How to Unlock and Use the Eagle Strafing Run Stratagem in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 screenshot of Eagle Strafing Run in action

Stratagems are useful abilities that are usually needed to complete the daily Orders. Read on to see how to unlock and use the Eagle Strafing Run Stratagem in Helldivers 2.

Before embarking on a mission in Helldivers 2, you select what armor, weapons, and grenades you’ll be taking with you. Additionally, you select up to four Stratagems, and they can be crucial to ensuring your squad’s victory. Defeating a Bile Titan is almost impossible without some proper weaponry, and when facing swarms of enemies, it’s best to have an Eagle Strafing Run ready. Let’s look into that one. Read on to learn how to unlock and use the Eagle Strafing Run Stratagem in Helldivers 2.

How to Unlock the Eagle Strafing Run Stratagem in Helldivers 2

You unlock the Eagle Strafing Run as any other Stratagem in Helldivers 2. Go to your Ship Management terminal, and select the Stratagems tab. Scroll down to the Hangar subsection and there you will see the Eagle Strafing Run. You have to be at least Level 2 to unlock it, and it costs 1500 Requisition to do so. Now let’s see how to use it.

Helldiver 2 screenshot of the Stratagem purchase screen with the Eagle Strafing Run seleceted
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How to Use the Eagle Strafing Run

Eagle Strafing Run is quite easy to use, and has a simple Stratagem Code, making it quite usable during tough firefights. First, remember to select Strafing Run as one of the four Stratagems you’ll be taking on a mission, on the Loadout screen.

Helldivers 2 screensot of the Loadout screen with Eagle Strafing Run selected
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To use it, open your Stratagem menu (Ctrl on the keyboard), type in the code for Eagle Strafing Run (Up, Right, Right), and throw it where you want it (ideally in the middle of a bug swarm). It will call down a bunch of explosions, perfect for dealing with lots of smaller, lightly armored enemies. You can call the Strafing Run up to three times before it has to go back and resupply.

Helldiver 2 screenshot of a player preparing to throw the Eagle Strafing Run stratagem
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Best Ship Upgrades for Eagle Strafing Run

Eagle Strafing Run benefits from all Hangar Ship Modules. Liquid-Ventilated Cockpit will halve the cooldown for Strafing Run, allowing you to call it down more often during a single fight. Pit Crew Hazard Pay reduces the time needed for the Eagle to rearm, allowing you to have the Strafing Run ready for almost every engagement. Lastly, Expanded Weapons Bay increases the number of Strafing Run uses from three to four before it has to go back and rearm. All these upgrades combined will make clearing up enemy waves a breeze.

For more Helldivers 2 guides, check out How to Get the “That Which Does Not Kill You” Achievement, How to Find and Kill Devastators, and Best Ways to Farm Medals Fast.


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