where to find scout striders in helldivers 2

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Familiar-looking foe.

Nope, you’re not playing a Star Wars game, but those Scout Striders in Helldivers 2 sure do look like AT-ST Walkers, huh? They’re about as hard to take out as the Empire’s bipedal machines, too. They do have a weakness, though, which we’ll explain in this guide on how to defeat Scout Striders in Helldivers 2, and where to find them if you’re looking to destroy them to complete the daily order.

Scout Striders in Helldivers 2

Scout Striders are part of the Automaton faction in Helldivers 2. These two-legged bot vehicles are imposing and heavily armored, making them formidable opponents on the battlefield. Their weakness is their exposed back, which is what you’ll want to target to more easily take them down.

Scout Strider Locations & Where to Find Them

To find Scout Striders, you need to visit planets on the left side of the galaxy map with a red background. It doesn’t really matter which you choose. All of these planets are infested with the Automaton faction, where you’ll find Scout Striders patrolling enemy bases. Keep an eye out for their distinct AT-ST-like shape and the pilot positioned behind the front shield. However, they don’t often appear during easy difficulty missions. Medium difficulty or higher missions are your best chance of encountering Scout Striders.

How to Beat Scout Striders

The most effective way to defeat Scout Striders is by targeting the pilot. The front of the Strider is entirely bulletproof, so it’s essential to get behind the enemy to gain a clear shot at the vulnerable automaton controlling the vehicle. A well-placed headshot will take down the pilot, disabling the Strider. Coordination with teammates can help distract the Strider while one player flanks from behind for an easy kill.

It’s also worth noting that in addition to targeting the pilot, there are other weak points on the Scout Striders such as joints or exposed circuits. Shoot these up to disable the Strider quickly.

If you’re facing multiple Striders, explosives and stratagems can be highly effective. Rolling a grenade under the Strider’s feet or using powerful stratagems like orbital barrages or the Eagle Airstrike can quickly destroy Scout Striders. These explosive attacks target the weaker backside of the Strider, bypassing its bulletproof front armor.

Best Strategies to Beat Striders

When facing Scout Striders, equip yourself with heavy weapons capable of dealing significant damage. Railguns and autocannons are good choices due to their ability to penetrate the Strider’s armor. These weapons allow you to target the Strider’s legs, disabling the enemy and making it easier to take down.

Carrying grenades and explosives can provide a tactical advantage when confronting Scout Striders. Their explosive power can inflict substantial damage, especially when aimed at the vulnerable backside of the Strider. Utilize the G-12 High Explosive Grenades to weaken and eliminate Scout Striders effectively.

Coordinating with your team is crucial for a successful takedown of Scout Striders. Employ flanking maneuvers where one player distracts the Strider from the front while another player sneaks behind and eliminates the pilot. Effective communication and synchronization are key to executing this strategy.

Another key asset when taking on Striders is Stratagems. For those playing cooperatively, coordinate with your buddies to call in simultaneous airstrikes. This strategy ensures maximum damage and increases the likelihood of taking down multiple Striders in a single assault. Remember to access your ship management and optimize which Stratagems you’re packing.

That wraps up our breakdown on how to beat Striders in Helldivers 2, and where to find them. If you’re looking for a full list of all enemies in the game and how to beat them we’ve got you covered.