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The Swamp Hive is an enemy featured in Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope and Serious Sam 4. It appears as a boss in both games it appears in.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Swamp Hive is a massive pink and green spider-like creature that has been genetically modified by Mental. The creature its genetic code is based on was a smaller (but still large for Earth standards) crustcean-like organism that lived in the rainforests of Valtos, where its long legs allowed it to reach sources of food high up in the canopy.

Mental's modifications have not only rendered the Swamp Hive aggressive, but also hybridized them into hosts for other hostile species such as the Zubenhakrabian Spider.

Occurrence[edit | edit source]

In Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope, the Swamp Hive is fought on the final level of the Valtos stage. In Serious Sam 4, the player battles it in the Colloseum in Morituri Te Salutant.

Behavior and skills[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope[edit | edit source]

The Swamp Hive has two attacks, hitting the player with its legs and spawning small flying creatures called Beetles. The fight with it consists of two phases, and in each phase, it will move away and enemies will attack the player. After the final phase is finished, the Swamp Hive attacks the player until it or the player is killed. When the Swamp Hive has been killed, it will fall into the water.

Serious Sam 4[edit | edit source]

During the fight, the Swamp Hive will lift one of its legs up in the air and shake it, releasing multiple Adult Zubenhakrabian Spiders and Zubenhakrabian Spider Nymphs and piles of green slime, which spawns the Adult Spiders. Once it's done that, it will then use one of its legs to smash it into the ground, releasing a shockwave that causes a lot of damage.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope[edit | edit source]

  • The Swamp Hive has a large amount of health. As such, strong weapons such as the AS-24 Devastator and XPML21 Rocket Launcher are recommended to use against it.
  • If the player can’t use the aforementioned weapons, the XM214-A Minigun and XL2 Lasergun can also be used against it.
  • The rocket launcher and minigun are a great combination to use against the Swamp Hive as well.
  • The Swamp Hive’s melee attack can be avoided by using the shield.

Serious Sam 4[edit | edit source]

  • Make sure to have plenty of gadgets such as L.I.F.E.s, Rage Serums or Time Warps. Without them, this will make the fight much harder.
  • It helps to have the companion orb in this fight as well. It can deal with the Spiders whilst the player is focusing on the Swamp Hive.
  • The Swamp Hive's shockwave attack can be avoided by strafing sideways or jumping.
  • Strong or rapid-fire weapons like the Autoshotgun, M29 Infantry Assault Rifle, MK III Grenade Launcher or the rocket launcher work well against the Swamp Hive.

Related achievements[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope[edit | edit source]

Remote Debugger.jpg Remote Debugger
Defeat the giant Swamp Hive.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The same music from The Guardian of Time plays when fighting the Swamp Hive in Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam 4[edit | edit source]

List of appearances[edit | edit source]

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