Hogs can be seen in groups of three or more. Some are led by a larger variant, the Alpha Hog.
If an engineer approaches a hog from the front, it will become aggressive. All other nearby hogs, if present, will become aggressive as well. Hogs will start attacking the nearest engineer in this situation. If a hog loses line of sight due to an obstruction like a rock or tree, it will become passive again.
Hogs ignore all vehicles, even if an engineer is within.
A hog triggers its tackle attack by charging and ramming the engineer at a high speed.
If a hog is attacked by an engineer when the hog either hasn't targeted the engineer or cannot reach the engineer (e.g. while standing on a platform or flying with the Jetpack), it will flee for a short while, then walk back to its spawn point.
A hog drops an Alien Carapace after being killed. If it falls into a void, it will not drop any loot.
Moving backwards and sideways at the same time ((AS or SD)) while looking at the hog
When it passes by you, use your Xeno-Zapper to double attack it with Double-click. If you hit a hog, it will stop running, but will again attempt to charge at you.
If space is limited, like on a plateau or in a cave, run towards it before it charges, then have the hog charge straight at you and double attack as it gets close. If done right, it will stop the charging hog and you can back away a few meters before it charges again. Repeat it and it should go down. This tactic carries more risk, but it will take out hogs faster and you can handle multiple hogs at the same time.
When a hog's missed its attack to hit you, it will run in a large circle and adjust its path until you are in its running path.
It cannot turn around with a tight radius while it is sprinting. It can choose to pause momentarily and turn its body around.
If a hog hits you, you will be thrown backward, flying across a short distance. one health segment (10 HP) will be deducted. Fall damage can also be inflicted if you land on lower ground.
As a hog has only 20 HP and each zap attack deals five damage, it can be killed with four zaps.
This page was last edited on 7 February 2021, at 12:45.
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