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How to Find and Defeat Devastators in Helldivers 2

Learn how find Devastators in Helldivers 2 and defeat them to complete your daily challenges and earn medals.

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  • Devastators are located on planets being attacked or defended by “The Bots” Automaton Faction.
  • You can recognize Devastators as large robots that walk on two legs and have a bulky frame with sunken heads, lots of armor and sometimes, shoulder-mounted rockets.
  • To defeat Helldivers 2 Devastators, aim for their head and use armor-piercing weapons and explosives.

Helldivers 2 players may find they have some new challenges this week that direct them towards defeating several enemies called Devastators. What is a Devastator? They’re an enemy type in ‘The Bots’ automaton faction that wears heavy, bulky armor plating and sometimes comes with rocket launchers. Once Helldivers 2 players know what to look for and where to look for Devastators, racking up the kills for your daily challenges and medals is easy. Here are all the details you need on Helldivers 2 Devastators, such as where to find them and how to defeat them.

What is a Helldivers 2 Devastator?

As mentioned before, a Devastator in Helldivers 2 is one of the enemy units in the automaton faction known as the ‘The Bots’. They’re dangerous robot enemies with a bulky build, a head that sits down lower in their chest than on their shoulders. They come in two different types; regular Devastators and rocket Devastators. The latter being more dangerous because of the rockets on their shoulders.

To help recognize and find Devastators quickly, players can mark enemies using the R1 Button on consoles and it will show the name of the enemy.

A Devastator Enemy from the 'The Bots' automaton faction in Helldivers 2.

A Devastator Enemy from the 'The Bots' automaton faction in Helldivers 2.

Where to find Devastators in Helldivers 2?

Where can players find Devastators in Helldivers 2 if they’re looking to defeat them for daily challenges? Anywhere ‘The Bots’ are attacking, or where they may be defending a planet is where the Devastators are located in Helldivers 2 on any difficulty.

Helldivers 2 Devastators can appear during several mission types such as Bot Drops, Planet Defense missions such as Eradicate Automaton Force, and Retrieve Essential Personnel missions.

How to defeat Helldivers 2 Devastators?

The Devastators in Helldivers 2 are called that for a reason, they hit extremely hard and when equipped with rockets can defeat a player with one direct hit. If facing a Rocket Devastator, shoot off the shoulder-mounted rockets first.

Because of their bulky, armored frame, Devastators can be hard to take down with traditional weaponry, so make sure you have explosives handy such as grenades, the grenade launchers or mortors to defeat them. Stratagems are also extremely effective, very little can survive an Orbital Strike.

Another key strategy for defeating Devastators in Helldivers 2 is to aim for the head that is sitting just inside the top of their chest as it’s the only weak point on their body.