Deploy Dark Fluid

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You will deploy to the surface of the Supercolony in vicinity of former TCS nodes, where the crust has been weakened. Once on the surface, call down the Dark Fluid Vessel and deliver it to each Payload site. The Supercolony is like nothing you have deployed to before. Expect extreme resistance. All of Super Earth is counting on you.

— Mission Briefing

Deploy Dark Fluid is a Mission that was released during the Operation Enduring Peace event and was exclusive to the planet of Meridia, which was a Terminid Supercolony. Helldivers must call-in Dark Fluid Vessels and insert them into Tectonic Drills at three different payload sites, and must defend the drills while they deploy.

Objective Steps

Deploy Dark Fluid

  • Use Stratagem: Dark Fluid Vessel
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  • Collect the backpack
  • Transport Vessel to Payload Site

Payload Site

Completing three Payload Sites are required for extraction.

  • Arrive at designated objective marker for Payload Site
  • Use Stratagem: Tectonic Drill
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    • Once the drill arrives, insert the Dark Fluid Vessel into it.
  • Defend Drill during deployment
    • Helldivers will need to defend the Drill for one minute. The Drill will cause Bug Breaches to occur.

Tactical Information

  • Closing up bug holes will lessen the steady flow of enemies present in the mission. Taking time to close them can be considered if the squad has the extra time to spare.
  • It’s highly recommended to destroy the multiple Spore Spewers found across the map to increase physical visibility.
  • In rare instances, Terminids appear close or directly beneath the Tectonic Drill. Placing an FX-12 Shield Generator Relay before deploying the Tectonic Drill near it will prevent this. However, Bile Titans can pose a threat since it will now attempt to spew Bile on the Energy Shield Relay, which would be close to the Tectonic Drill.
  • If your squad has spare Dark Fluid Vessel, have them dropped and available near the small “islands” leading up to the Extraction Zone to help navigate towards Extraction quicker.
  • Using an EXO-45 Patriot Exosuit or EXO-49 Emancipator Exosuit can help with closing bug holes and dealing with waves of light armored bugs that appear more often in this mission type. Incidentally, being inside the mech when the Tremors appear after finishing the last Tectonic Drill objective will give a nice head-start towards Extraction as you won’t be slowed down.
  • After the objective is completed, massive amounts of Shriekers will start to attack Helldivers after a brief Tremor and will continue to spawn, infinitely.
  • One Strategy that can help when extracting is spending extra time placing several Supply Drops near the Extraction Zone before finishing the last drill. These boxes can help provide precious Stims and Grenades to help protect the squad from the massive amounts of Shriekers.
  • Smoke Stratagems and the G-3 Smoke are excellent when dealing with the massive Shrieker wave that appears near the Extraction Zone. A continuous well-timed screen of smoke can help lessen the amount of attacks the squad receives from the Shriekers, which can be done with G-3 Smoke grenades if the Extraction zone was prepared with Resupplies. Staying Prone also helps dodge Shrieker attacks while other members of the squad are doing the Terminal.

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Change History



  • Fixed an issue causing enemies to spawn on the drill.


  • Added to the game.
Main Objectives
Activate E-710 Pumps  •  Activate Terminid Control System  •  Conduct Geological Survey  •  Deactivate Terminid Control System  •  Deploy Dark Fluid  •  Destroy Command Bunkers  •  Destroy Transmission Network  •  Earn Your Helldiver Cape  •  Eliminate Automaton Factory Strider  •  Eliminate Automaton Hulks  •  Eliminate Bile Titans  •  Eliminate Brood Commanders  •  Eliminate Chargers  •  Eliminate Devastators  •  Emergency Evacuation  •  Enable E-710 Extraction  •  Eradicate Automaton Forces  •  Eradicate Terminid Swarm  •  Evacuate High-Value Assets  •  Launch ICBM  •  Nuke Nursery  •  Pump Fuel To ICBM  •  Purge Hatcheries  •  Retrieve Essential Personnel  •  Retrieve Valuable Data  •  Sabotage Air Base  •  Sabotage Supply Bases  •  Spread Democracy  •  Terminate Illegal Broadcast  •  Upload Escape Pod Data
Optional Objectives