How to Defeat the Brute in Dead Space Remake

Brute forcing it won't work too well.

Dead Space Remake has no shortage of threatening enemies, with each asking something new from you to defeat it. While standard necromorphs are as simple as focusing the limbs, killing Lurkers asks patience of you as you wait for its small tentacles to come out of the back of its body. One enemy seems to be giving some people trouble initially, though we’re here to help. Here’s how to defeat the Brute in Dead Space Remake.

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How to Kill a Brute in Dead Space Remake

The Brute is first encountered in Chapter 4: Obliteration Imminent when meeting back up with Hammond on the Bridge. After heading back into the atrium and towards the door, said door starts to get dented, and after another few hits, through comes the hulking necromorph ready to beat you to a pulp. Your standard necromorph killing attempts don’t seem to work, but you’d be surprised to know they do. Just not in the way you think.

If you have ammo for the Ripper, be sure to pull it out. Otherwise, other weapons can work. To deal damage to the Brute, stasis it, then get behind it. There will be yellow pustules on its limb points, which you’ll want to deal as much damage as possible to. Focusing on a leg can be invaluable, as once it’s disconnected, the Brute can no longer charge you. Repeat this method, and the Brute will go down easily enough.

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While that may have been a difficult fight, we suggest not getting too comfortable. Spoiler alert, this isn’t the only Brute you’ll kill while playing through the game. There are plenty more horrors for you to face as you explore the Ishimura’s other sectors, Brutes and otherwise. Repeating the above method will always work one way or another though.

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