The Husk is an enemy in Killing Floor and Killing Floor 2 that starts spawning during the early rounds of a match. It fires a flammable ranged attack that pierces armor and deals continuous damage to those hit by it. The Husk also has a slightly weaker melee attack. While challenging at a distance and somewhat resistant to gunfire, the Husk is not as threatening as some of the more powerful enemies such as the Scrake and the Flesh Pound.
The Husk is often easy to spot due to it being bigger than the smaller weaker specimens.
in Killing Floor 2 the Husk has gotten a major upgrade giving it a self detonating attack where it blows itself up causing area effect damage, while also gaining a Flamethrower attack on Suicidal and Hell on Earth, where the Husk sprays the area in front of it with fire causing a major amount of damage as it can be devastating in close areas for the players, especially Berserkers.
Sharpshooters can kill it easily since it has a tank on its back that you can shoot then it will blow up.If the husk is focused on you the sharp shooter can use a freeze grenade go behind it and then blow it up.The explosion can also kill zeds around it.
The Husk was the effort of Horzine to create a cybernetic soldier most shown in it's eyes (being a cybernetic glowing aiming computer.) The Husk uses a ranged weapon, being a flame-based launcher originally wielded with it's arms before it was shown that Husks were terrible at using the launcher and caused Horzine to simply remove the right arm of the Husk and replacing it with the launcher.
The Husk is not acting on instinct but rather programming, like a computer the Husk uses a simple routine of: See enemy, aim, shoot. And due to this Horzine believed that the Husks were too dull to be used as a weapon and problems in the code caused Husks to sometimes shoot non-enemies when their was no one else around.
- The Husk's name comes from it's body being a "Husk, his insides being an inferno"
- The Husk speaks in a robotic voice, a result of it's cybernetic enhancements and seems to use very stilted lines such as "TARGET AQUIRED" among other things though it does show the ability to understand humour laughing when aiming at an enemy.