All Helldivers 2 Stratagem codes: Bridge, Hangar, Orbital Cannons, more

Sourav Banik
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Mastering the use of Stratagems is vital for victory in Helldivers 2, though memorizing their activation codes can be daunting. Fear not, as we provide a comprehensive list of Stratagem codes and their uses.

Arrowhead Game Studios’ Helldivers 2 transitions the series into a third-person shooter realm, emphasizing co-op gameplay. Staying equipped and utilizing the right Stratagems are crucial for defeating enemies and succeeding across the game‘s several missions.

One of the most vital aspects of combat in Helldivers 2 is Stratagems. These are powerful air drops that can be either offensive or support-based. Whether it’s taking out an entire mod of bugs with an Orbitital Precision Strike or simply calling in a supply drop, they’re extremely useful.

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Every Stratgegam requires a unique code, however, and these can be difficult to remember, so we’ve got a rundown of all the codes in the game right here, as well as an overview of every single Stratagem.

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What are Stratagems in Helldivers 2

Stratagems are abilities you can call down from your Destroyer ship while completing missions in Helldivers 2.

These abilities provide you with automated defenses, equipment, weapons, and every material that comes in handy during wars.

Types of Stratagems in Helldivers 2

There are six types of Stratagems in Helldivers 2. These are:

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  1. Patriotic Administration Center
  2. Orbital Cannons
  3. Hangar
  4. Bridge
  5. Engineering Bay
  6. Robotics Workshop

You can find all the Stratagems in the Ship Management section.

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All Patriotic Administration Center Stratagem codes

StratagemCode (buttons on D-Pad)Unlock CriteriaTraits
Machine GunDown, Left, Down, Up, RightReach level 1Support Weapon, Hellpod
Anti-Material RifleDown, Left, Right, Up, DownReach level 2 & spend 5000 CreditsSupport Weapon, Hellpod
StalwartDown, Left, Down, Up, Up, LeftReach level 2 & spend 3500 CreditsSupport Weapon, Hellpod
Expendable Anti-TankDown, Down, Left, Up, RightReach level 3 & spend 3000 CreditsSupport Weapon, Hellpod, Explosive
Recoilless RifleDown, Left, Right, Right, LeftReach level 5 & spend 6000 CreditsSupport Weapon, Hellpod, Explosive
FlamethrowerDown, Left, Up, Down, UpReach level 10Support Weapon, Hellpod, Incendiary
AutocannonDown, Right, Left, Down, Down, Up, Up, RightReach level 10Support Weapon, Hellpod
RailgunDown, Right, Left, Down, Down, Up, Left, Down, RightReach level 20Support Weapon, Hellpod
SpearDown, Down, Up, Down, DownReach level 20Support Weapon, Hellpod

All Orbital Cannons Stratagem codes in Helldivers 2

StratagemCode (buttons on D-Pad)Unlock CriteriaTraits
Orbital Gatling BarrageRight, Down, Left, Up, UpReach level 2 & spend 1500 CreditsExplosive, Orbital
Orbital Airburst StrikeRight, Right, RightReach level 5 & spend 4000 CreditsExplosive, Orbital
Orbital 120MM HE BarrageRight, Down, Down, Left, Down, Right, Down, DownReach level 5 & spend 4000 CreditsExplosive, Orbital
Orbital 380MM HE BarrageRight, Down, Down, Up, Up, Left, Down, Down, DownReach level 8 & spend 3000 CreditsExplosive, Orbital
Orbital Walking BarrageRight, Down, Right, Down, Right, DownReach level 10 & spend 6000 CreditsExplosive, Orbital
Orbital LaserRight, Up, Left, Up, Right, LeftReach level 15Orbital
Orbital Railcannon StrikeRight, Down, Up, Down, LeftReach level 20Orbital
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All Hangar Stratagem codes in Helldivers 2

StratagemCode (buttons on D-Pad)Unlock CriteriaTraits
Eagle Strafing RunUp, Right, RightReach level 2 & spend 1500 CreditsEagle
Eagle AirstrikeUp, Right, Down, RightReach level 2 & spend 4000 CreditsExplosive, Eagle
Eagle Cluster BombUp, Right, Down, Down, Right, DownReach level 3 & spend 4000 CreditsExplosive, Eagle
Eagle Napalm AirstrikeUp, Right, Down, UpReach level 5 & spend 5000 CreditsExplosive, Eagle
Jump PackDown, Up, Up, Down, UpReach level 8Hellpod, Backpack
Eagle Smoke StrikeUp, Right, Up, DownReach level 8Explosive, Eagle
Eagle 110MM Rocket PodsUp, Down, Up, LeftReach level 10Explosive, Eagle
Eagle 500KG BombUp, Left, Down, Down, DownReach level 15Explosive, Eagle

All Bridge Stratagem codes

StratagemCode (buttons on D-Pad)Unlock CriteriaTraits
Orbital Precision StrikeRight, Right, UpReach level 1Explosive, Orbital
Orbital Gas StrikeRight, Right, Down, RightReach level 3 & spend 4000 CreditsExplosive, Orbital
Orbital EMS StrikeRight, Right, Left, DownReach level 5Orbital
Orbital Smoke StrikeRight, Right, Down, UpReach level 8Explosive, Orbital
HMG EmplacementUp, Down, Left, Right, Right, LeftReach level 10Hellpod
Shield Generator RelayDown, Up, Left, Right, Left, DownReach level 10Hellpod
Tesla TowerDown, Up, Right, Up, Left, RightReach level 15Hellpod, Sentry
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All Engineering Bay Stratagem codes

StratagemCode (buttons on D-Pad)Unlock CriteriaTraits
Anti-Personnel MinefieldDown, Left, Down, Up, RightReach level 2 & spend 1500 CreditsHellpod, Explosive
Supply PackDown, Left, Down, Up, Up, DownReach level 3 & spend 4000 CreditsHellpod, Backpack
Grenade LauncherDown, Left, Down, Up, Left, Down, DownReach level 5 & spend 6000 CreditsSupport Weapon, Hellpod, Explosive
Laser CannonDown, Left, Down, Up, LeftReach level 5 & spend 4000 CreditsSupport Weapon, Hellpod
Incendiary MinesDown, Left, Left, DownReach level 8Support Weapon, Hellpod
“Guard Dog” RoverDown, Left, Down, Up, Left, Down, DownReach level 10Support Weapon, Hellpod, Incendiary
Ballistic Shield BackpackDown, Left, Up, Up, RightReach level 12Support Weapon, Hellpod
Arc ThrowerDown, Right, Up, Left, DownReach level 15Support Weapon, Hellpod
Shield Generator PackDown, Up, Left, Down, Right, RightReach level 20Hellpod, Backpack

All Robotics Workshop Stratagem codes

StratagemCode (buttons on D-Pad)Unlock CriteriaTraits
Machine Gun SentryDown, Up, Right, Down, Right, Down, UpReach level 3 & spend 1500 CreditsHellpod, Sentry
Gatling SentryDown, Up, Right, Left, DownReach level 5 & spend 4000 CreditsHellpod, Sentry
Mortar SentryDown, Up, Right, Right, DownReach level 8 & spend 3500 CreditsHellpod, Explosive, Sentry
“Guard Dog”Down, Up, Left, Down, Up, Right, DownReach level 10 & spend 3000 CreditsHellpod, Backpack
Autocannon SentryDown, Up, Right, Up, Left, UpReach level 13 & spend 6000 CreditsHellpod, Sentry
Rocket SentryDown, Up, Right, Right, LeftReach level 15Hellpod, Explosive, Sentry
EMS Mortar SentryDown, Down, Up, Up, LeftReach level 20Hellpod, Explosive, Sentry

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Sourav is a Games Writer at Dexerto, specializing in writing tips and guides for a number of games, including Baldur's Gate 3, Diablo 4, Hogwarts Legacy, Palworld, The Finals, XDefiant, and occasionally Tech. He is also passionate about esports, following games such as Valorant, Rainbow Six Siege, and Apex Legends. He previously wrote for Sportskeeda. Contact Sourav at sourav.banik@dexerto.com