The Seekerpede is one of the first enemies you’ll see in Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart, but it’s a while before you get to battle it on Sargasso. We’ll show you how to beat the Seekerpede boss fight, as well as the best tips and strategy to beat the massive electronic insect that confronts you.
How to Beat the Seekerpede Boss Fight in Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart
To beat the Seekerpede boss fight in Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart, players have to succeed on two different elements - firstly destroying the Seekerpede’s flight Stabilizer by riding a Speetle off ramps to crash into it, then battling it on the ground with your full arsenal of weapons. We’ll go through these stages one at a time, starting with the Speetle chase.
Riding the Speetle into the Seekerpede’s Flight Stabilizer
The first stage is a race course/obstacle track where players ride a Speetle around Sargasso, avoiding bombs dropped by the Seekerpede and trying to strike its Flight Stabilizer.
The Stabilizer is actually on the back of the Seekerpede’s head, a large, round blue object that’s clearly marked out from the rest of it. However, because the Seekerpede is flying around above you, the player needs to use a ramp and boost with R1 to jump upwards, then land on the Seekerpede’s flat back and ride along it until you simply crash into the Stabilizer. You’ll have to do this twice over the course of the boss fight, so don’t forget the process here.
While you’re doing this, the Seekerpede will drop mines ahead of you. There’s always a gap large enough to pass through them without hitting them, but feel free to use R1 sparingly as you approach the gap. You can slow down for the chance to pass through them carefully, then ramp up speed again on the other side. There’s actually no real harm in being a little behind the Seekerpede, as when ramps finally show up, they tend to launch you at an angle that cuts corners and helps you catch up quickly.
Tips and Strategies
Once you destroy the Stabilizer, that begins the second phase of the fight, in which the Seekerpede battles you on the ground, using a full complement of weaponry. We’ve laid out the best tips and strategy to beat it below.
- In the first half of the fight, the Seekerpede launches attacks at the player while minor Nefarious minions come at you from the sides.
- Shooting any part of the Seekerpede damages it, but the orange glass canopy is a weak spot.
- The most dangerous Seekerpede attack is the sweeping claw, where it raises one of its mandibles and drags it across the battlefield. You can jump over it just before it hits you, and considering this attack does real damage, you’ll need to.
- It can also fire a laser from the orb on its face that follows the player. Stay out of its path by running, then Phantom Dodge through it at the last moment to get some distance.
- Finally, on very rare occasions, the Seekerpede will levitate completely out of the water and fly over the battlefield to reposition itself, dragging its tail across the ground. There’s a lot of warning and all you need to do is get out of the tail’s way, so this can be a chance to either launch lots of damage at the Seekerpede or thin out the minions.
- Speaking of the minions, use the Lightning Rod or Enforcer to wipe them all out quickly, or throw down some Mr. Fungi drones to hold their attention.
- You can also use the Seekerpede’s attacks to destroy them, such as letting the sweeping claw smash them as it passes.
- When you get the Seekerpede to half health, the flight Stabilizer is fixed and you’ll have to do a second chase with all the same rules. Only this time it drops more mines, so each time there’ll really only be one path through them. Slowing down the Speetle is even more important as a result.
- Once you destroy the Stabilizer again, you’ll go back to the ground level fight. Now the Seekerpede will be slightly faster and will leave mines on the arena to reduce your freedom of movement. Now use all your most powerful weapons and try and keep the minions at bay, as you want to focus solely on avoiding the Seekerpede’s attacks without walking into a mine.
Scolo Boss Fight
You can confront another Seekerpede, Scolo, as part of the Silver Cup at Zurkie’s, and it plays the same way (only you won’t have to do the Flight Stabilizer sequence). That being said, Scolo has more health, though at this point you should have accrused enough powerful weapons and upgrades to match the increase in power.