Helldivers 1:Heavy Strafing Run

From Helldivers Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Fully upgraded to Heavy Strafing Run Mk3

An Eagle fighter jet armed with a 25mm chaingun strafes the area. The heavy rounds explode on impact, making it far more potent than the regular Strafing Run. This comes with the trade-off of a longer time between engagements, as the fighter has to swing wide and accelerate to compensate for recoil.

— Armory Description

Stratagem Code

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

Unlock Requirement

The Heavy Strafing Run is granted to the player as a reward for completing all the missions on its associated planet (typically a high level planet - difficulty 10 to 11).


Upgrade Cost Effect
HD1 Stratagem Heavy Strafing Run mk1.png Mk1 Basic variant, no upgrades.
HD1 Stratagem Heavy Strafing Run mk2.png Mk2 Research-point.png 3 Improved recoil dampening on the chaingun system makes for less energy loss on a pass, reducing cooldown from 50 to 35 seconds.
HD1 Stratagem Heavy Strafing Run mk3.png Mk3 Research-point.png 2 Larger ammunition pool extends the range of the gun, lengthening area of engagement and duration of attack.

Gameplay Tips

  • The Heavy Strafing Run always hits perpendicular to the direction of the throw.
  • Precision Call-In reduces this stratagem's activation time to the game's allowed a minimum of 0.1 seconds.



  • Due to a bug, any Helldiver deaths caused by the Heavy Strafing Run do not count towards the total amount of accidentals.
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