With its recent success, can we look forward to Helldivers 2 mechs? Here’s everything you need to know about the future of Helldivers 2.
Helldivers began its journey as a small top-down indie game made for the PlayStation 3 by Arrowhead Game Studios. Now, with the release of Helldivers 2, it is arguably one of the biggest games of the year so far. Talk about humble beginnings!
Helldivers 2 revamped its formula and transformed itself into an online third-person extraction shooter. While it is easy to scoff at the idea of a live service game, Helldivers 2 gets several things right. The intense combat, the tight gunplay, the robust upgrade system, and the unique gameplay mechanics, all culminate into an incredibly fun experience. However, one area where Helldivers 2 is lacking is in traversal as players can only move around on foot. So, can we look forward to Helldivers 2 mechs and vehicles? Here’s the scoop!
Are There Mechs and Vehicles in Helldivers 2?
No, there aren’t any mechs or vehicles in Helldivers 2 at the time of writing. One of the best aspects of the original Helldivers is the inclusion of these traversal options. So, when fans came to know that the sequel would not be featuring any vehicles or mechs at launch, the disappointment was understandable. Not only were they fun to move around in, but they were also amazing weapons to use against the monsters of the game.
Can We Look Forward to Helldivers 2 Mechs and Vehicles?
Yes, fans can look forward to mechs in Helldivers 2! In the latest edition of PlayStation’s State of Play, Arrowhead Game Studios teased fans with a shot of the highly anticipated EXO-44 walker exo-suit in a new trailer. However, when the image popped up, the only information presented was that it would come soon after launch. That means we don’t know exactly when the new mech will be added to the game.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about vehicles as Arrowhead did not mention anything about it so far. The original Helldivers featured an armored personnel carrier, heavy assault vehicle, motorcycle, and tank destroyer. Hence, the absence of these vehicles in the latest entry of the franchise is sorely missed. We are hopeful that the devs of the game are paying close attention to what fans are asking for and will soon deliver a new content update.
Will Helldivers 2 Mechs and Vehicles Be Part of a Paid DLC?
The vehicles and mechs in the original Helldivers came packaged as part of a paid DLC for the game. We would like to think that Arrowhead learned their lesson and won’t put key game items like that behind a paywall. So far, they have only locked a few cosmetic items behind a battle pass. But other than that, everything else in the game can be earned just by playing it. A good trade-off would be to release the mechs and vehicles as part of a free content update and then sell additional skins so that players can customize them.
How Will You Access the Mechs in Helldivers 2?
Just like the original game, players will likely be able to access the mechs in Helldivers 2 from the Stratagems terminal. Once you have enough credits and reached the required level, you will be able to purchase the mech. Players will then be able to deploy their mech to the battlefield from the Stratagems section of their HUD.
We believe that the inclusion of mechs in Helldivers 2 will make an already incredible game even more fun to play. Although the game is suffering from a variety of server-related issues, we are sure that Arrowhead is already working tirelessly on addressing all of the problems. With new patches and worthwhile content drops, Helldivers 2 can be an example of how to do a live service game right!
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