Best automaton loadout in Helldivers 2

April 5, 2024 by No Comments


It’s hard to take your eyes off the Terminids, which are so much fun to fight, to help solve a major order against the community automatons. If you want to prove your worth and take the fight to the enemy, you need to use the right equipment. The best Automaton loadout in Helldivers 2 is here!

Best weapons for automatons in Helldivers 2

You can only carry two weapons: primary and secondary. As such, I recommend equipping yourself with:

  • PLAS-1 Scorcher
  • P-19 Redeemer

Personally, I use Redeemer whether I’m fighting terminids or automatons. A high rate of fire will save your skin in a pinch. But if you switch to semi, it hits hard and conserves ammo.

As for the Scorcher, it’s ideal for taking down most Automaton units in the mid-range. Ideally, you’ll use an Autocannon or Orbital Laser to counter the tougher Automatons, as the Scorcher is effective against lightly-armored targets and the occasional medium armor unit, but ineffective against Devastators.

What strategies to bring against the automatons

Since you only have four slots for stratagems in Helldivers 2, you have to think strategically about what to bring depending on the mission and the type of environment. Against automatons, I recommend:

  • Eagle 500 kg bomb
  • Orbital laser
  • AC-8 Autocannon
  • A/G-18 Gatling Sentry

You can swap out the Gatling Sentry for the Autocannon Sentry but that seems like overkill since you’re carrying an Autocannon on your back. It makes short work of hulking mechs and you can even destroy an outpost.

As for the Eagle 500kg bomb and orbital laser, it’s always good to have a little variety. The bomb explodes in a large radius, along with many automaton units and structures. On the other hand, orbital lasers provide much-needed backup and fire support in the field.


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