Helldivers 2 players create a Stratagem wishlist

Helldivers 2 players create a Stratagem wishlist
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Stratagems are a key part of Helldivers 2 and are used as support items or to cause as much destruction as possible to take down the Automatons and Terminids. With more being added regularly, including the Emancipator Exosuit Mech, players have been speculating what could be coming next, and what they’d like to see.

Helldivers 2 best stratagems: A player uses the Quasar Cannon against a Devastator in an icy region. Image captured by VideoGamer.
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U/CalypsoThePython took to Reddit to share a wishlist of Stratagems that they want to see added to Helldivers 2 in the future. The wishlist contains a varied selection of Stratagems that would make sense and could realistically come to the game in the future based on what we’ve seen so far. Here is the full list:

  • Autocannon Emplacement – Manned Autocannon Emplacement with high armor penetration and stagger. Highly accurate but somewhat slow rate of fire.
  • Pulse Machine Gun – Heat-based energy machine gun. Very long sustained fire, though slightly inaccurate. Very long cool-off period with 1 spare heatsink for emergencies.
  • Minigun – A powerful rotary machine gun that consumes belt-fed ammunition from its backpack. Unwieldy and inaccurate, but an extremely high rate of fire with generous ammo stores, and medium armor penetration. Requires a brief moment to spin up before firing can begin.
  • Micronuclear Launch Platform – A single-use disposable missile launcher. Fires a heavily arcing nuclear payload that devastates anything in its massive radius. Extremely long cooldown.
  • Exosuit Rearm – Call Pelican-1 to retrieve spent Exosuits, as long as they’re not broken. Returns 1 charge of the associated Exosuit, though normal cooldown times still apply.
  • Pelican-1 Close Air Support – Pelican-1 circles the general area around the stratagem beacon, firing at the largest targets with its Autocannon for 30 seconds. Very long cooldown.

When it came to the response to this list, it seems like the Minigun is a stratagem that many players want to see added to Helldivers 2. The Machine Gun is not a very viable option and is often ranked as one of the worst stratagems in the game. Whereas a Minigun could be a great alternative to bring a higher fire rate weapon into the meta.

With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know what to bring with you. To help with this, we highly recommend checking out our Helldivers 2 best weapons guide and best armor guide. As Minigun isn’t available yet, check out our Stratagem tier list to find out what are the best ways to cause maximum destruction.