Helldivers 1:Sledge Precision Artillery

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Fully upgraded 'Sledge' Precision Artillery

An artillery strike fired in a tight cluster with top modern homing rounds able to alter their trajectory. The strike will target the largest enemy in range and make sure to land on it if possible. Sledge Precision Artillery is part of the Precision Expert equipment kit.

— 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 1 D.pngArrow 3 R.png

Unlock Requirement

Sledge Precision Artillery is a DLC stratagem, available at any rank to those who purchase the Precision Expert Pack.


Upgrade Cost Effect
HD1 Stratagem Sledge Precision Artillery mk1.png Mk1 Basic variant, no upgrades.
HD1 Stratagem Sledge Precision Artillery mk2.png Mk2 Research-point.png 2 The homing rounds are more able to alter their trajectory.
HD1 Stratagem Sledge Precision Artillery mk3.png Mk3 Research-point.png 2 The homing rounds are even more able to alter their trajectory.

Gameplay Tips

  • The targeting algorithm used by the Sledge is very similar to the Railcannon Strike, but with a much larger range.
  • While it can destroy Cyborg IFVs, the Sledge needs to hit the vehicle's rear to do so.
    • In order to effectively destroy or disable the Cyborg IFVs cannot move back. The IFVs must stand still or follow the player.
  • Sledge Precision Artillery can destroy mission targets (Cyborg AA Guns, Bug Nests or Illuminate Beacons), instead of the standard-issue NUX-223 Hellbomb, although it is difficult to actually hit AA Guns or Beacons in the right place. Try to gently roll the beacon as close as possible to the base of the structure. In the case of Bug Nests, dropping the beacon inside the nest is reliable as long as there are no enemies nearby to attract the Sledge's homing projectiles.



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