Helldivers 1:Reinforce

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Call down reinforcements to replace the Helldivers lost in action.

— Armory Description

Stratagem Code

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

Unlock Requirement

The Reinforce Stratagem is standard-issue and available to all Helldivers regardless of rank. However, Helldivers are only able to use the Stratagem during missions involving at least two players.


Upgrade Cost Effect
HD1 Stratagem Reinforce mk1.png Mk1 Basic variant, no upgrades.
HD1 Stratagem Reinforce mk2.png Mk2 Research-point.png 1 Cooldown reduced from 60 seconds to 45 seconds.
HD1 Stratagem Reinforce mk3.png Mk3 Research-point.png 2 Cooldown further reduced to 30 seconds.

Gameplay Tips

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  • The Reinforce Stratagem is only available if there are two or more players in the squad. Solo players do not have access to it, and are Auto-Reinforced by Helldivers Command.
  • It is essential for any Helldiver in a squad to learn this Stratagem's code by heart, so it can be performed quickly in case of an emergency.
    • For this same reason, this should be among the first Stratagems to be upgraded by co-op players.
    • Also work on learning to use Reinforce while downed, as it can save the entire team. Holding on to the beacon as you are killed will let you reinforce yourself and anyone else who might have died.
    • Additionally, learn to quickly input Reinforce with inverted controls, so you can use it when the Illuminate Illusionists and Council Members have hit you with their confusion attacks. If you are too slow, your input could return to normal while you are still entering the code.
  • Throwing a Reinforce Beacon will slightly pull the screen towards the location where it lands for a few seconds. As you basically get an infinite supply of these, the Beacons can be sparingly used in emergencies for spotting offscreen enemies or freeing yourself if you get stuck on the edge of the screen.


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