List of all Helldivers 2 Weapons and How to Unlock Them

Helldivers 2 contains a ton of different weapons scattered over different weapon types like assault rifles and shotguns, with plenty of grenades and support weapon stratagems available too. While the game lists 29 Primary Weapons, 8 Secondary Weapons and 10 Grenades, in actuality only 15 Primary Weapons, 3 Secondary Weapons and 5 Grenades are available for now. This means that Arrowhead Game Studios plans to add a ton of weapons to the game later, with the already extensive list only getting longer. So, we have compiled all of the weapons currently available in the game in this article including how to unlock them

Note: We have highlighted the weapons part of the Helldivers 2 Super Citizen Edition with Red and Premium Warbond Steeled Veterans weapons with Grey.

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Helldivers 2 Armory

Primary Weapons in Helldivers 2:

WeaponTypeWeapon TraitsDescriptionDamageCapacityRecoilFire RateHow to UnlockCost
AR-23 LiberatorAssault RifleLight Armor PenetratingThe SEAF standard assault rifle, balancing power, fire rate, and weight for a reliable weapon against smaller targets.554515640Unlocked from the start of the gameN/A
AR-23P Liberator PenetratorAssault RifleMedium Armor PenetratingA modified Liberator fitted with a scope and firing armor-piercing rounds, to help users take down armored targets.453019640Page 6 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond40 Medals
AR-23E Liberator ExplosiveAssault RifleLight Armor Penetrating
Explosive
A modified Liberator featuring explosive rounds and a red-dot sight. Trades increased damage for increased recoil.553028320Page 1 of the Steeled Veterans Warbond20 Medals
R-63 DiligenceMarksman RifleLight Armor PenetratingThis high-caliber marksman rifle trades magazine capacity and rate of fire for powerful, accurate shots.1122035350Page 2 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond4 Medals
R-63CS Diligence Counter SniperMarksman RifleLight Armor PenetratingA modified Diligence rifle offering increased damage, but a reduced rate of fire. Fires a single bullet at a time.1281553350Page 7 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond40 Medals
SMG-37 DefenderSubmachine GunLight Armor Penetrating
One Handed
A high-caliber submachine gun which can be fired with one hand. Has a relatively low rate of fire.704510520Page 3 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond15 Medals
MP-98 KnightSubmachine GunLight Armor Penetrating
One Handed
A submachine gun with an extremely high rate of fire, which can be operated with one hand. Ideal for multitasking.5050201380Part of the Pre-Order bonus for Helldivers 2 Super Citizen EditionN/A
SG-8 PunisherShotgunLight Armor Penetrating
Rounds Reload
A powerful dual magazine pump-action shotgun, with limited armor penetration. Ideal for small and fast targets.3601611080Page 1 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond4 Medals
SG-225 BreakerShotgunLight Armor PenetratingA fully-automatic shotgun with a high rate of fire, excellent for controlling crowds. Requires frequent reloading.3301355300Page 4 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond20 Medals
SG-8S SluggerShotgunLight Armor Penetrating
Rounds Reload
A modified Punisher shotgun firing heavy, high-damage slug rounds. Perfect for punching big holes in big targets.2801611080Page 8 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond60 Medals
SG-225SP Breaker Spray and PrayShotgunLight Armor PenetratingA modified Breaker shotgun firing birdshot, small pellets which saturate an area to clear up smaller targets.1443245300Page 9 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond60 Medals
SG-225IE Breaker IncendiaryShotgunLight Armor Penetrating
Incendiary
A modified Breaker shotgun firing incendiary projectiles. Generated heat during use, so limited to burst fire.1802528300Page 2 of the Steeled Veterans Warbond60 Medals
LAS-5 ScytheEnergy-BasedLight Armor Penetrating
Beam
Heat
A laser rifle firing a continuous beam. Does not need reloading, but if it overheats a new heat sink must be fitted.Damage/Sec: 300Fire Limit: 82Stun Time: 0.0sPage 5 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond30 Medals
PLAS-1 ScorcherEnergy-BasedLight Armor Penetrating
Explosive
A plasma rifle, firing a bolt of superheated gas which explodes on impact. Avoid standing in proximity to the blast.1001520250Page 10 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond60 Medals
JAR-5 DominatorExplosiveMedium Armor PenetratingFiring jet-propelled rounds, the Dominator trades fire rate and magazine capacity for increased damage per projectile.2001575250Page 3 of the Steeled Veterans Warbond80 Medals
15 Primary Weapons in Helldivers 2

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Secondary Weapons in Helldivers 2:

WeaponTypeWeapon TraitsDescriptionDamageCapacityRecoilFire RateHow to UnlockCost
P-2 PeacemakerPistolLight Armor Penetrating
One Handed
The SEAF standard pistol – offering a high fire rate, generous capacity, and fast reloading.601523900Unlocked from the start of the gameN/A
P-19 RedeemerPistolLight Armor Penetrating
One Handed
A fully-automatic pistol with an extremely high fire rate, allowing for efficient crowd control.6032111100Page 2 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond5 Medals
P-4 SenatorPistolLight Armor Penetrating
One Handed
Rounds Reload
A high-damage revolver, which can be reloaded with single rounds. A heavy-hitting and reliable sidearm.150643200Page 1 of the Steeled Veterans Warbond15 Medals
3 Secondary Weapons in Helldivers 2

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Grenades in Helldivers 2

GrenadeTypeWeapon TraitsDescriptionDamagePenetrationOuter RadiusFuse TimeHow to UnlockCost
G-12 High ExplosiveStandard GrenadeN/AA high explosive grenade which damages lightly armored targets. Creates high damage over a small area when detonated.400473.5sUnlocked from the start of the gameN/A
G-6 FragStandard GrenadeN/AAn antipersonnel fragmentation grenade. Creates damage over a large area when detonated.250382.4sPage 1 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond2 Medals
G-16 ImpactSpecial GrenadeN/AA high explosive grenade which detonates on first impact.400470.0sPage 5 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond20 Medals
G-3 SmokeStandard GrenadeN/AA smoke grenade which releases smoke in impact area to allow escape from enemies.0052.4sPage 8 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond25 Medals
G-10 IncendiarySpecial GrenadeIncendiaryAn incendiary grenade which ignites any targets and terrain within blast radius. Use with caution.150372.9sPage 2 of the Steeled Veterans Warbond25 Medals
5 Grenades in Helldivers 2

Support Weapon Stratagems in Helldivers 2

Support Weapon Stratagems in Helldivers 2
Support Weapon Stratagems in Helldivers 2
WeaponTypeDescriptionCall-In TimeUsesCooldown TimeRequired Level
MG-43 Machine GunSupport WeaponA machine gun designed for stationary use. Trades higher power for increased recoil and reduced accuracy.3 SecUnlimited480 SecLevel 1
APW-1 Anti-Materiel RifleSupport WeaponA high-caliber sniper rifle effective over long distances against light vehicle armor. This rifle must be aimed downscope.3 SecUnlimited480 SecLevel 2
M-105 StalwartSupport WeaponA compact, low caliber machine gun. Trades power for ease of use, with faster reloading than heavier machine guns.3 SecUnlimited480 SecLevel 2
EAT-17 Expendable Anti-TankSupport Weapon
Explosive
A single-use weapon specialized for damaging vehicle armor. Discarded after every use.2 SecUnlimited70 SecLevel 3
GR-8 Recoilless RifleSupport Weapon
Explosive
A recoilless rifle effective against vehicle armor. Includes support backpack required for reloading.3 SecUnlimited480 SecLevel 5
FLAM-40 FlamethrowerSupport Weapon
Incendiary
An incendiary weapon for close range. Will ignite targets, terrain, and any flammable teammates.3 SecUnlimited480 SecLevel 10
AC-8 AutocannonSupport WeaponA fullly-automatic cannon effective against light vehicle armor. Includes support backpack required for reloading.3 SecUnlimited480 SecLevel 10
RS-422 RailgunSupport WeaponAn experimental weapon which prioritizes armor penetration. Must be charged between shots – so choose targets carefully.3 SecUnlimited480 SecLevel 20
FAF-14 SpearSupport WeaponAn anti-tank homing missile which must lock onto its target before launch. Effective against large and armored enemies.3 SecUnlimited480 SecLevel 20
GL-21 Grenade LauncherSupport Weapon
Explosive
A grenade launcher effective against armored infantry. Not intended for use against vehicle armor or fortified buildings.3 SecUnlimited480 SecLevel 5
LAS-98 Laser CannonSupport WeaponA laser weapon firing a continuous beam. Doesn’t require ammunition, but will need heat sink replaced if it overheats.3 SecUnlimited480 SecLevel 5
ARC-3 Arc ThrowerSupport WeaponProjects an arc of lightning at close range. Charges up to project bolts, and may discharge through multiple targets.3 SecUnlimited480 SecLevel 15
12 Support Weapon Stratagems in Helldivers 2

Compiled List of all Primary and Secondary Weapons in Helldivers 2

WeaponTypeWeapon TraitsDescriptionDamageCapacityRecoilFire RateHow to UnlockCost
AR-23 LiberatorAssault RifleLight Armor PenetratingThe SEAF standard assault rifle, balancing power, fire rate, and weight for a reliable weapon against smaller targets.554515640Unlocked from the start of the gameN/A
AR-23P Liberator PenetratorAssault RifleMedium Armor PenetratingA modified Liberator fitted with a scope and firing armor-piercing rounds, to help users take down armored targets.453019640Page 6 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond40 Medals
AR-23E Liberator ExplosiveAssault RifleLight Armor Penetrating
Explosive
A modified Liberator featuring explosive rounds and a red-dot sight. Trades increased damage for increased recoil.553028320Page 1 of the Steeled Veterans Warbond20 Medals
R-63 DiligenceMarksman RifleLight Armor PenetratingThis high-caliber marksman rifle trades magazine capacity and rate of fire for powerful, accurate shots.1122035350Page 2 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond4 Medals
R-63CS Diligence Counter SniperMarksman RifleLight Armor PenetratingA modified Diligence rifle offering increased damage, but a reduced rate of fire. Fires a single bullet at a time.1281553350Page 7 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond40 Medals
SMG-37 DefenderSubmachine GunLight Armor Penetrating
One Handed
A high-caliber submachine gun which can be fired with one hand. Has a relatively low rate of fire.704510520Page 3 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond15 Medals
MP-98 KnightSubmachine GunLight Armor Penetrating
One Handed
A submachine gun with an extremely high rate of fire, which can be operated with one hand. Ideal for multitasking.5050201380Part of the Pre-Order bonus for Helldivers 2 Super Citizen EditionN/A
SG-8 PunisherShotgunLight Armor Penetrating
Rounds Reload
A powerful dual magazine pump-action shotgun, with limited armor penetration. Ideal for small and fast targets.3601611080Page 1 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond4 Medals
SG-225 BreakerShotgunLight Armor PenetratingA fully-automatic shotgun with a high rate of fire, excellent for controlling crowds. Requires frequent reloading.3301630300Page 4 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond20 Medals
SG-8S SluggerShotgunLight Armor Penetrating
Rounds Reload
A modified Punisher shotgun firing heavy, high-damage slug rounds. Perfect for punching big holes in big targets.2801611080Page 8 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond60 Medals
SG-225SP Breaker Spray and PrayShotgunLight Armor PenetratingA modified Breaker shotgun firing birdshot, small pellets which saturate an area to clear up smaller targets.1443245300Page 9 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond60 Medals
SG-225IE Breaker IncendiaryShotgunLight Armor Penetrating
Incendiary
A modified Breaker shotgun firing incendiary projectiles. Generated heat during use, so limited to burst fire.1802528300Page 2 of the Steeled Veterans Warbond60 Medals
LAS-5 ScytheEnergy-BasedLight Armor Penetrating
Beam
Heat
A laser rifle firing a continuous beam. Does not need reloading, but if it overheats a new heat sink must be fitted.Damage/Sec: 300Fire Limit: 82Stun Time: 0.0sPage 5 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond30 Medals
PLAS-1 ScorcherEnergy-BasedLight Armor Penetrating
Explosive
A plasma rifle, firing a bolt of superheated gas which explodes on impact. Avoid standing in proximity to the blast.1001520250Page 10 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond60 Medals
JAR-5 DominatorExplosiveMedium Armor PenetratingFiring jet-propelled rounds, the Dominator trades fire rate and magazine capacity for increased damage per projectile.2001575250Page 3 of the Steeled Veterans Warbond80 Medals
P-2 PeacemakerPistolLight Armor Penetrating
One Handed
The SEAF standard pistol – offering a high fire rate, generous capacity, and fast reloading.601523900Unlocked from the start of the gameN/A
P-19 RedeemerPistolLight Armor Penetrating
One Handed
A fully-automatic pistol with an extremely high fire rate, allowing for efficient crowd control.6032111100Page 2 of the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond5 Medals
P-4 SenatorPistolLight Armor Penetrating
One Handed
Rounds Reload
A high-damage revolver, which can be reloaded with single rounds. A heavy-hitting and reliable sidearm.150643200Page 1 of the Steeled Veterans Warbond15 Medals
18 Primary and Secondary Weapons in Helldivers 2

Note: This article will be updated as Arrowhead adds more weapons to Helldivers 2

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