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Stratagems refers to a wide variety of powerful ordnance and war matériel that Helldivers are able to call down from Helldiver Command during missions on enemy territory.

Each Stratagem has its own unique code consisting of a sequence of d-pad inputs between 3 and 7 button presses long which is used to request delivery (for a full list of these codes visit the Stratagem Codes page).

Every Stratagem has multiple upgrades which can be purchased using Research Points. Upgrades can greatly increase the efficiency and power of Stratagems by reducing cooldowns and call in times; improving anti-personnel attacks to anti-tank; as well as many other benefits.

There are several standard-issue Stratagems which are available to all Helldivers regardless of rank, such as Resupply and the MG-94 Machine Gun. Players can gain access to more by successfully completing all missions on a planet which offers a Stratagem as a reward or by purchasing one of the relevant DLC packs.

Stratagem Beacons

Each player can choose four Stratagems to bring on a mission in addition to any mission specific Stratagems granted by Helldiver Command - this is a crucial decision to be considered carefully as it is the Helldivers' greatest advantage over their foes.
Players should be aware that more than one of each Stratagem can be selected as part of their loadout.

Once the mission has begun the player is free to call down support at any time, however, as most Stratagems have a limited number of use(s) per mission and/or have a cooldown period that must be observed in-between uses, players are advised to plan ahead.
After the Helldiver has entered the correct code and placed the Stratagem Beacon at the desired location the Stratagem is delivered to the planet surface from a ship in orbit.

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A Stratagem launcher

Exosuit Stratagem Launcher[edit | edit source]

Stratagem Beacons can be deployed while piloting the Walker/Stomper, Obsidian and Lumberer Exosuits. A light on the right shoulder will indicate when a Stratagem is readied. Note that the beacon is always launched at the same velocity, unlike hand-thrown objects.

Categories[edit | edit source]

Stratagems are divided into four broad categories based on their intended use:

  • Supply Stratagems can provide the player with personal drones, utility backpacks, supplies of ammunition, heavy weapons or vehicles;
  • Defensive Stratagems grant the player certain automated turrets and mines to help defend against the enemy horde or even equipment that helps to avoid enemies altogether;
  • Offensive Stratagems allow the player to call down a variety of heavy artillery, firebombs and airstrikes all designed to take the fight directly to the enemy;
  • Special Stratagems are granted to the player by Helldiver Command to deal with certain mission specific problems. For example, the NUX-223 Hellbomb will always be made available for any mission which requires the destruction of a stationary enemy target (such as a Bug nest).

Note that the tables below are sortable by clicking on the headers.

Supply: Support
Strat Resupply mk1.png Resupply
Strat REP-80 mk1.png REP-80
Supply: Backpacks
Strat AD-289 Angel mk1.png AD-289 Angel*
Strat AD-334 Guard Dog mk1.png AD-334 Guard Dog*
Strat LIFT-850 Jump Pack mk1.png LIFT-850 Jump Pack
Strat Resupply Pack mk1.png Resupply Pack
Strat SH-20 Shield Generator Pack mk1.png SH-20 Shield Generator Pack
Strat SH-32 Directional Kinetic Shield mk1.png SH-32 Directional Kinetic Shield*
Supply: Secondary Weapons
Strat AC-22 Dum-Dum mk1.png AC-22 Dum-Dum*
Strat EAT-17 mk1.png EAT-17
Strat FLAM-40 Incinerator mk1.png FLAM-40 Incinerator
Strat LAS-98 Laser Cannon mk1.png LAS-98 Laser Cannon
Strat M-25 Rumbler mk1.png M-25 Rumbler*
Strat MG-94 Machine Gun mk1.png MG-94 Machine Gun
Strat MGX-42 Machine Gun Mk1.png MGX-42 Machine Gun
Strat MLS-4X Commando mk1.png MLS-4X Commando*
Strat Obliterator Grenade Launcher mk1.png Obliterator Grenade Launcher
Strat REC-6 Demolisher mk1.png REC-6 Demolisher*
Strat RL-112 Recoilless Rifle mk1.png RL-112 Recoilless Rifle
Strat TOX-13 Avenger mk1.png TOX-13 Avenger*
Supply: Vehicles
Strat EXO-44 Walker Exosuit mk1.png EXO-44 Walker Exosuit
Strat EXO-48 Obsidian Exosuit mk1.png EXO-48 Obsidian Exosuit*
Strat EXO-51 Lumberer Exosuit mk1.png EXO-51 Lumberer Exosuit*
Strat M5 APC mk1.png M5 APC
Strat M5-32 HAV mk1.png M5-32 HAV
Strat TD-110 Bastion mk1.png TD-110 Bastion*
Strat MC-109 Hammer Motorcycle mk1.png MC-109 Hammer Motorcycle*
Strat A AC-6 Tesla Tower mk1.png A/AC-6 Tesla Tower
Strat A GL-8 Launcher Turret mk1.png A/GL-8 Launcher Turret
Strat A MG-II Minigun Turret mk1.png A/MG-11 Minigun Turret
Strat A RX-34 Railcannon Turret mk1.png A/RX-34 Railcannon Turret
Strat Airdropped Anti-Personnel Mines mk1.png Airdropped Anti-Personnel Mines
Strat Airdropped Stun Mines mk1.png Airdropped Stun Mines
Strat Anti-Personnel Barrier mk1.png Anti-Personnel Barrier*
Strat AT-47 Anti-Tank Emplacement mk1.png AT-47 Anti-Tank Emplacement*
Strat Distractor Beacon mk1.png Distractor Beacon
Strat Humblebee UAV drone mk1.png Humblebee UAV drone*
Strat Thunderer Smoke Round mk1.png Thunderer Smoke Round
Strat Airstrike mk1.png Airstrike
Strat Close Air Support mk1.png Close Air Support*
Strat Heavy Strafing Run mk1.png Heavy Strafing Run
Strat Incendiary Bombs mk1.png Incendiary Bombs
Strat Missile Barrage mk1.png Missile Barrage*
Strat Orbital Laser Strike mk1.png Orbital Laser Strike
Strat Railcannon Strike mk1.png Railcannon Strike
Strat Shredder Missile Strike mk1.png Shredder Missile Strike
Strat Sledge Precision Artillery mk1.png Sledge Precision Artillery*
Strat Static Field Conductors mk1.png Static Field Conductors
Strat Strafing Run mk1.png Strafing Run
Strat Thunderer Barrage mk1.png Thunderer Barrage
Strat Vindicator Dive Bomb mk1.png Vindicator Dive Bomb
Strat Emergency Beacon mk1.png Emergency Beacon
Strat ME-1 Sniffer Metal Detector mk1.png ME-1 Sniffer Metal Detector
Strat NUX-223 Hellbomb mk1.png NUX-223 Hellbomb
Strat Reinforce mk1.png Reinforce

* Item is part of a paid DLC pack.