Helldivers 2 Best Boosters to enhance gameplay

Helldivers 2: Best Boosters to enhance gameplay

Gimme a boost!

In Helldivers 2, you need all the help you can get. Weapons and Stratagems can help you stay alive, but you have one other upgrade worth taking for a ride. Boosters are passive buffs in Helldivers 2, so be sure your team picks the best ones before the drop.

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There are seven Boosters you can unlock in Helldivers 2. Each apply a useful passive buff to you and your team. The best Boosters make killing bugs and bots easier, though some may find choices subjective. But after playing for roughly 90 hours, I’ve found there are some Boosters that Helldiver teams are unable to be without.

The best Boosters in Helldivers 2 for team play

As mentioned, the best Boosters in Helldivers 2 are typically those that diver teams simply should not leave behind on their Super Destroyer ships.

Since you usually run with a team of four, I went with four Boosters.

  • Hellpod Space Optimization
    • Players come out of their Hellpods fully stocked on ammo, grenades, and stims
  • Vitality Enhancement
    • Lets you resist injury better
  • Stamina Enhancement
    • Stamina capacity and recovery are both increased
  • Muscle Enhancement
    • This Booster allows all Helldivers to traverse rough terrain more easily
The Hellpod Space Optimization screen in Helldivers 2
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For the most part, the best Boosters you should get first in Helldivers 2 are Hellpod Space Optimization and Vitality Enhancement. It also just so happens that both are the earliest ones you can unlock. And for good reason. Ammo and grenades can be found on the field, but Hellpod Space Optimization makes it so you don’t need to scramble if you’re called in during a scarp. Speaking of scrap, Vitality Enhancement can help you survive killing blows from enemies or keep you alive longer.

Don’t sleep on the Muscle Enhancement Booster! It does let you climb more easily, sure. But you can also traverse over snow and through mud and water with greater ease — perfect for wet or snowy planets. If you’re running away from a Charger, don’t let anything slow you down.

best boosters for gameplay helldivers 2 stamina
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The best Boosters for Helldivers 2 solo play

If you’re running solo, chances are you’re going to try and avoid most combat situations. In that case, here are the Boosters I’d recommend taking:

  • Stamina Enhancement
    • You need the stamina to get to objectives quickly, while also be able to run away from danger
  • UAV Recon Booster
    • Slow and steady wins the race, and knowing what’s around you is key to surviving on your own

Boosters are not consumable items in Helldivers 2 – Please use them

The number one tip I can offer on Boosters is this: They are not consumable items in Helldivers 2, so please do not sit on them. They’re not health potions. You don’t need to save them until “you need them” and then finish the game fully stocked. Boosters can be used over and over again. The effects don’t stack, but a teammate can’t pick one that’s already applied anyway.


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