Congrats, you've made it to the final boss of Splatoon 2, DJ Octavio! As you'd assume, this is undoubtedly the hardest boss in the game, combining sheer power and speed to pummel your poor Inkling. You'll need to be quick, and aware of your surroundings if you want to make it through DJ Octavio in one piece. We've put together this handy Splatoon 2 DJ Octavio boss guide in order to help you do just that.
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How to Beat DJ Octavio in Splatoon 2
The trick to defeating DJ Octavio and recovering the brainwashed Callie is to constantly have a way to move around the battlefield quickly in your squid form. This means covering your surroundings in your own ink whenever you can, making sure you have a way to dodge Octavio's ink rain ability, or the bombs that he flings down at you.
The first three stages of the final boss are fairly similar, and in each stage you'll have to shoot the flying arms of DJ Octavio in order to send them back at him. Octavio has an increasing number of abilities in each stage, hence your need to move out of his way quickly to ensure you don't get splatted.
Shoot Octavio repeatedly at the end of each stage to progress to the next section of the fight, and after you've downed him three times, you'll be given the modified Rainmaker by Sheldon. Head to the middle of arena and use the portal to jump up to the rails, where you'll have to once again send Octavio's flying arms back at him in order to defeat him one last time.
Make sure to time your jumps from one rail to the other perfectly, just as Octavio's unblockable fist is almost upon you, as this will guarantee you don't get caught by it. Similarly, you should shoot any blockable fist back at Octavio as soon as possible, as you can still get hit for a few seconds after splatting the flying fist.
Once you've downed Octavio for the final time, hop onto the innermost rail, slide down to Octavio, and enjoy the fantastic end credits section of Splatoon 2.
Tips and Strategies to beat Splatoon 2's DJ Octavio:
- Keeping on eye on DJ Octavio at all times is the key to winning, as you don't want to be caught out by one of his powerful attacks.
- Bombs are a good way to give you an escape route from DJ Octavio's attacks, since they cover a large amount of ground at once.
- It's advisable to stay in squid form wherever you can, allowing you to move quickly away from DJ Octavio as soon as you need to.
We've got a video gameplay guide on how to beat Splatoon 2's DJ Octavio boss just below:
Now that you're through every boss in Splatoon 2, consider heading over to our Splatoon 2 tips and tricks article, where we've got helpful hints if you're just getting started in online Ranked Battles, or alternatively, head back to our guide on how to beat the Octo Shower boss, if you want to improve your personal best time.