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Best ways to XP farm in Helldivers 2

Get ready to grind.

Helldivers 2 features a lot of different forms of currencies to chase after, so much so that it does get confusing at times.

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While it might be tempting to focus solely on currencies like Super Credits and Warbonds, it’s also important to pay attention to your XP. The more XP you earn, the higher your rank becomes, which unlocks new items for you to buy and new missions to complete.

If you’re impatient, it may feel like a bit of a grind to get the XP you desire. With the help of this guide, you’ll learn the fastest ways to earn XP and play among the elites.

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What missions will help you farm XP the fastest in Helldivers 2?

Helldivers 2 offers an array of missions, and the rewards given for completing them successfully vary. If your aim to is stack up your XP, your best bet is to look for Bug Elimination Operations to complete on the trivial difficulty level. These missions have you searching for and defeating the Brood Commander of a horde of Terminids. Although lower difficulty levels yield less XP, you might find this method to be the best one, as it allows you to complete missions faster.

With the right stratagems, you can complete these missions several times in an hour, giving you large amounts of XP. An Orbital Laser Strike will get the job done once you’ve found the brood commander, but machine guns are also a viable option. Either way, the more you do it, the more efficient you become at it.

Automaton Defence missions function similarly, and you’re tasked with eradicating the robots. If you’re sick of squishing bugs you can switch to these. Everything can be wrapped up in under ten minutes by using an Orbital attack once again. If you’re going in with a team, some members can focus on laying down sentries that detect foes and do the hard for you while other team members rely on their firearms.

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The best strategy for XP farming in Helldivers 2

With the advice given, you’ll be raking in XP in no time, though there are a few more tips to keep in mind. As you progress, you’ll gain the chance to also complete secondary objectives that will grant you extra XP. These are indicated by a blue icon on the map before missions begin. Once you’re on the battlefield, it’ll be up to you to locate them.

If the thought of completing a trivial task repeatedly isn’t something you’re interested in, you can still farm XP in the more difficult missions. The harder the difficulty level, the more XP you’ll be getting. This requires you to be good at the game and to have powerful stratagems such as the turrets because you’re going to want to complete side objectives as well to maximize your rewards.

Ease into it, equip the right stratagems, and complete the objectives with a team will go a long way when it comes to completing as many difficult missions as possible in the shortest amount of time. The stratagems you use for mini-bosses are important. Ensure you head out with something effective like one of the turrets which helps you kill your enemies faster.

Cranking up your rank is useful, but don’t let it get in the way of you just having fun. While other types of missions may not be as effective when it comes to farming XP they do provide exhilarating experiences not worth missing.


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