How to find & kill Hunters in Helldivers 2

How to find & kill Hunters in Helldivers 2
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton

Published 

20th Feb 2024 10:21

If you have a Personal Order to kill a certain amount of Hunters in Helldivers 2, you may want some help with finding the pesky bugs and claiming some extra medals to make use of. 

Helldivers 2 will have you exterminating hordes of bugs and robots across its various planets and massive amount of missions, but sometimes you'll need to find a specific enemy as part of a challenge. 

Hunters are the latest enemy to face the combined wrath of the playerbase, but what's the best place to go looking for them in the game?

Where to find Hunters

Hunters are a bug enemy found exclusively in the Terminid systems, which are the orange sectors on the Galactic War map found in your ship. 

a Hunter in Helldivers 2
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They spawn in on every difficulty level, and are noted by their pale carapace and orange flesh, especially their small orange wings that outstretch either side of their body. I've also pictured one above, so you know exactly what to look for.

Once you load into a mission against Terminids, the Hunters can typically be found in groups, leading patrols of other bugs, or surfacing as part of the first wave from a bug hole. 

They're among the fastest enemies in the game, and can dodge your fire or just straight-up leap at you to overwhelm you during a fight, so it's worth taking them out quickly instead of running from them.

How to kill Hunters

Luckily, killing Hunters just requires you to pump them with a small amount of bullets, as they trade off meaningful protection for their extra mobility. Any weapon will do, and a few shots will put them down for good. 

If you're taking them out as part of a Personal Order challenge, I recommend loading into a Medium or higher difficulty 'Eradicate Terminid Swarm' mission. 

From under 10 minutes of playing just this one mission, I managed to kill 17 Hunters, putting a big dent into the challenge. 

On bigger maps, you won't have trouble finding them either, as they'll be part of nearly any wave of enemies you need to fight off at objectives or at bug hives.

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Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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