Code Vein features many interesting and unique bosses, all of which must be beaten in order to progress the story. All of these are Lost, powerful but malicious, and feature a set of moves that are unique to them. With large health bars, memorable designs, and even fascinating lore surrounding them, these bosses are one of the many highlights of Code Vein.
Bosses in Code Vein do not respawn after being beaten, however, you are likely to encounter them again when exploring dungeons, so be prepared for the possibility of facing them again and again.
How to Beat Oliver Collins
- Reward: Juggernaut Hammer, Berserker Vestige Core
- Location: Area D-12, Outer Crossroads
The very first boss of the game is someone the main characters will be familiar – an old ally now turned adversary. Similar in design as our protagonist, Oliver Collins will be your first, real challenge in the game, and is a compulsory fight.
Being the first boss, Oliver does not have as many attacks as many other bosses, making him relatively easy to deal with. However, if he’s able to strike you then he’ll do considerable damage. Make sure to dodge him at every possible chance.
Oliver likes to leap into the air and bring his hammer down on the ground. Dodge or move out of his way, after doing so, go up to him and do as much damage as you can before retreating.
He will most likely follow up by swinging his hammer to the side once, before bringing it down to the ground. Back up and stay far away, once he’s done, attack.
Sometimes he’ll only swing the hammer and then keep moving; be mindful of this. Once some of his health has been depleted, he will call forth a barrier of blood and transform into a large Oni-like creature.
His move set is similar but far more aggressive and with greater reach; some of his attacks may be protracted as well. Be wary of this and dodge when it seems appropriate to do so.
Some of his attacks can be deflected or parried if timed properly, though that’s not advisable due to the amount of damage you’ll take if you mistime it.
Try to get behind him as often as possible, but beware of his swing as it’s much faster than you would imagine.
He is likely to call forth the blood barrier a few times to ward you off, keep an eye on the ground or his hand and see if it’s glowing red; you’ll know the barrier’s coming when you see that.
He will cycle through these moves, so keep dodging and attacking, eventually, you’ll wear him down and kill him.
If you are able to beat Oliver Collins, you will be rewarded with the Berserker Vestige Core, Blood Code: Berserker, and the Juggernaut Sledgehammer.
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