All Stratagems & input codes - Helldivers 2

Every single Stratagem in Helldivers 2, the input codes to call-in, and the various traits and timers.

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Helldivers 2 has a lot of Stratagems for players to unlock and utilize to spread managed democracy. While there are a few that are unlocked from the beginning, you will need to work hard to unlock them all by leveling up and purchasing them with your credits. Below is every Stratagem in the game, it’s input code to call it down, as well as all the necessary stats you need to know.

All Stratagems & input codes

Stratagems in Helldivers 2 are split into a few distinct groups. There are the Stratagems that deliver weaponry to you, others that fire from orbit, and some that require an plane to do an attack run among many more. The following tables breaks out the Stratagems into their designated groups according to the terminal in-game.

General & Contextual Stratagems
Stratagem Input Call-In time Uses Cooldown Time Traits Unlock Requirements
Reinforce ↑↓→←↑ Pending... Unlimited N/A Hellpod Immediately available
Resupply ↓↓↑→ 12 seconds Unlimited 160 seconds Hellpod Immediately available
SOS Beacon ↑↓→↑ 2 seconds Unlimited 120 seconds Hellpod Available when you have fewer than 4 players in a squad
Hellbomb ↓↑←↓↑→↓↑ 10 seconds Unlimited 30 seconds Hellpod Only available in-mission around certain enemy strongholds
Orbital Illumination Flare →→←← Pending... Pending... Pending... Pending... Pending...
Super Earth Flag ↓↑↓↑ Pending... Pending... Pending... Pending... In-mission objective
SEAF Artillery →↑↑↓ Pending... 5 Pending... Varied Available once you load a SEAF launcher objective

Patriotic Administration Center
Stratagem Input Call-In time Uses Cooldown Time Traits Unlock Requirements
Machine Gun ↓←↓↑→ 3 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds

Support Weapon
Hellpod

Immediately available
Anti-Material Rifle ↓←→↑↓ 3 seconds Unlimited  480 seconds

Support Weapon
Hellpod

Level 2
5,000 R
Stalwart Pending... 3 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds

Support Weapon
Hellpod

Level 2
3,500 R
Expendable Anti-Tank ↓↓←↑→ 2 seconds Unlimited 70 seconds

Support Weapon
Hellpod
Explosive

Level 3
3,000 R
Recoilless Rifle ↓←→→← 3 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds

Support Weapon
Hellpod
Explosive

Level 5 
Flamethrower ↓←↑↓↑ 3 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds

Support Weapon
Hellpod
Incendiary

Level 10
6,000 R
Autocannon ↓←↓↑↑→ 3 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds

Support Weapon
Hellpod

Level 10 
Railgun ↓→↓↑←→ 3 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds

Support Weapon
Hellpod

Level 20 
Spear ↓↓↑↓↓ 3 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds

Support Weapon
Hellpod

Level 20 

Orbital Cannons
Stratagem Input Call-In time Uses Cooldown Time Traits Unlock Requirements
Orbital Precision Strike →→↑ 4 seconds Unlimited 100 seconds Explosive
Orbital
Immediately available
Orbital Gatling Barrage →↓←↑↑ 2 seconds Unlimited 80 seconds Explosive
Orbital
1,500 R
Orbital Airburst Strike →→→ 2 seconds Unlimited 120 seconds Explosive
Orbital
Level 5
4,000 R
Orbital 120MM HE Barrage →→↓←→↓ 5 seconds Unlimited 240 seconds Explosive
Orbital
Level 5
4,000 R
Orbital 380MM HE Barrage →↓↑↑←↓↓ 6 seconds Unlimited 240 seconds Explosive
Orbital
Level 8 
Orbital Walking Barrage →→↓←→↓ 3 seconds Unlimited 240 seconds Explosive
Orbital
Level 10
7,500 R
Orbital Laser →↓↑→↓ 2 seconds 3 300 seconds Orbital Level 15 
Orbital Railcannon Strike →↑↓↓→ 1 second Unlimited 210 seconds Orbital Level 20
10,000

Hangar
Stratagem Input Call-In time Uses Cooldown Time Traits Unlock Requirements
Eagle Rearm ↑↑←↑→ N/A Unlimited N/A N/A Available immediately. Allows for early refills of Eagle Stratagems.
Eagle Strafing Run ↑→→ 0 seconds 3 15 seconds Eagle Level 2
1,500 R
Eagle Airstrike ↑→↓→ 0 seconds 2 15 seconds Explosive
Eagle
Level 2
4,000 R
Eagle Cluster Bomb ↑→↓↓→ 0 seconds 4 15 seconds Explosive
Eagle
Level 3
4,000 R
Eagle Napalm Airstrike ↑→↓↑ 0 seconds 2 15 seconds Explosive
Eagle
Level 5
5,000 R
Jump Pack ↓↑↑↓↑ 5 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds Hellpod
Backpack
Level 8
6,000 R
Eagle Smoke Strike ↑→↑↓ 0 seconds 2 15 seconds Explosive
Eagle
Level 8
4,000 R
Eagle 110MM Rocket Pods ↑→↑← 3 seconds 2 15 seconds / 225 seconds Explosive
Eagle
Level 10
7,500 R
Eagle 500KG Bomb ↑→↓↓↓ 0 seconds 1 N/A Explosive
Eagle
Level 15 

The Eagle Stratagems are one of the more complex offensive options in the game, mainly due to the uses and rearmament systems. While the in-game screen says that it has limited uses, this actually refers to how many bombardments the Eagle can perform before needing to rearm.

For example, the Eagle Cluster Bomb has four uses, which you can use every 15 seconds before the Eagle spends a few minutes rearming. Alternatively, you can use one or two and then force a rearm using the Eagle Rearm input. The benefit of this is if you only need it once and then want to prepare a full salvo before your next major fight.

The other thing to remember about the Eagle is that you only have one plane. This means you cannot call in a 110MM and 500KG Bomb at the same time - the flier can only bring in one ordnance at a time. For example, after it performs all of the Strafing Runs, it will take a moment to restock, at which point the other Stratagems will also go on cooldown (because Eagle is flying back to the Destroyer). Consider taking in just one Eagle Stratagem and then a few others. Final thing to note is that each player has their own Eagle - you don't all share the same one.


Bridge
Stratagem Input Call-In time Uses Cooldown Time Traits Unlock Requirements
Orbital Precision Strike →→↑ 4 seconds Unlimited 100 seconds Explosive
Orbital
Immediately available
Orbital Gas Strike Pending... 2 seconds Unlimited 75 seconds Explosive
Orbital
4,000 R
Orbital EMS Strike Pending... 2 seconds Unlimited 75 seconds Orbital Level 5
6,000 R
Orbital Smoke Strike Pending... 2 seconds Unlimited 100 seconds Explosive
Orbital
Level 8
4,000 R
HMG Placement Pending... 3 seconds Unlimited 180 seconds Hellpod Level 10
10,000 R
Shield Generator Relay Pending... 0 seconds Unlimited 90 seconds Hellpod Level 10
9,000 R
Tesla Tower ↓↑→↑←→ 3 seconds Unlimited 150 seconds Hellpod
Sentry
Level 15
8,000 R

Engineering Bay
Stratagem Input Call-In time Uses Cooldown Time Traits Unlock Requirements
Anti-Personnel Minefield ↓←↑→ 3 seconds Unlimited 180 seconds Hellpod
Explosive
1,500 R
Supply Pack ↓←↓↑↑↓ 5 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds Hellpod
Backpack
4,000 R
Grenade Launcher ↓←↑←↓ 3 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds Support Weapon
Hellpod
Explosive
Level 5
6,000 R
Laser Cannon ↓←↓↑← 3 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds Support Weapon
Hellpod
Level 5 
Incendiary Mines ↓←←↓ 3 seconds Unlimited 180 seconds Hellpod
Explosive
Level 8
4,000 R
"Guard Dog" Rover Pending... 5 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds Hellpod
Backpack
Level 10
7,500 R
Ballistic Shield Backpack Pending... 5 seconds Unlimited 300 seconds Hellpod
Backpack
Level 12
6,000 R 
Arc Thrower Pending... 3 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds Support Weapon
Hellpod
Level 15
7,000 R
Shield Generator Pack ↓↑←→←→ 5 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds Hellpod
Backpack
Level 20
10,000 R 

Robotics Workshop
Stratagem Input Call-In time Uses Cooldown Time Traits Unlock Requirements
Machine Gun Sentry Pending... 3 seconds Unlimited 180 seconds Hellpod
Sentry
1,500 R
Gatling Sentry ↓↑→← 3 seconds Unlimited 180 seconds Hellpod
Sentry
Level 5
4,000 R 
Mortar Sentry ↓↑→→↓ 3 seconds Unlimited 180 seconds Hellpod
Explosive
Sentry
Level 8 
"Guard Dog" ↓↑←↑→↓ 5 seconds Unlimited 480 seconds Hellpod
Backpack
Level 10
7,500 R
Autocannon Sentry ↓↑→↑←↑ 3 seconds Unlimited 180 seconds Hellpod
Sentry
Level 13
6,000 R 
Rocket Sentry ↓↑→→← 3 seconds Unlimited 180 seconds Hellpod
Explosive
Sentry
Level 15
7,500 R 
EMS Mortar Sentry Pending... 3 seconds Unlimited 180 seconds Hellpod
Explosive
Sentry
Level 20
8,000 R

While you can see the input codes in-game, it’s worth memorizing some of the important ones (like Reinforce) so you can smash in the code without thinking. Keep checking back with us as we update the tables with more information including any new Stratagems that get added to Helldivers 2.

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    February 12, 2024 11:45 PM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, All Stratagems & input codes - Helldivers 2

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      February 13, 2024 4:14 AM

      One thing I've come to realize is that I really misunderstood how the Eagle stratagems work and they're way better than I thought. I thought it was limited uses for a deployment, but it's actually just a certain number of uses until you need to use the "Rearm" stratagem (an Eagle-specific thing, not to be confused with Resupply.) That's about 2 minutes or so and allows you spam your Eagles again. The Eagles also seem to benefit the most from your passive upgrades, though Sentries might take that crown as I unlock more of their bonuses.

      ↑↓→←↑ is muscle memory now. Game rules.

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        February 13, 2024 4:10 PM

        Good to know!

        I haven't had much time to play yet, work and such, but I've been messing with it off and on all day today.

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        February 13, 2024 4:35 PM

        The rearm is if you want to do it early with 1 or 2 left from the initial batch. If you use the last one they'll rearm on their own.

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        February 13, 2024 5:51 PM

        The in-game info doesn't quite describe how they work clear enough! They're really neat.

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