How To Use Helldivers 2 Railgun In Unsafe Mode

Using the Railgun in Unsafe Mode in Helldivers 2 can pose a great threat to you. To learn how to use it in Unsafe Mode, check out this guide.

Railgun in Helldivers 2 is an extremely overpowered Stratagem that can easily pierce through an enemy’s armor. While destroying the enemies is possible with 2-3 shots of Railgun in Safe Mode, imagine how catastrophic it would be in Unsafe Mode. The damage output in Unsafe Mode is far greater, but it also puts your in-game character at risk. Without proper knowledge, you might even fall victim to your own weapon. To help you through this, we have created this guide.

Here, you will learn everything about using the Helldivers 2 Railgun in Unsafe Mode. We will also explain the key differences between Safe and Unsafe modes, so be sure to stick to the end.

How Does Railgun’s Safe and Unsafe Mode Work in Helldivers 2

In Helldivers 2, a Railgun is set to Safe Mode by default. In this mode, the Railgun only uses half of its potential. This means that even after 100% of the railgun is charged, it will only do 50% damage to the enemy.

Helldivers 2 Railgun Getting Overcharged in Unsafe Mode
Overcharging the Railgun in Unsafe Mode. Image Credits to Dr. Pooplove

On the other hand, if you switch the Railgun to Unsafe Mode in Helldivers 2, it will use all of its potential. This means that when you fully charge it, the amount of damage it will cause will be annihilating. However, one thing that you must know is that in Unsafe Mode, overcharging the Railgun will make it explode. Not only will you lose the weapon, but you will also lose some of your health after this.

This risk of getting exploded by the Railgun can be avoided in Safe Mode. But again, you will lose some power there. To help you with this, we will give you some tips for using the Railgun in Unsafe Mode.

Note: To switch the Railgun from Safe to Unsafe Mode in Helldivers 2, hold down R key on PC and Square button on PS5.

How to Use the Helldivers 2 Railgun in Unsafe Mode

charging the Railgun in Unsafe Mode in Helldivers 2
Railgun’s Charging Meter. Image Credits to Gaming Die Hards

As I said, there is a risk of exploding the Railgun in Unsafe Mode. However, we have figured out an effective way to tackle this issue without compromising on power. While using the Railgun, I suggest you switch to the FPS mode. Only then will you see a charging meter on both sides of the Railgun. The charging meter will be filled as you keep holding the fire button. Be sure to release the button before the meter is charged untill the final slot (red area).

Remember that it takes almost 3 seconds for the Railgun to get fully charged. After that, charging it for even half a second will put you at risk. So take a look at the charging meter and release the fire button before the last slot fills. This will help you avoid being exploded by your weapon.

Before we conclude this guide, I want you to know that using the Railgun in Safe Mode is not a bad option either. Despite causing comparatively lesser damage, this gun can still easily wipe out enemies. Also, if you want to reduce the risk, I suggest you first damage the enemy armor while using Railgun in Unsafe Mode. Then, you can immediately switch back to the Safe Mode and hit the vulnerable part to eliminate the enemy.

One more thing, be sure to carry plenty of Stims to heal yourself and your teammates. This ensures that you stay alive on the battlefield in case the Railgun explodes.

That’s all there is to know about using the Railgun in Unsafe Mode in Helldivers 2. By the way, did you know that the Railgun can make a Best Meta Build for you? Make sure to check out our guide for it.