How to Get Samples in Helldivers 2 – Common, Rare, and Super Uranium

A soldier heads through a grassy area away from explosives in Helldivers 2

If you are looking for how to get these valuable resources, look no further. Read on to see how to get Samples in Helldivers 2.

The newest title from Arrowhead Game Studios has just been released. Helldivers 2 is a cooperative squad-based shooter. Assemble a squad of four people and liberate planets from alien threats, in the name of Managed Democracy. Once you hit the planet’s surface, you must fight against hordes of enemies trying to prevent you from doing what you do best – bringing Freedom. On these missions, you may come across some ammo or Samples. What are these Samples in Helldivers 2, and how to get them? Let’s see.

How to Get Common and Rare Samples in Helldivers 2

Samples are easy to collect but hard to find. You can come across them during missions, and simply pick them up and put them in your inventory. The tricky part is that you have to sweep the map in search of them, as they are not that common. Your best bet is to look for points of interest, denoted by a question mark symbol on your map, as these places usually have supplies and other collectible items, Samples included. Enemy bases also have a couple of samples scattered around, especially Bug Hives.

It is important to note that you need to play on a higher difficulty level to get something better than Common Samples. For example, in order to get Rare Samples, you have to play on the Challenging difficulty and higher. To get the “super Samples”, known as Super Uranium, you have to play on at least Suicide Mission difficulty.

Another important fact is that collected Samples are shared across the whole squad. You just have to safely extract from the mission while carrying them. In the case you die while carrying Samples, someone else (or you, after respawn) has to pick them up.

How to Get Super Uranium (Pink) Samples

Super Uranium are the rarest Samples in Helldivers 2 and are tricky to find. They do not spawn in regular Points of Interest or enemy Bases, as Common and Rare Samples do. Instead, they spawn in a specific location on every map, regardless of whether it is an Automaton or a bug-planet. Remember that you have to play on Suicide Mission, Impossible, or Helldive difficulty for these samples to spawn.

Look for a large stone pillar, that looks like a giant petrified tree, with white veins on the surface. There, and only there, you will find up to three Super Uranium Samples.

It is represented on the map as any other Minor Point of Interest. So, if you happen to come across the Radar Tower Secondary Objective, it is highly recommended that you complete it, since it will mark the locations of POIs on your map and make your search easier.

HELLDIVERS 2 – Pre-Purchase – Standard – PC [Online Game Code]
  • BECOME A LEGEND – You will be assembled into squads of up to four Helldivers and assigned strategic missions. Watch each other’s back – friendly fire is an unfortunate certainty of war, but victory without teamwork is impossible.
  • LOADOUTS – Rain down freedom from above, sneak through enemy territory, or grit your teeth and charge head-first into the jaws of combat. How you deliver liberty is your choice; you’ll have access to a wide array of explosive firepower, life-saving armour and battle-changing stratagems… the jewel in every Helldiver’s arsenal.
  • REQUISITION – Super Earth recognises your hard work with valuable Requisition. Use it to access different rewards that benefit you, your squad, your destroyer ship and our overall war effort.
  • THREATS – Everything on every planet wants you dead. That’s what we’re dealing with. Each enemy has distinct and unpredictable characteristics, tactics, and behaviour – but they all fight ferociously and without fear or morality.

What Are Samples For?

Samples are an in-game currency that you need to upgrade your ship. Ship Modules, found under the Ship Management screen, all require Samples to unlock. And quite a lot of Samples, to make matters worse. The cheapest upgrade costs 60 Common Samples to unlock, but it is worth it, as Ship Modules improve your Stratagems.

For more on Helldivers 2, check out How to Unlock New Weapons, How to Turn on Push-to-Talk, and What Is the Max Level in Helldivers 2.


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