80-X Boxguard


The '''80-X Boxguard''' is a special type of security bot developed by Steiner Bisley in ''Deus Ex: Human Revolution''.

The 80-X Boxguard is a powerful bot powered by a small http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_thermoelectric_generator radioisotope thermoelectric generator that unfolds from a cube form, hence the name. In addition to being almost unnoticeable in standby mode, it can be dropped from a helicopter without taking any damage, which allows the bot to be in optimal condition for an attack. It is slow and looks cumbersome with a mode of locomotion similar to a gorilla's, but it's a formidable opponent armed with dual miniguns and side-mounted vertical missile launchers, which fire guided missiles. When defeated, it activates its self-destruct mode, exploding and damaging anything in its blast radius. 

These units are extremely hard to destroy with raw firepower, even requiring multiple direct hits from a Rocket launcher (DX3)|rocket launcher to take down. EMP grenade (DX3)|EMP grenades are the weapon of choice for taking the boxguard down, disabling the units in a single detonation, though the size of the units can sometimes create confusion as to whether or not they are inside the blast radius. EMP Mines also works, but can take as much as 3 mines to shut down the bot sice the mine's range is wider than grenades, but otherwise has the same blast radius, effectively giving the bot a "safe distance" away from the explosion.

Often the best way to deal with them is to sneak past them (they can't see you if they aren't facing you) and find the security console, if one is avaliable. Once you get to the console, you can first set the bot to "Enemies" to take care of any opponents in the area, and then disable it. In a few places, you cannot disable or reprogram the bot, such as the FEMA camp, so you will have to take it down using conventional means.

A single fully upgraded Typhoon Explosive System|Typhoon detonation destroys the bot (two on the highest difficulty), provided you get close enough.

The 80-X Boxguard awards 250 XP when destroyed.

An upgraded Pistol (DX3)|Pistol with the Armor Piercing Modification is surprisingly effective against the bot, 20-30 rounds can destroy one even on the highest difficulty.

Boxguards can be found in quite a few different areas. There is one in the FEMA camp early on in the game, one at the Belltower ambush, a pair in the Tai Yong Medical hangar, at the Docks (it's dumped through the ceiling) and one in Panchea. Some police Boxguards can be found at the anti-augmentation riots in Detroit, but they are friendly unless you attack them or the police.


Image:80XBoxguardModels.png|80-X Boxguard concept art
DX3 Boxguard Droid 3d.jpeg|80-X Boxguard folded and unfolded in cubic mode
Image:80XBoxguardCubeForm.png|80-X Boxguard in cube form
9 rocket launcher.jpg|Adam Jensen protects against attack from a 80-X Boxguard
DX 3 Adam Boxguard assault.jpg|Adam Jensen fights against a 80-X Boxguard droid

*Its designation 80-X is 1337 for 'box'.

==See also==
Category:Deus Ex: Human Revolution bots
Category:Deus Ex: Human Revolution enemies
Category:Deus Ex: The Fall enemies
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