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Helldivers 2 Players Spot Illuminate Faction In-Game

Helldivers 2 players have spotted sightings of the rumored Illuminate faction, sparking theories that they may be appearing soon.

If you’ve been a part of the Helldivers community for long, you may have heard about this mysterious third faction called the Illuminate. They’re a race of tentacle-faced aliens that have the ability to teleport and allegedly attempt to spread their religious beliefs with force. However, they were defeated in the original Helldivers and were never supposed to return. Of course, that doesn’t seem to be the case, as many players have reported sightings of the Illuminate in Helldivers 2.

Helldivers 2 Illuminate Sightings Confirmed By Players

Players have spotted mysterious blue beams, which they believe are confirmation of the Illuminate faction appearing in Helldivers 2. Footage has been uploaded to both Reddit and YouTube showcasing players being targeted by these blue beams. While no one has seen what’s shooting them, many believe it’s the Illuminate, an alien faction from the original Helldivers.

Of course, while it could just be a bug or nearby energy flower exploding, there’s a high chance it’s an Illuminate sniper, which are known for teleporting away after hitting their enemy. After all, a few days ago, in-game character models for the Illuminate faction were leaked on X. Additionally, players can hear a news broadcast on their ship that warns them of “rumors of Illuminate sightings.” You can see footage of these blue lasers below.

Arrowhead Game Studio CEO Johan Pilestedt has already posted on X about it. He immediately denied any rumors of the Illuminate, saying, “Blue beams aren’t real, it can’t hurt you.” This is very typical of Pilestedt, who is often in character spreading Super Earth propaganda. Chances are, if Pilestedt has denied it, it’s probably true.

It would make a lot of sense for the Illuminate to turn up soon. There’s a huge space on the northern and southern parts of the Galactic War Map for them to control. Additionally, players may be getting tired of facing Terminids and Automatons, no matter how much Joel manages to shake things up.

Of course, it’s not confirmed to be happening, and these blue lasers could be entirely coincidental. However, we’d put our money on Illuminates showing up sometime soon. Are you ready for this deadly faction of teleporting aliens? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check out our Guide Hub.

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