How To Manage And Equip Stratagems Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 How To Equip Stratagems

How To Equip Stratagems in Helldivers 2? Helldivers 2 is, by far, one of the most ambitious and co-op-centered shooters that makes games like Destiny 2 tremble at its knees. The game centers around liberating sectors of space from different types of insects and bugs. The game takes a big shot at combat realism, which is a bit over-the-top. As you dive into the game, things get more and more complicated. So, what are Stratagems in Helldivers 2, and how can you equip Stratagems in the game?

Stratagems in Helldivers 2 – Summarized

Stratagems are defensive or offensive abilities that are deployed from your Destroyer spaceship during missions. You can manage your Stratagems in Helldivers 2 in the Ship Management Menu in your Spaceship.

When readying up for a game as you’re about to drop into a sector, you can change and equip Stratagems at the bottom of the screen, under the Mission Stratagem Header. Choose your Defensive and Offensive Stratagems and have a blast.

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What Are Stratagems in Helldivers 2?

Helldivers 2 Anti Tank

Helldivers 2 takes emphasis on the use of Stratagems, which are basically deployable mini-nukes, air strikes, or turret drops, that descend from your Destroyer Spaceship. On your spaceship, you can manage all the Stratagems you’ve unlocked, and the game gives you different types of Stratagems to deploy during missions.

Types of Stratagems

Helldivers 2 gives you access to six different types of Stratagems which allow you to deploy mini-nukes, orbital lasers, deploy ammo, or weapon drops.

  • Orbital Cannons
  • Patriotic Administration Center
  • Robotics Workshop
  • Engineering Bay
  • Bridge
  • Hangar

How To Unlock and Manage Stratagems

Helldivers 2 Ship Management Menu

Once you’re done with the tutorial, the game gives you access to your Destroyer spaceship. The Spaceship effectively acts as a main menu, allowing you to customize your loadouts, and weapons and manage your Stratagems before you hop into the game.

Ship Management Desk Past Armory Helldivers 2

As you walk past the Armory, you’ll be greeted with an Under Construction desk with multiple screens. This is where you can manage your Stratagems before dropping into a game.

Ship Management Menu

The desk allows you to hop into the Ship Management Menu, allowing you to manage your spaceship and your Stratagems in the Second Tab. Here, you can manage, and unlock Stratagems for credits.

How To Equip Stratagems in Helldivers 2

How To Equip Stratagems in Helldivers 2

Once you’re done selecting a Sector to drop into, whether it’s solo or with a bunch of teammates, you’ll see a few blocks under your character. The smaller set of blocks consists of the Mission Stratagems, which are enabled by default and can’t be changed. You can drop an SOS beacon to call in reinforcements or other players.

Under the smaller mission Stratagems, you’ll find a bigger set of blocks where you can equip and change your Stratagems For Ready in Helldivers 2.

Offensive and Defensive Stratagem Menu

Open up the menu to equip all your Defensive or Offensive Stratagems in Helldivers 2. Once, you’re done. Ready up and wait for your teammates to follow suit. Now drop into the game and have a blast using Stratagems if you find yourself in a tight spot.

Beware, though, Friendly-Fire is a real thing in Helldivers 2. If you launch an Orbital Cannon, make sure to keep your distance, as it can wipe you out and even your teammates. That pretty much wraps up what you need to know about how to manage and equip Stratagems in Helldivers 2. Stay tuned for more tips, guides, and tricks and eSportsNext!


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    Naseer is a modern-day Ted in a human skin who relishes in making games easier to play for others while making real life harder for peers to partake in the great social experiment.

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