This is another defence mission that takes place at our new base – the Diner. It is almost identical to the previous defence mission at the brewery except this time the game will have you protecting two vats at the centre of the area as opposed to the single vat at the factory. Again we need to keep them safe from attack for a period of 4 minutes against a massive number of OD. This time around we have some additional traps to play with (Senor Freeze and Pyro Geyser) and a bit more energy to burn – which means more traps!

The location of the barricades (left) and the vats (right). Plant your traps to slow enemy progress and keep them in-tact!

The Diner’s vats are located to the left and right of Floyd’s platform. As with the previous defence, you’ll want to place traps on the way to your barricades to slow enemy progress and others outside of the barricades so that they can have maximum impact when enemies bunch up. Note that unlike the Spinning Blade traps and Fling Board trap, the Pyro Geyser and Senor Freeze traps require you to jump on the button at their centre to activate, so place these in easily accessible areas! When you have placed your traps, head up to the valve and turn it to begin.

The first wave of enemies during this defence will usually be made up of majority regular OD, with several Blowers, the occasional Popper and a Herker. As before, you’ll want to destroy the Poppers ASAP to mitigate damage they can cause to barricades and traps. Focus on keeping the enemies away from the barricades as much as possible, keeping the Herker occupied and maintaining movement to minimise damage you take.

After about a minute and 45 seconds, the enemies will be wiped out and you’ll have a few moments to prepare for a second wave. As with the brewery defence, your energy amount will increase, allowing you to place a couple more traps and because the OD will almost certainly have broken through your first set of barricades by now, use the traps to reinforce the areas immediately surrounding the vats.

Use vantage points (left) to identify areas at threat and defend those barricades (right).

The second wave will start with a Spawner, but will also re-introduce you to the swarm of regular OD and a number of Poppers and Blowers will appear to boot. With about 45 seconds to go, a pair of Herkers will show up along with some Gunkers. At this point, your best plan of attack is to enrage the Herkers and kite them around the area using the wires overhead by the vats. At the same time, you’ll want to use every opportunity to damage enemies attempting to get at the vats.

Once the time limit is up, the vat will wipe out any remaining OD in the area. At this point, return to Floyd and interact with the panel next to him to complete the level.

Reward/s: Unlock/s:
Amp: Winter is Coming Challenge: Night Defence - Little Tokyo
Amp: Chance of Lightning Challenge: Points Challenge #3
Amp: Twister Spin

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Microsoft Game Studios
  • Platforms
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    24 October 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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