"Sends powerful shockwaves into the ground attracting patrols several hundred meters away. This piece of equipment is to be used as a diversion."
- Armory Description
Stratagem Code[edit | edit source]
Players must enter the following sequence, using the controller d‑pad, in order to call down this Stratagem up to three times per mission (five if upgraded):
Unlock Requirement[edit | edit source]
The Distractor Beacon is granted to the player as a reward for completing all the missions on its associated planet (typically a low level planet - difficulty 1 to 3).
Upgrades[edit | edit source]
|Mk1||Basic variant, no upgrades.|
|Mk2||1||An upgraded power source improves the active time.|
|Mk3||2||Upgraded supply capabilities allow more uses per mission (number of uses increased from 3 to 5).|
Detailed Statistics[edit | edit source]
For a detailed overview and comparison of the statlines for Helldivers, their equipment and all enemies, check the Detailed Statistics page.
Gameplay Tips[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The Distractor Beacon concept bears a striking resemblance to the "Thumper" devices used to attract native sandworms in Frank Herbert's science fiction series Dune.
- The Distractor Beacon Stratagem was rebalanced in Patch 1.04. It now has a smaller area in which it attracts enemy patrols.