Where to Find and How to Kill Scout Striders in Helldivers 2

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Another day, another personal order. Need to kill some Scout Striders? I’m your guy. Here’s where to find Scout Striders in Helldivers 2.

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Where to Find Scout Striders in Helldivers 2

Scout Striders, unsurprisingly, only appear on Automaton Planets in the Western Front of the Galactic Map. They appear on all difficulties, but appear more frequently from level 4 onward. You’ll see them represented on the map as large red dots (symbolizing “vehicle units”), so keep an eye on the radar if you’re in a hurry to find some.

They can also be dropped as part of “Bot Drops,” falling from dropships as they bring in reinforcements. Though this method of locating them is slightly less reliable than just scanning the horizon for 12-foot-tall robo-walkers.

How to Kill Scout Striders in Helldivers 2

Killing Scout Striders is pretty easy, depending on the weapons you bring along. You can, rather cumbersomely, make your way to a position behind them to shoot the driver out of its nest using any weapon. But I’d recommend just popping the chassis with an Autocannon or Grenade Launcher to take them down in a single shot. Of course, heavier weapons like the Recoilless will also do the job, but I’d say that’s a bit overkill.

If you can’t get behind them and find yourself lacking the aforementioned weapons, the leg joints at the “hips” of the unit are also weak points. Fire enough small-arms rounds into either of those and the Strider will topple over, killing it. Fight enough of them using this method, however, and you’ll be locking in an explosive weapon lickity-split on your next run.

Scout Striders aren’t a particularly high-priority target as far as team play goes, but they can begin to overrun your squad if you’re ill-prepared to deal with them. Remember: on Automaton missions, the Autocannon is your best friend. They both start with the same prefix for a reason!

If your bloodlust still isn’t sated, turn your guns on the prowling Hunters.

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David Morgan

David is a pediatric asthma researcher at Cincinnati Children's Hospital by day, and Prima Freelancer by night. He always finds time for the games he loves, and then some more to tell you all about them.