How to unlock Nightmare mode in Hypercharge: Unboxed

Amitesh Dhar
Dinosaur Hypercharge: Unboxed

Nightmare mode in Hypercharge: Unboxed is the highest level of difficulty that the game has to offer, and here’s how you can unlock it in the game.

Hypercharge: Unboxed presents you with four different levels of difficulty. Of these four, three are available to you from the beginning, and you need to unlock the fourth in the game.

So, here’s everything you need to know about how to unlock Nightmare mode in Hypercharge: Unboxed.

How to get Nightmare mode in Hypercharge: Unboxed

To unlock Nightmare mode in Hypercharge: Unboxed, you need to achieve the Ruby medal on all 14 maps in the Adventure mode.

Now, the Ruby medal is only available on Expert difficulty, so not only will you have to play the game on this difficulty, but you also need to meet certain criteria when completing multiple waves on a map.

How to get Ruby medals in Hypercharge: Unboxed

To get the Ruby medal on all maps in Hypercharge: Unboxed you’ll have to attempt the maps on Expert difficulty and complete them with all three Hypercores surviving.

Enemies in Hypercharge: Unboxed
Enemies hit harder at higher difficulties.

On this difficulty, the preparation time that you get between waves is limited to 2:30 minutes, and the enemies that you encounter have a higher health pool and deal more damage.

So, here are a few tips that can help you achieve the Ruby medal on all maps quickly:

Attempt the maps on lower difficulty

The monsters that you encounter on all these maps will always remain the same, irrespective of the difficulty that you’re on. The only difference is their health pool and the damage that they deal.

So it’s recommended that you clear these rounds on lower levels and get a hang of the enemy types before taking them on at a higher difficulty in Hypercharge: Unboxed.

Choosing the right Buildables

When starting a map, you get to select three Buildables that you can take along with you. When making this selection, take the best possible ones available, but also consider the type of enemies you encounter.

For example, the Anti-Air Turrets are perfect for aerial units like Helicopters or even UFOs. The Machine Gun Turrets or even the Rocket Turrets can be easily used against foot units and ground vehicles like tanks and jeeps.

Weapon selection

Not every weapon works well in every scenario. For example, the Ice Blaster or the Mine Launcher can deal a lot of damage, but you can’t target aerial units with them, and it’s very hard to deal precision shots with these weapons.

Machine Guns and Rifles on the other hand are fairly accurate but have a low damage output compared to the two weapons mentioned above.

That sums up everything you need to know about how to unlock Nightmare Mode in Hypercharge: Unboxed. If you’re having difficulty using a controller, here are the best settings that you need to use, along with the best way to beat waves quickly in Hypercharge: Unboxed.