Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation War Bond: New Guns, Armors, Release Date

Super Earth will dispense some Democratic Detonation in Helldivers 2 as the Automaton and Terminid War rages on. Amongst a long line of leaks, players have discovered information about an upcoming new War Bond dubbed Democratic Detonation. While the Illuminate are expected to make a swift return and Hive Lords also seem to be around the corner. It seems that next month’s set of Major Orders is going to cause a bit of a frenzy as we dive deeper into Terminid territory. 

The Terminid attack on Estanu quite recently was on a scale we’d never seen before, which means things are about to get even more chaotic as we aim to liberate Nivel 43, Hellmire, Zagon Prime and Fori Prime. Of course, we’ll need tons of firepower. More than ever before. With that said, what’s the release date for the upcoming Democratic Detonation War Bond? Here’s everything we know about the Democratic Detonation War Bond, but it’s based upon speculation, so do take it with a grain of salt.

Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation War Bond: Summarized

The Democratic Detonation War Bond will be released in the mid of April 2024. The new War Bond will feature 3 primary weapons, 1 secondary weapon, 3 capes, 3 emotes, and much more. Here’s all the new guns in the leaked war bond:

  • Marksman Rifle: BR-14 Adjudicator
  • Explosive Weapon: CB-9 Exploding Crossbow
  • Explosive Weapon: R-36 Eruptor
  • Secondary Pistol: GP-31 Grenade Pistol
  • Special Grenade: G-123 Thermite

Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation War Bond Release Date

Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation War Bond Leaked

Since the release of Helldivers 2, we’ve gotten the Helldivers Mobilize War Bond as standard and the Premium Steeled Veterans War Bond around February 4, 2024. A month later, we finally gained access to the Cutting Edge War Bond on March 14, 2024. 

Since the devs are pacing War Bonds, it seems definitive that the Democratic Detonation War Bond will drop in the middle of April 2024. As has been the case since launch, the Democratic Detonation Premium War Bond will cost 1000 Super Credits.

The new Democratic Detonation War Bond was revealed via data miners, the source of which is unknown. But the new cover art, images, and guns seem to point in the direction of a new Premium War Bond which could be released next month.

As seen from the cover art, it’s apparent that the upcoming Democratic Detonation War Bond will feature three new guns in addition to a new secondary pistol. In accordance with the 3-page template followed by the prior War Bonds, we’ll be getting 3 new capes, 3 primary weapons or guns, a new booster, or a grenade.

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Let’s Talk Armor Sets in The Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation War Bond

Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation War Bond - Helldivers 2 New Guns, Release Date

From the Democratic Detonation Cover Art, it seems that we’re going to be getting 3 new sets of armor, which is pretty much the standard with each new War Bond we’ve seen so far. The heavy armor in the center, which is yet to be named, could have a considerably high armor rating, albeit with a lower stamina regen and movement speed.

What’s more interesting is the Medium Armor on the left, which seems to have a Hazmat suit look going for it. Either it’s just for aesthetic purposes or indicative of an armor passive that prevents poison damage from enemies or even from Termicide. (RIP John Helldiver).

The Light armor on the left seems like your regular Helldivers 2 armor, and it doesn’t seem to stand out in the masses of other armor sets. You’ll certainly get more stamina regen, faster movement speed with a lower armor rating like many of the other light armor sets. Or maybe we’re in for a treat?

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New Guns Leaked in Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation War Bond

Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation War Bond New Guns

It appears that the leaked War Bond for Helldivers 2 seems to be taking an emphasis on armor penetration and an explosive approach. Most of the guns are focused on medium armor penetration, along with a tad bit of explosiveness added to the mix. We’re getting two new explosive weapons and one new marksman rifle, with the possibility of an explosive secondary pistol being added into the mix.

BR-14 Adjudicator

BR-14 Adjudicator new Marksman Rifle - Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation War Bond

BR-14 Adjudicator Stats

  • Weapon Type: Marksman Rifle
  • Medals needed: 80 Medals
  • Damage: 80
  • Capacity: 25
  • Recoil: 50
  • Fire Rate: 550
  • Weapon Traits: Medium Armor Penetrating

From the above image, which has been data mined, it’s implicated that the weapon carried by the Medium Armor Build on the left is the BR-14 Adjudicator. This is going to be one of the first Marksman Rifles to make it to the game since launch. We hope it’s capable of going toe-to-toe with the Diligence Counter Sniper Rifle. And of course, it’ll be better than the Normal Diligence Marksman Rifle.

With Medium Armor Penetration rounds, we hope that the BR-14 Adjudicator is capable of taking care of Walkers, Hunters, Berserkers, and maybe take out Chargers and Bile Titans with a few shots in. The medium armor penetration factor could surely be a game-changer because it’s something that we haven’t seen in most weapons.

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CB-9 Exploding Crossbow

CB-9 Exploding Crossbow New Explosive Weapon - Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation War Bond

CB-9 Exploding Crossbow Weapon Stats

  • Weapon Type: Explosive
  • Damage: 150
  • Capacity: 005
  • Recoil: 35
  • Fire Rate: 50
  • Weapon Traits: Explosive

Moving to the center Helldiver, adorned in Heavy Armor, is holding what appears to be the CB-9 Exploding Crossbow. So far we’ve only had one explosive weapon in Helldivers 2 which disappointed the entirety of the player base. 

The CB-9 Exploding Crossbow does pique our interest as to how it will hold out in the long run. The Illuminate are about to approach us and the Terminids are rapidly spawning and getting all the more aggressive as seen during the re-democratization of Estanu.

We wonder how much damage the blast radius and area of impact will do, given the minimum capacity of just 5 rounds. But there’s a bigger question around the corner, how will it hold off against Bile Titans, Hulks, and Chargers? 

Add Hive Lords into the equation surrounded by an armada of these highly formidable enemies, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. So, we’re betting on the CB-9 Exploding Crossbow to change the Meta of the game.

R-36 Eruptor

R-36 Eruptor Explosive Gun

R-36 Eruptor Stats

  • Weapon Type: Explosive
  • Damage: 230
  • Capacity: 005
  • Recoil: 75
  • Fire Rate: 025
  • Weapon Traits: Medium Armor Penetrating

The Light Armor Helldiver on the right seems to be holding the R-36 Eruptor making it the third explosive weapon to make it to the game. Being a bolt-action rifle, you’re limited to 230 damage per round with an area of impact. Similar to the CB-9 Exploding Crossbow, you’re limited to just 5 rounds, albeit with a much higher damage stat. While the description states it throws shrapnel upon impact, the explosive weapon trait isn’t mentioned in the description. The upside is that we’re getting Medium Armor Penetration, which could make it ideal for taking out larger enemies.

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GP-31 Grenade Pistol

GP-31 Grenade Pistol

GP-31 Grenade Pistol Stats

  • Weapon Type: Pistol
  • Medals Needed: 60 Medals
  • Damage: 250
  • Capacity: 001
  • Recoil: 43
  • Fire Rate: 900
  • Weapon Traits: One Handed, Explosive

While not confirmed so far, the GP-31 Pistol is speculated to be making its way to the game, and it seems to be a literal hand cannon that shoots explosive grenades. With a decent amount of recoil and a high fire rate, this is pretty much going to act as a lifeline in difficult situations. It has incredibly high damage of 250 points, compensated by just an ammo capacity of just one. That means you’ll have to reload between shots. 

The GP-31 seems to be an interesting addition to Helldivers 2, considering it’s the first explosive secondary weapon in the game. But the question stands. It seems like a decent pistol to take out bug breaches, nests, and bot bunkers in one shot.

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G-123 Thermite

G-123 Thermite Special Grenade

G-123 Thermite Stats

  • Weapon Type: Special Grenade

While not confirmed, it’s speculated that the G-123 Thermite Grenade will make its way to the Democratic Detonation war bond, given the “Detonating” nature of the War Bond. What makes this grenade so appealing is that it’s made of thermite, and you know what that means. Thermite is capable of melting through steel and hence, it might do a considerable amount of damage to medium to heavy armored enemies.

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Summary

That pretty much wraps up everything we know about the leaked, upcoming Democratic Detonation War Bond in Helldivers 2, featuring a plethora of new explosive weapons that might just be worth the salt.

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