Atomic Heart: How To Defeat Hog 7 Hedgie

Annihilate your way through the Hog 7 Hedgie, and learn the attack patterns, tips, and tricks to defeat it!

Atomic Heart brings in the perfect balance of a beautiful and enticing start with cute aesthetics and turns to horror right when it’s the correct time. With a soviet 1955 era set in time, Atomic Heart brings along quite a few boss fights and exciting story elements, which is where players might want to learn Atomic Heart How To Defeat Hog 7 Hedgie since the boss fight can get pretty interesting! 

Key Takeaways
  • Players need to stay away from firing bullets toward the boss since it is quite invulnerable towards it. 
  • Players can try to use melee damage against the boss in order to weaken it down even more. 
  • There are explosives that are present around the arena which players can use to their advantage in order to kill the boss.
  • Whenever the boss has its weak spots revealed, players can go ahead and shoot at it with your pistol in order to bring down its HP even more. 
  • Whenever the boss is rolling towards you, players should try their utmost best in order to side-step from it so that it doesn’t hit you.
  • There are really no phases to the boss, rather it is a long fight that players need to persevere through no matter what. 
  • The boss sends out orange rings that continue to spread through the ground, and players can avoid taking damage by simply jumping over it. 
  • In order to get to the boss fight, players need to take the hawk cable to make their way into the arena. 

How To Defeat Hedgie 

Battle Duration
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Kicking things off, let’s take a look at how players can fight their way through the boss fight and learn Atomic Heart How To Defeat Hog 7 Hedgie

  • Whenever you first enter the park, there is a green post in the middle of the pond with which you can interact by pressing V. 
  • Do that, and a large structure emerges from the circular ground. 

Hedgie’s Introduction 

After that occurs, the boss fight introduces itself to the players by having a hedgie standing on top of a building, and it appears to be a spherical mecha that can annihilate you if you’re not careful.

  • After roaring for a split second, Hedgie jumps off the building, turns into a ball, and starts to rapidly rush around the edges of the arena, and it does about 2 rounds of the entire arena. 
  • After it has done that, it opens itself back up and takes its limbs out, and jumps into the air for a split second before crashing down onto the ground, which causes an orange ring to spread across the ground which can cause players to take damage. 

The best way to avoid taking damage from that is to simply hop over the ring and avoid stepping on it. 

Boss Fight Begins 

Boss Fight Starts
Boss Fight Starts (Image Credits Exputer)

After that occurs, Hedgie will roll a bit forward after it has sent the orange ring out toward you. And it then continues to roar and latch its limbs out even more. 

  • It does a total of 2 jumps while facing you, and then it immediately retracts back into a ball and targets you, through which it starts to roll towards you, causing the structure that summoned him to collapse, which can cause you to take in damage. 
  • After the structure collapses, it will cause there to be a ton of smoke and dust, and your visibility will become low for a little bit, during which you can also see that the structure hurts Hedgie and brings down its HP by a little bit. 
  • The damage that the structure deals to the boss ends up making it vulnerable for just a little bit where the play can go up and attack it. But after that, it stands back up and sends out yet another orange ring
  • It jumps once again to send out 2 more orange rings, and at this point, players should get at a little bit of distance from the boss. 
  • Anytime you get too far away, the boss simply turns into a ball and starts to roll toward you. 
  • When it gets close to you, it launches itself back into the air to launch out yet another orange ring. 
  • After it has done carrying out its rotation, it then launches itself up into the air and then throws out more than 3 orange rings
  • After that, it ends up becoming vulnerable for a bit before it stands up on its leg, and spins in the air for a split second before starting to crash back into the ground, whips around in a certain radius, and then launches itself at you, crashing headfirst into you. 
  • If it’s too close to you, then it starts to attack you with its claws and you need to avoid damage here and attack back with melee attacks. 
  • More of the same patterns are repeated. After it carries out its melee attacks at you, you continue to stay far away while it rotates around in a circle and then launches the 4 orange rings, 
  • After that, it ends up becoming vulnerable for just a little bit more, and if you end up being close to him during this, then players should carry out melee attacks to weaken it even more. 
  • Whenever the boss rolls towards you, it never tolls only once, rather, it ends up rolling at least 3-4 times, back to back
    Explosives (Image Credits Exputer)

Harder Phase 

Harder Phase
Harder Phase (Image Credits Exputer)

After it’s done being easy on you, the boss ends up taking a toll and will start to become a little tougher to fight. 

  • At one point, the boss goes towards the edge of the arena, whereby it ends up launching projectiles at you. These projectiles are flammable and they are launched out in patterns of 2-3 projectiles at once that are always targeted at you. 
  • After that, it combines the attack patterns from its previous attacks and starts to roll towards you whenever it’s done launching out its projectiles and then jumps up and down, and every time it lands on the ground, the same orange rings are launched out towards you
  • More projectiles follow as it continues to spin throughout the entire edge of the area, and they are always in 2-3 patterns. 
  • After it’s done doing that, players can take note of the way that it retracts back into a spherical shape and starts charging toward you while jumping up and down 3-4 times. And all of this is followed by even more rotations where it spits out the projectiles even more often. 
  • After becoming vulnerable for a bit, it stands back up on its legs to get itself back into position and then becomes an absolute menace. 

Hardest Ending 

Difficult Part
Difficult Part (Image Credits Exputer)

When the boss has relapsed back to about 1/4th of his HP being left, it pulls out a move where it starts rotating vertically violently, and at this point, if you are close to the Hog 7 boss in Atomic Heart, then you’re screwed since it can cause you to take serious damage. 

  • While it’s rotating vertically, you can expect it to launch out even more orange rings that you need to avoid all the while trying not to get close to the boss. 
  • After it’s done doing that, it jumps back down for a split second before it reaches out to you and gets back on its legs. 
  • It claps its legs on the ground twice before targeting you once again and starts to head for your death once again. He carries that motion out about 4 times, each time moving from one end of the arena to the next. 

Whenever the boss fight ends, players can expect Hedgie to explode into pieces and go up in flames, therefore make sure to stay at a distance whenever that happens. 

Attack Patterns To Look Out For

Attack Patterns
Attack Patterns (Image Credits Exputer)

There are quite a few attack patterns that players should know whenever they are learning Atomic Heart How To Defeat Hog 7 Hedgie such as the ones listed below. 

  • When Hedgie gets too close to you, it launches out orange rings 2-3 times. The best way to avoid taking damage from them is to jump over them and cross over. 
  • If you get too far away, then it targets you and starts to turn into a ball and starts to roll towards you as an element of surprise, stay away at that moment. 
  • During the middle of the boss fight, Hog 7 also retracts into a ball and starts to roll around in a circular pattern, and this is when it’s best to just let it act out its attack and not attack back. 
  • Whenever the boss is rolling towards you, you can simply side-step so that you don’t end up getting hit by any of its attacks. 

Tips And Tricks For Fighting Hog 7

Tips And Tricks
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Moving on, let’s take a look at some tips and tricks that players can try out so that they can weaken the boss and know how to take him down quicker. 

  • One thing that players should keep in mind is that Hedgie is pretty invulnerable to bullet damage since it practically does little to no damage to it. 
  • Other than that, players should try to use melee attacks against it, but the main thing is simply that if you get too close to the boss then you’re screwed. 
  • The boss is weaker to explosives, therefore players should look around for structures that they can break down to cause Hedgie to take as much damage as possible. 
  • There are a few moments during the battle whereby he lays down and becomes vulnerable, meaning that he reveals his “batteries” or weak spots which players can simply attack with melee or even ranged weapons. 
  • Some structures are present in the ground that will rise from the ground and then whenever Hog 7 rolls towards it, it causes the structures to explode which causes Hedgie to take in massive amounts of damage. 
  • The boss is extremely fast, and will never stop in one place, rather it keeps rolling around from one place to the other, therefore, players should know to keep their distance when needed. 
Triggers (Image Credits Exputer)

How To Get To Boss Arena 

Getting To Boss Fight
Getting To Boss Fight (Image Credits Exputer)

One of the main things that players might want to know is how exactly they can get towards the boss arena itself, and see where the boss is located. 

  • While you’re doing the mission, you will get an objective where you need to use the hawk’s cable to enter the park
  • During the mission, you are to take the hawk’s cable, which is essentially a zipline that stretches throughout the entire plaza, and you need to ride it until you reach the park. 
  • As you reach the park, a voice can be heard saying that from a bird’s eye view, the grass was designed in a way whereby it appears as a peaceful atom


And there we have it! That’s all that players need to know about knowing Atomic Heart How To Defeat Hog 7 Hedgie and with that, we will wrap up our guide! Players should read up on our Atomic Heart Skill Trees guide which covers all the skill trees that are present as well as the skill upgrades and more! With that, players can also check out our Atomic Heart Dominator Blueprint guide since it covers the best way to get your hands on the Dominator Blueprint!

Apart from that, why not check out our Atomic Heart Best Weapons guide, which covers details about all the weapons that you can possibly get to know about? While you’re at it, do not miss out on our Atomic Heart All Trophies guide!

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Mina Anwar

Mina is a Senior Guides Writer and a fanatic who’s obsessed with playing games and writing about them. She’s invested tons of hours in games like Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, she loves to write detailed guides for beginners and pros in the Gacha Games world. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Written 400+ Articles

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