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Blue Fighters is the fourty-fifth offline mission and the fourty-eighth online mission in Earth Defense Force 2025 and the fourty-seventh offline mission and the fiftieth online mission in Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair.

Objective

2025: A large Ravager transport ship is located over the city, and is dropping Hectors. The report says that this is the same new type as that seen in Europe yesterday. The troops sent in were defeated. It is protected by an electromagnetic shield, so it is not easy to defeat. Good luck.

4.1: A large Ravager transport ship is located over the city, and is dropping Hectors. The report says that this is the same new type as what was seen in Europe yesterday, and the troops initially sent in were all defeated. It's protected by an electromagnetic shield, so it won't be an easy target. Good luck!

Storyline

Storm Team and a Ranger team are on top of a hill overlooking to a town, with two Large Transport Ships above it. They start dropping Hectors and a soldier reports it.

The Tactics Officer then tells that some data was sent from Command Headquarters (not HQ) that says that the new type of Hectors have an electromagnetic shield that protects them. She says that it's not as strong as the Shield Screen, but the new Hectors are still harder to destroy.

When the ground troops destroy one of the ships two more Hectors appear carrying a shield on their right arm. The TO explains that it's a small shield screen and is impenetrable. HQ then advices his soldiers to flank the Hectors since the shields only protect them from the front.

A second Ranger team appears on the battlefield and when HQ reminds them about the shields they offer to be bait so Storm Team can attack the Hectors from behind. HQ then reminds people of his strategy a few times just to make sure everybody heard his spark of genius.

Once only one Hector remains Aurora Situation Report can be heard reporting about the Earth Eaters. When Storm Team destroys the last machine the mission ends.

4.1 Changes

No changes.

Allies

Both Versions

  • A team of 3 Rangers with Rocket Launchers appears at the beginning of the mission near the players.
  • A team of 6 Rangers with Rocket Launchers appears during the second wave on the road leading up to the hills near the players' spawn point. They cannot be recruited.

Enemies

Both Versions

Wave Spawn Enemy Amount Notes
1st Appears at the begining of the mission. Large Transport Ship 2
Blue Hector 2 each With two Solid Particle Gatling Guns
2nd Appears when the ships are destroyed. Blue Hector 2 With Power Launchers and Shields

Online Limits

Armor Limit

There's no limit for Inferno difficulty.

Difficulty Ranger & Air Raider Wing Diver Fencer
2025 4.1 2025 4.1 2025 4.1
Easy & Normal 955 955 527 527 1194 1194
Hard 2257 2510 1178 1305 2821 3138
Hardest 3505 4258 1802 2179 4381 5322

Weapon Level Limit

Game Easy & Normal Hard Hardest Inferno
2025 13 7 62 -
4.1 13 38 65 -

Approximate Weapon Drop Rate

Game Easy Normal Hard Hardest Inferno
2025 6-10 8-12 23-35 5-60 15-75
4.1 6-10 8-13 25-35 1-61 16-76

Strategy

Both Versions

Bring high damage weapons preferably with high rate of fire that are accurate enough to shoot down the ships and hit the uncovered areas of the shield bearer Hectors. A decoy might be useful to make the machines show their back, but not necessary.

The top of the hill where you spawn provides a good vantage point, so try to stay there unless you want to go to loot or get overwhelmed. Concentrate your fire on the ship and it's passengers that is closer to you first and then destroy the other ship. The Hectors are the same as before just with more health and they deal more damage.

The shield wielding ones are new, however. They carry a yellow oval shaped screen in front of them that protects them from attack. Just like when they are holding other guns they can move their arms to "aim" at their enemies and can slightly rotate their hips to make hurting them from the sides more difficult. However they can still be hit from the front as their other arms and their feet usually sticks out from under the shield.

If you want to attack them from the back in single player, let them approach the second wave of Rangers and flank them in a wide area so they prioritizes them over you.

Levels: Earth Defense Force 2025
1-10 ReconveneSpreading DisasterWinged War GoddessSetting SunWind BreakUnderground CaveEruptionRetaliationBeach FearThe Return
11-20 Air ForceDay of the DemonsTakedownPreventing LandfallLand CollapseFortress SiegeValley ShadowsArtilleryBreaking ThroughShining Stronghold
21-30 Into the DepthsA TrapGiant RobotsAnchoredSilver CityCrimsonHigh-SpeedBrute ForceCharge Phase 1Charge Phase 2
31-40 Charge Phase 3ThunderInfiltrationConvergenceInfernoStarshipDenseCrossingSearchWaterside Bugs
41-50 AnnihilationNatural CalamitySteel BeastVoid ShipBlue FightersEarth DefendersMountain Pass TrapFortress FrenzyPincerRavages of War
51-60 Air MobilizationBug InvasionTransport Ship Surprise AttackBug KingCrazy SkiesThe Fleet BelowBad PremonitionCity of HorrorMountains AblazeBreaking Through (2)
61-70 Bug TowerFortress AttackMountain LiberationSniper AttackTowering BeastTeeth of the UniverseGiant ShipSpearheadTower SiegeDen of Thieves
71-80 Death QueenMachine SquadMonster PartyLabyrinth of LightCity FlawsMonster CampFallen FlagshipHeaven's ArmyEncirclingDivine
81-85 The ThreatBattle to the DeathMassive MobilizationScorchingStar Eaters

Levels: Earth Defense Force 2025 Online
1-10 ReconveneSpreading DisasterWinged War GoddessSetting SunWind BreakUnderground CaveEruptionRetaliationBeach FearThe Return
11-20 Air ForceDay of the DemonsTakedownPreventing LandfallLand CollapseFortress SiegeValley ShadowsArtilleryBreaking ThroughShining Stronghold
21-30 Into the DepthsA TrapGiant RobotsSummit ShipAnchoredSilver CityCrimsonHigh-SpeedBloody MountainBrute Force
31-40 Charge Phase 1Charge Phase 2Dark PrisonerCharge Phase 3ThunderInfiltrationConvergenceInfernoStarshipDense
41-50 CrossingSearchWaterside BugsAnnihilationNatural CalamitySteel BeastVoid ShipBlue FightersEarth DefendersFleet Attack
51-60 Mountain Pass TrapFortress FrenzyPincerRavages of WarAir MobilizationBug InvasionTransport Ship Surprise AttackBug KingCrazy SkiesThe Fleet Below
61-70 Bad PremonitionCity of HorrorMountains AblazeBreaking Through (2)Bug TowerFortress AttackMountain LiberationSniper AttackMountain GiantsTowering Beast
71-80 Teeth of the UniverseGiant ShipSpearheadTower SiegeDen of ThievesDeath QueenMachine SquadMonster PartyLabyrinth of LightCity Flaws
81-90 Monster CampFallen FlagshipHeaven's ArmyEncirclingDivineThe ThreatTroubled ValleyBattle to the DeathMassive MobilizationLegion of Monsters
91-94 ScorchingDemon ArmySurrounded!Star Eaters

Levels: Earth Defense Force 2025 DLC
DLC 1: Special Forces ExplorationGiant's AdvanceSilver CampCitadelFloating Fleet
DLC 2: Mutant Rampage AdvanceMountain AssaultEnemy Camp InfiltrationUnderground AdvanceGiant RobotsBattle SpeciesBeast MountainDark ArenaGathering AroundArmored SpeciesIron WallMountain of ChangeWhirlwind of DeathBugged CityThe ToughGolden DarknessTrue KingFinal ImpactInto DestructionShip of Dragons
DLC 3: Beyond Despair TrackingUnderground ComplexBlocked PassClose FormationDragon Ship FleetHeavy ArtilleryBloody RiverDangerous GoldminesBeast MobilizationTotal ProtectionAerial BombingKing of ArmorCannon DefendersTraps BehindFour Kings of NightmaresResistance Against the TwilightShivering NexusThree GiantsCrimson LotusStarry Prison

Levels: Earth Defense Force 4.1
1-10 ReconveneSpreading DisasterWinged War GoddessSetting SunWind ShearUnderground CaveEruptionRetaliationBeach FearThe Return
11-20 Air ForceDay of the DemonsTakedownPreventing LandfallLand CollapseFortress SiegeValley ShadowsArtilleryBreaking ThroughShining Stronghold
21-30 Into the DepthsA TrapGiant RobotsAnchoredSilver CityCrimsonAssaultHigh-SpeedBrute ForceCharge Phase 1
31-40 Charge Phase 2Charge Phase 3ThunderInfiltrationConvergenceInfernoStarshipHigh DensityDozing BeastCrossing
41-50 SearchWaterside BugsAnnihilationNatural CalamitySteel BeastVoid ShipBlue FightersEarth DefendersMountain Pass TrapFortress Frenzy
51-60 PincerRavages of WarCrashAir MobilizationBug InvasionTransport Ship Surprise AttackBug KingCrazy SkiesThe Fleet BelowIll Omen
61-70 City of HorrorMountains AblazeBreaking Through (2)Bug TowerFortress AttackMountain LiberationBattle of GiantsSniper AttackTowering BeastTeeth of the Universe
71-80 Giant ShipSpearheadTower SiegeDen of ThievesDeath QueenMachine SquadMonster PartyLabyrinth of LightCity FlawsMonster Camp
81-89 Fallen FlagshipHeaven's ArmyEncirclingDivineThe ThreatBattle to the DeathMassive MobilizationScorchingStar Eaters

Levels: Earth Defense Force 4.1 Online
1-10 ReconveneSpreading DisasterWinged War GoddessSetting SunWind ShearUnderground CaveEruptionRetaliationBeach FearThe Return
11-20 Air ForceDay of the DemonsTakedownPreventing LandfallLand CollapseFortress SiegeValley ShadowsArtilleryBreaking ThroughShining Stronghold
21-30 Into the DepthsA TrapGiant RobotsSummit ShipAnchoredSilver CityCrimsonAssaultHigh-SpeedBloody Mountain
31-40 Brute ForceCharge Phase 1Charge Phase 2Dark PrisonerCharge Phase 3ThunderInfiltrationConvergenceInfernoStarship
41-50 High DensityDozing BeastCrossingSearchWaterside BugsAnnihilationNatural CalamitySteel BeastVoid ShipBlue Fighters
51-60 Earth DefendersFleet AttackMountain Pass TrapFortress FrenzyPincerRavages of WarCrashAir MobilizationBug InvasionTransport Ship Surprise Attack
61-70 Bug KingCrazy SkiesThe Fleet BelowIll OmenCity of HorrorMountains AblazeBreaking Through (2)Bug TowerFortress AttackMountain Liberation
71-80 Battle of GiantsSniper AttackMountain GiantsTowering BeastTeeth of the UniverseGiant ShipSpearheadTower SiegeDen of ThievesDeath Queen
81-90 Machine SquadMonster PartyLabyrinth of LightCity FlawsMonster CampFallen FlagshipHeaven's ArmyEncirclingDivineThe Threat
91-98 Troubled ValleyBattle to the DeathMassive MobilizationLegion of MonstersScorchingDemon ArmySurrounded!Star Eaters

Levels: Earth Defense Force 4.1 DLC
DLC 1: Time of the Mutants Air OffensiveGiants AdvanceReconDust TownDefense LineUnderground AdvanceWar BreedMountain AssaultEnemy Camp InfiltrationDark ArenaBeast MountainGod's ArmyThe GatheringArmored SpeciesIron WallSilver BaseShifting MountainWhirlwind of DeathBugged CityToughnessGolden DarknessTrue SovereignFinal ImpactFloating FleetInto DestructionShip of Dragons
DLC 2: Extreme Battle Tracking BogeysUnderground ComplexBlocked PassClose FormationDragon Ship FleetHeavy ArtilleryOverflightDangerous GoldminesBeast MobilizationTotal ProtectionBombs AwayKing of ArmorCannon DefendersBloody RiverThree GiantsTraps from BehindThe Four HorsemenCross the LineFacing OffCrimson LotusShivering NexusLast BastionStarry Prison

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