How to kill Chargers in Helldivers 2 – location and best ways to kill them

How to kill Chargers in Helldivers 2 – location and best ways to kill them
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Struggling with how to kill Chargers in Helldivers 2? These massive, armoured Terminids are a menace to fight against. Despite their hulking size, they are incredibly quick, and can decimate your squad in no time if you aren’t careful. So if you’re looking to take one down for a mission, we’ve got the details on how best to deal with them.

To make taking down Chargers as easy as possible, be sure to check out our Helldivers 2 best weapons and Helldivers 2 best armor guides before you gear up. With that, let’s take a look at how to kill Chargers in Helldivers 2.

Helldivers 2 how to kill Chargers: An Eliminate Charger mission on the Galactic War map.
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Where to find Chargers in Helldivers 2

Chargers can be found on Terminid-controlled planets on the eastern side of the Galactic War map. They only spawn on Medium difficulty or higher, as shown by the ‘Heavily Armored Enemies’ descriptor below the difficulty bar.

You can potentially take on missions specifically targeted at killing them via the ‘Eliminate Charger’ mission, but they can be found on other missions too, especially in Terminid nests where they will be guarding the eggs.

Helldivers 2 how to kill Chargers: A Helldiver calling in an Orbital Strike on a Charger in the distance.
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How to kill Chargers in Helldivers 2

The best way to kill Chargers in Helldivers 2 is to make use of your air strike stratagems to take them out from afar. If done right, a well placed Orbital Strike or Eagle stratagem can eliminate a Charger and any nearby Terminids before they even see you coming. This way, you don’t have to worry about their tough armor or having to fight them up close.

But if you’re intent on fighting fairly and taking them on normally, then it’s certainly possible, albeit harder. Initially, Chargers have two weak spots. These are the large orange abdomen which is visible on its back, as well as its head, though the head can be difficult to see. Focus on hitting these to deal the most damage.

Alex’s Advice

Their attacks all come from the front, so if you can reliably strafe around them, not only will you avoid damage, but you’ll also be able to hit their weak spot more easily.

Additionally, if you deal enough damage to its armor at the front, you’ll start to wear it down, exposing its orange weak spots on the front too. Aside from that, just try to avoid its quick movement and you should be good to go.

That’s everything you need to know about how to kill Chargers in Helldivers 2. For more help, check out some of our other guides on Helldivers 2 Bile Spewers, Helldivers 2 Devastators, Helldivers 2 Fuel Silos and Helldivers 2 Defend Campaigns too.