Inferno is the thirty-fifth offline mission and the thirty-eighth online mission in Earth Defense Force 2025 and the thirty-sixth offline mission and the thirty-ninth online mission in Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair.
2025: The intensity of the Ravagers' invasion keeps increasing. We are being overwhelmed. This battle will be the most difficult by far. The Ranger team has lost their commander from an enemy attack and are now in chaos. It's only a matter of time before they are destroyed. Go and offer them support immediately. Good luck Storm Team.
4.1: The intesity of the Ravagers' invasions keeps increasing, and we're becoming overwhelmed. This battle will be the most difficult by far. The Ranger team has lost its commander from an enemy attack, and is now in total dissaray. It's only a matter of time before it's completely wiped out, so go and offer your support immediately. Good luck, Storm Team!
Storm Team joins two Ranger teams in the middle of a destroyed city. The Tactics Officer tells Storm Team that a huge Ravager army is present and soon enough, Flying Drones can be seen on the horizon, flying above a horde of ants.
Soon after they defeated the army another wave will come, this time aided by a Queen. Once all enemies are killed, TO announces that Command Headquarters, (not to be confused with Strategic Command Headquarters, who gives the orders to the Japanese branch including Storm Team) ordered an attack on all Motherships around the world and that they'll have to deal with the ship in their area. Strategic Command HQ, exclaims that 'we are reliving 8 years ago' and the mission ends.
4.1 Changes Edit
The mission starts on the other side of the map in the ruins of a park.
There are also more allies. Two Ranger teams, a Fencer team and two Naeglings with limited ammunition are accompanying Storm Team at the start. HQ will even informs about the presence of the latter. When the third wave starts HQ will request two Wing Diver teams and four Epsilon Armored Railguns which will arrive during the middle of the third wave as soon as TO announces them.
|1st||Appears at the begining of the mission.||Black Ants||45|
|2nd||Appears after the previous wave.||Black Ants||52|
|1st||Appears at the begining of the mission.||Black Ants||60|
|Hectors||3||With Plasma Cannons.|
|2nd||Appears when there is only 30 or less enemy remains.||Black Ants||28|
|3rd||Appears after the previous wave.||Queen Ants||4|| On Hardest: 3 Black, 1 Gold varians.
On Inferno: 2 Black, 2 Gold variants.
|Transport Ship||2||On Normal and below their hatches is allways open.|
|Black Ants||20 each||First Drop only.|
|Black Ants||15 each||Second and following drops.|
Online Limits Edit
There's no limit for Inferno difficulty.
|Difficulty||Ranger & Air Raider||Wing Diver||Fencer|
|Easy & Normal||837||830||468||465||1046||1038|
Weapon Level Limit
|Game||Easy & Normal||Hard||Hardest||Inferno|
Approximate Weapon Drop Rate
Most of the enemies are ants and drones so use weapons that can deal with them when you get swarmed. Also bring sniper rifles, rocket launchers or similar weapons against the queens, Hectors and Transport Ships.
Collect the soldiers and move forward a bit so the enemy will focus on you instead of the Naeglings, at least until they run out of ammunition. Concentrate on the ants and drones and ignore the Hectors, but keep moving so they can't shoot you with plasma.
Once he third wave starts, start shooting at the queens with your long range weapon in order to kill as many as you can before they can get close enough to attack. Once the swarm arrives, business as usual, but try to avoid the remaining queens.
When the railguns finally arrive the mission becomes far more easier. They can help you kill the non-respawning enemies and keep most of the respawning ants at bay, so it's a great time to start collecting loot.When you collect enough loot or get bored of mission just destroy the ships and exterminate the remaining ants to finish the mission.
|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|