Submitted by: David K.
Beginner’s Tips and Tricks:
Written by Jäger
A (slowly growing) compilation of hard fought and learned tips and tricks
from my playtime as a fellow Helldiver. I hope this guide helps you, please
don’t hesitate to leave feedback or mention some tips of your own!
-=Tips and Tricks=-
Stay close and always make sure you dress differently from the other team
mates in the mission so you don’t get mixed up and shoot someone.
Have a friend that you can communicate with, (Preferably by voice) carry
ammo and/or supply packs so they can quickly load your rocket launcher when
you need to pummel some armoured enemies/objectives. It goes without saying
that they need to stay CLOSE to you most of the mission.
When using mines, barbed wire or fire walls, be sure to not overlay your
mines over a mates as this will waste the stratagem. Try to over all entrances
to and objective that you are defending. If you have 3 paths that enemies will
come from, cover 2 of them ONLY as you may need an escape route! Also it is
customary/polite to inform teammates of minefields that may block routes in
case they get an explosive surprise..
Save your grenades for groups of small enemies, do NOT waste them on armored
foes or objectives as this will do f-all damage. They work best in dispatching
lower class enemies.
If you are calling down a shredder please, please, please warn the team BEFORE
you decide to call it in. I hate to hear the siren go off when I am reloading
my rumbler or wading through swamp water..
Do not hesitate to leave the area if it gets hot. Knowing when to leave the
battle is a useful skill. It isn’t cowardly if it saves the mission and gives
everyone some time to breathe!
When playing stealthily, stick close together and turn up sound effects so you
can hear enemies easier. Though imo stealth in this game is pretty badly done.
When driving a vehicle or using a mech, please watch out for teammates and only
exit the vehicles when it is FULLY stopped. The damage from exiting them early
is no joke.
When someone uses a UAV to show where the Samples are on the map. Waypoint the
furthest ones away from you so you can get them later when the UAV runs out!
With 4 players you can track down 4 different sample locations too.
Don’t use turrets, for the love of super earth.
If bringing Vehicles into the mission, have at least one helldiver bring the
Rep-80 to heal them (Heals fellow teammates too!). This will extend their life
during the mission.
If you don’t know what to bring into a mission, just take ammo.
It always helps and it always gets used!
When sweeping for mines in the minefield objective, once you discover a mine,
leave it for the other teammates to defuse as you can be more efficient when
you start looking for the next mine straight away.
If you take a dead player’s gear, always give it back (If possible.)
Have ONE player direct the routes and direction of travel at all times. A
split command stretches the screen and makes it hard to play for everyone.
Don’t kick noobs. If you do, you are worse than a cheater. You are giving a
new player a bad experience of the game which may turn them away from it!
When fighting bosses. Discuss a strategy BEFORE you go into the mission. It is
extremely hard to wing the boss missions, even with good equipment. Teamwork
is hiiighly recommended here.
Read up and ask other teammates what the “best” items/stratagems are before
blowing your research point load in one go on random stuff in the store.
Play with friends on voice chat with game sound (Especially music) on low to
get the best experience communication wise. Typing is only so fast and leaves
you vulnerable. I’ve witnessed many marines die from keyboard paralysis on the
battlefield, so tragic.
Try to play with different weapons and especially stratagems to find out what
works best with you. You might be comfortable using a rocket launcher, however
you might be an amazing support with the rep-80. Mix and match! Obviously don’t
go as support if your teammate(s) are already doing that.
If you want to play a certain species after they have been defeated, start the
preferred planet on the difficulty that you want and then you can finish the
missions within it at your own leisure. Just don’t pick a different species/
planet or you won’t be able to go back to it until the next war begins!
Use the map frequently (TAB) when stationary or when guarding an objective to see
movement of enemies. The distractor beam NEED PROPER NAME is very useful to delay
enemy patrols from going to objectives when used a distance away and BEFORE
entering the objective zone. (Especially useful when it is called into a thin
path that will funnel enemies to you after it expires!)
When playing retaliatory strikes (Which I personally hate) always move around
and do not use any kind of turrets, shredders, or large area denial stratagems
as they could backfire and trap your team into a corner! Enemies love to drop
down past your defenses and render it all useless. Be ready to dive, run or
jump at a moment’s notice!
The rep-80 can also heal shipwreck survivors as well as players and vehicles!
Though not objectives themselves which is a shame.
When fighting assassination targets, ensure that you have anti tank weapons
ready and also an escape route. There is nothing nice about coming face to face
with a cyborg warlord and realizing that your bullets aint gonna cut it! (Taking
AntiTank or Armor piercing capable weapons into Cyborg planets above difficulty
5 is a must!)
When parking APCs or tanks at a defense objective, park them facing where enemies
might come from to cover a direction without needing to drive it further or out
of the way.
When burning from acid or fire, you can dive to extinguish the flames quickly.
When calling down other players with the reinforce stratagem, throw the blue ball
away from danger and towards that fallen players gear. It may sound obvious but
a lot of players just throw it anywhere while they are moving around, even into
a group of enemies *Facepalm*
Friendly Fire, isnt
When calling down Vehicles at the start of the mission, only call them down AFTER
everyone has called in their gear. The reason for waiting is that you don’t want
your precious bulky apc squished by an incoming supply of ammo..
If you find yourself running out of ammo often, get someone in the team to bring
a resupply pack or an ammo stratagem itself. However if you are the one carrying
the resupply pack, you CAN’T get ammo from yourself, only give it to other players.