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Dense (High Density in 4.1) is the thirty-seventh offline mission and the fourtieth online mission in Earth Defense Force 2025 and the thirty-eighth offline mission and the fourty-first online mission in Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair.

Objective Edit

2025: The alien mothership has been destroyed. The coordinated attack resulted with two motherships defeated. The Ravagers will be in shock after this turn of events. However...since then the giant bugs have gone to nest and are multiplying. A tunnel entrance has been discovered at the port area. Although we have beaten back the Ravagers, we cannot rest until these evil spawn are destroyed. We will destroy the underground tunnels.

4.1: The alien motherships have been destroyed -- two of them! The Ravagers will be in shock after this turn of events! However... many of the giant insects have gone to nest and are still multiplying. A tunnel entrance has been discovered at the port area, and although we've beaten back the Ravagers, we cannot rest until these evil spawn are all destroyed! We must clean out the underground tunnels.

Storyline Edit

Storm Team and two Ranger teams arrive to the port and HQ orders them to destroy the Tunnel Exits. The Aurora Situation Report reporter with the bad microphone reports that the EDF destroyed three Motherships in North America, Japan and Europe and says that it was half of the Ravagers' force, confirming that the two previously damaged Motherships must have been pulled back before they could attack Earth.

While she does her thing, Tunnel Exits start appearing around the port's loading area and the soldiers engage the giant insects coming out from them. Eventually the Tactics Officer reports that Pale Team heading there and HQ explains that they are an elite Wing Diver unit who just killed Retiarius showing that he still doesn't know that the plural of Retarius is Retiarii. Ohara then tells that the Wing Divers are excellent at fighting giant insects, something that have been repeatedly told since the second mission. Of course, everyone knows already and they ignore him, so he repeats himself, but after he sees that he's not getting any reaction he shuts up.

Storm Team eventually destroys the last of the Tunnel Exits and the mission ends.

4.1 Changes Edit

The name of the mission was changed to High Density.

The number of enemies was increased drastically and a new wave was added. Instead of the 6 Tunnel Exits of the original there are now 32 of them (although one doesn't seem to work so it's effectively only 31). The number of insects spawning is more than 4 times more than the 2025 version with even more on harder difficulties. On Inferno mutants will also appear.

Instead of the two Ranger teams, Storm Team is aided by one Ranger and one Fencer team.

This mission seems to be led by the Tactics Officer since she is the one who orders the attack instead of HQ and she also warns the soldiers when the second wave starts.

Enemies Edit

2025 Edit

Wave Spawn Enemy Amount Notes
1st Appears at the begining of the mission. Tunnel Exits 1
Black Ants 4
Tunnel Exits 1
Black Ants 5
Tunnel Exits 2
Crimson Ants 3 each
Tunnel Exits 2
Spiders 9 each
Black Ants 3 When one of their respective Tunnel Exits is destroyed, they spawn from the second one.
Crimson Ants 2
Spiders 2

4.1 Edit

Wave Spawn Enemy Amount Notes
1st Appears at the begining of the mission. Tunnel Exits 8 Each spawns 4 ants on Hard,

and 5 on Hardest or above.

Black Ants 3 each
Tunnel Exits 3
Crimson Ants 3 each
2nd Appears when all Tunnel Exits are destroyed. Tunnel Exits 5 Each spawns 4 ants on Hard and 5 on Hardest or above.
Black Ants 3 each
Tunnel Exits 2 Each spawns 4 ants on Hard, 5 on Hardest and 5 Gold Ants on Inferno.
Black Ants 3 each
Tunnel Exits 12 Each spawns 4 spiders on Hard, and 5 on Hardest or above.
Spiders 3 each
Tunnel Exits 1 Spawn 4 Spiders on Hard, 5 on Hardest and 5 Silver Spiders on Inferno.
Spiders 3
Tunnel Exits 1 Doesn't spawn anything.

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 860 853 480 476 1075 1047
Hard 2128 2325 1114 1212 2660 2906
Hardest 3418 4119 1759 2109 4273 5148

Weapon Level Limit

Game Easy & Normal Hard Hardest Inferno
2025 11 35 60 -
4.1 11 36 62 -

Approximate Weapon Drop Rate

Game Easy Normal Hard Hardest Inferno
2025 4-8 6-10 20-32 2-57 10-70
4.1 3-8 5-10 10-36 0-58 11-71

Strategy Edit

4.1 Edit

Bring a weapon to deal with the swarm of insects and a high-damage weapon against the Tunnel Exits preferably not explosives since the map has some great cover that explosions can destroy.

Since anthills spawn far away and the bugs won't attack until angered, you can snipe the tunnels from relative safety and only have to worry about the insects near your current target.

The stacks of containers make great cover, since the gap between them is too narrow for the bugs to properly attack you. On the other hand you won't always have a proper line of sight either. Weapons that can shoot through corners like the Wing Diver's electric weapons are excellent here.

Dense strategy 4 1 1

During the second wave one of the Tunnel Exits doesn't work for some reason. It can be found on the right side of the main road, behind a warehouse just after the second crossroads. Try to save it for last so you can collect the loot in peace. Be careful when the NPC soldiers will follow you as they will try to destroy it. You might want to kill them or make them follow you into the water.

Trivia Edit

Both Versions Edit

  • The mission's description was mistranslated in the English version. Originally it says that the Japanese branch of EDF destroyed their Mothership while other countries destroyed two more. However the English translation of 4.1 states that only two were destroyed altogether. The 2025 version can be interpreted either way, since it states that two mothership was destroyed world-wide, but it isn't clear whether that includes the one in Japan or not.

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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