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How to get the Eagle 500kg Bomb in Helldivers 2

The Eagle 500kg Bomb in Helldivers 2 is a powerful tool you can use for mass destruction, to show off or when you’re in a pinch.

Helldivers 2 gives you various Stratagems to use in the war for Managed Democracy. Perhaps the most popular Helldivers 2 Stratagem is the Eagle 500kg Bomb. Call it in to deal massive damage to anything in its landing zone, whether friend, foe, or structure.

You'll need to put in some hours to unlock it, and we'll show you how. Then we'll let you know how you can use the thing, but you better run after you place the beacon.

How to unlock the Eagle 500kg Bomb in Helldivers 2

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Unlocking the Eagle 500kg Bomb in Helldivers 2 is not a complicated process. It can just take a while. Here's are the steps to adding it to your arsenal:

  1. Reach level 15 in Helldivers 2
  2. Approach the Ship Management terminal on your ship
  3. Access the Stratagems tab
  4. Scroll down to the Hangar section
  5. Find the Eagle 500kg Bomb and hold Purchase to spend 10,000 Requisition Slips
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That's a bit easier said than done, Helldivers.

How to reach level 15

To reach level 15, you just need to play the game. Be successful in your missions to level up faster. This is especially true if you make it out alive in the harder difficulties of Helldivers 2.

Even on the highest difficulty settings, you can take on the missions that simply require you to defeat waves of Automaton or Terminid forces. Do those over and over for the quickest path to level 15.

How to earn Requisition Slips

Requisition Slips are marked with the yellow R icon in Helldivers 2. You gain them in a similar way to levels. Successful missions will net you a solid amount of Requisitions Slips.

Add to the amount of Requisitions Slips by completing side objectives. This could be destroying Terminid nests, arming artillery, or uploading escape pod data.

How to use the Eagle 500kg Bomb in Helldivers 2

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Now that you've unlocked the Eagle 500kg Bomb in Helldivers 2, it is time for you to blow some stuff sky high. The precise explosive from above has a cooldown like every other Stratagem in the game, but when it's primed and ready, this is how you use it:

  1. Enter the Hellpod to join the mission
  2. Select it from the Offensive Stratagem section during mission prep
  3. Open the Stratagems menu and input the code to access it
    • On PC - W (Up), D (Right), S (Down), S (Down), S (Down)
  4. Throw the Stratagem beacon where you'd like the bomb to land
  5. Run, run, run, and watch the beauty from afar
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If you need to take down one of the tougher enemies, destroy a building, or just want to look cool while running towards the extractions, there's nothing better in Helldivers 2 than the Eagle 500kg Bomb.

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