Lethal Company masked enemy - Masked enemy looking at the player.

Lethal Company Masked enemies – how to deal with them

Are you looking for a way to deal with the new Masked enemies in Lethal Company? Here’s what you should know about these creatures. They were introduced in the latest update and are extremely dangerous if you don’t know how to deal with them. Anyone who jumped into the game unaware got a good jumpscare from them. Thankfully, you don’t have to go through that. Let’s review how they work and what you can do to take them down quickly.

Lethal Company masked enemy - Masked enemy getting close and possessing another player.

Masked enemies explained in Lethal Company

Masked enemies in Lethal Company are player-like monsters that seem completely harmless and can be distinguished by a mask on their face. However, once they get close to another player, they will kill them. Then, that player will also turn into a Masked enemy and start hunting others.

There are two ways for Masked enemies to spawn. First, just like every other Lethal Company creature, they can spawn and roam around the map. They are more common in higher-danger moons like Rend, Dine, and Titan. Second, they can spawn if a player finds the Mask item and interacts with it. Interacting with the Mask has a 20% chance to possess you. If you get possessed, you die and turn into a Masked enemy.

How to deal with Masked enemies

If an ally got possessed or there’s a Masked enemy blocking your way, there’s an easy way to deal with them. While they will one-shot you if they get close, these enemies move extremely slowly. You can beat Masked enemies by hitting them four times with the Shovel or Stop Sign. Since they move slowly, you can hit them easily if you don’t let them get too close.

If you don’t have either of those items, your best bet is running away. You can outrun them easily, but be careful; they can come outside, too. Thus, if an ally gets possessed, I recommend leaving the moon. Otherwise, this can result in a domino effect where everyone dies one by one.

In conclusion, Masked enemies are creatures in Lethal Company that spawn on higher-difficulty moons or when a player gets possessed by the Mask item. They will one-shot you if you go very close to them, but they can die if you hit them four times with a melee weapon. If you have a weapon, take them down; if not, run away since they’re very dangerous. If you’re looking to make money fast, consider checking out our guide on the best Lethal Company strategy.

Harry Mourtzanakis

Harry has been a gaming fan ever since the days of Gameboy Advance and over the past 20 years, the one thing that has remained stable is his love for anything video game-related. Nowadays, you'll see him enjoying almost any type of game including FPS, survival, RPG, farming sims, and soulslike titles. Sometimes it’s all about action and intense fights, and others it’s better to relax in a cozy farmhouse. Combined with his Master's in Philosophy, Harry is able to share his passion for gaming through guides, reviews, and more.