Helldivers 2: 5 Strategems That’ll Make You a Bug and Automaton Massacring Machine – Buy These Now

Use these stratagems with liberty and democracy in mind, do not blow up your friends no matter how funny it is.

Helldivers 2: 5 Strategems that'll Make you a Bug and Automaton Massacring Machine - Buy These Now

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  • Helldivers 2 has plenty of stratagems to play around with.
  • No matter your playstyle, there will be a stratagem for you to work with.
  • Gamers around the world are experiencing the chaos and fun these stratagems can bring.
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It has been a very chaotic week for Helldivers 2, as the war against the automatons and terminids has been progressing at a steady pace, with the automatons being pushed back until their rather rapid return and the slow evolution of the terminid threat.

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To combat these circumstances, below is a list of 5 different stratagems that can be used to turn the tide against these threats. Please keep in mind that the 5 stratagems listed below are not definitively the best in the game, but they do have their moments in the sun and can be useful in different circumstances.

Helldivers 2 Stratagem Number 5: Autocannon

Plenty of bullets go around with this Helldivers 2 stratagem.
Plenty of bullets go around with this Helldivers 2 stratagem.

Back when the game was first released, this stratagem was one of the most popular as it allowed players to summon both a backpack and an autocannon, which could be used to deal devastating damage to dozens of enemies. There are two ways to use this stratagem, you can either solo or with a teammate.

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If you were to use this weapon solo, you would have to equip both the backpack and autocannon, which means that when it comes to reloading, you will have to do it yourself, causing some delays, whereas if you do it with a friend, you will be able to have one player using the weapon while one continually feeds it ammo.

Helldivers 2 Stratagem Number 4: Eagle 500KG Bomb

Helldivers 2 brings the boom and the dynamite.
Helldivers 2 brings the boom and the dynamite.

There is always space for a mini-nuke in your stratagem loadout, as the Eagle 500KG bomb is the perfect choice for destroying heavily fortified structures while also being able to clear out groups of enemies in one fell swoop if you time it right.

Along with the astonishing power behind this massive explosion, there is the small drawback that the main focus of damage is on the point of impact for the payload, but many Helldivers have found that if they time it right and get the payload to impale an enemy, it is essentially a one-shot kill on anything that stands in its path.

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Helldivers 2 Stratagem Number 3: Orbital Laser

Helldivers 2 are firing their lasers!
Helldivers 2 are firing their lasers!

If you want a major power trip and enjoy a good light show, then the orbital laser is the perfect option for your stratagem loadout, as it can track enemies, last for a reasonable amount of time, and can even be used against buildings.

The downside to this spectacular stratagem is the fact that it sadly can only be used 3 times within a mission, but if it is used wisely and effectively, it can be the ultimate weapon to clear out some of the tougher challenges that roam the galaxy.

Helldivers 2 Stratagem Number 2: Shield Generator Pack

Gamers should feel safe in this safety bubble.
Gamers should feel safe in this safety bubble.

This stratagem is for players who struggle to survive against the horrifying threats that plague the galaxy. This stratagem summons a backpack for players that provides a protective shield around the individual player, protecting them from a certain amount of damage, and once it is depleted, it can also recharge itself after a short cooldown.

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When it comes to surviving in Helldivers 2, this stratagem is the best there is, and it has many bonuses that make it an incredible lifesaver, even if it’s for that last jog to get to extraction.

Helldivers 2 Stratagem Number 1: Quasar Cannon

A cannon that can destroy your enemies faster than you can blink.
A cannon that can destroy your enemies faster than you can blink.

This stratagem is rather new, as it was only brought into the game a few weeks ago, but it has already made a name for itself as an incredible weapon as players around the world are using this weapon to take down enemies and their ships like they are made out of tissue paper.

This stratagem boasts a charged explosive energy blast that, when used, can clear out some of the most challenging enemies in the game with ease while also having unlimited ammo, but sadly, with unlimited ammo comes a cooldown system.

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Sadly, there is a rather large cooldown between blasts, but when you can essentially destroy a tank in two blasts, it is fair to have a relatively large cooldown.

What do you think about these Helldivers 2 stratagems? Do you already use these different stratagems to bring liberty and democracy to the universe, or do you prefer other options? Let us know in the comments what you think!

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Written by Liam Magee

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Liam is a writer who loves to spend his time gaming, streaming, playing board games, and just talking about games in general. He will play pretty much any game you put in front of him, but he absolutely loves soul-like games the most, or anything story-driven.