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Helldivers 2

How to Emote in Helldivers 2

Shane Williams

There isn’t much in terms of character customization in Helldivers 2, but there are emotes you can use while out on missions which adds to the social element of the game as you’ll be able to communicate with other players without needing to use a microphone. On this page, we’ll guide you through the necessary steps to unlocking more emotes and how to use them!

The Salute is one of the many emotes in the game.

How to Use Emotes in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 is a very action-packed game so it’s nice to take a moment and play around with emotes, but the game never properly explains how to use them. If you wish to perform an emote to one of your teammates then all you need to do is hold left on the D-Pad DualSense-DPad-Left on PS5 or by pressing the B B-Key key for those on the PC. Unfortunately, you can only have one emote active at a time and the default emote is a simple salute which is pretty basic and boring, but the good news is you can unlock more!

How to Unlock Emotes in Helldivers 2

If you want to get your hands on some more emotes then you can do so by visiting the free and premium battle passes via the acquisition menu. These will cost you Warbond Medals which are obtained by completing Main Mission Objectives, Personal and Major Order Challenges, but if you check out our Best Helldivers 2 Medal Farm page then you’ll be able to earn them at a faster rate! Once you’ve purchased your emote of choice, head on over to the armoury and navigate over to the character tab. Here you’ll find the emote option where you can select one of the emotes in your collections!

(1 of 2) You can purchase emotes from the battle pass

You can purchase emotes from the battle pass (left), and equip them via the Armoury (right)

All Emotes in Helldivers 2

There are currently 13 emotes up for grabs in Helldivers 2 and they are the following:

Name Location
Clapping Helldivers Mobilse!
Finger Guns Helldivers Mobilse!
Explosive Handshake Helldivers Mobilse!
Hug Helldivers Mobilse!
High-five Helldivers Mobilse!
Flex Helldivers Mobilse!
Scout Handshake Helldivers Mobilse!
Rock Paper Scissors Helldivers Mobilse!
Loosen Up Helldivers Mobilse!
Big Whoop Helldivers Mobilse!
Super Person Steeled Veterans
Roll ’em Steeled Veterans
You’re Next Steeled Veterans

More Helldivers 2 Guides

If you want to learn more about some of the basic mechanics 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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