How to kill Helldivers 2 Trooper enemies & where to find them

How to kill Helldivers 2 Trooper enemies & where to find them
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Written by 

Morgan Truder


5th Apr 2024 09:47

While playing Helldivers 2, you can be assigned Personal Orders - special tasks to complete whilst fighting for democracy - and one of these includes the task to take out Trooper enemies in the game.  

Below, I have outlined how you can kill the enemies, as well as where the best place to find the bot is so you can complete the Personal Order with ease.

Where to find Troopers

Fortunately, Troopers are dead easy to find as they are the common enemy found on all Automaton planets. Whenever you play missions on these planets, you will find them. They are on all of the planets on the western side of the map, as well as appearing on every single difficulty level. 

You can find them at outposts, where you need to go to complete objectives as well as on paroles around the planet. Different Troopers can carry different kinds of weapons ranging from laser guns to rocket launchers, for the Personal Order, you want the Troopers equipped with laser guns specifically. 

How to kill Troopers 

Helldivers 2 Troopers
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Troopers are also incredibly easy to kill given they're the most basic enemy on Automaton planets. All you need to do is target the bots and shoot them while being careful not to get overwhelmed. In particular, they’re very vulnerable to headshots and any explosive Stratagem will rip through them with ease. 

Despite being easy to kill, if there are a few of them, it's still easy enough to be surrounded. Remember to have your wits about you.

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Check out our Helldivers 2 homepage for more guides. We've also covered the best Stratagems, the best weapons, how to farm Samples, how to win Defend Campaigns, and how to heal teammates.

Morgan Truder
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Morgan Truder
Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.
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