Detector Tower

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The Detector Tower is an Optional Objective contained within an Automaton structure. For as long as it is standing, it will seek hostiles and, if it detects any, will call a bot drop on them. To complete the Objective, Helldivers must destroy the structure. It will always have Samples around it.

Objective Steps

  • Destroy Automaton Detector Tower
    • Helldivers must approach the Detector Tower, call in, arm and defend a Hellbomb until it explodes and the structure is destroyed
  • Reward: 200 Requisition, 50 Experience

Tactical Information

  • The Tower can be destroyed with a Hellbomb.
    • The area immediately surrounding the Tower is not valid ground for Stratagem Hellpods. But also, deploying the Hellbomb outside the walls or at the entrance will not destroy the Tower. Helldivers must place the Stratagem somewhere in between.
  • Other alternatives for destroying the tower include SEAF Artillery Explosive, High-Yield, Mini-Nuke, Orbital Precision Strike, Orbital Laser, Orbital 120mm HE Barrage , Orbital 380mm HE Barrage and the Eagle 500kg Bomb.
    • The Orbital Laser does not track the tower so you must place the stratagem ball in a location relative to the Super Destroyer that ensures the laser will strike the tower prior to engaging enemies.


Due to the Tower's distinctive appearance, it is often colloquially referred to as the 'Eye of Sauron' by many Helldivers.


Change History




  • Reduced situations where blue stratagems would bounce when placed next to the detector tower.



  • Fixed incorrect collision being left over after destroying detector towers with hellbombs.

Known Issues

  • Area around Automaton Detector Tower makes blue stratagems such as the Hellbomb bounce and be repelled when trying to call them down close to the tower.
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
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