How to Kill Scout Striders in Helldivers 2

Scout Striders stand in players’ ways when fighting Automatons in Helldivers 2. Luckily, they are straightforward to take down.

Scout Striders are the bi-pedal walkers that the Automatons pilot in Helldivers 2. They are an intermediate enemy class between the standard robot soldiers and heavier mech suits. While they may seem tedious and bring down your reinforcements faster, the Scout Striders can be killed. Below, we provide the ways topple a Scout Strider in Helldivers 2.

How to Kill Scout Striders in Helldivers 2

The most efficient way to bring down Scout Striders in Helldivers 2 is by shooting its legs with any Primary or Machine Gun Support Weapon. By doing so, it will be stunned, and players can flank them to shoot and kill the Automaton pilot. This method works well solo and with other players, as getting around the front-facing shieldplate of the Scout Strider is the main priority in the fight. However, flanking the pilot isn’t the only way.

Alternatively, you can use any armor-piercing weapons such as Assault Rifles, Senator Magnum, Support Machine Guns, or Anti-Material Rifles. Using those, aiming at the joint between the legs and shooting it will count as a kill and bring down the Scout Strider. Doing so effectively kills two birds with one stone. Additionally, a Recoilless Rifle will easily bring down the Scout Strider, leaving nothing but parts.

Scout Strider Helldivers 2 weakpoints
Scout Strider’s weak points

Players looking to take on the Scout Striders should not be worried, as they are not as tough as other enemies like the deadly Terminid Chargers. However, it is important that you do not shoot directly at the face plate covering the Automaton, as it is resistant to standard bullets. Those who have a marksman’s eye can shoot at the small portion of the Automaton pilot’s head, and that will instantly kill it as well.

That is everything to know about taking down Scout Striders in Helldivers 2. If you found this guide useful and want to see more like it, head to our Guide Hub here.


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