How to farm Medals quickly in Helldivers 2

How to farm Medals quickly in Helldivers 2
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton

Published 

14th Feb 2024 15:13

Learning how to farm Medals in Helldivers 2 is vital if you want to acquire more weapons and cosmetic items quickly, as it's the main free currency you'll acquire while playing.

In the game, you'll fight aliens, insects, and robots by dropping into planets and causing havoc against hordes of enemies who are willingly resisting liberty.

You start off with a few standard guns, but with Medals you can unlock more weapons and build a playstyle that works for you. You'll want to know all the ways to get them so you can start spending as soon as possible.

Fastest way to get Medals

There are three primary ways to get Medals in Helldivers 2: completing missions, finishing Orders, and searching points of interest

Orders

an image of Medals from an Order in Helldivers 2
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One of the most lucrative methods of gathering Medals to spend is completing your Personal Order each day, which acts like a daily challenge common in most live service games. 

Focusing on these will get you a big chunk each day, so I recommend prioritising your challenges when playing.

Operations

Helldivers 2 features Operations, which are collections of individual missions. Each mission will reward you with Medals anyway, but competing missions that belong to the same set will get you even more.

There are two minds on how you can approach this:

  1. Choosing higher difficulty Operations, so you can complete more missions and get bigger Medal bonuses for each subsequent mission
  2. Choosing the quicker Operations with smaller rewards, so you can farm them for consistent Medal rewards

It's down to personal preference really, but we recommend trying both to see which one keeps you engaged.

Points of interest

an image of Medals at a POI in Helldivers 2
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Finally, you can find Medals at some of the points of interest littered around the map in missions. These are displayed by a diamond icon, and are typically out of the way of the main objectives you'll need to complete. 

These aren't consistent ways of getting Medals, as they also randomly provide Super Credits and weapons. The rewards are also smaller than the alternative methods highlighted above, so it's not worth farming them this way.

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Check out our Helldivers 2 homepage for more guides like this. We've also covered how to get Super Citizen status, the weapons list, and what the Extra Padding passive does.

Tarran Stockton
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Tarran Stockton
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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