Soldiers carrying different weapons in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2: How to Unlock New Weapons

If you’re sick of your regular assault rifle and want to upgrade to a beefier weapon in Helldivers 2, then you’ll have to fork over the Medals.

It is a lot of fun blasting Terminids and Automatons in Helldivers 2, no matter what weapon you use. Of course, it’ll be a lot easier to kill those pesky Striders and the armor-plated Chargers if you had some better gear. So, naturally, many players are likely wondering how they unlock new weapons. Fortunately, the process couldn’t be easier, even if it is costly.

How to Unlock New Weapons in Helldivers 2

The only way to unlock new weapons in Helldivers 2 is to purchase them with medals from either the free or premium Warbonds in the Acquisitions center. Both the free Warbond, Helldivers Mobilize, and the premium one, Steeled Veterans, contain new guns. So, if you want to get them all, you’ll need to either earn the premium currency from playing the game or purchase it with real money.

You can unlock anything from pistols, grenades, SMGs, Rifles, and more from these Warbonds. There are 29 primary weapons, 8 secondary weapons, and 10 grenades to unlock at launch, with more being added at a later date. Players can earn more medals with which to buy guns by completing missions. The more objectives you complete in a location, the more medals you’ll unlock. You can also find medals hidden around each map, so it’s worth exploring to find them.

The Steeled Veteran Warbond in Helldivers 2
The Steeled Veteran Warbond in Helldivers 2

Here is a full list of all weapons in Helldivers 2 and how to unlock them:

WeaponHow to Unlock
AR-23 Liberator (Assault Rifle)Automatically unlocked
MP-98 Knight (SMG)Pre-order bonus for Helldivers 2 Super Citizen Edition
SG-8 Punisher (Shotgun)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 4 Medals
R-63 Diligence (Marksman Rifle)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 8 Medals
SMG-37 Defender (SMG)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 15 Medals
SG-225 Breaker (Shotgun)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 20 Medals
Las-5 Scythe (Energy Based Gun)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 30 Medals
AR-23P Liberator Penetrator (Assault Rifle)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 40 Medals
R-63CS Diligence Counter Sniper (Marksman Rifle)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 40 Medals
SG-8S Slugger (Shotgun)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 60 Medals
SG-225SP Breaker Spray & Pray (Shotgun)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 60 Medals
Plas-1 Scorcher (Energy Based Gun)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 60 Medals
AR-23E Liberator Explosive (Assault Rifle)Unlocked through the Steeled Veterans Warbond for 20 Medals
SG-2251E Breaker Incendiary (Shotgun)Unlocked through the Steeled Veterans Warbond for 60 Medals
Jar-5 Dominator (Explosive Rifle)Unlocked through the Steeled Veterans Warbond for 80 Medals
P-2 Peacemaker (Pistol)Automatically unlocked
P-19 Redeemer (Pistol)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 5 Medals
P-4 Senator (Pistol)Unlocked through the Steeled Veterans Warbond for 15 Medals
G-12 High Explosive (Grenade)Automatically unlocked
G-6 Frag (Grenade)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 2 Medals
G-16 Impact (Grenade)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 20 Medals
G-3 Smoke (Grenade)Unlocked through the Helldivers Mobilize Warbond for 25 Medals

That’s everything you need to know about unlocking new weapons in Helldivers 2. For more guides just like this one, be sure to check out our Guide Hub.

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