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Abandoned, usable mechs now spawn on Helldivers 2’s Tien Kwan

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Though the first major update for Helldivers 2 focused mainly on weapon and Stratagem rebalancing, the player base has known for some time now that Arrowhead Studios is gearing up for the release of mechs and assorted vehicles. Now, out of the blue, some Helldivers have come across these mechs.

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More specifically, the ongoing push and pull between Super Earth and the opposing factions has now focused on the planet of Tien Kwan. If that name sounds familiar, that’s because this is where Super Earth’s mecha production factories are located, and the Automatons have mounted an assault on the planet. Now, with the community focused mainly on beating back Automaton forces, particularly lucky players have begun reporting usable mechs just waiting around for someone to jump into them to wreak some havoc.

Helldivers 2 is setting things up for the release of mechs

Reports of people coming across mechs have been coming in ever since the onslaught on Tien Kwan began, but it took a bit until someone posted actual proof of finding them in the first place. The most popular of these reports come from Reddit users MrLawbreaker and Ameer589, both of whom have shown off videos and screenshots of the Super Earth mecha.

As per the players’ reports, mechs seemingly often appear away from any meaningful points of interest or objectives, though this isn’t a given as Ameer589’s footage shows. Further, it’s not guaranteed that a mech will spawn in any given mission, as Arrowhead Studios appears to have intended these encounters as occasional bonuses, rather than something a Helldiver could count on.

Obviously, this implies that the mechs are bound to be released sometime soon. Perhaps as soon as Tien Kwan is defended from the Automaton onslaught, as luck would have it. Of course, the game’s next Warbond is also slated to release on March 14, so it’s possible that Arrowhead intends to release driveable mechs as part of that content drop.

For the time being, these counters are just random goodies peppered randomly throughout some battlefields. For those who do come across Super Earth mecha, though, the good news is that these powerful weapon platforms come fully loaded for combat, allowing you to dish out some serious punishment before leaving it behind.


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