Helldivers 1:EXO-48 Obsidian Exosuit

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Fully upgraded EXO-48 Obsidian
Arm-mounted twin 20mm auto-cannon
Arm-mounted twin 20mm auto-cannon

The 'Obsidian' Exosuit is a continued and specialized development of the EXO-44 ‘Walker’ Exosuit. Armed with two twin 20mm autocannons, it is devastating to low and medium armored targets. Its only drawback is the distinct lack of Anti-Tank capability. The EXO-48 is part of the Pilot equipment kit.

— Armory Description

Stratagem Code

Players must enter the following sequence, using the controller d‑pad, in order to call down this single-use Stratagem during a mission:
Arrow 1 D.pngArrow 3 R.pngArrow 4 U.pngArrow 2 L.pngArrow 1 D.pngArrow 2 L.png

Unlock Requirement

The EXO-48 'Obsidian' Exosuit is a DLC Stratagem, available at any rank to those who purchase the Pilot Pack.


Upgrade Cost Effect
HD1 Stratagem EXO-48 Obsidian Exosuit mk1.png Mk1 Basic variant, no upgrades.
HD1 Stratagem EXO-48 Obsidian Exosuit mk2.png Mk2 Research-point.png 2 Allows the weapons to aim slightly without turning the torso. Note that the right arm is dominant when swiveling.
HD1 Stratagem EXO-48 Obsidian Exosuit mk3.png Mk3 Research-point.png 2 Autocannons now fire heavy rounds for more damage.

Detailed Statistics

For a detailed overview and comparison of the statlines for Helldivers, their equipment and all enemies, check the Detailed Statistics page.

Health Constitution Armor
Base Decay Base Decay Location Min Max
1000 0 500 60 default 0 1000
Attacks Power Crit AP? Effects
Crush n/a n/a no explosive
Cannon (original) 180 n/a yes n/a
Cannon (upgraded) 250 n/a yes n/a
Area/Explosive Anti-Personnel Direct Ignore AP? Effects
Radius Power Radius Power Armor Shields
Crush 1.0 80 1.0 80 yes yes no n/a
Vehicle Exploding 3.0 200 2.0 200 no no no n/a
EXO-48 Autocannon Detailed Analysis
Weapon Info Additional Notes
Weapon Category Autocannon
Fire Mode Full-auto
Base Upgraded Additional Notes
Damage 180 250* * Requires Mk3 upgrade
Center Mass Damage N/A N/A No damage bonus
Status Effect None None
AP Ammo Armor Reduction -15 -15
Base Upgraded Additional Notes
Cyclic Rate of Fire (RPM) 300 300
Capacity 250 250
Spread Fixed firing pattern
Max Range 100 m 100 m
Bullet Spread Simulation todo

Gameplay Tips

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A Stratagem launcher
  • Stratagems can be used from inside the Exosuit. Since they are launched from a tube there is no throw charge up, and the beacon always goes about half of the on-foot maximum thrown distance. A yellow warning light on the Exosuit's shoulder-mounted Stratagem launcher indicates that a beacon has been readied.
  • Each twin arm-mounted cannon has a magazine size of 250 rounds, for a total ammunition reserve of 500 shots.
  • Vehicles are larger than Hellpods, requiring more space to deploy. They can land anywhere within a fairly wide radius of the beacon that called it in. In rough terrain, this can lead to the vehicle being deployed on top of unsuspecting Helldivers.
  • When calling in multiple stratagems, it is advisable to deploy any vehicles only after all equipment-bearing Hellpods have arrived. This is because Hellpods will instantly destroy any vehicle they land on.
  • Empty/abandoned Exosuits can be used as ad hoc decoys, not least against enemy hordes closing to melee. This is something of a last ditch tactic though, unless say, that you were already going to be calling down and transferring to a 'fresh' Exosuit or other vehicle.



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