How to kill the Nutcracker in Lethal Company

Lethal Company - Nutcracker enemy looking at the camera, aiming a shotgun
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If defeated, the newest enemy added to Lethal Company will give you a powerful weapon. To get your hands on it, you'll have to outwit or kill the Nutcracker, a festive yet brutal monster.

In this guide, we'll be breaking down the different strategies that can be used to defeat the Nutcracker. Once you know how to beat him, it's not too hard to do, so make the most of our tips before you venture out once again into the unknown.

Looking for more Lethal Company guides? We've got a complete list of all the monsters in Lethal Company, so you can scout out the creatures you might encounter on your next journey. Plus, we've got our guide to the different hazard levels in Lethal Company.

Lethal Company - the back of a human-sized nutcracker toy soldier, stood next to a bookshelf
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How to kill the Nutcracker in Lethal Company

The easiest way to kill the Nutcracker is by hitting it four or five times with your shovel. Any damage-dealing objects will do, but you'll almost always have access to numerous shovels in your game.

If you're playing with friends, you can coordinate amongst yourselves to quickly take down a Nutcracker. However, make sure you don't get too close; as soon as you touch the Nutcracker, you'll immediately die, an d

Although the Nutcracker will fight back and take out players quickly, use flash grenades or the zap gun to stun the creature in place. When stunned, the Nutcracker will be stuck in place and unable to fight back, making it an easy target.

For taking down a Nutcracker, you'll be able to pick up its shotgun as a reward. This weapon is one of the most powerful in the game. You can also steal the gun off of the Nutcracker, but we've got more details on that in our guide on how to get the shotgun.

That's all there is to know about how to kill the Nutcracker in Lethal Company. For more guides like this on the game, we've got how to respawn in Lethal Company, as well as whether you can play the game solo. We've also got all the latest patch notes, fixes, and updates for Lethal Company as well.

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