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Helldivers 2

How to Destroy Fuel Silos - Helldivers 2

Shane Williams

You’ll come across a variety of sub-objectives while working your way through the major orders, such as destroying Automatons, evacuating citizens, and more. We recommend that you go out of your way to complete these, as it’ll increase the amount of EXP and Credits you’ll obtain at the end of the mission while also giving you a greater chance at finding Samples. On this page, we’ll guide you through the necessary steps to destroying fuel silos!

You’ll come across many of these Fuel Silos on Destroy Automations missions in Helldivers 2.

Destroying Fuel Silos in Helldivers 2

When deployed on a mission, you’ll occasionally come across fuel silos which are large structures with red lights scattered around it. You’re more likely to come across these sub-objectives while playing through the “Destroy Automatons” missions on Automaton-controlled planets in Helldivers 2. However, a lot of players seem to be confused on how to go about damaging these as your every day weapons and stratagems don’t seem to have any effect.

The first thing you’ll want to do when you track down a fuel silo is pick off all the enemies from a distance and this can be done by making use of Stratagems such as Orbital Strike, then in order to destroy the fuel silo itself you’ll want to enter the area as this will make the Hellbomb Stratagem accessible. Call it down in the center of the area and interact with it to activate it and then try and create some distance between you and the silo before it goes off.

(1 of 2) The Hellbomb Stratagem will become available when you’re in the vicinity of the fuel silo.

The Hellbomb Stratagem will become available when you’re in the vicinity of the fuel silo. (left), Place it in the center of the fuel silo and get as far away as possible. (right)

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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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