Helldivers 2: The Factory Strider Has a Pretty Big Weakness Players Can Abuse Till the Next Patch Update

Factory Striders are weak against this simple yet effective trick.

Helldivers 2 and The Factory Strider


  • Helldivers 2 community is destroying Factory Striders easily with this one simple trick.
  • By shooting the belly of a Factory Strider with an Auto-cannon, one can easily bring down the massive Automaton unit.
  • The community failed to get a new Stratagem as they failed to complete the last Major Order.
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Despite best efforts from the Helldivers 2 community, the recent Major Order was not completed. However, there is a possibility that it would have been completed had players been aware of this Factory Strider weakness that helps them easily take out these massive Automaton units. Many players still struggle with destroying Factory Striders and this one simple trick can easily take them out, but it still requires one to get close to the unit.

Helldivers 2
Helldivers 2

AC-8 Auto-cannon’s exceptional capabilities are no secret. With its fully-automatic cannon, the Stratagem works very well against light vehicle armor but is equally effective against Factory Striders right now. Players are sure that this trick will get patched in the future, so make sure you make the best out of it right now.

Players can take out the Factory Strider easily with this one simple trick

Factory Strider in Helldivers 2
Factory Strider in Helldivers 2

A new trick to take out the Factory Strider in Helldivers 2 is currently going viral. In an X post shared by @HelldiversMedia, a clip by ExpressDepres shows players how to take out the Factory Strider with an AC-8 Auto-cannon. In the clip, the player approaches the Factory Strider and shoots 8 cannons at its belly, ultimately bringing it down. This simple little trick can help the Helldivers 2 community in completing missions quickly.


The AC-8 Auto-cannon is available to the player at Level 10 in the Stratagems menu and costs 7,000 Requisition Slips. The call-in time is 3 seconds while the cooldown time is 480 seconds, so make sure you use it wisely. This Stratagem is not only effective against Factory Striders but also against most Automaton units. Make sure you test this trick out before Arrowhead Game Studios patches it in a future update.

Helldivers 2 community failed to complete the last Major Order

Helldivers 2
Helldivers 2

The last Major Order required players to decommission 2,000,000,000 Automatons to unlock a new Stratagem called MD-17 Anti-Tank Mines. Unfortunately, many players ignored this Major Order and continued to fight the Terminid faction. As a result, the Major Order was not completed.

The latest Major Order has been announced and now players are ordered to keep Aesir Pass, Vernen Wells, Heeth, and Angel’s Venture under Super Earth’s control when the time runs out. At the time of writing, Aesir Pass and Heeth are under control while players are fighting hard to secure Vernen Wells and Angel’s Venture. By completing this Major Order, players will get 45 medals, which they can use to unlock weapons, armor, emotes, boosters, capes, and player cards.


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