Samples

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Samples are resources obtained in missions and are used to permanently upgrade the Helldiver's Ship Modules. There are three obtainable samples: Common, Rare, and Super. These Samples are capped at 500 for Common Samples, 250 for Rare Samples and 100 for Super Samples. You will need to spend 1,380 Common Samples, 770 Rare Samples, and 65 Super Samples to unlock the first 18 ship modules.

Common Samples

Common Sample Logo.png Common Samples have a green icon and may be found on any of the nine difficulty levels. When found in missions, they can be identified by the icon of a white circle split down the middle.

Common Samples
Image Name Origin Locations
Sample Human.png Case of any Color Human Human Structures
Common Sample Automaton.png Small Machinery Automaton Automaton Structures
Common Sample Alien Bulb.png Alien Bulb Terminid Terminid Structures
Common Sample Grave Worm.png Corpse Worm Natural Graves (Minor Place of Interest)

Rare Samples

Rare Sample Logo.png Rare Samples have an orange icon, and may be found on Challenging Difficulty Icon.pngChallenging difficulty or higher. When found in missions, they can be identified by the icon of a white square with the bottom-left corner split off. There are also undocumented Rare Samples found at Minor Places of Interest, specifically inside Pods, Containers, and Bunkers. Undocumented Rare Samples do not count towards the Sample Counter on the top right corner displayed during a mission.

Rare Samples
Image Name Origin Locations
Rare Sample Crystal.png Metallic Crystals Natural Structures (Human, Terminid, Automaton)
Rare Sample Bismuth PoI.png Bismuth Special Loot Containers, Natural Structures (Human, Terminid, Automaton)
Rare Sample Flower.png Alien Flower Natural Structures (Human, Terminid, Automaton)

Super Samples

There is an in-depth Guide on acquiring Super Samples solo.

Super Sample Logo.png Super Samples, also known as Super Uranium, have a pink icon, and may be found on Extreme Difficulty Icon.pngExtreme difficulty or higher. When found in missions, they can be identified by the icon of four white squares. They always appear as a pool of liquid metal on the ground, with a blob of the stuff floating above it.

Super Samples
Image Name Origin Location
Super Uranium.PNG Super Uranium Natural Super Sample Rock (Minor Places of Interest)

Super Samples are exclusively found at Super Sample Rock; a rock resembling a chicken drumstick with silvery veins. This rock may rarely spawn below Extreme difficulty without Super Samples, but on Extreme and above, it's guaranteed to appear and always contains them. Experienced Helldivers can quickly spot this rock on the minimap. There is a similar-looking rock on Terminid missions that do not contain Super Samples, only Supplies. The number of Super Samples varies based on the difficulty:

  • Suicide Mission: 3
  • Impossible: 5
  • Helldive: 6

Notes

  • There is one achievement associated with Common Samples: 'Science is done by quantity' awarded for extracting with 15 Common Samples from a single mission.
  • There is one achievement associated with Rare Samples: 'Samples are a diver's best friend' awarded for extracting with 15 Rare Samples from a single mission.

Change History

Patch
Description

Changes

  • Super Samples now spawn on difficulty 6.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where sample count in missions were incorrectly displayed.