AR-23 Liberator

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The SEAF standard assault rifle, balancing power, fire rate and weight for a reliable weapon against smaller targets.

— Armory Description

The AR-23 Liberator is the first Weapon that every Helldiver receives. It is a solid and reliable choice for rookies and veterans alike for just about any Mission. The variable zoom scope allows you to effectively engage enemies at various distances. The select fire options enable precise shots and ammo conservation.

Additionally, a flashlight and laser are mounted under the barrel at the front of the weapon. The flashlight can be set to Auto mode - turning it on while aiming at night - or left always on or always off. Friendly teammates can see the laser when the weapon is aimed, allowing them to know where you are pointing the weapon.


It is the standard issue weapon supplied to every Helldiver at the beginning of their career.

Weapon Statistics

AR-23 Liberator
Fire Rate 640 rpm
Recoil 15
Capacity 45
Reload Time 3 s
Tactical Reload 2 s
Spare Magazines 7
Starting Magazines 5
Mags from Supply 7
Mags from Ammo Box 3
Rifle 5.5x50mm Full Metal Jacket Projectile
Rifle 5.5x50mm Full Metal Jacket
Caliber 5.5 mm
Mass 4.5 g
Initial Velocity 900 m/s
Drag Factor 30%
Gravity Factor 100%
Penetration Slowdown 25%
Standard 60
vs. Durable 14
Direct Armor AP2 Icon.png Light II
Slight Angle Armor AP2 Icon.png Light II
Large Angle Armor AP2 Icon.png Light II
Extreme Angle Armor AP0 Icon.png Unarmored
Special Effects
Demolition Force 10
Stagger Force 10
Push Force 10

Tactical Information

  • Aim for the head of enemies. Not only does this help conserve ammo, you also will be able to clear hordes much quicker.
  • Don't reload when your magazine if it is still mostly full. You'll be wasting a lot of precious ammo.


Change History




  • Increased projectile damage against durable body parts from 10% to 23%.



  • Damage increased from 55 to 60.