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Steel Beast is the fourty-third offline mission and the fourty-sixth online mission in Earth Defense Force 2025 and the fourty-fifth offline mission and the fourty-eighth online mission in Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair.

Objective Edit

2025: Earth Eaters have appeared over the city. Go and engage!

4.1: Earth Eaters have appeared over the city. Go forth and engage!

Storyline Edit

Storm Team stands alone in front of a bridge in a city. HQ informs everyone again that the flying objects littering the skies are now called Earth Eaters, then orders all units to attack them.

Two of the Earth Eaters open and they drop two giant walking machines, which the Tactics Officer reports. One Soldier remarks that they are walking over the buildings and another jokes that "they wouldn't even flinch at bad roads." Then two soldiers report that they have lasers in their legs. Storm Team fights off their own machines while more Earth Eaters descend.

When both are dead the TO warns about another wave and two more battle machines drop. HQ then names them Deroys and orders all units to attack the Deroys, while the TO confirms the reports about their laser legs. HQ then repeats what she said.

One more Deroy arrives as the last wave while the TO reports that the Earth Eaters are covering the skies all around the world causing drastic climate changes and that they started bombing the earth. HQ then notes that the EDF will have difficult time with their limited resources. Ohara, who still is panicking since the last mission, starts heralding the end of the world.

When the last Deroy is destroyed the mission ends.

4.1 Changes Edit

More Deroys spawn during the mission. The Tokyo Tower copy is already destroyed at the beginning of the mission.

Allies Edit

No allies on this mission.

Enemies Edit

2025 Edit

Wave Spawn Enemy Amount Notes
1st Appears at the begining of the mission. Earth Eaters No Weapons on basic types.
Earth Eater Hangar 2
Deroy 1 each
2nd Appears after the Deroys of the previous wave are destroyed. Earth Eater Hangar 2
Deroy 1 each
3rd Appears after a certain amount of time or immediately after the Deroys of the previous wave are destroyed. Earth Eater Hangar 1
Deroy 1

4.1 Edit

Wave Spawn Enemy Amount Notes
1st Appears at the begining of the mission. Earth Eaters No Weapons on basic types.
Earth Eater Hangar 6
Deroy 2
Deroy 1 x 3
2nd Appears after the Deroys of the previous wave are destroyed. Deroy 1 x 4
3rd Appears after a certain amount of time or immediately after the Deroys of the previous wave are destroyed. Deroy 1 x 3

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 931 933 515 516 1164 1166
Hard 2225 2469 1162 1284 2781 3087
Hardest 3483 4227 1791 2163 4354 5283

Weapon Level Limit

Game Easy & Normal Hard Hardest Inferno
2025 13 37 62 -
4.1 13 38 64 -

Approximate Weapon Drop Rate

Game Easy Normal Hard Hardest Inferno
2025 5-9 8-12 22-34 4-59 14-74
4.1 5-10 7-12 23-38 1-61 15-75

Strategy Edit

2025 Edit

Bring weapons with high accuracy and range.

The mission starts out with a single Earth Eater opening its bay doors and releasing a Deroy. You may kill this Earth Eater if you like and cause it to drop a few power-ups, but it will be unnecessary as they are otherwise kept shut through the rest of the level. First, 2 Deroys deploy and you must face off against them at the same time. It is recommended to focus on one and then the other, although taking out their "knee lasers" is a very good strategy to keep yourself at least relatively safe. If you wish to farm power-ups, shoot out as many leg joints from them as you possibly can before downing one of the Deroys. Follow this up with the second Deroy in the same manner.

After a few seconds, a second wave of Deroys will deploy. Again, destroy their knee lasers as necessary and whittle each machine down. A third Deroy will spawn either when both are destroy or after a certain amount of time. Finish off this third one and the mission will end, so pick up all the power-ups you need first or you will miss out on collecting them.

4.1 Edit

This mission is mostly the same as before and the same tactics apply, however there's more Deroys dropping and some of the hatches open multiple times, so you might want to destroy them during the first wave to prevent another wave.

There are six Hangars placed in a half circle. Going from left to right, based on the direction you are facing when you spawn, they can be found:

  1. Behind the player to slightly to the left (8 o'clock) above the tallest skyscraper. It will only drop once during the second wave. You shouldn't bother with destroying it..
  2. 10 o'clock above the river it also only drops once during the second wave. Don't bother with it.
  3. 11 o'clock next to an Earth Eater Cannon, it drops during the first and third wave.
  4. 12 o'clock farthest from spawn you should directly look at it, drops two Deroys during the first wave and one during the third.
  5. 1 o'clock, drops during the first and third wave.
  6. 2 o'clock closest to the player above the park near the bridge, drops during the first and second wave.

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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