Helldivers 2 Explained: How to customize your character

Helldivers 2 Game Guide

Welcome to our Helldivers 2 guide! We’ll be honing in to every part of this game, helping you through the missions, collecting achievements and seeing everything there is to see.

In this article, we’ll be looking at customizing your character in particular, with emphasis on exactly what you can change around – and how. So without further ado, let’s dive in:

Helldivers 2 has a lot of customization options, which you’ll be able to unlock through the online store and through Warbonds.

In terms of Character Customization, the aesthetic features are specifically tailored to the body type of your character and a couple of voice packs, but there’s a good deal of gameplay tweaks that are worth paying attention to.

How do you access the character customizer?

To change your character’s load-out, aesthetic and other bits and pieces, you’ll need to go up to the Armory on your Destroyer. This is located between the War Room and Ship Management. Inside, you’ll be able to open the customization menu.

However, do note that there is a current crash with the game that can be remedied by completing the first mission before accessing the character customizer. Make sure you go ahead and do this before continuing with this guide!

In terms of customization, this is predominantly restricted to three different types: Weapon Loadout, Armor Loadout and Character Features.

What can you change with Weapon Loadouts?

The first tab on the Customization menu is labelled “Weaponry”. Here, you can change the loadout of weapons you’ll be using during battles against the bugs down on the different planets. Weapons are split into three different classes: Primary, Secondary and Grenade.

You can unlock different weapons by earning Medals in the game as you complete Orders and Operations. It’s also worth noting too that you’ll be able to find Secondary Weapons out in the field while exploring as well.

What can you change with the Armor?

The second tab across is labelled “Armory” and this will let you change the armor of your character. You can change the helmet, body armour and also the cape. However, it’s not purely aesthetic as each of these three components will have different stats that provide various gameplay benefits. These range from combat buffs, to extra health, resistance and defence to name a few.

More armour and additional gear can be unlocked by earning medals in the game, along with buying extra gear with Super Credits, the in-game currency. You can also find some inside Warbonds too. Make sure that you try to find the right armor to match your weapons, playstyle, and Stratagems as this will be the key to success out in the field.

Keep an eye out for limited-time offers in the store because these could provide some great stat boosts in the future.

How does the Character Feature Tab work?

The next part of customization comes from changing your character itself. This is rather limited in truth, but you can switch the voice pack, add emotes and victory poses or change your Player Card. There’s also one physical attribute you can use to customize your character, including Lean and Brawny.

As one may have expected by now, emotes, victory poses and additional cards can all be unlocked by earning Medals in the game. You can also purchase them through the Acquisition on your Destroyer using Super Credits.

Stratagems Customizations

We’ve tackled Stratagems in a separate guide (HERE) but the fourth tab is also where you can change around the 4 Stratagems you’ll be using for each upcoming mission. We’d highly recommend doing this after every mission you complete to find the right combination of Stratagems and gameplay to suit your playstyle.

And that’s it for customization options! It’s clear that Arrowhead Studios intend to add in extra gear and unlockables through Warbonds and with Super Credits. Arrowhead are definitely banking on its player base sticking with them for the long-run so we’ll have to wait and see what’s in store for Helldivers 2 in the future with this one!

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