Helldivers 1:Orbital Laser Strike

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Fully upgraded Orbital Laser Strike

An orbital laser strikes from the skies and tracks targets on the ground. The beam does massive damage against soft targets but is unable to penetrate armor.

— 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 4 U.pngArrow 2 L.pngArrow 4 U.pngArrow 3 R.pngArrow 2 L.png

Unlock Requirement

The Orbital Laser Strike is granted to the player as a reward for completing all the missions on its associated planet (typically a medium-high level planet - difficulty 7 to 9).


Upgrade Cost Effect
HD1 Stratagem Orbital Laser Strike mk1.png Mk1 Basic variant, no upgrades.
HD1 Stratagem Orbital Laser Strike mk2.png Mk2 Research-point.png 2 Improved capacitors extend the duration of the beam.
HD1 Stratagem Orbital Laser Strike mk3.png Mk3 Research-point.png 3 Improved focus lenses increase the tracking speed of the beam.

Gameplay Tips

  • The beam is capable of destroying Bug Tanks and Impalers when focusing on their weak points.
  • The Orbital Laser Strike will track nearby enemies, which can make it very dangerous to any Helldivers that happen to be within its turning radius or standing between the laser and its target.



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