Helldivers 2 players say this Stratagem is the gold standard that all others should be compared to

Helldivers 2 players say this Stratagem is the gold standard that all others should be compared to
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There are a vast amount of weapons, armor, utility items, and stratagems in Helldivers 2 to suit all play styles and these play styles come together perfectly to be able to bring democracy to the Automatons and Terminids. Although there are plenty to choose from, some are naturally better than others and some players have high praise for the Autocannon.

Helldivers 2 best weapons: A player checks the Autocannon in the ship management menu. Image captured by VideoGamer.
Image captured by VideoGamer.

U/RunsaberSR took to Reddit to discuss the Autocannon support weapon, calling it the “gold standard” that all other weapons should be compared to.

“It feels heavy. It feels powerful. Quick reload option to make it feel slightly agile? Awesome. The animations and sound? I feel like I’m hammering nails, perfectly. The damage isn’t crazy. But it’s solid. The design of the gun? High quality. Some others are close in terms of being almost perfectly balanced but this gun is just Chef’s Kiss”

Other players agreed, with U/GreaterDivinity sharing that Arrowhead Game Studios see it as a perfectly balanced weapon too. U/Creego also sang its praises saying “Good, may they never alter or touch it, it’s perfect as it is. Great ammo supply, good reload speed if you are smart about it, the damage feels good and not too overpowered. It’s the best overall special weapon.”

With many, including Arrowhead, believing that the Autocannon is a perfectly balanced weapon, it could be a great choice to use while you take part in the current Major Order which calls for players to defend four planets from the Automatons and Terminids. To find out what else to carry alongside the Autocannon, we highly recommend checking out our Helldivers 2 best weapons guide and best armor guide so you and your team can be in the best position to serve Liber-tea to every enemy that stands between you and democracy.