How to Use the Railgun in Helldivers 2

Anastasios Antoniadis

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In the galaxy-spanning battles of “Helldivers 2,” the Railgun emerges as a formidable weapon, capable of delivering devastating blows to the enemies of freedom. Summoned from the depths of your Super Destroyer, this powerful tool of liberty represents the pinnacle of tactical warfare, yet its operation and optimal utilization remain shrouded in mystery for many. Here, we unveil the intricacies of wielding the Railgun, ensuring your contributions to the galactic struggle are both effective and awe-inspiring.

How to Use the Railgun in Helldivers 2

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The Railgun, a support weapon par excellence, stands as a testament to the ingenuity and firepower at the disposal of Helldivers. Whether unlocked through the valor of completing operations or bestowed upon you as a strategic asset, the Railgun’s deployment is a spectacle of tactical prowess. Summoned as a stratagem, it descends from your Super Destroyer, ready to be wielded against the foes of freedom.

To deploy the Railgun’s devastating power, operatives must master its charge mechanism. For those employing mouse and keyboard, holding the right mouse button primes the weapon, while PlayStation warriors will find R2 triggers the charging sequence. Upon reaching full charge, unleash your fury upon any adversary daring to stand against the tide of liberty, delivering massive damage in a single, decisive blow.

The Railgun’s design mandates a single-use magazine, necessitating a reload with a fresh battery after each shot. Despite this limitation and a total ammunition count of twenty shots, its potential for destruction makes it a favorite among Helldivers, particularly when facing formidable adversaries like the Bile Titan or Hulk.

Though the Railgun shines against heavily armored foes, it’s not without competition. Alternatives such as the Recoilless Rifle or the Expendable Anti-Tank may offer more specialized damage against armored targets. However, the Railgun’s unique blend of power and precision often makes it the weapon of choice for those who know when and where to deploy it.

Railgun Settings: On & Off Mode

A key aspect of the Railgun’s operation is its dual-mode safety feature. Engaging the safe mode ensures standard operation, allowing Helldivers to charge and fire with the assurance of stability. Conversely, disabling the safe mode introduces an element of risk and reward; the weapon might explode if overcharged, but skillful management of this setting can wreak havoc on clustered enemies.

Despite the dangers of the unsafe setting, strategic use and timely discharge can turn the Railgun into an instrument of unparalleled destruction. This approach has proven successful in numerous missions, highlighting the weapon’s potential when wielded with expertise and caution.

Anastasios Antoniadis
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