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Helldivers 2

What Are Ship Modules in Helldivers 2?

Shane Williams

Helldivers 2 will require you to face off against 100s of Terminids and Automatons so having the right stratagems and ship modules unlocked will massively improve your chances of survivability. Ship Modules will improve the various stratagems by decreasing the cooldown, improving the damage output, and more. On this page, we’ll guide you through the necessary steps to unlock Ship Modules.

You can unlock 18 Ship Modules in Helldivers 2.

How to Unlock Ship Modules in Helldivers 2

As you start playing the harder difficulties in Helldivers 2 you’ll start noticing that your weapon isn’t going to cut it on its own, this is where you’ll want to start adding upgrades to your destroyer in the form of ship modules. These can be acquired via the ship management system, but you won’t be able to get them straight away as they all cost at least 60 samples.

How to Get Samples in Helldivers 2

You can acquire samples by simply playing through and completing missions while looking around where you’ll find them on the floor in some places, but if you want to get your hands on the maximum number of samples available in that mission then you’ll want to try and complete all sub-objectives. Additionally, some Ship Modules will require rarer resources along with the samples and these can be found in the harder difficulties.

All Ship Modules in Helldivers 2

There are 18 Ship Modules available in Helldivers 2 and they are split into six categories: Patriotic Administration Center, Orbital Cannon, Hangar Ship, Bridge Ship, and Engineer Bay. Below you can find the full list of the ship modules along with their effects:

Name Effect
Donation Access License Increased the number of magazines included with each support weapon
Streamlined Request Process Decreases Support Weapon Stratagem cooldown by 10%
Hand Carts Decreases cooldown for all backpack Stratagems
Exploding Shrapnel Reduces damage falloff from the center of explosions caused by orbital stratagems
More Guns Barrage orbitals fire 1 additional salvo(s) per barrage
Zero-G Breech Loading Orbital Stratagem cooldown time reduced by 10%
Liquid-Ventilated Cockpit Eagle Stratagem cooldown reduced by 50%
Pit Crew Hazard Pay Reduces Eagle Rearm time by 20%
Expanded Weapons Bay Increases the number of Eagle Stratagem uses per rearm by 1
Targeting Software Upgrade Reduces deployment time for Orbital Stratagems by 1 second(s)
Nuclear Radar Increases enemy ping radius on minimap by 50 meters
Power Steering Improves steering for Helldivers during Hellpod Deployment
Synthetic Supplementation Reduces cooldown time for Sentry, Emplacement, and Resupply Stratagems by 10%
Advanced Construction Increases Health of Sentry Stratagem by 50%
Rapid Launch System Remove deployment time for Emplacement Stratagems
Dynamic Tracking Reduces deployment time for all Sentry Stratagems
Shock Absorption Gel Increases ammo for all Sentry Stratagems
High-Quality Lubricant Sentries rotate towards new targets more quickly.

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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