New Helldivers 2 Major Order is set to bring The Illuminate to the game

New Helldivers 2 Major Order is set to bring The Illuminate to the game
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May has been the most important month in Helldivers 2 history, from the PSN controversy to the many Major Order failures that have altered the story. To end the month, Arrowhead Game Studios has just released the most important Major Order to date.

This new Major Order will see the destruction of a planet and it will be permanently removed from the galaxy. But, its implications will have a great impact on the future of Helldivers 2 as the event will finally bring The Illuminate to the game after having been teased for multiple months.

A game screen titled "Galactic War" with a briefing for "Operation: Evolving Peace" is displayed, reminiscent of Helldivers 2. The map shows three zones: Automatons, Madosha, and Terminitus. Various game menus and stats are shown at the borders.
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Super Earth has sent the latest Major Order briefing for Operation “Enquiring Peace” – Phase 2, which will see Meridia be destroyed to try and take out the Terminids once and for all.

“The time has come to eradicate the Terminid Supercolony completely. The Helldivers will deploy to the surface of Meridia to deploy partial payloads of Dark Fluid across the planet. Once a critical mass is reached, the Dark Fluid will accrete into a superdense mass, triggering total planetary implosion. The Supercolony, and its hyper-reproductive Terminids, will be destroyed.

Speed is critical. Technicians at the Moradesh Research Facility are working nonstop to convert raw Dark Fluid into weaponized payloads for this operation. This high output cannot be maintained for long, even with safety and sleep protocols optimized for productivity.

The destruction of an entire planet is an irreversible action – one that all Super Earth citizens know is a terrible tragedy. But the tyrannical actions of the Terminids have left us no alternative.

This is it, Helldivers. The fate of the galaxy is in your hands.”

Arrowhead Game Studios has also released a video for the Major Order on X, which isn’t something they do often, indicating the importance of this event to the story and lore of Helldivers 2. Recent leaks have suggested that the destruction of Meridia will cause a black hole that threatens the entire galaxy, causing The Illuminate to appear after being previously thought to be extinct.

It looks like there is no going back now, and the Helldivers need to take the fight to the Terminids. To ensure victory, we highly recommend checking out our Helldivers 2 best weapons guide and best armor guide so you can build the perfect loadout to eradicate the Terminids.