Helldivers 2 Trophy Guide & How to Get Platinum

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Do you have what it takes to be a Super Citizen of the Federation of Super Earth to keep managed democracy safe? Great! Now all you have to do is to make it through boot camp, become cryogenically frozen until needed, and assist the war effort in whatever front High Command drops you in. Let’s get you briefed on your next mission, hero!

In this HELLDIVERS 2 trophy guide, I’ll tell you what you need to do to become the Super Citizen you are meant to be. The road to veteran status is a long and winding path that will grind you down to dust. But if you can somehow survive, you will be rewarded with the Epitome of Super Earth Platinum trophy.

There are 39 trophies to obtain by any means possible, forcefully or otherwise.

  • 1 Platinum trophy
  • 3 Gold trophies
  • 11 Silver trophies
  • 24 Bronze trophies

Helldivers 2 Trophy List

Platinum Trophy

  • The Epitome of Super Earth: Obtain all trophies of HELLDIVERS 2

Gold Trophies

  • Hell Dive: Complete an Extreme difficulty mission or higher without anyone dying
  • Hold My Primary, I’m Going In!: Complete a full Hard difficulty mission or higher without anyone firing their primary or support weapon
  • Gone in 360 Seconds!: Complete a full Extreme difficulty Blitz mission and extract in under 6 minutes

Silver Trophies

  • Extratamundo!: Extract with a full squad on a Hard difficulty or more mission
  • Caught Them by Supplies!: Kill a Charger with a resupply pod
  • Samples Are a Diver’s Best Friend: Extract with at least 15 rare samples from a mission as a team
  • Doing Your Part: Complete at least 100 missions
  • It’s the Only Way to be Sure…: Have 6 orbital barrage stratagems in the same place at the same time
  • For the Greater Good!: Kill 5,000 enemies
  • Kill it With Fire!: Kill 100 enemies using fire damage during the same mission
  • Get Some!: Fire at least 150 rounds in one burst, killing at least 10 enemies
  • That Which Does Not Kill You…: Be injured in all limbs at the same time
  • The Power of Democracy: Kill 25 enemies with one stratagem
  • Fully Operational: Reach max rank on one ship module

Bronze Trophies

  • Ship It!: Upgrade all ship modules at least 1 level
  • Nothing is Bigger Than Freedom: Defeat a Hulk
  • The Taller They Are…: Defeat a Bile Titan
  • They Don’t Call It Tacticool Fro Nothin’: Complete 10 tactical objectives
  • Let’s Call it a Draw: Shoot off both arms on a Hulk and then extract while it’s alive
  • Cool Guys Don’t Loo- AAAAH!: Fly at least 25 meters from the shockwave of an explosion
  • Hot Potato!: Throw back a live grenade
  • Bot Scrapper: Play 1 Bot Mission
  • Bug Stomper: Play 1 Bug Mission
  • Extractinating the Countryside: Play a planet defense mission
  • Patriot: Play at least 50 missions
  • Hold My Liber-tea!: While using a jump pack, knock yourself into a ragdoll state
  • Eat This!: Kill a bug warrior with a shotgun within 1 meter
  • Democracy Ain’t Done With You Yet: Heal another player using stims
  • Promote Synergy: Provide assisted reload for a teammate
  • Strapping Young Lad: Customize your Helldiver with a new cape, armor, and helmet
  • In the Nick of Time: Extract after the timer reaches zero
  • The Real Deal: Complete Basic Training
  • The Long Arm of Justice: Kill a target at a distance of over 100 meters
  • Stalking is Illegal: Complete a Stalker Hive tactical objective
  • Job’s Done!: Complete a mission but fail to extract
  • Science is Done by Quantity: Extract with at least 15 common samples
  • They Mostly Come at Night…: Extract from a mission during nighttime
  • Spread Managed Democracy: Kill 150 enemies during the same mission

Being a live service game with broad and personal objectives, Helldivers 2 looks to be a long-term investment with how grindy some of these trophies are. From the jump, I’m looking at difficulty trophies, combat trophies, player assist trophies, and progression trophies. The only thing missing is story trophies. But that’s not what this game is about. It’s all about endless conquest in the name of managed democracy. Let’s start with the difficulty trophies.

The game’s Gold trophies are centered around the game’s Gold trophies. From what we’ve seen from devlogs and trailers, Extreme difficulty will require nothing less but the best weapons, armor, and stratagems. And that’s not taking into account a well-coordinated and focused team of skilled allies. There are a lot of things that can go wrong in an Extreme mission, friendly fire should be the least of your problems.

Getting to the point that you can confidently take an Extreme mission is something you can think about when you and your friends are very familiar with the game. You should be focusing on other things in the meantime like racking up a kill count in the thousands and learning how to complete missions without dying.

The gameplay loop is divided into two parts: the ship upgrading part and the actual boots-on-the-ground part. Upgrading your ship allows you to contribute more to the war and unlock more powerful support tech for all the new assignments you will get. Game progression appears to be cooperative action between you and all the players in the game. The more missions players around the world take part in a section of space, the faster that section of the galactic map gets cleared. This evolving series of events takes the place of a conventional story.

Currently, there are two types of enemies in the game, the bugs and the bots. If you’ve ever played games like Deep Rock Galactic, then you know what you’re getting yourself into. There are more than a few trophies tied to taking down enemies in certain ways. It should be doable once you know which enemies to look for. Dropping a resupply pod on a Glyphid Praetorian was fun in Deep Rock, it will be equally as enjoyable to make it happen on top of a Charger.

While the team is planetside, they are given a list of objectives to complete. These can range from clearing enemy positions to collecting data for research. This is where you can work on the combat trophies as well as coop-specific ones like the Promote Synergy Bronze trophy where you help a teammate load and spot targets for a rocket attack.

In case you don’t already know, limb injury is part of the game. For instance, if you injure your left arm, your character will suffer aim penalties, gun handling issues, and even delayed grenade tosses. The ‘That Which Does Not Kill You…‘ Silver trophy requires you to injure all your limbs at the same time. This can achieved in numerous ways like a jump pack accident (might as well get the Hold My Liber-tea! trophy out of the way) or an explosives accident. Just be thankful the game doesn’t ask you to complete a mission with that many handicaps.

And that’s everything I’ve got for this Helldivers 2 trophy guide. After contemplating it for a bit, I’m concerned that this is going to be a tough one for solo players to achieve. Unless we have a dedicated fireteam, we’ll have to put our trust in high-level randoms for the end-game trophies. Liberty and freedom truly come at a steep cost. Very well, I say.