What Is Extra Padding In Helldivers 2? – Answered

Wondering what’s up with the Extra Padding Armor Passive in Helldivers 2? Here’s everything explained.

A proper defense is one of the most important aspects of battle in Helldivers 2. While you have enough offensive support in the form of Stratagems and your teammates, Armor is the key thing you have for defense. The good thing is that every Armor has a passive ability that provides you something extra, like a buff. The Extra Padding Armor Passive is one of those passives that you’ll get from almost every standard armor. The description of the Extra Padding passive is a bit vague as it says nothing but – Provides a Higher Armor Rating.

For players who have worn this Armor and found no difference, this guide has everything you need. Here, you will learn exactly what the Extra Padding does in Helldivers 2. That being said, let’s get started.

Helldivers 2 Extra Padding Armor Passive Explained

Armor with Extra Padding Passive in Helldivers 2
B-01 Tactical Armor with Extra Padding Passive. Image Credits to GameRottenHD

After reading the description, you may have assumed that the Extra Padding increases the Armor Score. Actually, that’s not what it does. Extra Padding boosts your resistance against explosive and fire damage. Which directly means that you can withstand damage coming from grenades, landmines, and fire. However, it does not mean that you can take all the damage right onto yourself. Extra Padding in Helldivers 2 just reduces the explosive damage when you are in the range of the source of the attack.

This is definitely not the best Armor Passive to have as there are several others like Democracy Protects and Fortified which are more useful than it. But during the early game period, you can select Armor with Extra Padding Passive to boost your survivability a little. Here are some Armors that have the Extra Padding Passive:

  • TR-7 Ambassador of the Brand Armor
  • B-01 Tactical Armor
  • B-27 Fortified Commandor Armor

That’s everything there is to know about the Extra Padding Armor Passive in Helldivers 2. For more information regarding the game, stay connected with us here.