Helldivers 2: How To Get Grenade Launcher

Going to annihilate the Automatons in Helldivers 2? I think Grenade Launcher can serve you well.

One of the most effective ways to clear out a bunch of enemies in Helldivers 2 is by using a Grenade Launcher. Because your automatic weapons might exhaust after being chased by multiple enemies, using something more destructive can help you tons. But the thing is that the Grenade Launcher is not available by default. You will have to unlock it from the Stratagems menu before making it available for use.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to properly unlock the Grenade Launcher in Helldivers 2. You can follow it to get your hands on the weapon easily.

How to Get Grenade Launcher in Helldivers 2

Unlocking a Grenade Launcher Stratagem in Helldivers 2
Purchasing Grenade Launcher from Stratagems Menu. Image Credits to Locken

To unlock Grenade Launcher in Helldivers 2, you will first need to reach level 5. After that, the Grenade Launcher will become available in the Stratagems Menu for 6000 Requisitions. If you don’t have sufficient funds, then I suggest you do Secondary Objectives in every mission you step foot in. Doing optional tasks is the best way to farm Requisitions and XP.

Once you have reached level 5 and have 6k Requisitions, go over to the Ship Management module on your Ship and enter the Stratagems section. There, you can purchase the Grenade Launcher from the Engineering Bay Stratagems.

How to Use Grenade Launcher

Now that you have a Grenade Launcher, you will have to equip it in your Loadout before starting a mission. Next, while you are in the game, you can call it by using these input keys – Down, Left, Up, Left, Down. The calling time for the Grenade Launcher in Helldivers 2 is 3 seconds so you will get it fast. Also, do not forget that it has unlimited uses, so ensure to make the most out of it. One more thing, the cooldown period for this Stratagem is 480 seconds. If you exhaust the ammo, you will have to wait for long before using the Grenade Launcher again.

While using a Grenade Launcher, keep in mind that it is more effective against armored infantry. So if you are on a mission that requires killing a specified number of Automatons, then be sure to have at least one Grenade Launcher in your team. This will help you fend off Bots and even Hulks easily.

That’s all you must know before using a Grenade Launcher in Helldivers 2. You will get a better grip on this weapon once you start using it in-game. So Helldivers, best of luck.