How to kill Scout Striders fast in Helldivers 2

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Wondering how to kill Scout Striders in Helldivers 2? These bipedal robots can pack a punch if left unattended. While their fire rate is low, each shot deals a ton of damage. So if the robot faction in Helldivers 2 is giving you trouble, pack the best weapons and get to war. Read on to learn how to find and kill this troublesome foe.

3 ways to kill Scout Striders fast in Helldivers 2

The Scout Strider is a piloted walker machine that can be taken out by shooting the pilot from its exposed back or its leg joints in Helldivers 2. You can fire at its front shieldplate but it takes longer to kill it that way. They look like the AT-STs from Star Wars. If you need some assistance to kill one, use our verified methods to quickly kill Scout Striders in Helldivers 2:

  • Take out the pilot by flanking the Scout Strider – This is easier to do with multiple players. Once a Scout Strider is distracted, you can dive to the side and knock the pilot out with pretty much any weapon.
  • Aim for the Scout Strider leg joints with armor-piercing weapons – Deal enough damage to a leg and the Scout Strider will fall and be destroyed. Opt for armor-piercing weapons like the AR-23P Penetrating Liberator or a sniper rifle for this. You can also use regular weapons with light penetration like a Machine Gun or Stalwart as enough bullets will break its legs.
  • Blow up the entire Scout Strider with bombs – Use explosives like High Explosive or Impact grenades to one-shot this enemy. While this might be an overkill move, it’s a good course of action if other robots surround them. Opt for the Railgun or Orbital Strike stratagems to hunt them down quickly.
An image of a player next to a turret, battling a Scout Strider in Helldivers 2. Image captured by VideoGamer.
An image of a player next to a turret, battling a Scout Strider in Helldivers 2. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Where to find Scout Striders in Helldivers 2

Pick a planet where robots are being fought. This is because the robots with the Terminids will not have Scout Striders. These can be found in the sector left of Super Earth. Look out for these protecting outposts and other secondary objectives. And try to play at higher difficulties like Medium or higher. This increases the chances of finding this enemy.

Scout Striders can be tough to beat solo

Bring friends along or team up with random players to confuse and take down Scout Striders in Helldivers 2.

That covers how to kill Scout Striders fast in Helldivers 2. For more on the co-op shooter, check out our best Helldivers 2 armor guide, Helldivers 2 tips and tricks, and our best stratagems in Helldivers 2.

Helldivers 2 Scout Striders FAQs

Can you kill the Scout Strider from the front in Helldivers 2?

Yes, but it needs more firepower and armor-penetrating ammunition.

Will killing the pilot disable the Scout Strider in Helldivers 2?

Yes, you can defeat a Scout Strider simply by taking out its pilot.

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Antony Terence

Antony Terence is a Guides Writer for VideoGamer. While he is particularly fond of city-builders, shooters, and strategy titles, he won’t turn down a good JRPG or a turn-based roguelike.

Helldivers 2

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