On Cypher's suggestion, Shadow and Kali decide to track down Cronos as he is their best hope of finding the Ancient. They find Cronos at the factory, but Cronos is guarded by a band of five Looters. In his speech Cronos reveals his high regard for the Ancients. In a survival-style battle, Shadow then fights and defeats the looters and eventually Cronos, who is armed with a pair of Blaster Tonfas. They manage to find the Ancient's location via Cronos' memory chip and set out to find him in the Stone Grove.
- Although a machine, Kali refers to Cronos as a "he" mean he has a masculine persona.
- The achievement for defeating him is 'Roboclypse'