The best ways to farm Medals fast in Helldivers 2

The best ways to farm Medals fast in Helldivers 2
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Want to get Medals fast in Helldivers 2? The new Arrowhead Games Studio title has taken the world by storm with its co-op elements and tense combat. And since you need Medals to get the best gear in the new Cutting Edge Warbond, here’s how you can farm them.

For more on the game, here’s our Helldivers 2 weapon tier list and best stratagems to utilize.

An image of an operation in Helldivers 2. Image captured by VideoGamer.
An image of an operation in Helldivers 2. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Our best farming methods to get Medals in Helldivers 2

Medals can be used in the free and paid reward passes for weapons, gear, and actions in Helldivers 2. These are the Helldivers Mobilise and Steeled Veteran Warbonds. The new premium Cutting Edge Warbond will require Medals too. While these are primarily earned by finishing missions, there are other means of getting them as well. Here’s how to get Medals fast in Helldivers 2 with our farming methods.

Clear daily Personal Orders

These challenges can be found by pressing the Z key on PC or pressing Escape to see the Settings. Finishing one of these can reward you with a whopping 15 Medals. This is more than most missions so focus on these to acquire Medals faster. One example is killing Hunters in Helldivers 2. Working towards a Major Order is great but these take a while to clear.

Pick an appropriate difficulty

Since missions of all difficulty levels offer Medals, it might be worth farming them at lower difficulties. But remember that difficulties Hard and above are tough to finish solo. Finishing more missions in the same operation can give you extra Medals so keep an eye out for those. And sure, higher difficulties give you more Medals. But failing to finish these missions will make the medal grind even more frustrating.

Play Eradicate missions

If you’re focused on farming, consider missions like Eradicate Terminid Swarm or one that tasks you with clearing a specific number of Automatons. Defense, Blitz, and Escort missions can be done in half the time and will provide Medals like a regular 40-minute mission. Since you will be confined to a defensive position, don’t expect to find Samples and Super Credits by exploring. Remember that you get Medals even if you fail to extract after finishing a primary objective.

Look for points of interest

These are highlighted by glowing beacons of light. While they don’t always have a Medal, they’re worth scavenging for extra gear and resources. These can also be found in containers, bunkers, and buildings painted in blue and white. 

Break open containers and hidden bunkers

While some loot can be obtained directly, you’ll need some firepower to break a container. These feature doors with a blue outline and shining keypads. Consider a support weapon like the Recoilless Rifle or a stratagem like an Orbital Strike. As for the bunker, you will need an ally to press the second yellow button at the same time as your character presses the first one. These vaults off the beaten path can provide weapons, Medals, Super Credits, and even Requisition points for ship modules

Don’t repeat an operation on the same day

You won’t get Medals if you repeat the same missions in an operation. So try to pick new missions whenever you play Helldivers 2. These are reset each day.

An image of the Galactic War screen with Personal Orders in Helldivers 2. Image captured by VideoGamer.
An image of the Galactic War screen with Personal Orders in Helldivers 2. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Is it worth farming Warbond Medals in Helldivers 2

It’s worth mixing your missions to acquire more Medals. This is because they can unlock some powerful upgrades like armor, weapons, and boosters that will make your bug and robot hunts more satisfying. You will also be able to try out new difficulties with the right gear. 

That covers how to get Medals fast in Helldivers 2. For more on the game, check out its crossplay support and the best armor in Helldivers 2. Earn more Medals to get the ideal weapons for the job!

Helldivers 2 Medals FAQs

Is there a limit on how many Medals you can earn in Helldivers 2 each day?

While you cannot get Medals by repeating the same operation in a day, you can try other planets and modes for more Medals.

Is it better to play on the highest difficulty for more Medals in Helldivers 2?

While you do get more Medals for tougher missions, easier ones can be completed quickly to farm Medals.