How to farm Samples in Helldivers 2: A Comprehensive Guide

The article explores efficient strategies to farm samples in Helldivers 2 and explains how samples work within the game. …

Mastering Sample Farming in Helldivers 2

In Helldivers 2, collecting common, rare, or super samples is essential to progressing through the game. Why so? Because, despite the seemingly random regularity of their drop, they play a pivotal role in upgrading your ship. Yes, these standard samples might seem less exalted compared to their rarer counterparts, but one would be surprised and a little overwhelmed by just how many of these you require to skin out your ship. An astute player then pivots towards strategic farming instead of aimless foraging, capitalizing on the in-game progression system to amass a hefty volume of samples of all types.

How To Farm Samples Most Effectively?

The most reliable and efficient way to farm samples is by opting for short and swift blitz search missions focused on exterminating bugs. The trick to remember here is that the type of samples you'll encounter depends mainly on the difficulty level of the game:

  • Standard Samples: Trivial, Easy and Medium levels
  • Rare Samples: Challenging, Hard, and Extreme levels
  • Super Samples: Suicide Mission, Impossible, and Helldive levels

While these rapid missions might offer fewer samples than more extensive missions, they allow quick ingress and egress. Bug nests, detectible due to your trusty explosive Stratagems and weapons, often harbor samples, and swiftly clearing these nests paves the way for a whirlwind collection of samples.

Super Samples are frequently found at the base of tall, straight, somewhat cylindrical gray rocks decorated with white marks.

Understanding the Importance of Samples in Helldivers 2

The concept behind the samples in Helldivers 2 is straightforward. They essentially function as a currency, allowing you to buy upgrades for your ship and improve your strategies in the field. The catch is that players need to extract these samples while holding them safely; otherwise, they won't count towards your total. An unfortunate demise mid-mission forfeits your collected samples unless another player sweeps them off your figure.

However, there's a silver lining – samples collected by any player are shared among all upon completing a mission. It's not about who picks and carries them out but making sure they make it out of the mission field.

The mini-map opens up a general pointer to the presence of samples. Though it doesn't mark their exact locations, it lets you know what's to be found. Snapping up the samples in your immediate vicinity is always more efficient than embarking on long searches. Once safely back on your ship, you can utilize the samples you collected at the Ship Management terminal and unveil more ship upgrades.

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