Are there classes in Helldivers 2?

Sourav Banik
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If you’re wondering about the presence of classes in Helldivers 2, we’ve got everything you need to know.

Arrowhead Game Studios’ Helldivers 2 is the sequel to 2015’s tactical third-person shooter game and it’s finally out on PC and PlayStation 5. The game takes place in a futuristic Super Earth where the “managed democracy” rules mankind.

Helldivers 2 allows players to take the role of elite soldiers with the sole objective of protecting the planet from threats. With the support of co-op gaming, players may be wondering if there are character classes to choose from.

A lot of shooter games like this do have classes and with it being tactical, it’s easy to assume that Helldivers 2 has that. With that said, here’s everything you need to know.

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Does Helldivers 2 have classes?

Unfortunately, there are no classes in Helldivers 2. This means you’re not bound to fixed character classes and are free to experiment with different armors, stratagems, and weapons as per your liking.

Choosing the equipment and loadout rests completely up to you and your teammates, and you have the versatility to change it according to different missions and needs.

Make sure you are unlocking and using the right Stratagems as these are abilities you can call amidst missions. Armors also play a huge role in improving your character’s movement speed, so investing in the right one will go a long way as well.

There are tons of options to customize your character in Helldivers 2, meaning you’re not cornered to definite sets and characteristics of classes, unlike other games.

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About The Author

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