Chapter 369: Kill the Quasi-boss!
A sense of pressure spread from the body of the Giant Octopus’ body.
At the same time, the wounds on its body inflicted upon it by the players and beetles’ attacks, the bullet holes and the corroded flesh, seemed to be starting to heal.
Above its head, green numbers in the form of “+500, +500” started to appear!
“Hurry up and attack it! It’s going to finish its evolution soon. It needs meat to increase its energy. Long-range professions, focus all your attacks in between its eyes. That’s its weakness!”
The information shown by the Eye of the Thunder sniping scope indicated the following stats, “Level 50, Solo-type Commander; Evolving.”
However, the thing that worried Feng Luo most was, unfortunately, going to happen.
The reason the Commander Grade monster had been lazy and casual about the attacks of the players was that, after it was infected by the T-virus, its physical traits allowed it to withstand the effects of the virus, and in addition, it obtained the opportunity to advance!
Although it had been interrupted by the attacks of the beetle fighters earlier, the Giant Octopus’ evolution progress did not stop.
And right now, it had reached a crucial point. After devouring the body of the Scout player, it obtained enough energy to formally enter the process to evolve into a Quasi-boss!
However, since the octopus was already so difficult to deal with at the Commander Grade, would it mean total annihilation for the players once it advanced to the Quasi-boss Grade?
“Nowe have to empty its HP gauge before it successfully evolves. Otherwise…”
Feng Luo seemed extremely anxious for the first time.
It was fine even if the players died, after all, everyone had died in the game before.
However, apart from the players on the platform, there were three NPCs. Among them, Old John was very likely to be a Master level NPC. Not to mention, he might still have a lot of hidden missions in him, so he should not die!
All the rounds fired from Feng Luo’s Eye of the Thunder were aimed at the spot in between the Giant Octopus’ eyes.
In a short distance of around 50 meters, there was no way he would miss!
Continuous Fatal Damage exceeding 6,000 quickly reduced the already halved HP of the Giant Octopus Commander.
Feng Luo did not attack the bodies of the remaining three players because those corpses were already in the “hands” of the Giant Octopus.
The tentacles holding the three corpses weren’t outstretched tentacles with diameters of dozens of centimeters, each of these tentacles had a diameter of over one meter, even B-grade Shield-breaking Energy Bullets would find it hard to break them in half!
The only thing was that while he shot those two shots, the evolving Giant Octopus Commander had already devoured the body of the second Light Armor Warrior!
The number above its head had doubled and reached 1,000 HP.
The bowl-sized cavity on its body created by the Shield-breaking Energy Bullet earlier was also quickly shrinking and recovering as the life energy-filled its body.
“Hurry, full-strength attack!”
“-566, -677, 788!”
Skynet, Watermelon Skin, and the other Fire Manipulator also attacked without any reservation from the platform.
Sounds of Sniper fire kept echoing in the air, creating bullet holes upon bullet holes in between the eyes of the Giant Octopus Commander. Energy Fireballs exploded into scattered flames, burning and roasting the eyes of the Giant Octopus Commander.
Even Azure and My World grabbed pistols from their backpacks to shoot at the octopus in order to help.
War did not have strict equipment restrictions. Even a melee combat profession would have a pistol placed inside his or her backpack for a situation like this where long-range attacks were needed! After all, one extra point in damage was also something!
However, even though damage numbers kept appearing above the head of the Octopus Commander, it did not seem to care at all.
The straw-like mouth appeared again and devoured the corpse of the third player, the manipulator!
The green recovery number doubled again, and the frequency the numbers appeared also increased. The damage dealt by the players seemed almost unable to keep up with the recovery rate of the Giant Octopus Commander by then!
Feng Luo’s face distorted. It has the first time he felt things spinning out of his control. He felt powerless, even with a rifle in his hands.
He tried his best. 24K commanded its beetle army while he dealt a lot of damage himself, at least half of the total damage was from Feng Luo.
Up till then, they had definitely dealt more than 150,000 damage on the Giant Octopus, but…
Another C-grade Shield-breaking Energy Bullet with a light blue glow shrouded in white electric current after triggering the unique attribute flew towards the octopus commander!
However, the 1,500 electric damage was reduced by the Giant Octopus Commander’s resistance, not even reaching 1,000 or half of its HP recovery.
“We’re doomed. We’re going to be wiped out!” Said the Fire Manipulator as he looked to have given up.
The recovery rate of the Giant Octopus Commander was too insane. It was practically not losing any HP even as the three Elite Beetles attacked it from long-range.
And now, Feng Luo’s MP made it so that he could only use one last skill. The two Steel Beetles were also almost out of energy. The light in their eyes had become a lot darker.
If they lost three more damage dealers, there was no doubt that they could not kill the Giant Octopus before it completed its evolution!
Watermelon Skin fired the Shield-breaking Energy Bullet he got from Feng Luo using the Barrett. However, even with the high attack power of the Barrett, and the shot hitting the weak spot, without the talent bonus, he could only deal around 3,000 damage.
For the Giant Octopus Commander, it would recover that amount in an instant!
However, at that moment, Watermelon Skin suddenly shouted to Feng Luo after his gaze shifted from hesitant to determined after a while, “Brother Feng, I have a method to take out a huge chunk of its HP with one shot… But, there’s a slight chance that it might damage your weapon!”
“Huge damage? Slight damage to the weapon!”
Feng Luo fired another shot. However, his sensitive hearing already heard Watermelon Skin loud and clear.
Although he was surprised by Watermelon Skin’s words, he did not think Watermelon Skin was kidding. Feng Luo even saw the determined gaze Watermelon Skin showed.
“Do it!” Feng Luo nodded and fired another shot.
Even though it was another hit that exceeded 6,000 damage, to the Giant Octopus recovering its health so quickly, it had close to no effect.
The injury the shot caused on its body was healed completely within two seconds.
Watermelon Skin looked somewhat excited.
However, his movements were quite, surprisingly, stable. He raised the Barrett and aimed in between the eyes of the Giant Octopus Commander. He then stopped moving for a few tenths of a second!
At that moment, the Giant Octopus Commander had devoured the last player, the Doctor’s corpse into its belly.
Immediately after that, a powerful and oppressing force spread across the entire battlefield!
“Mutant Giant Octopus. Level 45 Quasi-Boss. Species Code:…”
The information shown in the Eye of the Thunder sniping scope had completely changed. Although its level went from 50 to 45, the term “Boss” meant that there was a drastic increase in its strength.
“Warning! Warning! Discovered High-energy creature!”
Although there was the word “Quasi” attached, it was still a boss title. That was why the orange warning signal appeared in everyone’s vision.
At the same time, the recovery on top of the Giant Octopus “Commander” doubled again to “+4000, +4000…”
Despair. That was the feeling everyone felt. Although they continued their attacks, they knew they were going to be wiped out.
The Fire Manipulator’s energy converter dimmed. With the slow MP recovery rate from the MP recovery potion during battles, he would not be firing off any skills in the next ten seconds.
The two Steel Beetles also stopped firing off the laser beams from their eyes. Their laser lasted ten seconds, at most, every time. They had used up all their energy this time, so even if ten minutes were to pass, they would not be able to recover it!
Moreover, with the insane and frightening recovery rate of the Giant Octopus, even if they had enough energy and they released all their attacks, they still had no way to defeat it!
This was the first time Feng Luo encountered a crisis where total annihilation was a possibility!
However, as the Eye of the Thunder rang, a shot also came from the Barrett.
A 12.7mm energy sniper bullet that flew faster than a bullet from the Barrett pierced through the air and flew towards its target with an energy undetectable by human beings!
A gold damage number suddenly appeared above the head of the Octopus Commander which had evolved into a Quasi-boss whose HP was recovering quickly!
A basin-sized blood cavity appeared in a fully healed spot in between its eyes, turning the Giant Octopus Quasi-boss’ head within into a mess. The bullet even went straight to its brain! As for the damage, it exceeded 30,000!
However, the Quasi-boss did not die!
Clearly, after it evolving into the Quasi-boss, its remaining HP had exceeded 30,000.
Not to mention the continuous green recovery numbers of over 4,000 that kept appearing above its head!
However, what if there was another similar shot?
Another B-grade Shield-breaking Energy Bullet which would add 40% damage emanating a blue glow followed and entered the large cavity created by the Barrett’s bullet while spinning at high speed, hitting the head of Giant Octopus again!
Two consecutive bullets flying in the same path. The two bullets actually exited the barrel at the same time.
The only thing was that the bullet from the Barrett received an additional force that did not come from the rifle, so it moved at a faster speed!
Another over 6,000 damage. Moreover, since it hit the brain without any obstacle in between the damage was actually quite close to 7,000!
And after the bullet blew up the Giant Octopus’ brain, the oppressive feeling everyone felt vanished!
A wonderful message popped up in front of everyone’s vision.
[You’ve killed the Level 45 Quasi-boss Mutant Giant Octopus. Kill Contribution: 36.7%. Obtained Experience: 10,390. Obtained storyline points: 100. Obtained Merits: 30!]
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