Liberty Day 2017 – Helldivers everywhere celebrate!

To all Soldiers of Super Earth, a happy Liberty Day!

In celebration of this occasion, FREE equipment has been added to the Helldivers arsenal on all platforms (PS4, PS3, PSVita and Steam). Try new ways to liberate the galaxy with the Heavy Strafing Run, A/GL-8 Launcher Turret or ‘Thunderer’ Smoke Round.

Furthermore, between October 26th – October 30th HELLDIVERS will be free to download and play on Steam.

We are also hosting a Developer hangout on Reddit and a Giveaway Competition, read on for the details.

New Stratagems added

Today 3 new stratagems have been added for all Helldivers to utilize in their endeavor to spread maximum democracy. Unlock them by completing all missions on a planet where they are the indicated reward.

stratagem heavy strafing run

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Heavy Strafing Run
An Eagle fighter jet armed with a 25 mm chain gun strafes the area. The heavy rounds explode on impact, making it far more potent than the regular Strafing Run. This comes with the trade off of a longer time between engagements as the fighter has to swing wide and accelerate to compensate for recoil.

 

stratagem grenade launcher turret

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A/GL-8 Launcher Turret
The A/GL-8 Launcher Turret is the latest development in automated sentry technology. Launching the same rounds as the Obliterator, it has immense firepower and shoots over obstacles. Meant for fixed position defense, a variable firing range was not deemed necessary during development. The turret can discern friend from foe, but watch out for the blast radius.

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‘Thunderer’ Smoke Round
A single round of smoke is fired from a nearby ‘Thunderer’ artillery emplacement. The smoke will cover a small area for a short while and block all line of sight.

Developer hangout & Competition

Throughout Liberty Day we will have developers from Arrowhead available in the pinned developer hangout thread AMA on Reddit /r/Helldivers. Here you can ask us all your burning questions about Helldivers, Arrowhead and developing games. Main hours will be 10am until 4pm CEST but we will try to follow up and answer additional questions afterward as well.
Edit: Read all the questions and answers here.

Fancy a chance to win some HELLDIVERS items from our goodie box? There are stickers, pins, coasters and a wearable Helldivers cape in the draw! Compete by following the simple instructions:

  1. Tweet about Liberty Day – Be creative and write anything you like! Make sure to add the hashtags #LibertyDay and #HELLDIVERS
    OR
  2. Write a Facebook post (public) about Liberty Day – Be creative and write anything you like! Add the hashtag #LibertyDay and tag the official Helldivers page.
  3. Fill in your email and link to your post in THIS FORM.

Competition will close and winners will be drawn at 10 CEST on Monday, October 30th

We wish you joyful festivities this happy day!