HELLDIVERS 2: Tips and Tricks

Tired of dying? Wondering why you keep getting kicked? Nuked your entire team and feel the guilt of treason? This guide is for you!


Know your primary targets

The first key to not dying is knowing your targets. There are two main bugs from the scout family that will kill your team just by infinite spawning more bugs.

and this cloaking invisible jerk

They will stop to emit an orange cloud in to the air, this summons more bugs to your area. Kill them first.

How to kill that tank without heavy weapons

The tail or the joints are the weak unarmored points of this team killer. It’s best to have one person run with agro and another person shoot their behind. If you are trying to solo this beast, dodge to the side when it charges and shoot while prone.

How to get samples for upgrading your ship modules

The rule for which resources are available and how many are available are difficulty based. You will see at the bottom of the mission screen anything grayed out is not available for that difficulty.

The most common resources are found near bug nests or destroyed outputs. They can look like plants, rocks, or flat containers. Any resources collected are for the entire team, so 4 common samples means each player gets 4 of the same sample. There is no need to be greedy against your team. If you die than your current samples get dropped and you or someone from your team needs to pick them up again.

Common samples

Rare samples

Ultra rare – need picture

Commonly missed loot

Throughout the map you will encounter containers and boxes that look like they do nothing. WRONG. Chuck a grenade at one of them to blow it up and collect all those loot goodies.

Large container

Small containers near SEAF
Special note, SEAF containers sometimes contain mortor rounds.

SEAF and how to not tick off your team

Nearly every map has a SEAF on it, very rarely do I not see one. This is coming under the category of personal opinion. Do NOT load the SEAF with static or smoke rounds unless you have no choice. They really don’t help much. You want to look for red tipped rounds for explosive or napalm.


How to get premium currency and badges for free!

You don’t need to spend a dime on this game to get badges or premium currency. They are freely available for the most liberty minded individual. All you need to do is look for a gold beam in the air.

Once found you will find a larger container provided by super earth to make your killing sprees even more fun. They can contain anything from badges, premium currency, special weapons etc.

Clear those nests!!!

Any nest near your objective is an enemy to your object. The moment you start doing anything that could possibly summon a hoard, those nests will start spawning stuff until destroyed. So always clear nests and always do it before you start a nearby objective. I’ve had a team wipe 6 times due to a large stalker nest near an objective. Kill them hard!!!!

Should I kill it? Probably not!
I cannot stress this enough. If a patrol is near you and the battle music is not playing, you can skip the fight. The higher the level the more important this becomes as fights drain time and equipment. If you really want to get by without fights, equip a stealth suit and crouch. You can get close enough to tell a bugs religion without ever agroing the bug. Don’t be that one person on a team of four who is dragging stuff to the team every time that could’ve been avoided.

How to identify where to leave

You lose samples and xp for every member lost at the end of the game. Don’t be a victim and look for that blue light in the sky for where escape to.

Personal opinions

I’m saving this for last as everyone is going to have an opinion. If I see you equip the large aoe rounds, 120 and 380 rounds, I will kick you. I’m sure there are people who know how to not kill their teammates with them, but I’ve only ever encountered two people who didn’t destroy the entire team with them. Their large area’s are simply not worth the low and delayed damage they do. I’ve tried them out and each time found it difficult not to kill my teammates, it’s just not worth it.

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