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Helldivers 2

How To Kill Scout Strider in Helldivers 2

Shane Williams

You’ll find yourself going up against a variety of enemies in Helldivers 2 and they are placed into two categories: Terminids and Automatons. Scout Striders are an Automaton type enemy that can be found on a Automaton Controlled planet at any difficulty. On this page, we’ll guide you through the necessary steps to finding Scout Strider and defeating them!

You can find Scout Riders on Automaton Controlled Planets.

Best Way To Defeat Scout Striders

If you’re trying to level up quickly then you’ll want to make sure you complete every major order when they become available and sometimes killing Scout Striders will be one of the tasks given. As mentioned above, you can find Scout Striders roaming around on Automaton Controlled planets (Malevelon Creek and Ubana) at any difficulty but defeating them can be tricky due to their armor and movement speed. However, you can take them down relatively easily by entering the mission well-prepared.

To begin, you’ll want to be using an assault rifle and equip any of the following Patriotic Administration Centre Stratagems: Rail Gun, Machine Gun, or Stalwart as this will allow you to deal more damage at a faster rate. Additionally, Scout Striders may require you to use a lot of ammunition, so we recommend that you also carry a Supply Pack to allow you to resupply your teammates or yourself easily during battle. Once you’re prepared, you’ll want to track down the Scout Rider and then start chipping away at their legs to limit its mobility then you’ll want to shift your attention and start focusing on the pilot.

(1 of 2) Focus on the legs until the Strider’s movement has been slowed

Focus on the legs until the Strider’s movement has been slowed (left), then you’ll want to focus on shooting the pilot in the cockpit. (right)

More Helldivers 2 Guides

If you want to learn more about Matchmaking and how to complete optional missions in Helldivers 2, be sure to check the links below.

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  • Publisher
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Genre
    Shooter, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    8 February 2024
  • Last Updated
    27 March 2024
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Helldivers 2 is the long-awaited sequel from Arrowhead Game Studios, featuring new gameplay elements with the transition from a top-down shooter to a third-person shooter. You can expect the return of much-loved mechanics in the form of unique stratagems and procedurally generated alien worlds to fight the relentless hordes of bugs (aka Terminids), but this time with spectacular visuals and ever greater intensity in the chaos of battle. You’ll obtain plenty of new weapons, gear, and abilities as you play solo or co-op, keeping things fresh with the same tried and tested formula. To help you along the way, we provide guides for the following:

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