Guardians of the Galaxy: Magus Boss Guide

How to defeat the final boss of Guardians of the Galaxy.

by Thomas Cunliffe


Thought Grand Unifier Raker was the end? Not quite. Magus is the final boss of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and the one thing keeping you from the true end of the game. In this guide, we’ll detail exactly how to beat Magus in Guardians of the Galaxy and finally put an end to this galactic threat. Probably.

How to beat Magus in Guardians of the Galaxy

If you chose not to kneel, which you should. the first thing you need to do is run towards Nikki’s shield to avoid instant death. Once you’re safe, Magus will spawn shadow-like creatures that you’ll need to take down. They have no weaknesses and die to a few blaster shots, so nothing to worry about yet. If one of the shadow wuruums latches on to you, mash the appropriate button to get it off. Make sure to avoid the incoming purple projectiles, which have large circles on the floor that indicate where they’re going to land


Once you’ve defeated enough enemies, you’ll have the option to appeal Warlock or badger him. Choose the latter option, or otherwise face instant death, and prepare to run to Nikki’s shield again. Rinse and repeat what you did in the first phase, avoiding projectiles and killing enemies, and you’ll eventually be given the option to either “recall the good times” or confront him. Choose to confront him.


The rest of the fight is a quick-time event, which will require you to press the button indicated on-screen at the correct time to bounce the stone between the Guardians of the Galaxy. Once Star-Lord obtains the Soul Stone, he’ll try to bottle Magus. When the button prompt comes up, you’ll need to mash the respective button until the prompt disappears.

Congratulations! You’ve beaten both Magus and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy! For real, this time. The game finally reaches its conclusion and the real, 80s space-and-neon-themed credits will roll. Make sure to stick around through the credits for the interactable post-credit scene and your trophy/achievement for beating the game. After the rest of the credits, you will get descriptions of what all the characters are up to after the conclusion of the game and will be able to read Star-Lord’s journal recounting the story of the entire game.

After this, you can start a New Game Plus or select a chapter to earn any left over trophies/achievements. Visit our ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Full Achievement/Trophy List‘ to find out what you’ve missed.

Guardians of the Galaxy is now available for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and GeForce Now.

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