How To Kill Devastators In Helldivers 2

To defeat all the variants of Devastators in Helldivers 2, you will need to follow different strategies and weapons.

In Helldivers 2, you will encounter Devastators during Automatons Operations. You can also encounter them on missions that have the objective of killing Devastators. Even though they had medium armor, it was not easy to take them out.

You will encounter three variants of Devastators during missions in Helldivers 2, and each one is more difficult to defeat than the other. However, you don’t have to worry, as with the right strategy and targeting their weak spots, you can win battles easily.

How to defeat Devastators in Helldivers 2

To beat Devastators in Helldivers 2, you will need to land headshots. Notice those red glowing eyes? That’s the head, and it’s incredibly small compared to the body. You will need good accuracy and a stable weapon. Shotguns, hence, are out of the question if you are at range. Get an assault rifle or any of the best support weapons to make short work of Devastators.


Unlike the Berserkers, Devastators are slow and will not simply run towards you. They will use weapons to target you, so you don’t just have to target them.

There are, however, three types of Devastators. You can easily kill all three of them with headshots, but the Heavy Devastator carries a large shield that blocks your view. No worries though. You can still get a clear view of their heads by relocating to the side.

There is another strategy that can help you beat Devastators. Stand at a point lower than the Shield Devastator and take cover. The cover will block all the Devastator’s attacks while you can continue to target its head. After this, you can come out, shoot the Devastator’s head, and then move back in cover.


Use Sentries and other teammates to hit the Devastator continuously, as it will lower their accuracy, and they will start to miss shots.

The third variant of the Devastators in Helldivers 2 will have a rocket on their back, which they will use to target you. They will shoot five or six rockets at once, and each one can kill you in one shot.

You can either wait for the rocket attacks to finish before coming out of cover to land headshots, or destroy their rocket pods so that the Devastator goes back to the arm-mounted rifle. Compared to the rockets, their rifles are pretty timid.

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