How to emote in helldivers 2
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How to emote and victory pose in Helldivers 2

Will you grind for hours to play Rock, Paper, Scissors?

It doesn’t take words to communicate with your fellow Helldivers when you’re playing Helldivers 2. A lot can be expressed non-verbally, and one of the best ways to do it is through emotes. Here’s how to use emotes in Helldivers 2.

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To emote in Helldivers 2, press the B key on PC, or hold left on the D-pad on PS5. Try it out; it’s a fun way to express yourself or add spunk to your Helldiver.

How to emote and use victory poses in helldivers 2 - saluting a big explosion, as you do
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In Helldivers 2, there are five emotes: Explosive Handshake, Hug, High-Five, Scout Handshake, and Rock Paper Scissors.

How to unlock emotes and victory poses in Helldivers 2

To unlock new emotes in Helldivers 2, you have to purchase them in the Acquisition Center by spending Warbond Medals. You acquire Warbond Medals via successfully completing missions or collecting them on the map. The casual Salute is unlocked as your default emote, but you can expand that list as you progress.

Once you’ve got yourself a good supply of Medals, head back to your ship and open the Acquisition Center. On PS5, you need to tap the square button to access Acquisitions. On PC, you enter the menu by pressing the R key.

Take note that you do have to spend Medals to unlock more Warbond pages. The more Medals you spend, the further down the list you can go.

All emotes in Helldivers 2 and how to unlock them

Here are all of the emotes in Helldivers 2, and how to unlock them:

PageNameCost
3Explosive Handshake8 Warbond Medals
4Hug20 Warbond Medals
5High-Five20 Warbond Medals
7Scout Handshake35 Warbond Medals
8Rock Paper Scissors50 Warbond Medals
How to emote and use victory poses in helldivers 2 - two helldivers hugging, as they are wont to do
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All victory poses in Helldivers 2 and how to unlock them

The free Warbond, Helldivers Mobilize, includes five victory poses. If you decide to purchase a Premium Warbond, you get more victory poses to unlock. Steeled Veterans comes included in the Super Citizen edition of the game, but you can also acquire it and subsequent Premium Warbonds by exchanging 1,000 Super Credits.

Here are all of the victory poses in Helldivers 2, and how to unlock them:

WarbondPageNameCost
Helldivers Mobilize!1Clapping1 Warbond Medal
Helldivers Mobilize!2Finger Guns2 Warbond Medals
Helldivers Mobilize!6Flex10 Warbond Medals
Helldivers Mobilize!9Loosen Up30 Warbond Medals
Helldivers Mobilize!10Big Whoop50 Warbond Medals
Steeled Veterans1Super Person8 Warbond Medals
Steeled Veterans2Roll ‘Em15 Warbond Medals
Steeled Veterans3You’re Next32 Warbond Medals
Cutting Edge1Head Tap8 Warbond Medals
Cutting Edge2Shotgun Show15 Warbond Medals
Cutting Edge3Presentable32 Warbond Medals
How to emote and use victory poses in helldivers 2 - flex victory pose in the warbond
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How to equip emotes and victory poses in Helldivers 2

To select emotes and victory poses in Helldivers 2, you need to access them in the Armory menu on your ship. Navigate to the ‘Character’ tab, where you can customize your diver. Next, scroll down to ‘Emote’ or ‘Victory Pose’ and enter the menu to equip the animation of your choice.

How to emote and use victory poses in helldivers 2 - Hug emote in the Character menu
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While you can choose to randomize victory poses in Helldivers 2, you can only equip one emote at a time. Sadly, there is no emote wheel. If you decide to run with the Hug (and you very much should), you are locked to it until you change to something else in the menu.


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