Helldivers 2 Strategems

The best Strategems in Helldivers 2

By Olivia Richman


May 10, 2024

Reading time: 2 min

Helldivers 2 is full of dynamic co-op action, with gamers on a mission to fight off aliens and other scary intruders. One way to fight them is with Stratagems. Here’s everything you need to know about Strategems in Helldivers 2.

What are Strategems in Helldivers 2?

Strategems are a dynamic feature that was also in the first Helldivers game, and fans are glad to see them return. Strategems offer game-changing war material that players can call down from their Super Destroyers during missions.

Every Strategem has its own unique code that includes three to seven buttons. This will activate the Strategem.

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How to get Strategems

Since they are so powerful, you’ve probably guessed that you don’t come across Strategems easily.

You can buy Strategems from your ship with Requisition Slips. These are rewards you get from completing missions and objectives. They are also at Points of Interest around the planet.

Head to the Ship Management terminal and walk up to the main deck. You’ll be able to invest in Some Strategems here. But the question is, which Strategems should you buy?

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Remember, you can only have four Strategems equipped at a time when you go into a mission. Because of this, you have to choose the ones you bring with you quite carefully. Consider what your friends are already bringing with them, which Strategems work well together, and what will help on specific missions.

Also, some Strategems are just better than others.

The best Strategems in Helldivers 2

Not all Strategems are equally impactful. Some Strategems have better results than others so you’ll want to invest in the ones that have a better chance at changing the game.

Here are some of the most powerful Strategems in Helldivers 2:

  • Orbital Laster: With auto-aim and devastating damage, this laser weapon can easily cut down enemies while you’re on the hunt
  • Railgun: Railguns are super strong weapons in the game, so getting your hands on a Railgun will give you the upper hand in combat. You can even one-shot Hulks.
  • Eagle Airstrike: This is a straightforward air attack that does AEO damage, killing even heavy enemies. You can clear out areas pretty fast thanks to its speed and power.
  • Anti-Material Weapon: Pierce medium armor and one-shot bots with this strong Strategem. The round and magazine size means you can steamroll baddies with ease.
  • Expendable Anti-Tank: Wipe out armor with ease thanks to this pretty solid drop-down. The low cooldown makes this a pretty exciting addition to your party.

Next time you’re checking out Helldivers 2’s Strategems, definitely add some of these to your arsenal to turn the tides of your next mission.