How to drop Samples in Helldivers 2

How to drop Samples in Helldivers 2
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Tarran Stockton


26th Apr 2024 13:29

There are many reasons you'll want to learn how to drop Samples in Helldivers 2, as it can give you a chance to bank them at the extraction site or give them to another player. Check out what you need to do below.

How to drop Samples

Dropping Samples is dependent on your input method of choice:

  • Mouse & Keyboard: Hold the X key to bring up the radial menu, then select the 'Drop Samples' option in the lower right of the menu
  • Controller: Hold down on the D-Pad to bring up the radial menu, then select the 'Drop Samples' option in the lower right of the menu

dropping Samples in Helldivers 2
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Doing this will drop all your currently held Samples at your feet in one container with blinking lights so it's easy to spot, much like when a Helldiver dies with Samples on their person.

I find the best reason to drop Samples is to leave them at the extraction point whenever you pass by it during a mission. This allows you to essentially bank them for when you actually extract later. 

You also don't have to worry about dying somewhere else on the map and potentially losing them. Alternatively, you can designate one person as the Sample carrier for whatever reason, and hand them all over for safekeeping.

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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