Helldivers 2: All Titles and when they unlock

Helldivers 2: All Titles and when they unlock

Wear it with pride.

Did you know you can earn and display titles based on your level in Helldivers 2? I ask because you’d be surprised how many divers over level 20 still rock the ol’ ‘Cadet’ title. There are 12 Titles in Helldivers 2, here’s a list of all of them and when they unlock.

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All Titles in Helldivers 2 and how to unlock them

You start out in Helldivers 2 with the Cadet title, and every five levels you’ll earn a new title.

Here are all the Titles you can unlock in Helldivers 2 and when you earn them:

Default (Levels 1-4)Cadet
Level 5Space Cadet
Level 10Sergeant
Level 15Master Sergeant
Level 20Chief
Level 25Space Chief Prime
Level 30Death Captain
Level 35Marshal
Level 40Star Marshal
Level 45Admiral
Level 50Skull Admiral
Super Citizen Edition purchaseSuper Citizen
All Titles in Helldivers 2 and how to unlock them title on ui
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The Super Citizen Title is unique to the Super Citizen Edition version of Helldivers 2. It also comes with its own icon, and if you’ve played the game long enough you no doubt saw some divers displaying both. Thankfully for those who don’t like to stand out too much, you can easily change your Title anytime you like in Helldivers 2.

Once you get your feet wet (or buried?), you’ll get more Titles to display along with your level. Each level has its own icon, which you can see next to your name at the bottom left of the screen while on the Destroyer ship. Under your name, you’ll see your chosen Title followed by your level along with a bar showing how close you are to your next level.

The Titles differ from that in the original Helldivers. Formally, you’d earn a new rank with each level which also would unlock equipment up to a point. Now, equipment is earned via Warbonds. Stratagems are unlocked at certain levels and purchased through the Ship Management system.

How to change your Title in Helldivers 2

You can change your Title in the Armory section of your Destroyer ship. It’s the same place where you can customize your loadout and check your career status. In the Armory, navigate to the ‘Character’ section and scroll down to where it says ‘Title’.

All Titles in Helldivers 2 and how to unlock them where to change titles
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You need to equip Titles as you unlock them. The game will show you what Title is new with a yellow arrow at the top-right corner of the Title name. It won’t change it automatically, hence why so many players are still running around as Cadet. Or maybe they just like it?

What do Titles do in Helldivers 2?

A Title in Helldivers 2 is merely cosmetic, nothing more. Stratagems become unlocked at certain levels, but a Title is given just for you to show off to others. You don’t need nor are you required to equip your newest title; stay as a Space Cadet as long as you like, or be an edgy Death Captain. In the end, your rank is unimportant. What matters is your love for Super Earth, Democracy, and defending our way of life.


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