Helldivers 1:Anti-Personnel Barrier

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Fully upgraded Anti-Personnel Barrier

A barbwire barrier delivered via airdrop. The barrier is very effective at slowing down incoming enemies and is a semi-permanent solution great for when you need to hold ground for longer periods. The Anti-Personnel Barrier is part of the Entrenched equipment kit.

— Armory Description

Stratagem Code

Players must enter the following sequence, using the controller d‑pad, in order to call down this Stratagem up to five times per mission:
Arrow 2 L.pngArrow 3 R.pngArrow 1 D.pngArrow 1 D.pngArrow 3 R.png

Unlock Requirement

The Anti-Personnel Barrier is a DLC Stratagem, available at any rank to those who purchase the Entrenched Pack.


Upgrade Cost Effect
HD1 Stratagem Anti-Personnel Barrier mk1.png Mk1 Basic variant, no upgrades.
HD1 Stratagem Anti-Personnel Barrier mk2.png Mk2 Research-point.png 2 Increases the length of the barrier.
HD1 Stratagem Anti-Personnel Barrier mk3.png Mk3 Research-point.png 2 Supply priority now allows the barrier to be deployed more often (cooldown reduced from 60 seconds to 40 seconds).

Gameplay Tips

  • Each barrier despawns after 5 minutes.
  • Helldivers can safely cross Anti-Personnel Barriers by going prone or crawling through them.
  • The game treats the deployment of barbwire barriers in the same way it treats Airdropped Anti-Personnel/Anti-Tank Mines and Airdropped Stun Mines, meaning that only five sets of either barbwire barriers, lethal mines and/or stun mines can be deployed at the same time. Deploying a sixth set of either Stratagem by any player will cause the first set to despawn immediately. This limit is shared by the entire Helldiver squad and applies to any map-size and mission-type, meaning that players can cancel out each other's lethal mines, stun mines and barb wire if they keep spamming these specific Stratagems.
  • In contrast to enemies facing the Incendiary Bombs firewall, enemies confronted by an Anti-Personnel Barrier will still attempt to cross it. They will take minor damage and start bleeding, slowing their movement down to a crawl. Weak enemies like Bug Scouts are killed when attempting to cross the barrier, while vehicles such as Cyborg IFVs are immune to its effects.
  • Helldiver vehicles and Exosuits take a small amount of damage when passing a deployed Anti-Personnel Barrier. The M5-32 HAV (when upgraded to Mk3) and the TD-110 Bastion are immune to this, however.



Supply Stratagems

Resupply REP-80 AD-289 Angel AD-334 Guard Dog LIFT-850 Jump Pack Resupply Pack SH-20 Shield Generator Pack SH-32 Directional Kinetic Shield

MG-94 Machine Gun MGX-42 Machine Gun AC-22 Dum-Dum LAS-98 Laser Cannon FLAM-40 Incinerator TOX-13 Avenger Obliterator Grenade Launcher MLS-4X Commando RL-112 Recoilless Rifle EAT-17 REC-6 Demolisher M-25 Rumbler

EXO-44 Walker Exosuit EXO-48 Obsidian Exosuit EXO-51 Lumberer Exosuit M5 APC M5-32 HAV TD-110 Bastion MC-109 Hammer Motorcycle

Defensive Stratagems

A/AC-6 Tesla Tower A/GL-8 Launcher Turret A/MG-11 Minigun Turret A/RX-34 Railcannon Turret Airdropped Anti-Personnel Mines Airdropped Stun Mines Anti-Personnel Barrier AT-47 Anti-Tank Emplacement Distractor Beacon Humblebee UAV drone Thunderer Smoke Round

Offensive Stratagems

Airstrike Close Air Support Heavy Strafing Run Incendiary Bombs Missile Barrage Orbital Laser Strike Railcannon Strike Shredder Missile Strike Sledge Precision Artillery Static Field Conductors Strafing Run Thunderer Barrage Vindicator Dive Bomb

Special Stratagems

Emergency Beacon ME-1 Sniffer Metal Detector NUX-223 Hellbomb Reinforce