Vindicator Dive Bomb
"An Eagle fighter jet swoops in and delivers a single laser guided cluster bomb. The bomb is not very powerful and useless versus heavily armored opponents (unless upgraded), but compensates by being precise and very quick to arrive."
- 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 ten times per mission (fifteen if upgraded):
Unlock Requirement[edit | edit source]
The Vindicator Dive Bomb is a standard-issue stratagem, available to all Helldivers regardless of rank.
Upgrades[edit | edit source]
Gameplay Tips[edit | edit source]
- The Mk3 upgraded Bunker Busters are anti-tank capable, but only in a very small area centered on the location of the thrown beacon. Helldivers can usually avoid death from a Vindicator strike (even an uncomfortably close one) by going prone as long as they avoid this center area.
- Mk3 Vindicators can destroy mission targets (Cyborg AA Guns, Bug Nests or Illuminate Beacons) instead of the standard-issue NUX-223 Hellbomb, although it is difficult to actually hit AA Guns or Beacons in the right place. Try to gently roll the beacon as close to the base of the structure as possible. In the case of Bug Nests, dropping the beacon inside the nest reliably works.
- Cooldown with Stratagem Priority is 6 seconds. Each mission, 10 divebombs can be called in per Vindicator Stratagem taken; this can be upgraded to 15.
- Precision Call-In reduces this Stratagem's activation time to the game's allowed minimum of 0.1 seconds.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
"Danger close" is just a myth