossing
41-50 SearchWaterside BugsAnnihilationNatural CalamitySteel BeastVoid ShipBlue FightersEarth DefendersMountain Pass TrapFortress Frenzy
51-60 PincerRavages of WarCrashAir MobilizationBug InvasionTransport Ship Surprise AttackBug KingCrazy SkiesThe Fleet BelowIll Omen
61-70 City of HorrorMountains AblazeBreaking Through (2)Bug TowerFortress AttackMountain LiberationBattle of GiantsSniper AttackTowering BeastTeeth of the Universe
71-80 Giant ShipSpearheadTower SiegeDen of ThievesDeath QueenMachine SquadMonster PartyLabyrinth of LightCity FlawsMonster Camp
81-89 Fallen FlagshipHeaven's ArmyEncirclingDivineThe ThreatBattle to the DeathMassive MobilizationScorchingStar Eaters

Levels: Earth Defense Force 4.1 Online
1-10 ReconveneSpreading DisasterWinged War GoddessSetting SunWind ShearUnderground CaveEruptionRetaliationBeach FearThe Return
11-20 Air ForceDay of the DemonsTakedownPreventing LandfallLand CollapseFortress SiegeValley ShadowsArtilleryBreaking ThroughShining Stronghold
21-30 Into the DepthsA TrapGiant RobotsSummit ShipAnchoredSilver CityCrimsonAssaultHigh-SpeedBloody Mountain
31-40 Brute ForceCharge Phase 1Charge Phase 2Dark PrisonerCharge Phase 3ThunderInfiltrationConvergenceInfernoStarship
41-50 High DensityDozing BeastCrossingSearchWaterside BugsAnnihilationNatural CalamitySteel BeastVoid ShipBlue Fighters
51-60 Earth DefendersFleet AttackMountain Pass TrapFortress FrenzyPincerRavages of WarCrashAir MobilizationBug InvasionTransport Ship Surprise Attack
61-70 Bug KingCrazy SkiesThe Fleet BelowIll OmenCity of HorrorMountains AblazeBreaking Through (2)Bug TowerFortress AttackMountain Liberation
71-80 Battle of GiantsSniper AttackMountain GiantsTowering BeastTeeth of the UniverseGiant ShipSpearheadTower SiegeDen of ThievesDeath Queen
81-90 Machine SquadMonster PartyLabyrinth of LightCity FlawsMonster CampFallen FlagshipHeaven's ArmyEncirclingDivineThe Threat
91-98 Troubled ValleyBattle to the DeathMassive MobilizationLegion of MonstersScorchingDemon ArmySurrounded!Star Eaters

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