Helldivers 2 Stratagems: How to Unlock Them

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Helldivers 2 Stratagems: How to Unlock Them

Helldivers 2 offers frenetic gameplay in which you will have to face different threats (alone or in the company of other players). To make things simpler, the developers have decided to implement a particular feature, namely the Helldivers 2 Stratagems. In this article, therefore, we will explain in detail what they are, how they are divided, and what you need to do if you intend to unlock them all. In fact, as you can well imagine, not all of them will be available as soon as you start the game, but they will be unlocked as you progress.


What Are Stratagems in Helldivers 2?

Before we provide you with the complete list of all the Helldivers 2 Stratagems and explain how to unlock them individually, it is important that you understand what we are talking about. The Helldivers 2 Stratagems are nothing more than supports that players can request during their missions and are divided into six different categories, each of which has different characteristics and focuses on completely different areas.

Each player has their own terminal where they can choose the Stratagems to use. Remember that as you continue through the game and complete missions and objectives, you will always unlock new ones. This will allow you to make your gameplay always different and to better adapt it to the various situations that may arise during your adventure. However, in order to unlock a Stratagem, you will have to pay a certain number of credits that you can obtain by completing various activities.

Another important thing to underline is that what you are going to use, thanks to the Helldivers 2 Stratagems does not know the difference between allies and enemies. As a result, you can also damage your teammates. Consequently, you will have to pay close attention to when and how you use the Helldivers 2 Stratagems, so as not to cause problems for your team, perhaps injuring (if not even killing) someone. In any case, now that you know roughly what Stratagems are and how they work, the time has come to tell you what they are and how they are unlocked.

All Helldivers 2 Stratagems

We said that the Helldivers 2 Stratagems are divided into six different categories, each for a specific part of the battlefield and with its own characteristics. For convenience, therefore, we will divide the Stratagems into these categories so that you can consult them more easily.

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Patriotic Administration Centre

  • Machine Gun: Heavy and powerful machine gun, capable of one-shotting lower-tiered enemies.
    • How to unlock: Level 1
  • Anti-Material Rifle: Sniper rifle that dishes immense power to light armor. Must be aimed down sights to use.
    • How to unlock: Level 2 (5000 credits)
  • Stalwart: Large magazine, easy-use machine gun.
    • How to unlock: Level 2 (3500 credits)
  • Expendable Anti-Tank: Single-use rocket launcher that destroys armor.
    • How to unlock: Level 3 (3000 credits)
  • Recoilless Rifle: A reloadable rocket launch. Useful against armored aliens.
    • How to unlock: Level 5
  • Flamethrower: Ignites enemies and the environment. Can also ignite teammates. Close-range battle only.
    • How to unlock: Level 10
  • Autocannon: A fully-automatic cannon. Useful against armored targets.
    • How to unlock: Level 10
  • Railgun: Has charged armor-piercing shots.
    • How to unlock: Level 20
  • Spear: A homing missile that must lock onto armored targets.
    • How to unlock: Level 20

Helldivers 2 Stratagems

Orbital Cannons

  • Orbital Gatling Barrage: Multiple high-explosive rounds fired from the Destroyer.
    • How to unlock: Level 2 (1500 credits)
  • Orbital Airburst Strike: Shrapnel rounds sent from orbit that can kill multiple low-leveled enemies at once.
    • How to unlock: Level 5
  • Orbital 120MM HE Barrage: A small but powerful missile capable of killing pockets of enemies.
    • How to unlock: Level 5
  • Orbital 380MM HE Barrage: Multiple airstrikes across a massive radius.
    • How to unlock: Level 8
  • Orbital Walking Barrage: A barrage that moves forward, with multiple artillery strikes following one after another.
    • How to unlock: Level 10
  • Orbital Laser: A laser that targets enemies within its attack radius.
    • How to unlock: Level 15
  • Orbital Railcannon Strike: A powerful strike that targets the largest enemy nearest to the beacon.
    • How to unlock: Level 20

Hangar

  • Eagle Strafing Run: A fast-shooting artillery attack that kills smaller enemies easily.
    • How to unlock: Level 2 (1500 credits)
  • Eagle Airstrike: A group of bombs set off in a row, not specifically targeting enemies.
    • How to unlock: Level 2 (4000 credits)
  • Eagle Cluster Bomb: A small air strike capable of killing smaller enemies.
    • How to unlock: Level 3 (4000 credits)
  • Eagle Napalm Airstrike: Napalm bombs that create a wall of fire.
    • How to unlock: Level 5
  • Jump Pack: Charge the Jump Pack to leap over armored enemies and walls and avoid incoming damage from nearby enemies.
    • How to unlock: Level 8
  • Eagle Smoke Strike: Multiple smoke grenades that block the line of sight from enemies, allowing you to reposition and ambush the enemy.
    • How to unlock: Level 8
  • Eagle 110MM Rocket Pods: A small cluster of bombs that target the largest enemy closest to the beacon.
    • How to unlock: Level 10
  • Eagle 500KG Bomb: A large bomb that kills anything within its radius.
    • How to unlock: Level 15
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Bridge

  • Orbital Precision Strike: A single precision shot sent from above.
    • How to unlock: Level 1
  • Orbital Gas Strike: A projectile that releases corrosive gas.
    • How to unlock: Level 3 (4000 credits)
  • Orbital EMS Strike: Stuns and halts enemy movements with an electrical blast field.
    • How to unlock: Level 5
  • Orbital Smoke Strike: Creates a smoke screen, reducing enemies’ line of sight.
    • How to unlock: Level 8
  • HMG Emplacement: A manned and stationary turret that rotates slowly but dishes high power with every bullet.
    • How to unlock: Level 10
  • Shield Generator Relay: Deploys an energy shield.
    • How to unlock: Level 10
  • Tesla Tower: An electrical pylon that shocks enemies nearby.
    • How to unlock: Level 15

Helldivers 2 Stratagems

Engineering Bay

  • Anti-Personnel Minefield: A stationary structure that releases minefields in a large radius surrounding it.
    • How to unlock: Level 2 (1500 credits)
  • Supply Pack: A backpack that gives ammunition to other Helldivers.
    • How to unlock: Level 3 (4000 credits)
  • Grenade Launcher: A grenade launcher, powerful against low-levelled enemies.
    • How to unlock: Level 5
  • Laser Cannon: Fires a continuous beam and can overheat.
    • How to unlock: Level 5
  • Incendiary Mines: Another structure that deploys mines in its radius. Has incendiary effects.
    • How to unlock: Level 8
  • “Guard Dog” Rover: A drone with a laser rifle.
    • How to unlock it: Level 10
  • Ballistic Shield Backpack: A shield effective against small incoming damage.
    • How to unlock: Level 12
  • Arc Thrower: A weapon that shoots an arc of lightning, effective only at close range.
    • How to unlock: Level 15
  • Shield Generator Pack: A shield that covers the Helldiver, effective against projectiles.
    • How to unlock: Level 20

Robotics Workshop

  • Machine Gun Sentry: A machine gun turret.
    • How to unlock: Level 3 (1500 credits)
  • Gatling Sentry: An automatic turret with high fire rate.
    • How to unlock: Level 5
  • Mortar Sentry: A turret that shoots shells, great for long-range battles.
    • How to unlock: Level 8
  • “Guard Dog”: A drone with an assault rifle equipped.
    • How to unlock: Level 10
  • Autocannon Sentry: Anti-tank cannon that auto-fires.
    • How to unlock: Level 13
  • Rocket Sentry: Automated turret that is powerful against armored enemies.
    • How to unlock: Level 15
  • EMS Mortar Sentry: A turret that fires electrical generators that show enemies.
    • How to unlock: Level 20

 

Helldivers 2 Stratagems: How to Unlock Them
Diana D'Estefano
Diana has been a huge fan of video games since she was a child. She started her "career" with Nintendo and then moved on to other platforms as well. She is a computer engineering student. She is passionate about everything related to the gaming industry and writes for various websites in the sector. Although she is a big fan of horror games, she plays almost all genres fearlessly.