Helldivers 2 immerses players in the heart of the Galactic War, challenging them to face off against formidable enemy factions. Success in these battles hinges on your arsenal’s diversity and power. This guide aims to assist you in expanding the variety of weaponry available on your ship, ensuring you’re well-equipped for any challenge the game throws your way.
How to Unlock New Weapons in Helldivers 2
The game offers a unique mechanism for acquiring new armaments by utilizing Medals and Warbonds within the Acquisitions section. Like a Battle Pass, Warbonds feature eight distinct tiers, each unlocking various items ranging from cosmetic enhancements for your character to potent weapons ready for deployment in the armory.
The journey to enhance your armory begins with the SG-8 Punisher Shotgun, a formidable weapon accessible with just a few Medals. Advancing through the Warbonds tiers allows players to unlock additional firepower, like the R-63 Diligence Marksman Rifle, by dedicating more Medals to progress. The core gameplay loop revolves around accumulating currency to secure superior weaponry, enabling players to tackle increasingly difficult missions.
For those seeking even greater firepower, Requisition Tickets can be used on the Ship Management screen to unlock powerful support weapons. These special unlocks, found under the Stratagems tab, may require achieving certain levels. It’s important to note that these Stratagems are intended for use as drops within missions, unlike standard weapons.
How to Equip Weapons in Helldivers 2
To prepare for battle, navigate to your ship’s armory to select your desired weapons. It’s essential to have unlocked various weapons through the Warbonds pass to access different equipment options beyond the standard assault rifle and pistol for your missions.
Top Weapon Choices in Helldivers 2
As Helldivers 2 continues to evolve, the arsenal is expected to grow. However, the current lineup includes approximately 17 standard weapons, excluding grenades, and 12 support Stratagem weapons. Among the standout weapons are:
- Railgun (Stratagem): A high-priority choice for its armor-piercing capabilities.
- SG-225 Breaker Shotgun: Notable for its range and versatility in combat, unlockable with 20 Medals.
- Plas-1 Scorcher Plasma Rifle: A high-intensity weapon for dealing with dense enemy groups.
- P-19 Redeemer Pistol: The top secondary weapon choice for its rapid-fire capability, unlockable for 5 Medals.
- AR-23 Liberator Assault Rifle: A reliable starting weapon that remains effective due to its balanced performance.
While standard weapons form the backbone of your arsenal, secondary weapons like the Redeemer Pistol offer critical support, providing a high rate of fire that can turn the tide in close encounters. For those aiming to further enhance their weaponry, securing Super Credits on the battlefield opens the door to premium weapons, adding an extra layer of strategy to your campaign for freedom in Helldivers 2.
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