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This chaotic Helldivers 2 weapon will probably end your friendships

Third-person shooter Helldivers 2 is all about teamwork, which is essential for this addition to the game's weapons, as it needs multiple players to fire it.

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We love it when a plan comes together in the best PS5 multiplayer games like Modern Warfare 2 or FortniteHelldivers 2 is a different beast, though, and you’ll need precise teamwork to protect Super Earth from deadly alien foes. While we wait for the Helldivers 2 release date to emerge, developer Arrowhead Game Studios details what to expect from Helldivers 2 gameplay on PS5.

“You and your squad mates must prepare for a mission by customizing your armor, your weapons, and your stratagems together,” explains community manager Katherine Baskin. Rolled out through gameplay as part of mission preparations, Baskin clarifies that “your greatest aids as a Helldiver are stratagems: powerful tools that can be summoned with short button combinations.”

With the ability to unleash devastating air-strikes or deploy “bigger, badder weapons” at your fingertips, Helldivers 2 stresses the importance of getting your loadout right before heading into battle: “It’ll be essential to coordinate with your team to select the best possible load-outs for the enemies and mission type.”

One addition to your loadout might be this absolutely bonkers weapon known as the AC-8 Autocannon. You won’t be able to just get away with firing away to your heart’s content with this one. Instead, you’ll be relying on your friends to help get it in gear, as it features “a teammate-assisted reload to keep battles even more chaotic.” We can already predict quite a few squads calling it an early night for failing to reload it on-time. However, a friendly debate, shall we say, is all part of the fun of playing the best PS5 FPS games.

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You can get a new glimpse of Helldivers 2 above, courtesy of a brand-new gameplay trailer that walks players through its intense combat. Using massive guns is a blast in any shooter, but you’re nothing without a good defense to keep the action going.

If you do happen to get stricken with too much damage, Helldivers 2 allows players to revisit their corpse to retrieve their weaponry.

“While one Helldiver is handling the heavy fire, another Helldiver can call down a shield generator to protect teammates as the enemies push back,” Baskin says in the recent PlayStation blog post. Furthermore, if you’re in a full four-person squad, players can “select a mix of stratagems and weapons that will lead to a unique victory every time.” Now that sounds like a plan for success to us – if you can pull it off, that it is.

We’re just as eager as you to lay waste to some alien baddies, but for now, why not take a look at the PS Plus July 2023 games line up in the meantime.