Helldivers 2 best ship names – how to change your ship name

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Helldivers 2 best ship names

  • The best ship names we recommend are Hammer of Dawn, Founding Father of Audacity, Emperor of Steel, Defender of Super Earth, and Dawn of the Constitution.
  • To change your ship’s name, go to the Ship Management terminal.
  • There’s no limit on how often you can change your ship name so get creative.

Your Destroyer is a helpful ally in Helldivers 2, but more than that, it’s a great way to show off your personality a bit by changing its name, with the best ship names really helping it to stand out in combat. Here’s how you can rename it with some of our top recommendations for you to try out.

Best ship names in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 lets you mix and match two columns of words to name your Destroyer spaceship. While this might sound like a constraint, players have been able to create some incredible names this way. Feel free to name it according to the best stratagems you prefer in the game. Some of them also pay homage to iconic sci-fi franchises. Here are our best ship names in Helldivers 2:

  • Hammer of Dawn (from the Gears of War games)
  • Founding Father of Audacity
  • Hammer of War (from the Warhammer 40K novels)
  • Emperor of Steel
  • Defender of Super Earth
  • Star of War (referring to Star Wars)
  • Dawn of the Constitution
  • Song of Conquest (from the Songs of Conquest game)
  • Princess of Twilight (from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess videogame)
  • Precursor of Mercy
  • Wings of Liberty (from the StarCraft 2 videogame)
  • Defender of Humankind
  • Advocate of Peace
  • King of Wrath
  • Knight of Honor (from the Knights of Honor videogame)
  • Mother of Mercy
  • Leviathan of Serenity
  • Citizen of the Stars (from the Star Citizen videogame)
  • Bringer of Destruction
  • Prophet of Truth (from Halo)
  • Banner of Dawn
  • Ranger of Glory
  • Sword of Destiny (from The Witcher books)
  • Whisper of the State
  • Dawn of War (from the Warhammer 40K game)
  • Citizen of Starlight
Helldivers 2 best ship names: The Ship Management section in the game. Image captured by VideoGamer.
Here’s where you can rename your ship. Image captured by VideoGamer.

How to rename your ship in Helldivers 2?

Head over to the Ship Management terminal on your ship and press the ‘Change Ship Name’ option to change your ship name in Helldivers 2. This is applicable for both PS5 and PC players. You can find this right after you defrost and enter your ship. Use any of the four adjacent monitors to access this menu. Press ‘Apply Name’ once you’re done and your ship will get a new title etched on its hull. You can see this whenever the game starts and when you drop towards planets in a Hellpod. While this naming interface does mean that there’s a chance that other ships can share the same name, it does offer some neat combinations. If you spot a Precursor of Mercy, feel free to high-five the Helldiver within.

How often can you change ship names in Helldivers 2?

You can change it an unlimited number of times. While you can only use predetermined words to do so, there’s no harm in surprising friends with a new ship name. Remember that this doesn’t change your ship’s stats in any way. For that, you’ll need to collect Samples for the best ship module upgrades. A clever name is a great conversation starter though, especially when you team up with random players on PC or PlayStation 5.

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Helldivers 2

  • Release Date: February 8, 2024
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Third Person
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