How to beat the Root Nexus in Remnant 2

This fight is Tree-Mendous!
Root Nexus
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Are you wondering how to beat the Root Nexus in Remnant 2 and if it has the same mechanics as the first game? The demonic tree returns and is one of the first tough bosses you may encounter during your exploration. However, there are some strategies that you can use to make it easier to defeat, especially on higher difficulties.

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First, I recommend you and your teammates smack the Root Nexus with your melee weapons instead of shooting it. Not only will this do more damage, but it will allow you to save your ammunition which you will need to defeat the waves of enemies that will spawn (more on that later). In addition, make sure you are hitting the exposed part of the tree and not the roots because you will do increased damage. Finally, you will want to make heavy attacks against the Root Nexus for a burst of damage.

Like in the first game, the Root Nexus will spawn enemies as it takes a specific amount of damage. You will want to make sure you rotate between damaging the Root Nexus and destroying the waves of enemies that spawn because you can quickly become overwhelmed with damage and status effects, and you will die if you don’t. The Root Nexus will make a screaming sound which will tell you that new waves of enemies have spawned, so make sure you are listening for the audible queues to know when to switch your focus.

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The biggest challenge here will be the spiked rollie pollies that will spawn with each wave because they will spin into you constantly, interrupting your actions and leading to a quick death. The best way to defeat them is to shoot them with your secondary gun (I used the Medic’s handgun) while they are spinning, stopping their movement, giving you time to burst them down before they can reach you.

Healing Remnant 2

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Once you have defeated the spiked rollie pollies, you should swap over to your primary weapon and begin fighting the remaining enemies. You will be attacked by ranged and melee enemies, meaning you must stay mobile while fighting them so you don’t get overwhelmed quickly. It is best to defeat the enemies in front of you first and then go after the ranged attackers once your immediate surroundings are clear. After defeating these enemies, you will get a break in between waves until you damage the Root Nexus again. I found it best to gather ammo drops and heal before melee attacking the Root Nexus again.

You will be rewarded with 100 Scrap and the Blood Bond Trait for beating the Root Nexus, making it worth beating.

Author’s Note: I wrote this guide while playing Remnant 2 on Steam Deck.

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Matthew Kevin Mitchell has been a contributing writer for PC Invasion and Attack of the Fanboy since 2022. Matthew primarily covers Manga like One Piece, horror movies like Scream, and survival horror games like Dead by Daylight. His favorite moment came during his first press event covering Scream 6 for AotF. He hails from Denver, Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Regis University. When he isn’t scaring himself silly or writing, he loves to play ice hockey, spoil his dog, and drink an unhealthy amount of coffee.