How to Beat Barrett in 60 Seconds or Less - Deus Ex Human Revolution

To defeat Barrett:

  1. As soon as the battle begins, throw a EMP granade on Barrett (if you have one)
  2. Strafe/turn right, grab one of the gas canisters on the right
  3. Throw the gas canister on Barrett
  4. Run to the left or straight down the right side, grab the explosive barrel, throw it on Barrett
  5. grab next gas canister or one of the fire extinguishers, throw it at him
  6. run to another explosive barrel, grab it, aim, throw it on Barrett
  7. repeat 5-6
  8. (if you run out of things to throw, Barrett should be damaged enough for you to finish him with any gun)
See the video below for visuals...

Video Walkthrough of the Barrett Fight

Here's quick video showing how to defeat Lawrence Barrett, elite member of a secret mercenary hit squad, and get The Bull achievement.

I used over 45 minutes on the first boss battle of Deus Ex Human Revolution, trying to win the fight with guns, which I hadn't used at all before that as I was playing "stealthily", avoiding enemies by sneaking past them, or taking them down without killing them...

Anyway, after almost an hour I had to give up and I looked for help on how to win Barrett. I found an easy way, which got the job done (even that it was a bit "boring" way to win the fight), but at least I was able to continue this awesome game.

And here's a video I made to show you how to do the same...

Deus Ex Human Revolution Barrett Boss Battle Guide

Watch on YouTube (HD 720p):
How to Beat Barrett in 60 Seconds or Less - Deus Ex Human Revolution - Boss Battle I


John Meinel said...

 I ran into exactly the same thing. I had a tranq gun, handgun and sniper rifle. Pretty poor in a slug-fest style fight. Fortunately I still had a single emp grenade. Thanks a bunch for this.

sixbynine said...

Much easier method:
Pull out stun gun.
Unload it into him until he dies.
Took 20 rounds on Deus Ex mode, with zero skill and zero risk.

And took less than a minute.

sixbynine said...

I found the stun gun was perfect. Just kept unloading it into him until he died.

Michael Gaddass said...

Pfff, stun gun, gas barrel, gas barrel, explosive. Simple.

JKraley said...

Much thanks!

Dave said...

Wow! I was in the same boat as you: wasted an hour with weapons/tactics I had used up until this point. I beat him on the second try after watching your video! Great job. Thank you for taking the time to post this.

Munzh said...

2 frag grenades to stun him followed up by 9 stun gun charges did the trick for me on Deus Ex mode, under a minute, also if you are loaded with frags just keep throwing them at him, keeps him stunned until he is finished, even quicker..

Zack Bridges said...

This is basically the same thing I did, but I used a frag mine in the beginning, and I found an extra poison gas container in that room in the corner. Then I put 6-10 rounds into him the combat rifle and he was down. Actually very easy once you learn to use the environment.

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