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Helldiver 2's Gun Stats Don't Tell The Whole Story When Picking The Best Weapon

You meta believe it.


Helldivers 2 has a great selection of Terminid-exterminating weapons, and opinions in the fandom vary greatly over which one of these weapons is the best at spreading democracy. Is it the shotgun with its close-range stopping power or the grenade launcher for punching through thick armored shells? According to Arrowhead's CEO Johan Pilestedt, the best gun in the game is the one you like the most, so maybe it's time to stop worrying about the numbers--which don't actually reveal the full picture.

"In regards to Helldivers 2 weapon stats, so many of you use the four stats we show as comparison, while each gun has maybe 50 stats in total," Pilestadt posted on X/Twitter. "The numbers are a guideline but does not paint a complete picture. Use the one you like the most."

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Live-service games with a heavy emphasis on loot--like Destiny 2--have seen players lust after "god" rolls of weapons, but in Helldivers 2, the game takes a more simplified approach with its arsenal of weapons.

Where things do get more interesting is in the wealth of Stratagems available to players, powerful support from your battleship that allows you to call down orbital bombardments, energy shields, and napalm strikes during the heat of battle. In case you're looking for the ultimate loadout in this department, you can check out GameSpot's feature on the best Strategems in Helldivers 2.

Meanwhile, Arrowhead continues to work on Helldivers 2 after its successful launch last month on PC and PS5. Fans are looking forward to playable mechs in the Starship Troopers-inspired game soon, and for anyone looking to join the fight on PC, you'll want to be wary of any fake Helldivers 2 pages on Steam.

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