Helldivers 1:Emergency Beacon

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An emergency beacon lands on the surface of the planet and starts to broadcast a signal to other Helldiver units. This increases the likelihood of other Helldivers joining your mission.

— Armory Description

Stratagem Code

Players must enter the following sequence, using the controller d‑pad, in order to call down this single-use* (see below) Special Stratagem during a mission:
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Unlock Requirement

The Emergency Beacon is a standard-issue Stratagem, available to all Helldivers regardless of rank. However, Helldiver Command only provides this Stratagem during missions involving less than four players.

Gameplay Tips

  • A team of Helldivers can call down a single Emergency Beacon whenever they wish. As soon as one has been deployed, the Emergency Beacon Stratagem will no longer be available for all current team members. Helldivers dropping in during the mission can call in their own Emergency Beacon.
    • A team of Helldivers can call up to three Emergency Beacons if they will type the code at the same time.
  • Like every other Hellpod-based Stratagem in the game, the Emergency Beacon can be used to take out enemies by dropping it on top of them. Although it only has a single use, it can still be useful for disposing of large, dangerous enemies if the landing zone is compromised.
  • Emergency Beacons are indestructible and can be used to deny an area to the enemy or to block line of fire. The beacon will eventually despawn after completing all objectives and calling a shuttle.
    • Emergency Beacons will despawn on Retaliatory Strikes as soon as the players achieve the kill count objective.



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