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Helldivers 2: All weapons and how to unlock them


Helldivers 2: All weapons and how to unlock them

The co-op shooter Helldivers 2 offers you a number of weapons with which you can defend the surface. Find out how to unlock all weapons in Helldivers 2 here.

Your equipment in Helldivers 2 consists of a primary weapon, a secondary weapon and a grenade. When you start the game, this is your set-up:

  1. AR-23 Liberator Assault Rifle
  2. P2-Peacemaker Pistol
  3. G-12 High Explosive Granate

Of course, this will get you far and you will need new weapons to defend yourself against the many enemies.

How to unlock weapons in Helldivers 2

You unlock weapons in the so-called Warbonds. There is a free and a premium version. To unlock the different weapons, you have to spend a certain number of medals in different tiers.

You unlock new tiers when you spend enough medals in the previous tier. There is no time pressure as the war bonds have no expiration date. The free war bonds currently offer you 11 unlockable weapons and 3 grenades and the premium war bonds offer you an additional 4 unlockable weapons and 1 grenade.

You can also unlock the Premium Warbond with Super Credits, which you also get in the free Warbond.

In the following section we list all the weapons and the required medals.

All weapons in Helldivers 2

All unlockable weapons from the free War Bond

  • G-6 Frag (Grenade) costs 2 medals
  • SG-8 Punisher (shotgun) costs 4 medals
  • P-19 Redeemer (submachine gun) costs 5 medals
  • R-63 Diligence (sniper rifle) costs 8 medals
  • SMG-37 Defender (SMG) costs 15 medals
  • SG-225 Breaker (shotgun) costs 20 medals
  • G-16 Impact (grenade) costs 20 medals
  • G-3 Smoke (grenade) costs 25 medals
  • LAS-15 Scythe (energy weapon) costs 30 medals
  • AR-23P Liberator Penetrator (Assault Rifle) costs 40 medals
  • R-63CS Diligence Counter Sniper (sniper rifle) costs 40 medals
  • SG-8S Slugger (shotgun) costs 60 medals
  • SG-225SP Breaker Spray&Pray (shotgun) costs 60 medals
  • PLAS-1 Scorcher (energy weapon) costs 75 medals

All unlockable premium weapons from Steeled Veterans

  • P-4 Senator (Revolver) costs 15 medals
  • AR-23E Liberator Explosive (Assault Rifle) costs 20 medals
  • G-10 Incendiary (Grenade) costs 25 medals
  • SG-225IE Breaker Incendiary (shotgun) costs 60 medals
  • JAR-5 Dominator (Explosive Weapon) costs 80 medals
Currently, you can only get the MP-98 Knight SMG in the Super Citizen Edition of the game.

All unlockable premium weapons from On the Edge

  • LAS-16 Sickle (energy weapon) costs 20 medals
  • SG-8P Plasma Punisher (Shotgun) costs 60 medals
  • ARC-12 Blitzer (Shotgun) costs 80 medals
  • LAS-7 Dagger (pistol) costs 60 medals
  • G-23 Stun (grenade) costs 25 medals

In the next few months there will also be new war bonds that will bring new weapons into the game. But the developers have assured that the war bonds will not expire and that this will prevent FOMO.