I’ve gotten through the other Op 3 Hives, minus the Choke which I haven’t done yet, without much trouble. People who join in for the Barracks with me also seem to have very little patience when we die, then they quit out after the first or second try.
The first area has actually been one of the tougher areas in the Hive, especially if grenadier elites push through that corridor who can one-shot with the gnasher. The rifle drones sitting behind cover and firing do shock damage too which can unexpectedly kill. One one occasion I even died while flipping the switch, haha. It seems like it’s luck whether or not grenadier elites show up. Sometimes it’s just rifles and snipers which makes it much easier.
Assuming we got through that, the next area a mob of juvies show up. I can usually get them all with Cole’s splash attack, but sometimes it gets messy when a few get through, and grenadier elites also show up with gnashers, and I haven’t gotten inner fire yet, then teammates throw an iill-timed incendiary and get downed or killed here, I miss a tackle, and so on.
If we manage to get through that and hit a couple fans, there are two paths we can go here. The first path is nearer to the entrance and offers no resistance, and so this is the path teammates seem to prefer. If we go this way, we have to hit the switch then run ahead and hit all the fans, then return here when the door finally opens. Unfortunately, we’ve died in the next area every time when Claw-wielding shock drones take out my teammates and then I’m struggling to revive and end up dying in process as well.
I actually prefer the second path, even though teammates often die early, because Cole can make it through without much trouble and then the next area after the safe room seems more manageable. On this path, we don’t need to hit the fans, really, maybe the first two. We run to the other side of the map, after dealing with the mob of juvies/grenadiers. Then we lure the scion and bastion out a bit before we sneak around him and escape to the safe room, but like I said teammates have often died on this path, while Cole gets through.
After that is a fork which circles around and a bunch of juvies and poppers attack, while a scion follows. We’ve often died here also due to the venom approaching so fast and teammates getting downed and needing revives all the while a scion is firing and more poppers are threatening.
I think we’ve only gotten past that area once or twice. Then, we’ve died in the next area shortly afterwards from shock drones. Oh well, taking a break now and going to keep slugging away at it later. Any advice for me that will help me get it next time?
(edit: from the vid, it looks like the first thing we should try is taking out that scion and getting his buzzkill so the teammates can have an easier time on the juvie mob.)