How to Get and Use SG-225IE Breaker Incendiary in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 close up of the SG-225IE Breaker Incendiary shotgun

If you are into bringing flaming destruction to enemies of Super Earth, then this article is for you. Read on to see how to get and use the SG-225IE Breaker Incendiary in Helldivers 2.

You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing your Primary weapon. It’s not enough to settle on the type (like Energy-Based or Assault Rifle), you then get to choose one from several available models. For example, the most famous Shotgun is the Breaker. But, there are several different versions of it, each with its own ups and downs. Today we will talk about the one that brings flaming death, so read on to see how to get and use the SG-225IE Breaker Incendiary in Helldivers 2.

Helldivers 2: How to Get the SG-225IE Breaker Incendiary

The SG-225IE Breaker Incendiary is a Shotgun Primary Weapon that you can unlock with Medals. It is a part of the Steeled Veterans Premium Warbond and is located on the second page. You’ll need 60 Medals to unlock it. 

Remember that you first have to unlock the said Warbond, if you haven’t done so already, either by paying 1000 Super Credits or by purchasing the Super Citizen Edition of Helldivers 2.

Helldivers 2 screenshot of the Axquisitions screen with Steeled Veterans Warbond selected
Image via N4G Unlocked

The SG-225IE Breaker Incendiary has the following stats:

  • Damage – 240
  • Capacity – 25
  • Recoil – 28
  • Fire Rate – 300
  • Weapon Traits: Light Armor Penetrating, Incendiary

How to Use the SG-225IE Breaker Incendiary in Helldivers 2

SG-225IE Breaker Incendiary is a Shotgun, and that means it fires its shots in a cone. That makes it efficient in short and medium ranges, but not that great for long-range firefights. Compared to the regular SG-225 Breaker, it deals a little more than half its damage. But, its primary strength lies in setting stuff on fire. The shots of SG-225IE Breaker Incendiary are all flaming (courtesy of the Incendiary trait) and will set everything they touch on fire, be it ground, enemies, or both. So, the reason it has almost half the damage of the SG-225 Breaker is that it deals damage differently. This is more of a damage-over-time weapon.

On the other hand, it has almost double the ammo capacity, compared to the Breaker. That, and its high fire rate, makes it invaluable when dealing with hordes of enemies. So you simply shoot in their general direction and, besides dealing damage the usual way, the SG-225IE Breaker Incendiary will set enemies, and everything close by, on fire, dealing even more damage. It also works against heavily armored targets (but they usually have a lot more hit points to chew through).

The flip side is that all of this also applies to your teammates and yourself. As you know, fire will bring your health down to zero in a matter of seconds. Moreover, Terminids tend to attack even when actively burning (especially beheaded Warriors and Brood Commanders) and that, in turn, will set you on fire. Having a Shield Generator Pack on your back can prove useful in preventing this, so consider taking one.

Lastly, it does not have many weapon options to choose from. When holding the Reload button, you can choose between Burst and Semi-automatic fire, and you have the option of turning the Flashlight on or off.

In conclusion, SG-225IE Breaker Incendiary is great for clearing waves, especially against Terminids. Automatons rarely bunch up, but you can still deliver headshots with this one.


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