Stratagems are an essential component of the game strategy in Helldivers 2. Players in Helldivers 2 can utilize Stratagems to counter the challenges posed by swarms of Terminids and clusters of Automatons. These may involve requesting new gear, summoning orbital strikes, and reviving fallen teammates, all of which are crucial for success in the Galactic War. Initially, players only have access to basic Stratagems, but upgrading their ship will grant access to more powerful effects, enabling them to customize their tactics according to the specific mission requirements.
In Helldivers 2, progression and unlocking all available features and items require considerable time and the accumulation of Requisition Slips for significant purchases. While Reinforce and Resupply are vital for every mission, they will not be included in the list, as they are standard loadout options for all players. The B-1 Supply Pack is a Stratagem that allows Helldivers to carry refills on the go, enabling them to support teammates by keeping everyone stocked up, promoting teamwork and strategic inventory management. The A/G-16 Gatling Sentry is a powerful turret that excels at taking down large groups of enemies due to its high rate of fire.
However, it quickly depletes its ammo. The MD-6 Anti-Personnel Minefield is effective for defending positions and providing an early warning system against incoming enemy waves. The FX-12 Shield Generator Relay creates a protective bubble that deflects projectiles, particularly valuable when facing the Automatons. The Eagle 500kg Bomb provides immediate airstrikes without the delay of orbital bombardments, offering significant destructive power.
The Laser Cannon is a versatile weapon that requires no ammo and effectively pierces through armor, while the Orbital Railcannon Strike is ideal for eliminating major threats in the area. Finally, the Orbital 380mm HE Barrage is effective for initiating assaults on enemy outposts, nests, or destroying specific targets due to its wide coverage and, destructive capabilities. These Stratagems are valuable assets for players in the Galactic War and can significantly influence the outcome of missions.