All Helldivers 2 Boosts and how to unlock them

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A little boost.

To survive against Helldivers 2‘s hostile forces, you need to make good use of Strategems, as we’ve covered previously, and Boosters. Boosters are unique items that provide powerful buffs to all members of your party. In this guide, we detail everything you need to know about Helldivers 2 Boosters, including how to unlock them and how to use them effectively.

Helldivers 2 Boosters, Explained

In Helldivers 2, Boosters are items that give all your party members buffs to enhance their battle prowess. Without, surviving the alien onslaught is that much more difficult. Whether it’s starting a match with full ammo or gaining injury resistance, Boosters can make a significant difference to your chances of survival.

How to Unlock Boosters in Helldivers 2

To unlock Boosters in Helldivers 2, you need to purchase them from the Helldivers Mobilize! Warbond Battle Pass. The Acquisitions Center, located on your ship, is where you can access the battle pass and spend your hard-earned medals to unlock Boosters. It should be noted that Boosters cannot be obtained through completing Operations or finding them randomly on the battlefield.

Each Booster corresponds to a specific page in the battle pass, and you’ll need a certain number of medals to unlock each page and its corresponding Booster. Currently, there are seven Boosters available in Helldivers 2, each offering unique benefits to your team.

All Helldivers 2 Boosters

Let’s take a closer look at each Booster available in Helldivers 2 and the advantages they provide:

Hellpod Space Optimization

  • Medals Required: 15
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The Hellpod Space Optimization Booster ensures that every player starts the match with a full stock of ammunition, grenades, and stims. This Booster is handy in that you can really hit the ground running as you begin a battle.

Vitality Enhancement

  • Medals Required: 20
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The Vitality Enhancement Booster increases the injury resistance of all players. With this Booster, you and your team will be better equipped to withstand enemy attacks. It may be the difference between survival and defeat.

UAV Recon Booster

  • Medals Required: 40
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The UAV Recon Booster enhances the effectiveness of radars, increasing your team’s situational awareness and allowing you to spot enemies and objectives more easily. This Booster is particularly useful for scouting missions and gathering valuable intel.

Stamina Enhancement

  • Medals Required: 75
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The Stamina Enhancement Booster boosts the amount of stamina and recovery time for all players. With this Booster, you and your team can maintain high mobility and endurance. Effectively, this allows for better movement, enhancing your overall combat prowess.

Muscle Enhancement

  • Medals Required: 70
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The Muscle Enhancement Booster improves mobility and traversal across difficult terrain. With this Booster, you and your team can more easily navigate challenging environments, gaining a tactical advantage over your enemies.

Increased Reinforcement Budget

  • Medals Required: 150
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The Increased Reinforcement Budget Booster increases the number of reinforcements you start with. This Booster is invaluable for missions that require a constant stream of reinforcements to turn the tide of battle in your favor.

Flexible Reinforcement Budget

  • Medals Required: 75
  • Page: 3 (Steeled Veterans battle pass)

The Flexible Reinforcement Budget Booster makes reinforcements spawn quicker. With this Booster, you and your team can rapidly reinforce your position so that you’re less likely to be overwhelmed by the enemy.

How to Use Helldivers 2 Boosters

Now that you’ve unlocked Boosters, it’s time to equip them and make the most out of their powerful effects. Here’s how you can use Boosters effectively in Helldivers 2.

Equipping Boosters in Your Loadout

To equip Boosters, head to the Armory in the War Room on your ship. You can also access the loadout selection at the Galactic console when choosing your mission. In the loadout menu, select the hexagon icon under Mission Stratagems to choose your Booster based on what you own from the Warbond battle pass.

Avoid Stacking Effects

It’s important to note that Booster effects do not stack. This means that if you and another party member have two of the same Booster available, it’s best to choose different Boosters to maximize the overall buffs your team receives. Coordinate with your team to ensure a diverse range of Boosters for optimal gameplay.

Choosing the Right Booster for Your Team

Consider the objectives of the mission and the strengths and weaknesses of your team when selecting Boosters. If you’re playing solo, choose the Booster that will be most effective for your playstyle. Remember, you can only use one Booster at a time, and once you land on a planet, your choice cannot be changed.

Tips and Strategies for Helldivers 2 Boosters

To maximize the effectiveness of Helldivers 2 Boosters, consider the following tips and strategies:

  • Communicate with your team: Coordinate with your teammates to ensure a balanced selection of Boosters that complement each other’s playstyles and objectives.
  • Plan ahead: Analyze the mission objectives and challenges to determine which Boosters will be most beneficial. Adapt your loadout accordingly.
  • Experiment with different combinations: Test out various Booster combinations to discover synergies that can give your team a significant advantage in different scenarios.
  • Prioritize teamwork: Remember that Boosters affect every player in your team. Work together, communicate, and strategize to make the most out of the buffs provided by Boosters.

In short, Boosters are an important part of Helldivers 2 combat, providing powerful buffs for you and your party. With this guide of all currently-available Helldivers 2 Boosters, detailing how to unlock and use them effectively, your chances of survival against the alien hordes should improve. Remember to coordinate with your team, choose the right Booster for the situation, and strategize to make the most out of these useful items. And if you’re having trouble with Helldivers 2‘s launch performance issues, check out our guide with some potential fixes.