In Killing Floor 2, the boss of a game can be either Hans Volter or the Patriarch. The Patriarch is objectively more difficult than Hans Volter, so I was wondering if anything affects which one will spawn.

That is, is there a 50/50 chance for either of them to spawn, or does the difficulty level make the Patriarch more likely to spawn, for example? I have noticed that I occasionally fight the same boss two games in a row, so it's not a simple alternation.

  • I just got the game and disagree that Patriarch is harder :P I've killed him a few times and haven't been able to finish off Hans. – n_plum May 22 '17 at 19:19
  • @n_palum Hans is easier because you can prevent his heal by unloading a clip into him, while Patriarch goes invisible and runs to god knows where – Vemonus May 23 '17 at 1:34
  • I get that, we just burn down patriarch really fast as a group because he's a big target. – n_plum May 23 '17 at 1:50
  • @n_palum don't take this the wrong way, but do you play on normal difficulty? Hans is unquestionably easier. – LostWookie May 24 '17 at 14:29
  • @LostWookie I play on at least Hard. Not sure why we struggle with him more ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ – n_plum May 24 '17 at 14:31

When Tripwire announced the patriarch and put him in Killing Floor 2, they announced that each map would have a 50/50 chance for either the patriarch or Volter. Tripwire wanted the final boss to be a toss up each round, so players do not know and strategize for a specific boss. This uncertainty adds a bit of difficulty to Killing Floor 2, which already is no walk in the park.

For reference, pcgamer published an article for the patriarch announcement.

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  • Ah, that's both good and bad, I guess. I found where it mentions the randomness of the spawn in the article myself, but you should edit that bit into the answer as a quote to make it easier to see. – Vemonus Jan 26 '17 at 17:49

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