Crossing is the thirty-eighth offline mission and the fourtieth online mission in Earth Defense Force 2025 and the fourty-first offline mission and the fourty-third online mission in Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair.
2025: We have confirmed large enemy numbers emerging from tunnels in the mountain area. We must destroy them before they strike out. There appear to be three tunnel entrances. You can reach them by crossing the bridge from the mission start point. Be aware that Ravager combat troops are supporting the creatures. Before the bridge is sealed off, cross the valley and destroy the tunnel entrances.
4.1: We have confirmed large enemy numbers emerging from tunnels in the mountain area. We must destroy them before they strike! There appear to be three tunnel entrances, which can be reached by crossing the bridge from the mission start point. Be aware that Ravager combat troops are supporting the creatures. Before the bridge is sealed off, cross the valley and destroy the tunnel entrances!
Storm Team is on the left side of the bridge mentioned in the mission description, above the valley. HQ orders them to destroy the Tunnel Exits that can be found on the other side, with Hectors protecting it.
While they are fighting, for some reason Pale Team, the Wing Diver unit mentioned in the previous mission, starts reporting about a different mission on an open radio channel. HQ who is either oblivious or doesn't care about everyone listening in, then wishes them good luck.
Just when Storm Team is finishing off the remaining enemies, Pale Team reports that half of their forces is dead. After HQ's inquiring they explain that EDF has been lied to all this time and giant insects do actually fly.
4.1 Changes Edit
The mission now starts at the end of the long road leading up to the bridge.
Two E551 Gigantus tanks were added with a squad of Rangers supporting them. They move along the road and the tanks stop on top of the bridge while the Rangers do the smart thing and go to the other side instead of risking falling. Unfortunately if the bridge is destroyed before they reach it they still try to move as if it was still there and fall down.
The number of enemies was slightly decreased.
|1st||Appears at the begining of the mission.||Hectors||3||With Spark Launchers and Particle Gatling Guns.|
|Hectors||1||With two Plasma Cannons|
|1st||Appears at the begining of the mission.||Hectors||2||With a Plasma Cannon and a Particle Gatling Gun.|
|Hectors||1||With two Particle Gatling Guns.|
|Tunnel Exits||2|| Each spawns 8 spiders Hardest
and 10 on Inferno.
Online Limits Edit
There's no limit for Inferno difficulty.
|Difficulty||Ranger & Air Raider||Wing Diver||Fencer|
|Easy & Normal||872||876||486||488||1091||1095|
Weapon Level Limit
|Game||Easy & Normal||Hard||Hardest||Inferno|
Approximate Weapon Drop Rate
Bring a weapon against swarms of insects and high-damage weapon against the Hectors and Tunnel Exits.
Try to kill the Hectors as soon as you can then focus on the tunnels before the bugs can reach you. Be careful not to destroy the bridge, if you bring explosives, as NPC tanks can become useless and it will be harder to cross the valley if you don't bring a Wing Diver.
- The picture on the missions selection screen shows two Hectors. The one in the back can be seen having a Spark Launcher on its right arm, however none of the Hectors in the mission use that weapon.
|DLC 1: Special Forces||Exploration • Giant's Advance • Silver Camp • Citadel • Floating Fleet|
|DLC 2: Mutant Rampage||Advance • Mountain Assault • Enemy Camp Infiltration • Underground Advance • Giant Robots • Battle Species • Beast Mountain • Dark Arena • Gathering Around • Armored Species • Iron Wall • Mountain of Change • Whirlwind of Death • Bugged City • The Tough • Golden Darkness • True King • Final Impact • Into Destruction • Ship of Dragons|
|DLC 3: Beyond Despair||Tracking • Underground Complex • Blocked Pass • Close Formation • Dragon Ship Fleet • Heavy Artillery • Bloody River • Dangerous Goldmines • Beast Mobilization • Total Protection • Aerial Bombing • King of Armor • Cannon Defenders • Traps Behind • Four Kings of Nightmares • Resistance Against the Twilight • Shivering Nexus • Three Giants • Crimson Lotus • Starry Prison|
|DLC 1: Time of the Mutants||Air Offensive • Giants Advance • Recon • Dust Town • Defense Line • Underground Advance • War Breed • Mountain Assault • Enemy Camp Infiltration • Dark Arena • Beast Mountain • God's Army • The Gathering • Armored Species • Iron Wall • Silver Base • Shifting Mountain • Whirlwind of Death • Bugged City • Toughness • Golden Darkness • True Sovereign • Final Impact • Floating Fleet • Into Destruction • Ship of Dragons|
|DLC 2: Extreme Battle||Tracking Bogeys • Underground Complex • Blocked Pass • Close Formation • Dragon Ship Fleet • Heavy Artillery • Overflight • Dangerous Goldmines • Beast Mobilization • Total Protection • Bombs Away • King of Armor • Cannon Defenders • Bloody River • Three Giants • Traps from Behind • The Four Horsemen • Cross the Line • Facing Off • Crimson Lotus • Shivering Nexus • Last Bastion • Starry Prison|