How to use the Railgun in Helldivers 2

One of the standout firearms in Helldivers 2 is the Railgun, a potent weapon deployable from your Super Destroyer during missions to spread freedom across the galaxy.

Regrettably, these formidable weapons lack explicit instructions on their safe usage or how to maximize their effectiveness. Mastery comes through field experience, where swift action can mean the difference between life and death. Fortunately, having collaborated with seasoned Helldivers, we’ve gleaned invaluable insights into harnessing the Railgun’s full potential. Here’s a comprehensive guide on utilizing the Railgun in Helldivers 2.

How the Railgun works in Helldivers 2

In Helldivers 2, the Railgun functions as a Support Weapon that can be unlocked or acquired upon completing an operation. Once unlocked, you can request its deployment as a stratagem from your Super Destroyer to bolster your combat capabilities, or have a teammate summon it if they possess the requisite unlock.

To wield the Railgun, hold down the trigger button (right mouse button for mouse and keyboard users, R2 for PlayStation players) to charge the weapon. Upon completion of the charge, unleash the might of liberty upon your adversaries, dealing substantial damage. Notably, the Railgun features a single magazine, necessitating reloading and battery replacement after each shot. Despite its limited ammunition of 20 rounds and the need for frequent reloading, the Railgun has earned its place as a favored weapon, particularly effective against formidable adversaries like Bile Titans or Hulks.

I reserve the Railgun for engaging heavily armored foes in Helldivers 2. Its efficacy shines against targets clad in heavy plating, although alternative weapons such as the Recoilless Rifle or the Expendable Anti-Tank may offer superior damage output against armored adversaries.

Difference between Railgun safe on and off in Helldivers 2

A crucial aspect of the Railgun is its dual operational modes: safe on or off. The distinction between these modes is significant. With safe mode enabled, the Railgun functions normally, charging and firing at the designated target, inflicting considerable damage. However, disabling safe mode introduces a risk factor—there’s a possibility of the Railgun detonating, potentially causing collateral damage to nearby enemies if they’re in close proximity. The Railgun only detonates if the charge is held for an excessive duration.

While utilizing the unsafe setting carries inherent risks, maintaining awareness and promptly discharging the Railgun post-charge mitigates any concerns. I’ve personally opted for safe mode off during numerous Helldivers 2 missions, leveraging its formidable damage-dealing capabilities to great effect.

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