Helldivers 2 Stratagem concept takes inspiration from Super Mario

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Over the past six months, there have been many fan concepts for new mechanics, weapons, and Stratagems that players want to see added to Helldivers 2. But, this may be one of the best and the idea came from the most iconic video game character of all time, Super Mario.

U/Jenisyx took to Reddit to share a concept for a new Stratagem that would give players the ability to glide by adding a glider to the game. Rather than generating “power flight,” the concept will add similarly to glider redeploy in Fortnite or the parachute in Call of Duty: Warzone where you can activate it once airborne either from being rag-dolled by an enemy or by jumping off a high ledge.

Helldivers 2 Glider Backpack Concept Reddit
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In response to a comment comparing it to Fortnite’s glider mechanic, they revealed that the inspiration was the cape from Super Mario World saying “Don’t play Fortnite. and I was thinking more like Mario’s cape tbh (with a more directional vector).” In a world dominated by live service games, it is interesting to see inspiration come from such an iconic game from yesteryear.

Arrowhead Game Studios has taken ideas from the Helldivers 2 community in the past and brought them into the game, as well as taking feedback to direct the changes and fixes to the game. The community recently discovered that if you use an emote while falling you will take less damage and quite often it can be the difference between life and death.

After spreading like wildfire online, the Arrowhead Game Studios CEO Shams Jorjani took to social media to acknowledge the glitch, saying he doesn’t want it to be patched. Despite being an issue with the game, it is great to see the developers listen to the community that they want it to be left in the game, especially after they had previously been very reactionary with nerfs and buffs. With that now being left in the game, it will be interesting to see whether Arrowhead adds this glider Stratagem to help players not take fall damage.

The developers have been adding new types of items into the Warbonds, including weapon and vehicle skins for the first time, which could mean that they are willing to experiment more with new features. Viper Commandos was released a few weeks ago, which means the next Warbond will be right around the corner, so now is a great time to start farming Medals and Super Credits ahead of its release. To help you with that, we highly recommend checking out our Helldivers 2 best weapons guide and best armor guide so you can be equipped to serve Liber-tea and maximize your resources to unlock all of the new items on offer.

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Helldivers 2

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