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Annihilation is the fourty-first offline mission and the fourty-fourth online mission in Earth Defense Force 2025 and the fourty-third offline mission and the fourty-sixth online mission in Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair.

The mission name does not really cover the intent of the Japanese phrase: it is supposed to be implying that the enemy forces are the ones being annihilated, as with the counterpart mission "Mop Up Duty" in Global Defence Force.

Objective Edit

Both Vesions: Attack the enemy transports seen in the mountain area.

Storyline Edit

Storm Team arrives to a routine mission with two Transport Ships dropping ants. While they are fighting enemies, another cryptic transmission, similar to the ones from the previous mission, comes in about being swallowed, but this time from Scout-10 of the local EDF branch. HQ asks to clarify to which the scout says that the Ravagers are swallowing the Earth whole. HQ tries again, but can't get much more. The Tactics Officer then, using satellite images, discovers that something that is too big to be a ship is flying above Scout-10's location.

More reports can be heard as large hexagonal objects descend above Storm Team's position and start connecting to each other, slowly darkening the sky. After the Transport Ships are destroyed some of the hexagons start to drop a new type of flying drones, while more panicked soldiers can be heard.

When the vehicles are destroyed some of the hexagons start shooting and new types of Transport Ships appear out of nowhere and drop more giant insects. HQ orders to ignore the flying enemies and concentrate on the others.

Aurora Situation Report then reports the situation and doing much better job than the trained soldiers, who tried before. When the giant insects are killed the mission ends.

4.1 Changes Edit

The mission is mostly the same. The only difference is the added Ranger and Wing Diver teams added and that the second transport ship now drops Crimson Ants instead of Black Ants.

Allies Edit

2025 Edit

No allies on this mission.

4.1 Edit

  • A team of 3 Rangers equipped with Assault Rifles appears near the players at the begining of the mission.
  • A team of 3 Wing Divers equipped with Lances appears near the players at the begining of the mission.

Enemies Edit

2025 Edit

Wave Spawn Enemy Amount Notes
1st Appears at the begining of the mission. Transport Ship 1
Black Ant 19
Transport Ship 1 Starts Dropping when the other one is destroyed.
Black Ant 23
2nd Appears after a certain amount of time. Earth Eater No weapons on basic types.
Earth Eater Cannon 10
Earth Eater Hangar 3 Only drop once. Two more hangars appear that don't drop anything.
Flight Vehicle 5 each
3rd Appears when the first wave and the Flying Vehicles have been defeated. Large Transport Ship 1 The ships are invincible and only drop once.

They disappear after som time.

Black Ant 10
Large Transport Ship 1
Black Ant 13
Large Transport Ship 1
Crimson Ant 14
4th Appears after a certain amount of time, during the third wave. Large Transport Ship 1 The ships are invincible and only drop once.

They disappear after some time.

Hornet 10
Large Transport Ship 1
Hornet 13
Large Transport Ship 1
Hornet 14

4.1 Edit

Wave Spawn Enemy Amount Notes
1st Appears at the begining of the mission. Transport Ship 1
Black Ant 19
Transport Ship 1 Starts Dropping when the other one is destroyed.
Crimson Ant 23
2nd Appears after a certain amount of time. Earth Eater No weapons on basic types.
Earth Eater Cannon 10
Earth Eater Hangar 3 Only drop once. Two more hangars appear that don't drop anything.
Flight Vehicle 5 each
3rd Appears when the first wave and the Flying Vehicles have been defeated. Large Transport Ship 1 The ships are invincible and only drop once.
Black Ant 10
Large Transport Ship 1
Black Ant 13
Large Transport Ship 1
Crimson Ant 14
Large Transport Ship 1
Hornet 10
Large Transport Ship 1
Hornet 13
Large Transport Ship 1
Hornet 14

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 908 910 504 505 1135 113
Hard 2192 2428 1146 1264 2741 3035
Hardest 3461 4196 1780 2148 4327 5245

Weapon Level Limit

Game Easy & Normal Hard Hardest Inferno
2025 12 36 61 -
4.1 23 37 64 -

Approximate Weapon Drop Rate

Game Easy Normal Hard Hardest Inferno
2025 5-9 7-11 21-33 3-58 13-73
4.1 4-9 6-11 22-37 0-60 13-73

Strategy Edit

Bring a weapon that can deal with a swarm of insects from both land an air. And a weapon to destroy the Transport Ships. Most Air Raider support still works when the flying hexagons blocked out the sky. The only excepction are the satellite weapons.

Go in and deal with the ships then wait for the second wave. The flying hexagons, or the Earth Eaters as they will be called later, are mostly invincible. The red hangars and the big cone shaped cannons are the only exceptions, but similarly to the Transport Ships they can only be damaged when they are open.

It's not necessary to destroy them as the cannons will shoot straight down and can be easily avoided, while the hangars only drop enemies once during this mission. However if the player is quick enough and has a good weapon one of the hangars can be destroyed before it has a chance to drop their load.

Focus on the new flight vehicles that appear from the hangars. These are a bit more dangerous than the usual drones as they have a more accurate attack and don't bump into everything like the drones.

The Large Transport Ships on this mission are invincible, so concentrate on the bugs they drop. They fly pretty low so Wing Divers can get on top of them where only the Hornets can reach them. The same is true to the original Transport Ships from the beginning of the mission, however those have to be shot down which can be problematic from the top.

Trivia Edit

Both versions Edit

  • This mission has the shortest description of the base games with only 10 words.

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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